How do you renew your license?
There are several ways to renew your license, once you know when it expires. Note that you can only renew a license 90 days before it expires or within two years after it expires (more about that later).
Renew via the FCC website. The easiest way to renew your license is by using the FCC License Manager System 90 days or less before your license expires. Point your web browser to https://www.fcc.gov/universal-licensing-system.
Click on Filing -> File Online, and then sign in to your FCC account. If you don’t already have an FCC account, you’ll have to set one up.
Enter your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password into the appropriate text boxes, then click “SUBMIT.”
On the “My Licenses” page, click the “Renew Licenses” link. You will then be able to select which license you want to renew.
You will be prompted by the FCC’s system to make a payment of $35 to renew your license for the new 10-year term. The FCC began collecting license fees on April 19, 2022, in accordance with federal law set by Congress. You will have 10 days to make payment to the FCC before it removes your renewal application.
2023 Field Day Site Confirmed!
We will be operating from the Town Park in Northville, NY 12134. If you put 401 S. Main St. in your GPS you should find it. I will have more details later. Lets get excited!!!!
ARRL 2023 Field Day
Special Theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2023 Announced
The International Amateur Radio Union announces that Human Security for All, HS4A, will be the theme of World Amateur Radio Day on 18 April 2023. For the first time, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Art and Science are partnering with IARU in a campaign to highlight the role that amateur radio plays in addressing the world’s most pressing needs.
From the desk of K2ALS: Radio Operators Needed: 7/9/23
Video of the Month
ISS Tour &
Space Station Crew Uses HAM Radio to Call Earth
Congresswoman Stefanik Recognizes TRYON ARC.
We are deeply grateful to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for recognizing the Tryon Amateur Radio Club on our 50th year of service.
This certificate is a testament to our dedication and commitment to promoting the use of amateur radio as a means of communication and fostering a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for this hobby.
We are honored to receive this recognition, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of our work in advancing the use of amateur radio.
We will continue to uphold the values and principles that have guided us for the past 50 years and remain committed to serving our community and the amateur radio community as a whole.
To All Members
Congrats on your 50th!!!!
How Weather Affects Radio Propagation
Because of their water content, live trees can also alter how well radio signals get from one place to another. A few trees won't affect your signal much, but a forest can partially or completely block your signal from getting very far. For most amateur frequencies, the few trees in your back yard will typically have little effect on your ability to be heard. But if you're surrounded by a dense forest, especially one covered in snow or drenched in rain water, you might find your signal to be noticeably degraded.
If your coaxial cable is free to swing in the breeze, even slightly windy conditions can result in erratic signal reports, and can even work antenna joints and connectors loose. Be sure to secure your feed lines, structures, and antennas to sturdy anchoring posts or buildings. Make sure store-bought vertical antennas have wind ratings (often labeled wind load) that can withstand your largest local gusts. Don't underestimate the power of air movement.
Collective lightning crashes from thunderstorms many miles away can be heard on your HF receiver as atmospheric noise, and can present anything from a minor nuisance to a complete inability to communicate. Related to lightning, excess static build-up due to air movement can discharge not only on your antenna, but on nearby chain-link fences and buildings, often heard on your radio as loud static pops resembling a crackling fire.
This training is more of a heads up than how to resolve weather-related problems, due to the extra time it would take to cover all of that. The point is, most weather won't affect ham radio operation very much; just don't be too surprised if you start getting unfavorable signal reports when the sun starts setting.
Start this video at the 30th minute.
Amazon Smile Is No More.
We have been fortunate to receive generous donations from Amazon Smile program in the past, but unfortunately, it is no longer available as of February 2023. As a result, we are currently exploring other options for similar donation programs. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who selected us as their charity of choice while shopping on Amazon. Your support has been invaluable and will be greatly missed. Please stay tuned for updates on a replacement program, as we are actively searching for alternatives. If you are aware of any comparable programs, please do not hesitate to let us know. Once again, thank you all for your generosity and support! Wa2eZ
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our newest member, Brian N2OTY, who has recently joined the TRYON Amateur Radio Club. We are thrilled to have him join our community and look forward to working alongside him in advancing our shared interests in amateur radio.
H44MS Solomon Islands - Feb 10 - May 8 2023
New Meeting Day and New Testing Day!!!
Please note that our monthly meetings have been rescheduled to take place on the first Wednesday of each month. Additionally, our testing is typically held on the first Saturday of every month. Please refer to our Calendar page for a complete listing of all upcoming events. We would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to all members to attend our next meeting and say hello. Your presence and support are greatly appreciated!
Our New Look and Design.
By Donald Gifford Wa2eZ, President TRYON ARC
Thru March 2, 2023
Maintaining a website is a complex task, and unfortunately, our previous site had become cluttered, outdated, and neglected over time. While no one is to blame, we recognized the problem and took action to address it. After investing many hours into recreating our online identity, we are proud to unveil our new and improved website. It's now shiny, bright, and packed with useful information and links. We invite you to explore the site, share it with others, and check back frequently for updates. We appreciate the support and input we've received from our members, and we remain dedicated to making our community a better place through the efforts of our committed radio operators, who are always striving to keep us safe.