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Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome!

Events and activities quick summery. Details are below or on the AARC Event Calendar

(I'm adding events happening in March right now. Please check the official AARC March Calendar. If you don't see your event, the clubhouse is not reserved. Please send me an email about it.)

28feb15 (Sat) - (Free) Class to prepare you for your FCC Technician license. 9am-12noon. This is the first class of six. See details below.
28feb15 (Sat) - Bob/AA3RR's 3rd FREE photography class at the AARC clubhouse, Noon to 4:00 PM. See details here.
05mar15 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome. Doug/NA1DX will present a program about Win4K3, an interface for Elecraft transceivers.
08mar15 (Sun) - Mesh working group (along the B&A trail this time). 1 to 4 PM (details to follow)
12mar15 (Thu) - Board meeting at 7:30 PM (We have an open meeting policy)
14mar15 (Sat) - Bob/AA3RR's 4th FREE photography class at the AARC clubhouse, Noon to 4:00 PM. See details here.
14mar15 (Sat) - (Free) Class to prepare you for your FCC Technician license. 9am-12noon. This is the 2nd class of six. See details below.
14mar15 (Sat) - (free) Exams for your FCC amateur radio license. Details here.
14mar15 (Sat) - HF-nØØbs is almost always right after the exams, about 2 or 2:30 PM until at least 5 PM.
19mar15 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome. Jon/KB3ZVO will host a program about Packet Radio.
21mar15 (Sat) - (Free) Class to prepare you for your FCC Technician license. 9am-12noon. This is the 3rd class of six. See details below.
22mar15 (Sun) - Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair. 1 to 4 PM
28mar15 (Sat) - (Free) Class to prepare you for your FCC Technician license. 9am-12noon. This is the 4th class of six. See details below.
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The Anne Arundel Radio Club will be holding Technician license classes on Saturdays starting on February 28th, 2015 from 9:00 - noon. Classes will be 6 weeks with a break for Easter Weekend on April 4th. Their is no charge for the class or test, however having a book is strongly recommend, (we have some for sale while supplies last, also available from the ARRL or Amazon).

The complete schedule of classes and additional details is published here.
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After three very successful years, Les Silva, KH6CUJ, is ready to hand over the Public Service Coordinator job to a new volunteer. He will be glad to support the new coordinator and insure a smooth transition. The first event of the year is the B&A Trail Marathon in February, so if you'd like to volunteer to be our new Public Service Coordinator, please contact Brian Mary, K3HMX, at k3hmx@w3vpr.org.
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Free Amateur Radio License Exams

The 2nd Saturday of every month
Registration Starts at Noon --- Exams begin at 1:00pm
Click here for information and directions: http://www.w3vpr.org/node/50
Contact Steve/K3BAY to register k3bay@comcast.net

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Arizona House Update

Greetings

I talked with our Construction Manager on Friday.
The exterior walls are up and the roof is shingled.
They are finishing up the hanging of sheet rock (or drywall if you prefer) though out the house.

On Monday or Tuesday the drywall will be inspected and once approved they can begin putting tape and "mud" on the drywall.

They have about 28-35 days left of construction left.

Our Construction Manager think our closing date will be no later than 21 April but could be a few days sooner (e.g., 15 or 16 April).

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March Issue of the Ham Arundel News

Here is the March 2015 issue of the Ham Arundel News

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March Issue of the Ham Arundel News

Here is the March 2015 issue of the Ham Arundel News

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Possible Changes to ARRL Band Plans

Remember: Band Plans are non-binding recommendations for use of a particular band or set of bands.

Use of band plans is considered to be a good operating practice (which is encouraged by the FCC).

Only the FCC can direct how a band or set of bands are used. When the FCC directs such use, these are called rules and are found in Part 97 which can be viewed on the link below:

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=c99bca9c020d91728fb12dfb...

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MD House Update

Our Maryland house is officially "Under Contract"

The following activities will take place as indicated

On 2 March we have several inspections scheduled (Mechanical, structural, termites, and Radon)

TBD - Possible walk-through inspection by the buyer. Since we are renting back from them, they may defer that inspection until our last day in the house.

31 March - Closing of Escrow

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Selling Our Maryland Home

I’ve recently had a couple people ask me how did we sell our house so quickly (We listed it on Wednesday evening; got our first visitors the next day, and a day later our first two offers. We accepted one verbally on Sunday and signed a contract on Monday). Did we “underprice” the house? Did we offer “incentives”? What was our secret?

I think there are at least four factors that played a significant role in the quick sale of our house:

    • Market Analysis
    • Preparation
    • Staging/Presentation
    • Timing/Luck

Market Analysis

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Chateau d'Rose (East) - UPDATE

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!

BREAKING NEWS ALERT!!

As of 2:15pm today, we verbally accepted an offer on Chateau d'Rose (East)

Waiting to receive the formal offer for review and signature.

The buyers agreed to pay the asking price and they are not asking for assistance with closing costs.
We have to buy a one year home warranty policy that will cover appliances, washer and dryer and HVAC
They will let us rent back the house to us for 30 days
They want to have a home inspection (no problem)
We apparently have to have a Radon inspection

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Yaesu Repeater purchase discussion on Thursday 2/19/2015

I know the repeater equipment purchase has generated much discussion and opinions over the last month, but the meeting to vote on the issue is quickly approaching. Our club president Brian K3HMX is preparing a power point slide show, explaining the purchase and some of the uses he foresees. Please come out 2/19/2015 @ 7:30pm - 9 pm to join in this discussion and vote as we set the direction of the repeater system going forward.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Jon KB3ZVO
AARC Secretary

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