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QST QST QST- THE CLUB MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME The next scheduled meeting will actually be at the Pateros Potluck  May 16, 2020 and we plan on having a TESTING session as well. Be sure to follow us on FaceBook for updates!

WE WILL STILL CONDUCT TESTING SESSIONS BY REQUEST- CONTACT MIKE W7MCM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TESTING. IT TAKES 20 TO 30 DAYS TO SET UP A SESSION AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE 1 OR MORE AND CAN HAVE IT IN YOUR AREA IF POSSIBLE LIKE YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY OR SOME PLACE WE CAN CONDUCT THE MEETING IN QUIET FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS

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SPECIAL EVENT:

 82nd Annual Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race

See this page for more information click on this link

The Club now has a repeater! It is on Tunk Mt in the building the Club acquired last year from the Border Patrol
The frequency is 145.470 with a pl tone of 173.8

 This is open for all amateurs to use. All we ask is to please obey the rules set forth by the FCC and please use Amateur phonetics

We  do have to pay  the PUD every month, and a yearly lease fee of $125.00 so we could use monetary support.  Mail donations to 
W7ORC
PO Box 464
Okanogan,WA 98840


IRLP W7ORC NODE 3257 Has been taken off the air..permanently! 


The Radio Amateur's Code

THE RADIO AMATEUR IS:
  • CONSIDERATE never knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
  • LOYAL offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
  • PROGRESSIVE with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.
  • FRIENDLY with slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
  • BALANCED Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
  • PATRIOTIC with station and skills always ready for service to country and community



 

May 15-17,2020.  River Radio Campout .  Pateros WA.  Sponsored by the Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club. Free "dry" camping along the Methow River at Pateros.   Always the weekend prior to Memorial Day Weekend.

Testing Session Satu    
w7orc1@gmail.comhttps://www.w7orc.com/ .  Contact Mike W7MCM, skippermike53@gmail.com  .  509-449-0605. 

No upcoming events
JUST SO YOU KNOW:
Do you know what kerchunking is? Will it help if I tell you it's usually used as a verb? I don't think you will find it on any of the FCC tests. Kerchunking means to key your mic and listen for the repeater tone without saying anything. Usually people kerchunk to check that the repeater is working or that they have programmed their radio correctly. The problem with that is that the FCC considers kerchunking to be transmitting and transmitting without ID'ing is against the rules. So please remember to ID with your call sign anytime you trigger the repeater. The official rules are - ID at the end of your transmission and/or every ten minutes.
Have a question?? check out the FAQ on this web site we may have the answer or a link to it in the links page..

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Our Purpose, as in the By-laws:

ARTICLE ll - PURPOSE

Section 1 - To maintain and encourage a well organized and trained group of Amateur Radio operators and Technicians to provide communications in the event of an emergency or disaster. To create an interest of Amateur Radio in our county. To provide a means for further and encourage individual efficiency in construction and operation of Amateur Radio communications equipment. To secure for ourselves the association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio and to affilate, or cooperate with any group, firm, organization, individual, or corporate body in the furtherance of the foregoing aims

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