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The next meeting (Potluck) will be on December 8 2022 at 6:30pm (1830) the location will be at the American Red Cross: American Red Cross 1760 Madison St, Clarksville, TN 37043

The Thursday night net will be held on the 147.390+ repeater at 7:00pm (1900).

The Thursday Google meet will be at 7:00pm Thursday Google Meet with ED W4EMB Thursday Google Meet with John KM6NN


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Testing & Technician Course

KF4L C.A.T.S Club hosted a Technician course for potential Hams from September 6th through November 8th, 2022. The American Red Cross offered their meeting room for the event and was the perfect venue lending a large training area, break room, and access to the American Red Cross Amateur Station, KX4ARC. Five adults and one child completed the ten week interactive course by attending two hour sessions led by Robert Brady, K5RPB on Tuesday nights. Coffee was flowing for these hard working individuals, even eleven year old Jacob (who prefers apple juice over coffee!). Each session started with didactic material and culminated in a hands on application of what they were learning in that module. Special subject matter expert, Mark Hoffman W7GCY donated his expertise in Arduino and digital modes to explain the expansive field of opportunity ahead of these students. The phrase, "not your Grandfather's ham radio" really describes the high tech nature of these new fields of technology. As a reward for their hard work, and to encourage self study while waiting for their opportunity to test at the November 26th testing session, the group competed for a brand new HT on the last night of class by playing a game of Technician Jeopardy. Aaron Ragsdale won the competition which was based on the popular television game show but was filled with questions from the current Technician test pool. Everyone expressed the sentiment that this form of review and competition was exciting and really beneficial to their study for the test. Future classes will be announced in the near future.

Graduating class holding up their Completion certificate. Pictured left to right in the group photo is Tom Brady, Scott Eley, Kathleen Brady, Aaron Ragsdale, and Jacob Ragsdale. Not pictured: Theresa Milton.
Jacob Ragsdale holding the new HT his father, Aaron Ragsdale won during the Technician Jeopardy game.

Robert Brady, K5RPB


Testing

Need to test for the first time, or upgrade. The next test session will be the last Saturday of every odd month. The test location will be at 2751 Woodlawn Rd, Woodlawn TN at 1:00PM Register ASAP via TEST

IF YOU ARE UPGRADING YOUR LICENSE, PLEASE BRING AN EXTRA COPY OF YOUR LICENSE.
The FCC has stopped using Social Security Numbers on all paperwork, and now requires a FRN. To obtain a FRN visit the FCC. Make sure you bring your FRN (written down) with you to take your test. Also bring TWO forms of I.D. ONE MUST be a PHOTO I.D. During the test you can use a calculator, but cell phones may not be used at any time during the test. You will also need $14.00 in cash for the test fee.

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Club Dues

If you wish, you may use this PAYPAL LINK to pay your Dues. Be sure you include your NAME, CALL, and label it CLUB DUES. $20 a year per individual, or $30 a year for a couple.