Lenoir Amateur Radio Club Newsletter Highlights CERT

LARC newslette coverr-8-2016Thank you Roberta Maddox and the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club (LARC) for including CERT in your activities and newsletter. There are many photos of our CERT classes and a good article by the LARC president, Tanner Greer, about testing for your HAM license and license upgrades. Our July CERT class members even made the cover! We are happy to have so many LARC members in Caldwell County CERT.

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Lenoir Amateur Radio Club Field Day Report

CERT 1Ten CERT volunteers pitched in this weekend to help set up two emergency shelters and two awning tents for use by members of the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club (LARC) for their annual 24-hour Field Day. The event was held at Redwood Park in Hudson, NC. LARC joined clubs across the nation in staying online and on the air with the goal of making as many contacts as they can for points, educate the public about HAM radios, and prepare to be able to assist their communities during disasters. Several LARC members are also members of CERT. Caldwell County Emergency Management and CERT are happy to be of assistance to these valuable members of the community.

Kenneth Teague, Caldwell County Emergency Management Coordinator and the following CERT volunteers assisted this weekend.

Mark Barrera

Sherri Bogdan

Steve Bogdan

Joey Holsclaw

Lissa Holsclaw

Phyllis Huntley

Ted Huntley

Irv Kanode

Shirley Kanode

John Simms


HAM Radio Class and License Test

Lenoir Amateur Radio Club members during annual Field Day

Lenoir Amateur Radio Club members during annual Field Day

Foothills Community Workshop  will be offering an Amateur Radio Technician level license class on three consecutive Saturdays, August 8, 15, and 22 from noon until 2pm.  With some additional on-line exercises, this class is intended to help prepare for the entry level Technician level Amateur Radio Exam.  This class is free and open to the public.

Topics include:

  • Rules and regulations
  • Station setup and operation
  • Operating procedures
  • Basic electronic  terms, components and calculations
  • Electromagnetic waves, bands, and modes
  • Propagation and antennas
  • Safety

The testing will tentatively (confirmation pending) be on Saturday, August 29 at noon and is available to anyone wishing to obtain or upgrade an Amateur Radio license.  The testing fee is $10.

See the FCW webpage for directions.

Contact Michelle, kd4ytu at 828-754-5002 or michellesuddreth@bellsouth.net  for more details.