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QRZ Promotional HT for New Hams

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QRZ.com is offering a promotion for a 2-meter handheld, programming software, and programming cable for under $60. This is a special program to get new hams started and is sponsored by QRZ.com and GigaParts. This is applicable for hams who recently obtained their amateur radio license. It is currently running until December 31 with over 2,000 units having gone out… Read more »

Chelsea ARC and Cub Scouts Pack 477

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The Chelsea Amateur Radio Club will be giving a ham radio presentation to the Dexter Cub Scouts, Pack 477, on Saturday, October 15th at Hudson Mills Metropark on North Territorial Rd near Huron River Drive.  At roughly 2 PM, we will explain ham radio to the Cubs and how they can get an Amateur Radio Operator’s license. Part of our presentation… Read more »

What’s All This 5G Stuff, Anyhow?

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Please click on the button below to read a blog post by Wes Cardone (N8QM) presenting thoughts on 5G. Note that no conclusions are presented. The post was written with the amateur radio operator in mind and the knowledge that he or she is expected to process by the FCC. Reach your own conclusions. While the rest of the world… Read more »

The 44th Annual Chelsea Amateur Radio Swap & Shop and Vintage Electronics Expo event was a huge success thanks to you!!! Click here to find out more!

The Chelse Amateur Radio Club is excited to announce this year’s event was one of our best ever! We partnered with the Vintage Electronics Expo (Michigan Antique Radio Club) for our Annual Swap & Shop!! We doubled our indoor vendor table spaces, our outdoor trunk sale spaces and got to meet more amateur radio operators than ever! We look forward… Read more »

First Breakfast of 2022

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We had another great club breakfast and presentation this past Saturday, Jan 15. The presentation at the meet-up was done by Wes N8QM and took away some of the mystery about using smith charts, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_chart. He explained how to quickly get some antenna and radio relevant resistance numbers. Easy to do with a Smith chart, once someone explains how it… Read more »

November Meeting and Presentation

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If you were unable to make the November meeting to pay next years dues ($20) please mail in your renewal. It is your continued participation and membership that keeps the club and our events going! At the November club meeting Wes Cardone N8QM explained how to setup a signal generator to calibrate the signal strength meter (S-Meter) of a radio…. Read more »

Check it out!

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The Chelsea Amateur Radio Club (CARC) Net is moving to a new time! As of Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the CARC Net will begin at 8:30 pm on the 145.450 and 146.980 CARC Repeaters (PL tone is 100 Hz for both Repeaters), so as not to coincide with our monthly CARC and Board meetings. on the 145.450 and 146.980 CARC… Read more »

2021 Chelsea Amateur Radio Club Swap

41st ANNUAL Ham Radio Swap ‘n’ Shop – Since 1978 Sunday, June 6, 2021 CHELSEA FAIRGROUNDS20501 W Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118Gates open at 6AM for sellers; 8AM for PublicTalk-in: 145.450 w/100 PL – WD8IEL Chelsea Repeater www.WD8IEL.com BUY, SELL & SWAP Amateur Radio Parts and Equipment – Antique Radios Shortwave Radio – Computers Vintage HI FI and… Read more »

The Chelsea Amateur Radio Club NET is every Tuesday night at 8PM on the 145.450 and 146.980 CARC Repeaters. PL tone is 100 Hz for both Repeaters

Please visit our Rules Governing CARC Repeaters for more information on how to access and use our club repeaters. WD8IEL Net Preamble GOOD EVENING, AND WELCOME TO THE CHELSEA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NET. IT’S (DATE) AND THIS IS (CALLSIGN). MY NAME IS (YOUR NAME) AND I AM LOCATED IN (YOUR LOCATION). I’LL BE YOUR NET CONTROL STATION FOR THIS EVENING’S… Read more »