Field Day is the major operating event of the year for the entire ARRL field organization. For OBARC it's extra special. An OBARC Field Day is a combination ham radio operating event and gourmet picnic. It's a fun event however it's described. If you have never operated or observed a Field Day in all its glory make a commitment to spend at least a couple of hours at Wells Mills Park.
Visitors, both hams and non-hams, are encouraged to come out and join in the fun and food.
Two important dates to mark on you calendar. The regular OBARC meeting on June 3rd is devoted to preparations for Field Day. Field Day starts on Saturday June 28th and
continues into Sunday June 29th.
If you're newly licensed, or even unlicensed, you can operate the Get On The Air (GOTA) station with an experienced mentor.
We'll have beams on six and two meters and a giant 20 meter beam.
You supply the interest and desire, we supply the equipment and the food.
If you have any questions, or ideas for Field Day, send an email to Bob N2OO firstname.lastname@example.org
The Old Barney Amateur Radio Club (OBARC) is an active organization participating in field day, various operating events, special events and contests. The club also performs fund raisers at local events such as the Barnegat Bay Decoy show. The club call sign is N2OB.
Make sure you come to an Old Barney meeting if you're visiting the area. Meetings are usually held at the Ocean Acres Community Center,489 Nautilus Dr.
Manahawkin, NJ, generally on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7:30 PM. There is a VE examination at 6:30 PM for those wishing to upgrade their license or take a Technician test for a new license.
Directions From Your Doorstep to OBARC Meetings and Events
VE testing sessions are held at 6:30 PM on every meeting night. Regular OBARC meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month except November when we have to reschedule because of elections. The meetings are held at the Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Dr., Manahawkin, NJ.
Preregistration is not required but very much appreciated.
For additional information call Urb LeJeune, W1UL, at 609-937-5487 or email Urb a email@example.com
ARRL Listing of all VE Sessions in NJ
There is no longer a Morse code requirement for obtaining a ham license.
Based upon our success from the last few "Ham Crams" we are planning for another Technician Cram session in the near future. The session contains two 4 hour classes conducted on consecutive Saturday. The sessions begins at 8 AM at the WYRS station site which is just off Route 9 in West Creek. The WYRS is the home of the South Jersey DX Association and houses a very well-equipped ham radio station. Candidates have the opportunity to operate this station.
A VE session is held around noon at the second session. Come at 8 AM on the first session with a little studying and a lot of desire and leave in the afternoon of the second session with an FCC issued Amateur Technician Class license.
We send study material about 10 days before the "Cram."
If you have any interest in taking this class, please let us know by using our Feedback Form or call Urb, W1UL at 609-937-5487.
There is no fee to take the class. Study materials are included.
We will also be running a General and Extra study group in the futures if there is sufficient interest. Let us know if you're interested in a either class.
OBARC Member Urb W1UL has an excellent FREE website to help you prepare for you ham radio license. It's a true "Ham Cram" site which allows you to create practice session showing the test question and only the correct answer. Never leave home to study and take practice tests. The Official W1UL Ham Cram Website