Technician Class Licensing Course

A Technician class licensing course is being offered by the Wells County Amateur Radio Club.

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The classes will be held at the Wells County Library located at 200 W Washington Street Bluffton Indiana. The classes will be held on March 6, 8, 13 & 15 at 6:00 P.M.

All are welcome. No previous experience is necessary.

Please register at least two weeks in advance of the start of classes. Registration will require a $40.00 nonrefundable fee be paid at that time. Text book is included.    

The instructor and contact person is Dr. Rob Evans (KD9DLC) who holds an Extra Class Amateur License.   Rob is a volunteer examiner and an ARRL registered radio license instructor.

For more details phone Rob at 260-417-5287 or E-mail at robandtherese@yahoo.com.                                                                              

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Wells County Radio Club Christmas Dinner

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Bi-annual repeater check up

With daylight savings time springing forward, the time change brought with it the reminder that it is time to check the batteries of our smoke detectors as well as an important check in the club’s emergency communication readiness. It was time for the bi-annual check of  the power supply on the club’s primary repeater found on 147.060 MHZ. The repeater is housed in the Wells County Courthouse’s clock tower.

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So Jon (KB9LYB), Larry (WD9FAI), Russell (KC9VRQ), and Dylan (KD9BWE) entered the clock tower in the Wells County Courthouse and climbed up to the repeater to check batteries, their voltage and ensure that the charger is still operating. Everything looked good when the group was there and they took some time to look around at the clock components that the club’s repeater has operated next to for years.

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It was a very impressive sight to see the behind the scenes looks of the clock that has become the iconic symbol of Bluffton, Indiana.

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Fortunately, this was an easy check as everything remained working as intended. When the time falls back, we will be back up there again to check their status. We invite any club member to join us to learn how to check the repeater’s batteries and see the repeater setup that we use on a weekly basis.

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