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Meeting Documents

NARS meetings are frequently technical presentations on topics of interest to the membership. In most cases, it is helpful to have these notes and documents available after the meeting when we attempt to put into practice what we were shown in the meeting. To that end, we are making some of the material presented in the meeting available here for reference. Reference material may also be available on the Ham Radio Tech Notes on groups.io and the on the NARS SIGS.

 

 

Club Logo Apparel

Several members have expressed interest in purchasing apparel with the club logo on it. Saris Creations, our local vendor, offers to do one-off items at a reasonable cost. The shop is in Kingwood, so local pickup is not too difficult. You may also be able to arrange shipping through them.

The following prices are representative. Contact the shop for exact pricing:

  • Port Authority® Silk Touch™ K500 Polo shirt - $25.00~$30.00.
  • Port Authority® ChallengerJ754 Challenger fleece lined jacket  - $52.00.

Delivery time is approximately one week. Larger sizes incur a one to two dollar cost increase per item.

License Exams

ALERT

The information below is tentative, and subject to frequent changes as the COVID-19 situation changes. Please contact the VEC committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the current testing status. W5NC.net and the reflector will be updated as the information becomes available.


License exams are being offered on July 25th at the Klein Volunteer Fire Department Administration Building. The Administration Building is located behind Klein Fire Department Station 4, 16810 Squyres Rd, Spring, TX 77379. The gates will be open at 7:30 A.M. Please arrive by 7:55 A.M. at the latest so that applicants can be seated by 8:00 A.M.

Parking is provided behind the Administration building. Use the entrance behind the Administration Building. Testing will be from 8:00 A.M until 12:00 P.M. The gates will be closed and locked at 12:30 P.M.

Please observe the following guidelines:

Please be sure to bring the following items to the exam session:

  • Identification:
    • One legal photo ID (identification):
      • State Driver’s License
      • Student School Photo ID card
    • If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification are required. Acceptable identification may be any two (2) of the following:
      • Birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
      • Social security card
      • School ID card
      • Your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN) or your Social Security number.
VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit either your FRN or your SSN with your license application form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, please register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you have the FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive your FRN, visit the FCC Registration instructions page.
  • If you currently hold an Amateur Radio License, bring a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license, a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, or the license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website,
  • If you have if you have previously taken the exam for any class of license, bring the original(s) and photocopy(s) of the Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. A copy will be retained by the VEC.
  • Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
  • A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.
  • A check, a money order, or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). The exam fee is $15.00 for each exam.

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If you want to learn more about becoming a volunteer examiner, or have questions about the exam, please contact Ron Matusek, ARRL VEC Liason.

Klein VFD Admin Building
--located behind the fire station--

 

 

 

 Volunteer Examiners

 

 

Archives

Here you will find items that the club has archived for reference. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you may contact one of the club officers for assistance, because there are a number of items that are available only in hardcopy.