New Licensing Classes
The Greene County Amateur Radio License Courses, jointly sponsored by the three Greene County amateur radio clubs BARC, UVARC and XWARN, and Greene County ARES (GCARES), will be held on Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM beginning September 7 and continuing through November 2. An exam session is scheduled for Sunday, November 9, at 6:00 PM.
The entry level Technician Class Course will be held in the Training Center at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club Clubhouse, Room 1 Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South East Street in Bellbrook. No experience is required and there is no minimum age required to earn a Technician Class license. Morse Code no longer is required for any amateur radio license.
The General Class Course and the Test Session will be held in the Training Room at Beavercreek Township Fire Station 1 located at 1298 Dayton-Xenia Road just west of Orchard Lane.
The Extra Class Course will be held in the Training Room at Fairborn Fire Station 2 located at 2200 Commerce Center Blvd just south of Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd (just east of I-675).
There is no charge for the courses or for the test session but all students are encouraged to have a copy of the respective ARRL License Manual. Please see note below about purchasing options for a license manual.
73, Bill Watson, K8WEW
Coordinator, Greene County License Courses
Weather Net Information
Thanks to an email from Don KD6NUF we are updating and revising (and now including) Greene County Weather Net procedures and reporting criteria on this site. Training and Spotting will get is own menu tab and pages. membership access will not be required, as we feel that this is information ANYONE should have access to!!
NOTE: The SPC is proposing what looks like a tremendous improvement to their convective outlook pages. Go this link here and check it out your self. They are inviting comments. I hope you will send in your thoughts- de N8ACU.
Mobile Weather Links
From Bob Simmons WD8BOB
Below is a list of weather radar links for smartphones. These links do not go to web pages. They go directly to the radar images themselves without cluttering up a small phone screen with unnecessary web site text or other images you don't need.
Wilmington Base Reflectivity
Dayton Regional Radar