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Ham Coffee Break

griffs grill  
A few HOTARC members have started a tradition. Come, and join us! At 9:00 AM each Saturday morning (if nothing else is scheduled) we're meeting for a cup of coffee and a chat (and brunch, anyone?) at Griff's Grill at the intersection of China Springs Highway and Wortham Bend Rd (beside Chevron gas station). The topic list is wide open! We're just getting together to "shoot the bull," and would love for as many Club members, other hams, and guests to participate as are interested.

If we expect large numbers, we'll call ahead for a table, so feel free to drop a quick email to Ralph W5RWR if you're planning to be there. That said, don't hesitate to come because you didn't send an email—if you find yourself able, we'd love to see you!



HOTARC/BARC Amateur Radio Testing

HOTARC and BARC (Baylor ARC) are pleased to offer amateur radio testing to the general public and fellow amateurs. Our Volunteer Examiners will deliver an ARRL-VEC test session Saturday, July 22nd at 10:00 AM at the W5NCD Workshop located at 12772 Chapel Road, Lorena, Texas 76655, near the intersection of Chapel Rd and Old Lorena Rd in south Waco. This is the same location used for our monthly Club meetings (see map).

At these test sessions, you can earn (or upgrade) your amateur radio license by simply passing a short multiple-choice exam. For some hints on preparing to pass this exam, see our FAQ page.

Please bring with you to the test session:
For Your First License or For Upgrading Your License
 1) Testing fee of $15 (cash only); and
 2) Two current photo IDs.

 1) Testing fee of $15 (cash only);
 2) A current photo ID;
 3) Reference Copy How to get & print your FCC License
1. Click here for FCC ULS License Search.
2. Search your callsign; click it when found.
3. Click on Reference Copy to download.
4. Print the pdf.
or photocopy of
      your current FCC license; and
 4) Photocopy of any relevant CSCE* (from recent test session).

NOTE: Upgrading? We must have copies, as indicated above, for our records.

For further questions, or to let us know you plan to come, contact Linda Hynan AC5QQ:    by email    OR    by phone:    254-666-4873.

*CSCE is an official proof of previously passed FCC exam(s), valid up to 1 year. For example, suppose you passed your Technician exam, but have not yet been granted your new FCC license. If you come to take a General exam, we'll need a photocopy of the CSCE as proof that you have passed the Technician exam. If you can print your current FCC license, then we don't need the CSCE—just a photocopy or printed Reference Copy How to get & print your FCC License
1. Click here for FCC ULS License Search.
2. Search your callsign; click it when found.
3. Click on Reference Copy to download.
4. Print the downloaded PDF file.
of the new license.





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HOTARC Members Meeting

HOTARC will hold its next Meeting of Members on Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM.

The Club normally meets on the fourth Thursday each month at the W5NCD Workshop near the southern end of Chapel Road in south Waco (12272 Chapel Rd, Lorena, TX). Our meetings include a few minutes of regular business, entertaining radio-related discussions, an interesting program or presentation—and, of course, plenty of friendly fellowship with other area hams!

Otherwise, do you have a question about our Club, about our amateur radio hobby, or about using your ham radio equipment? Look over our web site, and/or attend the next Club meeting—a great opportunity to get answers, or be pointed in the right direction to find an answer. Read the current HOTLINE (issued the weekend prior to the meeting) for more details about this month's meeting. Family members and visitors—especially those interested in becoming hams or joining the Club—are always very welcome!



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