WELCOME TO H.A.R.K. ARIZONA!
Next meeting is TUESDAY, February 8th, at 5:00 P.M. (notice new time) at the Activity Center at North Ranch Escapees RV Park. As you turn into North Ranch from Hwy 89, proceed a block on Escapees Way to Pioneer Pass Way and turn right. You'll see the Activity Center.
ELECTIONS: Congratulations to Roger, KK7BPV, our new Vice President; Mike, KN5P, Secretary; and Barbara, N5IXU, Treasurer and former Secretary. Thanks Barbara, for years of service!
We meet on the second Tuesday monthly at 5:00 P.M. at North Ranch Escapees RV Park, Hwy 89, just south of Congress. Everyone is welcome. Please join us at our weekly luncheons too.
Every Wednesday at Wickenburg Country Club between 11:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. Address is 1 Country Club Drive, off Wickenburg Way/Hwy 60, a couple miles west of downtown. We average 9-11 attendees. 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. We also have Arlene's Net at 12 each Thursday to discuss radio activities and whatever is on your mind. Need help? Ask the net. Join the fun, everyone is welcome. 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.
Contact us with your suggestions on club activities.
Please join us Tuesday nights at 7:30, Wednesday lunch at Wickenburg Country Club, and Thursday noon on the Yarnell Hill repeater: 146.620, PL 162.2.
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.
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. Dave (K7RPM) does Wednesday and Friday afternoons and is backup.
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 is greatly appreciated! Pink, (K7ILA) is the new president and looks forward to more participation from our very diverse and talented membership. 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.
HARK BOARD & COMMITTEES:
President: Pink Foster (K7ILA)
Vice-President: Roger Aguilar (KK7BPV)
Secretary: Mike Knapik (KN5P)
Treasurer: Barbara Wade (N5IXU)
ARES/RACES: Doug Jarmuth (N0DAJ)
HARKfest: Duane Grooms (KD0KYK)
HARK Radio Nets: Arlene Schwartz (KE6GFI)
Search & Rescue (SAR): Pat Brown (N7FHB)
VE Sessions: Chuck Carter (AA0RI)
Webmistress: Pink Foster (K7ILA)