WELCOME TO H.A.R.K. ARIZONA!
May 9th was our last formal meeting until the Fall. Weekly nets and luncheons continue through the summer.
Every Wednesday at Wickenburg Country Club 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Address is 1 Country Club Drive, off Wickenburg Way/Hwy 60, a couple miles west of downtown.
Pink, K7ILA, Ron, K6OPA, and Brigitte started the luncheons in April of 2014 at Lydias La Canasta. Due to Covid and Lydias changing their schedule, we started again at the Wickenburg Country Club. Please join us in this casual and comfy place. We often have a weekly door prize of used gear or a widget. Everyone is welcome. Lots of room and good food.
Our klub net is at 7:30 P.M. (AZ Time) Tuesday night on the Yarnell Hill Repeater, N7LOQ, 146.620 (162.2 PL). Klub net includes Operating News and For Sale/Want items. Interested in helping with net control? Let us know! Join the fun, everyone is welcome. Tuesday Net Script
Yarnell Hill Repeater, N7LOQ, 146.620 (162.2 PL).
North Ranch Simplex, 146.580.
Wildflower Mountain Repeater in Crown King, K7KYC, 145.350 (162.2 PL), with crossband remotes in 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 can be given at 2:30 P.M. on the 3rd Tuesday monthly and at other times UPON REQUEST to Duane, KD0KYK, our VEC (Volunteer Examiner Coordinator). To request a test session, please contact Duane 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.
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 on UHF crossband links on 445.350 in Wilhoit and Phoenix, all with 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. Pat (N7FHB) is DAWN Manager and runs the morning net. Pink (K7ILA) runs the afternoon net at 1600 hrs.
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) was our president 2017-2019. Brandi (W6FPT), Terry (NE7TS), and Duane, (KD0KYK), kept the fort standing in 2020 and their help was greatly appreciated! Pink (K7ILA) was president 2020-22 and greatly appreciates the participation from our diverse and talented membership. George (N7GRC) is the new president beginning January 2023. Onward! See History Doc for more detail.
HARK members are involved in all kinds of activities: Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Communications at Community Events, Contesting, Daily Arizona Weather Net (DAWN), Mesh Networking, Search & Rescue, and VE Testing Sessions.
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