An invitation to join MSUARC
The Murray Sate Amateur Radio Club is comprised of members from various backgrounds. Though we all have individual differences, we all share our interest in the hobby of amateur radio with its many facets. Some of us like to do public and emergency service (community events, weather watches, ARES, etc). Others like to work DX, CW, digital, contesting or simply "rag chewing". Many of our members prefer the two-meter aspect of communication locally via the Clubs repeaters. Some members schedules do not allow any active participation, but they still join because they want to support the club.
One of the club's more important goals is to recruit prospective hams into this wonderful hobby. We offer testing sessions to allow members to upgrade their licenses or to start new in the hobby. With the recent changes by the Federal Communications Commission, the licensing process is much easier. There is a no-code license available just by passing an easy multiple-choice test. This Technicians Class license is the normal entry into the hobby. Passing a five word-per-minute code test gives the operator more privileges. Proof of past licensing can make upgrading easy---sometimes without talking an exam. The General and Extra Class licenses are easier as well. No additional code test to take beyond the 5 wpm. Even if you have an expired license, with the proper documentation, you may have an advantage of not having to take a code test again. Yes, even the top license class has only a 5-word-per-minute requirement. Once you are licensed, you can exchange your longer call sign for a preferred one. Handicapped people can be tested under special accommodating conditions.
Since MSUARC is a designated school club, there are two classes of membership:
Full - Applicant must be associated with Murray State University as Faculty, Staff, or an enrolled student, possesses an Amateur license, serve a 30- day apprenticeship as an Associate member, desire to participate actively in club activities, and must obtain majority approval by all active full members present at a regular meeting. Privileges: Key to station, use of station facilities and repeater to extent of license class, and full participation in club activities.
Associate - Applicant must be interested in Amateur Radio and obtain majority approval by all active members present at a regular meeting. Privileges: Use of station facilities and repeater to extent of license class, and participation in club activities as desired.
Annual dues for membership is $15.00 per year. Dues for other ham radio licensed family members is an additional $5.00 per year each.
To learn more, you should read the MSUARC Constitution and examine the MSUARC Bylaws.
Click MSUARC Membership Application Form - revised 2003 to download and print the club's membership application form. Then, mail your completed application form to the address listed below.
Vice President: Chuck Williams, KJ4HBK
Secretary: Debbie Barton, W8IBT
Treasurer: Bill Call, KJ4W
MSU Faculty Advisor: John Hart, KO4ZE
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