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Offline Truik

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The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« on: January 04, 2010, 10:44:45 PM »
Hi, hams!

There was mention in the forums of having some form of organization for the amateurs here at TSP, and that we develop a "TSP Ham Radio Club." I think this would be a great idea and I'd like to jump in and help get things started.

I have volunteered to assemble an e-mail newsletter to begin the process of forming the club. This will help keep everyone up to date with any events we schedule and any progress we make as a group.

I have started a very simple web page for the sign-up form but its functional and I would appreciate if anyone who had an interest in signing up for the newsletter go ahead and check it out. You certainly aren't required to have an amateur radio license to sign up for the newsletter. Simply having an interest in ham radio is good enough. We can help you take things from there and get your Technician, General, or Extra class license.

I am by no means an "expert amateur" (there's an oxymoron) but I do enjoy being a ham and learning as I go. I am really looking forward to your participation with this project. If you would like to submit an article, send in a suggestion, or even develop your own regular feature in the newsletter, please contact me and tell me about.

I have begun working on the first issue and I believe the publication will be sent out every two weeks (but this may change) and the first thing I would like to do is get started by establishing how much interest we have in this project and getting people to sign up for the newsletter.

Please click the link below to sign up and, keep in mind, we are just getting this started, so...HELP MAKE THIS PUBLICATION WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE! Please contact me with your comments and suggestions!

I believe this project is an important part of creating a strong network of amateur radio operators to benefit us...ya know...if times get tough...or even if they don't.

I will hopefully have the first issue out in a few days.

Thanks.

Sign up here: http://www.tsphams.com

Kurt Copeland
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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 10:54:05 PM »
What an awesome idea.  I'm signed up!  And if you want any help in the website area, it's... y'know... what I do for a living.  ;D

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 10:56:48 PM »
What an awesome idea.  I'm signed up!  And if you want any help in the website area, it's... y'know... what I do for a living.  ;D

Fantastic!

I may take you up on that. I'm certain you would do a much better job on the website than I ever would!

You did a great job on the Ham badge, too, by the way.

Thanks!

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 10:59:40 PM »
Fantastic!

I may take you up on that. I'm certain you would do a much better job on the website than I ever would!

You did a great job on the Ham badge, too, by the way.

Thanks!

 :)

Don't take that as me trying to put your site down - it's great for right now.  I'm just sayin', in the future, if you want something done, you're welcome to PM me and have me do somethin' up for ya.  :)

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 11:04:59 PM »
Great idea. I am signed up.

TW

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 06:29:20 AM »
Great idea!!  I'm signed up.

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 07:00:12 AM »
Not a HAM yet but studying, so consider me signed up.

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 07:22:48 AM »
Fantastic Idea.

I'm completely new to HAM but getting qualified is on my 2010 list of goals!

Andy

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 08:07:08 AM »
Registered,..

I share SW offer,.. but I know a bit about Joomla!,..  I can try to contribute from time to time,..  like you said,.. not a 'expert amateur',..  Every day is a chance to learn something new.


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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 08:55:39 AM »
Thanks! I'm in!!!!

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2010, 10:39:15 AM »
Signed up.. Lets see where this goes :)

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2010, 10:45:12 AM »
I'm signed up. Great idea.

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 12:16:28 PM »
Go for it.

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 01:35:22 PM »
I guess I better sign up since it was my idea! ;D

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2010, 05:56:25 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for signing up!

I hope you will enjoy the newsletter and I look forward to your comments and contributions as time goes by.

And, yes, RIjake was the originator of the idea as his comment suggests in the "How many hams" thread in this forum.

Good idea, jake!

Lets see if we can make it worth while.

 ;D

If anyone else cares to sign up...

http://www.tsphams.com

Again, first issue should be out in a few days!


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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2010, 09:26:41 PM »
I'm signed up!  Getting qualified is one of my 2010 goals as well.

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2010, 10:46:56 PM »
I'm in. I have been taking the practice tests online every once in a while and am up to passing now. Now if I can just get to a higher score so i feel more comfortable...

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2010, 05:01:02 AM »
I'm in. I have been taking the practice tests online every once in a while and am up to passing now. Now if I can just get to a higher score so i feel more comfortable...

That's the way to do it. Just keep doing those tests every day whenever you get the chance and you'll be ready in no time.


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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2010, 02:43:37 PM »
I'm signed up!  Looking forward to it.

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2010, 06:59:32 PM »
so,.. can I 'steal' the use of the TSP-HRC logo?

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2010, 10:35:00 PM »
so,.. can I 'steal' the use of the TSP-HRC logo?

Yes, you may.  :)

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2010, 04:08:15 AM »
so,.. can I 'steal' the use of the TSP-HRC logo?

Absolutely and please do!

Anyone who would like to sign up for the newsletter (licensed yet or not!), please feel free to throw that TSP Ham Radio Club badge into your forum signature.

Help spread the word!

 :)

Thanks.


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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2010, 05:10:45 PM »
I'm down...er, signed up. ;)

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2010, 08:33:45 PM »
i'm in!

thanks!

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2010, 06:39:17 AM »
I signed up yesterday.  Didn't get any kind of email confirmation, so hopefully it went through :)

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2010, 08:03:49 AM »
I signed up yesterday.  Didn't get any kind of email confirmation, so hopefully it went through :)

Hmm.

It should have sent an e-mail confirmation. It sent one when I tested it a few days ago.

If you care to PM your e-mail address that you used to subscribe to me, I will make sure it went through and add it if it didn't.

Thanks. Sorry about the inconvenience.

You may also want to check any spam blockers you have. The e-mail would have come from kurt @ tsphams.com


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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2010, 09:07:03 AM »
Wow, this is so exciting to maybe have a amateur radio club of TSPrs. I'm not yet licensed but I've been studying like crazy and have my tech exam scheduled to take next week. (Fingers Crossed)

I had a thought cross my mind when reading everyone's posts. Since we might have more than 4 people interested in the club, we could potentially get a vanity club call sign possibly with "TSP" in the name for those that choose too participate. Just a thought for the future. I would be proud to hold a TSP call sign with you's guy's.

Extra info for anyone that would like to know more about the vanity club call sign: http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vanity.html

Okay that was my one potentially bright idea for the day. I'll go back to being a work sheeple till 5 when I turn back into the wolf. Grrrrrrr-meow. Hold up! I think I'm more of a cougar than a wolf.

Everyone have a great weekend!

SlickChick  8)

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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2010, 09:42:59 AM »
Darn good idea!

I like that!

I will have to check out the link and look into it more.

Thanks for the great suggestion!


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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2010, 10:34:27 AM »
This is what I have found out so far...

We need a trustee. This is simply a person appointed to be responsible for the club license. When the application form is signed, it must be a person different than the club officer who must also sign the form.

We need club officers. This is the President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, etc.

We need a name for the club. The Survival Podcast Ham Club? Simple enough? Other ideas?

A document of organization, bylaws, charter, etc Umm...I will defer this to the secretary...I will research this some more to see examples of what may be good. Anyone willing to provide sample or suggested organization pages and bylaws, your help would be appreciated.

A specific stated purpose Specific and verbiage suggestions?

At least four people I think we got that covered.

I volunteer to be the trustee when it comes time to vote.

Also, I just spoke to W5YI who directed me to his website where the club license form is located, if anyone is interested in seeing the form and perhaps even starting a local club in their community.

http://www.w5yi.org/page.php?id=203

I found his site on the FCC site: http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=licensing_1&id=amateur

Anyway, once we get the above determined, we can get the ball rolling and even get a vanity club call sign.

Oy yeah...any suggestions for a vanity club call sign?  ;D

We can submit up to 25 requests using the guidelines found here:

http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vanity.html


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Re: The Survival Podcast Ham Radio Club
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2010, 10:42:25 AM »
Oh, yeah...

"Vote Jack Spirko for President"

 ;D