The Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club will meet for our annual Christmas Party and White Elephant Auction at 6:00 P.M. on December 6th at Clear Springs Cafe next to the Railroad Depot in Nacogdoches. The Private Dining Room is reserved for our use. Bring something radio or computer related for the auction. All proceeds will go to the club. You will be able to order the food of your choice from the regular menu of Clear Springs and maybe Auntie Pasta’s as well. Note the earlier than usual starting time and come early for socializing.  Members are encouraged to bring a guest. The meeting will be called to order and food orders taken promptly at 6:00.

Please come join us.


NARC operates 2 VHF and 2 UHF repeaters. All use a CTCSS tone of 141.3 Hz. VHF repeaters include the ARES/RACES repeater on 146.840 and the Deep East Texas Skywarn repeater on 147.320. UHF repeaters include the voice repeater on 444.050 and the DMR repeater on 443.050.

FCC Database Search, Printing copies of your License

Earlier today N5DUX sent an email about wanting to print a copy of an Amateur Radio License on high quality paper. It seems that the FCC no longer cares that people take pride in attaining their license and has stopped providing the license at all.

To print a Reference Copy of your license, you will need to find yourself in the FCC’s database.

Go to and enter your callsign in the box in the middle of the page, then click the “Search” button.


After much whirring and clicking a result page will appear. Click on the Callsign on the left side of the table.


Finally, click on the Reference Copy link at the top of the new page.


Your browser will either open your license in a PDF or ask you what you want to do with the file. This reference copy has a watermark that clearly tells everyone that it is a REFERENCE COPY.

There is a way to get a copy that does not have the watermark. It is a little more involved, so pay attention…..

While on the License page above, click in the address bar of your browser and hit the “End” button on your keyboard. You are looking for the ‘licKey=805256’

Now, go to this page and change the licKey to the one that you found above.

Now you have a reference copy without the watermark.


Andy Delgado, KE5EXX

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