LEARS News


6/19/17 Net EchoLink update

posted Jun 19, 2017, 12:38 PM by Chris O'Dea

Those wishing to check in to our net tonight via EchoLink tonight will need to do so via a different node. Please look for KD9ASD-R, node #229150.

July Skywarn Training Net

posted Jun 13, 2017, 6:14 PM by Chris O'Dea

The Skywarn training net will not be taking place for July due to conflict with Independence Day.  

New Skywarn Training Net

posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:15 PM by Chris O'Dea   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 5:25 PM ]

KD9ASD has volunteered to conduct a Skywarn Training net on the first Tuesday of each month beginning April 4th 2017. The net will be held at 7PM on the 146.805 repeater.

LEARS Club Christmas Dinner

posted Nov 15, 2016, 5:24 PM by Chris O'Dea

Please join us for the club Christmas dinner on Tuesday December 13th.  We will meet at 6:00PM at DiMaggio's Pizza in Christopher IL (108 E. Market St.).  Feel free to bring family and any other interested parties who might like to meet the club members.  

November meeting rescheduled

posted Oct 11, 2016, 5:44 PM by Chris O'Dea   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 5:53 PM ]

As the November election falls on our normal meeting day, we have rescheduled the November meeting for Tuesday the 15th.  
Please research the candidates and take the time to vote on the 8th!

Technician License class

posted Jul 18, 2016, 7:08 PM by Chris O'Dea   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 7:09 PM ]

The LEARS Club will be holding a class for those interested in getting their HAM License.  This will be for the Technician (entry level) license, and will be targeted at those completely new to amateur radio.  Classes will be held beginning August 4th 2016, 6PM in the Benton Hospital Conference room.  The class is expected to meet each Thursday night for 8 weeks, with a test session being held on the final class September 22nd.  The class itself is free, but the test does have a $15 FCC fee.  We should be able to accommodate as many students as necessary, but it would be appreciated those planning to attend could email class@learsradio.org so we have a rough count.  Questions can also be emailed and we will respond as soon as possible. 

Club shirts

posted May 13, 2016, 6:18 AM by Chris O'Dea

The LEARS club will be ordering club shirts soon. They will be safety orange with the club logo, name, and repeater info on them. For an additional $1 you can also have your call sign printed on them as well. Great for field day or emergency response scenarios. 
All orders must be in by the end of the month. 
Prices as follows for Child-xl ($1 per extra X past XL):

T-shirt $8
Pocket $9
Long sleeve $12
Hoodie $18
Sweatshirt $15
Zipper $25

To order, email shirtorders@learsradio.org

WHERE Club Hamfest

posted Mar 8, 2016, 5:08 PM by Chris O'Dea   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 5:18 PM ]

The WHERE Club is holding their 6th annual April Fools Hamfest on April 2nd 2016. All information including location and time are on their flyer at http://whereradio.webs.com/11953477_494338917391632_5187089724931934344_o.jpg

LEARS Christmas Dinner

posted Nov 10, 2015, 5:09 PM by Chris O'Dea

We will be holding our yearly Christmas dinner next month in lieu of the normal meeting.  We will meet Tuesday December 8th, 6:30PM, at the T-Street Pub in Christopher IL.  Please come and join us!

The T-Street Pub is located at 105 N Thomas Street in Christopher.

New raffle item - Whistler 400w Inverter

posted Apr 14, 2015, 6:33 PM by Chris O'Dea

N9RBE has generously donated a  Whistler 400 Watt power inverter to be raffled off at our July meeting.
1 entry for checking into the net, 2 for running the net, 2 for attending a club meeting.

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