The Lincoln Hamfest / Nebraska State ARRL Convention is Saturday, March 9, at the Lancaster Event Center. It will run from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Be sure to bring a friend. The convention is open to the public this year. For more information, see www.lincolnhamfest.org.
The annual pre-convention dinner will be at Lee’s Chicken on Friday, March 8, at 5:30 pm. Everyone orders off the menu. To reserve a seat, contact Bruce Wood, WAØRIM, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be two testing opportunities this month. The monthly VE test will be held as scheduled at the Red Cross on Thursday, March 7, at 6:30 pm. There will also be VE testing during Hamfest on March 9. Testing will be held from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. See www.lincolnhamfest.org for details about the event.
An online submission for form for the 2018 LARC awards is available at https://neares.net/larc-awards.
The Lincoln Hamfest is March 10 at the Lancaster Event Center. Doors open at 9:30.
For full details, please visit www.lincolnhamfest.org
The annual storm spotter training will be held April 1 in conjunction with the 17 annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium. It is being held this year at the Nebraska Innovation Campus located at 2021 Transformation Dr (https://goo.gl/maps/FaLRn8dQkTP2).
The severe weather seminars start at 12:30 with the spotter training at 14:30.
State spotter certification will be offered for those who need it. If you passed the state spotter credentials in 2013 or before, you will need to re-certify. State certification is good for three years. In addition to attending the April 1 training, new and renewed spotters must complete two online courses and take the written exam in order to receive the state credentials.
Online courses are available at http://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23. You will need to complete the modules titled: Role of SKYWARN® Spotters
and SKYWARN® Spotter Convective Basics. Be sure to send the certificate of completion to email@example.com.