WELCOME TO H.A.R.K. ARIZONA!
Hassayampa Amateur Radio Klub (HARK) began in 2004 with Donna (KD7ZIJ) and Larry (KD7ZIK now KW7I) at North Ranch Escapees Park in Congress, Arizona. HARK became an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Affiliated Club in 2009. Doug (N0DAJ) served as charter president 2009-2017. Duane (KD0KYK) is our current president. HARK members are involved in all kinds of activities: Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Communications at Community Events, Daily Arizona Weather Net (DAWN), Mesh Networking, Search & Rescue, and VE Testing Sessions.
Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday, from October through May, at North Ranch Escapees Park on Hwy. 89 about 4 miles south of Congress. NEXT MEETING IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12th at 6:30 P.M. at the Activity Center. Gary Baker, K7EMF, will present on resonant and non-resonant antennas. Enter from Hwy. 89 (mile marker 238.5) onto West Escapees Way, go one block and turn right onto S Pioneer Pass Rd. The Activity Center is on the left.
Weekly drop-in luncheons are held all year, each Wednesday from 11:30-1:30 at Lydia's La Canasta in Wickenburg.
North Ranch, 146.580 simplex. N7YKT Repeater on Yarnell Hill, 146.620 (162.2 PL). K7KYC Repeater on Wildflower Mountain in Crown King, 145.350 (162.2 PL), with remote links in West Phoenix and Wilhoit on 445.350, 162.2 PL.
AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE TESTING:
HARK offers FREE amateur radio license testing through the Laurel VEC. Tests will be given at 2:30 P.M. on the 3rd Tuesday monthly (and at other times) upon request to Chuck, AA0RI, our VEC (Volunteer Examiner Coordinator). To request a test session, please call Chuck on (316) 651-7710 or contact Chuck via email. To expedite setting-up your test session, please include in your email: 1) Your full name, address, and phone number; 2) Call sign (if already a ham), current license class and FRN; 3) If you will be a new ham, it's best to obtain your FRN first to avoid giving your SSN. Please see the FCC website at https://apps.fcc.gov/cores to create a username and obtain an FRN.
President: Duane Grooms (KD0KYK)
Vice-President: Chuck Carter (AA0RI)
Secretary: Barbara Wade (N5IXU)
Treasurer: Mary DeGeoso (KF7NJK)
ARES/RACES: Doug Jarmuth (N0DAJ)
Search & Rescue (SAR): Pat Brown (N7FHB)
VE Sessions: Chuck Carter (AA0RI)
Webmistress: Pink Foster (K7ILA)
DAILY ARIZONA WEATHER NET (DAWN):
The DAWN meets twice daily, seven days a week, at 0600 and again at 1600 (4:00 P.M.) on Wildflower, 145.350 and 445.350, 162.2 PL. Everyone is welcome, whether you give a detailed weather report for your location or just tell us how it looks and feels. Bob (KC7NJZ) is primary net control, with Pat (N7FHB), Larry (KW7I), Pink (K7ILA), and Paul (KG7GMG) as backup.