Astronomy meets Amateur Radio!
No charge amateur radio exams. Our exams are held on the first Saturday of every month and the Third Thursday of every month (excluding holiday weekends) Central Carolina VE (CENCAR) team and Five County VE (FCVET) team will be conducting regular no charge exams in the Southern and Eastern Wake County area. CENCAR will be testing at the American Legion Fuquay Varina 6400 Johnson Pond Road Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. You will be able to register for the free exams at this website. The Five County VE team (FCVET) will be testing at Wendell United Methodist Church,129 N Main Street Wendell, NC 27591. Please read our FCVET Pretest Instructions and feel free to read our FAQ. We will accept Walk-insfor our exam but registration is preferred you may see the Five County http://www.fivecountyhre.org/study-tips-and-registration/
If you get stuck in any part of the process you may contact me. Email is my preferred contact method email@example.com. You may call or text Mark Gibson(N4MQU) between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM at (919)614-6822.
No license required to be an amateur astronomer!
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These hobbies have more value than just what you may think. Both hobbies uses Universal Time to schedule activities. Both hobbies are dependent on the atmosphere in one way or the other. Sunspots are monitored by both hobbies. We will be able to hold these at the same time and yet separately. In a large field is the perfect place to set up a radio, and it is also the perfect place to set up a telescope.
A Facebook group was started and it had 70 members the first week. The news service Amateur Radio Newsline did a story on the new group highlighting the Raleigh Astronomy Club as part of the story. The original story is here. The news service also re-formats the broadcast for the popular internet show Ham Nation. We were in the lead story there. Some of the members of the group monitor with Amateur Radio on the Carolina 440 UHF Link System using the local Raleigh area repeaters and its other extended linking abilities with DMR on TGIF talk group 440, AllStar 42235 and Echolink node 42704. I check into the weekly Five County net on Sunday’s at 7:00 PM.
Be sure to visit my YouTube channel “Detecting the Invisible” You will see topics on anything from astronomy to metal detecting.
Amateur radio operators from all over the world can use the internet to connect to each other. My call sign is N4MQU.