Have a healthy breakfast, Ham is not on the menu.
This month we will have a special presentation by ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Dale Williams - WA8EFK. Dale will be putting on a presentation on the ARRL and the status of Ham Radio.
Meeting held via google ZOOM
Zoom link to follow.
Pre-registration required. NO WALK-IN's ALLOWED! Limited to 10 people.
Masks will be required. Disposable Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be available at the testing site if needed.
Credit Cards accepted online. Only cash will be accepted at the exam site. Cash is the preferred method of payment.
Please use entrance on Oak Street. There will be a sign on the door that says: "Amateur Radio Exams"
Items to bring with you:
As of November 1, 2020, you MUST register and receive your FRN number. Your Social Security number will no longer be accepted on the NCVEC QUICK-FORM 605.
*** NEW! PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY! ***
Instructions for candidates registering for an FCC FRN before Exam day
Required for e-filing with ARRL
Applying for a new Amateur Radio license?
Register in CORES (COmission REgistration System) and receive your FRN(Federal Registration Number) before sitting for your exam to ensure your new license is processed quickly and easily through the FCC's ULS (Universal Licensing System).
To conduct business with the FCC, you must register through FCC CORES and be assigned an FRN. This number will be used to uniquely identify you in all transactions with the FCC.
View the FCC web page New Users guide to ULS for step by step instructions on the registration process or the Commission Registration System Video Tutorialspage for videos that help guide CORES users through a variety of situations.
For assistance, submit a help request on the FCC’s Support Services page or call FCC at 877-480-3201 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET).
After registering, you will have your login and password information and can access your FCC license record as soon as it's issued.
Please arrive at 9:00 am. Testing will begin after paperwork is completed and we should be finished by 11:00am.
Contact: Woody Kirkman - VE Liaison
The Motor City Radio Club will once again be providing communications for the Metro Grand Spring Tour sponsored by the Downriver Cycling Club
This year MCRC members need to register to be volunteer in TWO places.
Step 1. Register here on the MCRC site.
Step 2. The Downriver cycling club is asking that we register on their volunteer page. We should all register as Course Marshalls.
There will be some changes with respect to social distancing and COVID-19 protocols.
The event will run to around 4pm.
Responsibilities of the Fox. The Fox Must:
1. Be an MCRC member, or hide with the MCRC member who gets club license.
2. Use common sense to avoid placing anyone at risk.
3. Locate within a 20 mile radius of the Wyandotte Repeater for day hunts.
4. Locate on public property or in a place accessible to the general public during hunt. Make sure teams are able to arrive at Fox’s Hideout without violating Hunter’s responsibility Rule no. 7.
5. Locate where no admission charge or payment of any kind is necessary in order to access the Fox's Hideout.
6. Get permission from owners of property or local officials.
7. Notify police of your intention to locate Fox's Hideout in their jurisdiction.
8. Transmit on input frequency of the Wyandotte Repeater, 147.840 MHz.
9. Transmit one minute on; one minute off.
10. Monitor the Wyandotte Repeater for emergency or other traffic between transmissions.
11. Determine that transmissions constantly hold the Wyandotte Repeater. The power level and antenna pattern of Fox's signal may be varied as long as they remain uninterrupted on repeater output.
12. See to it that the Fox's signals are transmitted from within the same 100 foot diameter circle.
13. Observe Fox Hunt Time Limits: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
14. Arrange for distribution at starting point of envelopes with maps to Fox's Hideout enclosed.
15. Obtain W8MRM License from MCRC Trustee and the permission to use club call during the hunt.
16. Record arrival time as soon as hunter finds the fox. Record odometer mileage of successful hunters specified location and notes their arrival position. Then send them to a prearranged location, so as to not give away the fox's location.