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Next Meeting on January 13; Holiday Net Schedule

President Jim Blackburn will gavel the next meeting of the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club into session on Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. Regular meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday nights at the CARC clubhouse on Johnson Boulevard on the east side of Cleveland.  No formal meetings are held in December. Over the holidays informal activities will continue on most Saturday mornings.
Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2015!
The club net, the Southeast Tennessee Amateur Radio (STAR) net, one of the longest running nets in east Tennessee, will be held on December 18.  The net will not be held on December 11 due to the club’s Christmas dinner at Golden Corral, nor are nets planned on Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2015.

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Testing Resumes in January

The Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will resume amateur radio license testing in the new year.

Tests for Technician, General, and Extra Class applicants is conducted on the second Saturday of each month,  except December, at the clubhouse / communications center.  The next session will be on January  10 at 10 a.m.  Applicants are asked to arrive early to complete the required paperwork  so testing can begin promptly at 10 a.m.

The clubhouse is located at 560 Johnson Boulevard on the east side of Cleveland and can be found using Google Maps and most GPS units.

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2015 Election Held

The club meeting on November 25 was the last regular meeting for the year and was highlighted by the election of officers to serve in 2015.

Jim Blackburn W4EXG offered himself for reelection and will serve a second one-year term beginning on January 1st.

Former President Derek Wooley KD5UBL was elected Vice President, and Johnny Miller K4JFM was elected Treasurer.

Also selected for positions of leadership were Chris Hunter KK4YEM as Recording Secretary and Bob Gault KD4NEC was reelected to the post of Corresponding Secretary.

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New Tower Up

After months of planning and restoration of the tower to be installed behind the CARC clubhouse, it was finally put in place on Saturday, November 22.

Donated by a club member, preparation included a sanding of the entire tower and putting on a new coat of paint to protect it from the elements.  Still to come is the installation of antennas for local repeaters.

At an ensuing club meeting President Jim Blackburn thanked all of those that contributed to the project, saying it was the contributions of many that brought the project closer to completion.

“I’m happy to report our new tower is finally up. Thanks to all who supported this project.  Another milestone in our clubs history. Now we can move on with antennas for the tower. This was a major undertaking and I’m proud of the efforts of all who helped.”

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Site Moved to New Server

As of today, this site has been moved to a new server. During the move, Apache has been replaced with nginx, which should yield much better performance results. You should notice that the site runs much faster now, especially during peak times. Enjoy!

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