The 2019-2023 Question Pool for General Class license testing has been released. Find it here in three downloadable formats. This becomes effective on 1 July 2019, so if you are a Technician looking to upgrade on or after that date, this is the question pool you need to study. Find it here: http://ncvec.org/page.php?id=364
||Its our annual Christmas meeting with potluck breakfast pitch in.
Those attending this month are asked to bring a breakfast dish or Christmas dish. A short meeting will start at 8am on the 15th with breakfast and a white elephant gift exchange then testing to follow the feast and fun.
If you want to participate (not required) in the gift exchange bring a wrapped gift. What to choose? Say something you don’t use anymore from the shack, or another gift of your choosing, doesn’t have to be anything special. See you all there!!
The original T’was the Night Before Christmas poem was originally published in December 1823 by author Clement Moore. In 1996, Gary Pearce KN4AQ wrote A Ham’s Night Before Christmas – an amateur radio version of the famous Clement Moore poem. A photo collage and slideshow of past QST magazine artwork and sales ads by radio manufacturer’s from a time long ago are used to create a video with Gary Pearce reading the poem himself. Use the link below to either discover or recall the telling of this creative and enjoyable story.
The Canadian National Parks on the Air event (CNPOTA) will get under way on January 1, 2019, and continue until year’s end. A volunteer group of a half-dozen hams in Nova Scotia, working with a zero budget, came up with the notion of attempting to replicate the success of the National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event in 2016, first created to mark the centennial of the National Park Service.
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On Dec. 16th, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will approach Earth less than 11.5 million km away–making it one of the 10 closest-approaching comets of the Space Age. It's a small comet, with a nucleus barely 1 km wide, but such proximity makes even a small things appear large. The comet's gaseous atmosphere is now as wide as a full Moon.
See full story and mages at: http://spaceweather.com/