20201129 net recap and December testing session

Amateur Radio, Net, Testing

FCHRE net recap

Thanks to all who checked in.  13.  I may have got the First call sign on list incorrect.

I appreciate the support of the Carolina 440 net.  If you wish to help out and join the organization check out https://www.carolina440.net/membership.html.

20201129 checkins

December 5 testing session

We reached our applicant limit (6) for our first session so I added a second session and have 4 registered already.  We are getting applicants all the way from Fort Bragg to Burlington.  If you check ARRL website to find a testing session we are the only ones offering testing in the area. I say that to issue an appeal.  If you are an Extra class operator in the outlying areas and are interested in starting your own VE team please contact me.  I will put you in touch with the right person. You are in for a very rewarding experience talking to unlicensed people and seeing them get their license.

DSTAR Net 11/30/2020

North Carolina Amateur Radio Operators Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/NCHamRadioOperators/?ref=share

Has announced a simplex D-STAR simplex test net tonight at 7:00PM  145.670 MHz D-STAR. KI4CFS is in Raleigh but N4AED and N4MQU is in Wendell and will be checking in. Check his YouTube out. https://youtu.be/EBehBOsH3x8


Mark Gibson(N4MQU)

2020 great year but it ain’t over yet!

Amateur Radio, Testing

December testing

December 5 testing

We have 8 applicants so I added a 11:00 AM session.

December 8

We have 2 applicants

Don’t forget we do testing by appointment. If you have a group and would like us to test get me a venue and we will try to work it out or we can use Banks Road.

I was playing with statistics This was interesting.  Amateur radio testing activity versus membership. The membership and applicants are not necessarily the same people. Applicants are not unique. A person may take the exam in July and another exam in September.  We have 106 members.

December 2020 testing schedule

Amateur Radio, Testing

Raleigh, NC We have two testing sessions in December. Saturday December 5 and Tuesday December 8.  Due to Covid we limit the applicants to six people.  The exam starts at 10 AM but if we get more than six we may be able to add additional testing sessions the same day. We do require registration.  Please register at Exam Registration.The FCVET is part of the  Laurel VEC that means we do not charge for the exam sessions. 

20201118 DMR

Amateur Radio


DMR Net recap
KO4GOB, AE4FG, WW4TCH, and N4MQU. We discussed hf modes and Different settings for DMR and motorcycles. Despite NCS being 8 minutes late. We ended up having a great round table discussion.

Be sure to join us on Wednesday’s at 9:00 P on TGIF talk group 1870.

Articles wanted

Learned something new in amateur radio that you would like to write an article about? Send it to me. I’ll publish it on the website..

Next Exam

Our next exam is scheduled for December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM.  Registration required at our Exam Registration page .

Five County Amateur Radio Net
Our weekly net is Sunday at 7:00 PM. 
14 Repeaters are on the Raleigh Carolina 440 UHF Link System  full time covering over 45,000 square miles of mobile coverage. In addition to the RF Linked repeaters *Expandable coverage using IRLP, AllStar and EchoLink are available.