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18 April 2014
New Amateur Radio operators that were tested by the W5YL VE team during the month of April and granted Amateur Radio licenses by the FCC.
At the monthly business meeting on April 7th, Dallas Istre successfully tested for his Technician class license and was awarded the call sign KG5BIS.
On Saturday April 12th, John Armstrong KG5BND, Robert Mayers Jr KG5BNE, Penny Boudreaux KG5BNF, Sherri Armstrong KG5BNG, Miriam Everhart, KG5BNH, and Anthony Chauvin, KG5BNI completed the high intensity ‘Ham Cram’ course and tested successfully for their Technician class license and were awarded their call signs.
My thanks to the W5YL VE team, headed by Don Bardwell, WA5PRI, Carl Bundy, AF5BR, Ron Nelson, WB5ANG, and Mike Robichaux, KC5OKP
Thanks to George Tippett, WB5PPK for organizing the class, and to the Vision Christian Center in Bourg for providing the facilities for our use.
Congratulations to all of the newly minted Technicians and ‘Thank You!’ to all of the volunteers that made it all happen.
We’ve ordered the new repeater hardware and hard line for the 147.39/.99 repeater system and hope to have it ‘On The Air’ before 1 June, the start of hurricane season. This update will bring the 147.39/.99 repeater system up to current technology standards and in line with current FCC regulations. I’ll post more on the features and capabilities of the new hardware when we have it on the air and in use. Believe me folks, this thing’s gonna ROCK! 😀
We’re still working on a replacement antenna for the 147.30/.90 repeater located in Theriot. We have building access now, and replacing the antenna and tuning up the hardware is the next major project for the Club.
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