W9YB PUARC VE Team – Exam this Saturday, April 26th

VE-patch2This Saturday, April 26 the W9YB PUARC VE Team will be conducting an Amateur Radio license exam session.

The exam sessions will begin at 9:00 am at Rawls Hall Room 1071.  Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are fine as well until 11:00 am.  No additional exams will be started after 11:00am.

To register and for information about the exams, please visit our licensing page.

 

Please note:  You must bring a valid ID card.  This can be an Indiana state ID card, Drivers License, or your Purdue University ID card.  We cannot administer an exam without ID.

The fee for the exam is $15.00  at this time we only accept cash payments.  We cannot process credit cards, checks, bitcoins, or other forms of payment.

For directions to the testing location please visit the licensing page.

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 club officers!

CongratulationsOur new club officers have been elected!

 

 

 

  • W9YB PUARC President = Jacob Bowerman Kc9RQT
  • W9YB PUARC Vice President = Gary Brill KD9AIP
  • W9YB PUARC Treasurer = Andrew Davis KC9TNQ
  • W9YB PUARC Secretary = Kyler Blowers KD9AWO

Congratulations to our new officers!!!!

 

W9YB Officer Elections and General Meeting – Wed, April 26, 2014

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An election will be held for club officers for the 2014-2015 school year.
The election will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2014 at 6:00pm at the W9YB PUARC club shack.

 

 

 

Club officer positions are as follows:

W9YB PUARC Club President
W9YB PUARC Club Vice-President
W9YB PUARC Club Treasurer
W9YB PUARC Club Secretary

Club members that are interested in a position of leadership for W9YB must meet the following criteria:

1.  Applicants must be a Purdue University student.  Sorry, but members that are not students cannot apply.
2.  Applicants must be a member of the W9YB Purdue University Amateur Radio Club (PUARC) in good standing (dues payed).
3.  Applicants must attend the election on Wednesday, April 23rd at the W9YB HQ (The shack) located at the Purdue Memorial Union Building – West Tower (PMU#370)

 

73 and good luck to any and all applicants for officers of the W9YB Purdue University Amateur Radio Club!

Purdue Nuclear Engineering – Tour A Nuclear Reactor!

081110-radiation On Thursday April 10th, at 6:00pm Dr. Bean Phd. with Purdue Nuclear Engineering is offering a tour of the research reactor at Purdue University.  We will all meet at the Electrical Engineering building in room #226 at 6:00pm.  Please be prompt.

Cell phones with cameras, and small cameras are allowed on this tour.

The tour will last approximately 60-90 minutes.  A photo ID is required to be on this tour.  Your Purdue University ID card, Indiana Drivers License, and or ID card are fine.

The tour is limited to 20 persons at this time, so you must register for this tour.  Register using the form below:

 Registration for Purdue University Dept. of Nuclear Engineering Reactor Tour

The tour has been booked. No more submissions accepted at this time.

 

Enjoy the tour and 73! de W9YB

 

2014-2015 Club Officer Elections

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An election will be held for club officers for the 2014-2015 school year.
The election will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2014 at 6:00pm at the W9YB PUARC club shack.

 

 

 

Club officer positions are as follows:

W9YB PUARC Club President
W9YB PUARC Club Vice-President
W9YB PUARC Club Treasurer
W9YB PUARC Club Secretary

Club members that are interested in a position of leadership for W9YB must meet the following criteria:

1.  Applicants must be a Purdue University student.  Sorry, but members that are not students cannot apply.
2.  Applicants must be a member of the W9YB Purdue University Amateur Radio Club (PUARC) in good standing (dues payed).
3.  Applicants must attend the election on Wednesday, April 23rd at the W9YB HQ (The shack) located at the Purdue Memorial Union Building – West Tower (PMU#370)

 

73 and good luck to any and all applicants for officers of the W9YB Purdue University Amateur Radio Club!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations to all the examinees who passed their tests at W9YB’s very first testing session on Saturday, March 29th!

We had a very busy testing session and we made a few minor mistakes, but learned a lot as well on how to administer the Amateur Radio licensing exams.  Our next exam will be on 4/26/2014, and I am sure that the lessons we learned will help us with future testing sessions.

There were 6 examinees who earned a General license, 1 Technician license, and 1 Extra class license!

Congratulations to all the new hams who earned their licenses and a big thank you to all of the W9YB VE team members to participated.

A BIG thank you to our VE team coordinator Dan Mizell AC9GT for all that he does to make testing a success!

73! de W9YB

 

W9YB 1.25m 220Mhz Repeater now working!

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Thanks to the efforts of Tim Miller N9DKI, our 1.25m on 224.960Mhz is now operational again.

This repeater is open for public use and has no PL tone.

Details of the W9YB 1.25m 224.960Mhz repeater:

Output Frequency:  224.960
Input Frequency: 223.360
PL Tone: none
Repeater:  Hamtronics REP 200T
Battery Backup: Yes
Power Output: 20-25 watts
ERP: Approx 45 watts
Antenna: Hustler G7 – 220 (approx 7 dBi gain)

Location:  Hawkins Graduate Residence Hall, Purdue University  (40, 25′, 22″ N 86, 54′, 42″ W)

73! W9YB

I <3 DX – DXing on HF Night

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“CQ DX CQ DX CQ DX This is W9YB calling CQ DX and standing by…”

Friday, February 21st at 5:00pm at the W9YB shack, our club will have a DX event.  We will get some DX!!!

This event is aimed at the new ham or those that haven’t made a DX contact, or just those that would like to see us contact some other hams from around the world.

Event details (directions and everything else) can be found here.

73 and see you there! de W9YB

Congratulations to the newest group of Hams and Upgrades!

Congratulations

Congratulations to our newest batch of new hams and upgrades!  On Saturday, February 8th the W9YB gang made the trek down to WD9BSA in Indianapolis to take their license exams.

 

 

KC0MSV – Upgraded to Extra!
KC9RQT – Upgraded to General!
KD9AIP – Upgraded to General!
W9TTW – Upgraded to Extra!

A big thanks to the WD9BSA VE team or accommodating our crew!

License Examination or Upgrade your License for FREE!

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If you would like to take your Amateur Radio test, know others that would like to, or upgrade your current license you can do so for FREE!

Testing will be held at the Golden-Burke Scout Center on the East side of Indianapolis on Saturday, Feb 8th at 9:00 am.

In order to take the exam however you must REGISTER at the following website:

http://wd9bsa.wordpress.com/licensing/

The registration allows them to plan for how many attendees they will have due to limited seating (12-15).
The testing location is at:

Golden-Burke Scout Center
7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Testing will NOT be at Camp Belzer it will be held at the Golden-Burke Scout Center on Fall Creek Rd.

Registration (paperwork) is done 9:00 am – 10:00 am and the testing starts soon after 10am.

Be sure to register on the website first if you plan on attending this testing session!  http://wd9bsa.wordpress.com/licensing/

I hope this information helps as this would be an excellent opportunity to get your license or upgrade.  For FREE!!!

73!  Nick N9SJA