ARRL East Bay Section

Getting on the Air (GOTA) Course

Posted by John Primus on September 8th, 2017

Mount Diablo Amateur Radiuo Club (MDARC) invites you to attend our MDARC/SATERN Volunteer Instructional Team FREE Getting-On-The-Air (GOTA) Course.

  • Learn about Radio Selection, Operating Procedures, Antennas, and Radio Operating Protocols
  • Learn how to Talk on the Radio.
  • Get your Radio questions answered.
  • Three consecutive Thursday classsessions are planned to help you get up and running.  Attend one, two or all three.

All the fun stuff – and No Test.

Who?      Anyone. Those who just passed, or are already licensed.

When?   Thursday, October 12, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Radio Operations Explained)

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Radio Operations Practiced)

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (More Radio Operations Practiced)

Where?  The Salvation Army Church, 3950 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA  (at the corner  of Clayton Road and West Street)

Cost?       None. It’s free.

Advance Registration Required

Signup at: RadioSkillsClass@gmail.com

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East Bay Amateur Radio Club (EBARC) General Class License Course

Posted by John Primus on August 7th, 2017

The East Bay Amateur Radio Club (EBARC) and West Contra Costa Adult Education (WCCAE) will offer a class to prepare applicants for the Amateur Radio General Class License Course, starting Sept. 12, 2017 and ending Dec. 12. The class will meet on Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Alvarado Adult School, 5625 Sutter St., Richmond, CA 94804. Textbook is The ARRL General Class License Manual, 7th Edition. Books will be available for purchase.

Register at the West Contra Costa County School District Adult Education Office, 5625 Sutter St., Richmond (510) 237-1444 or online at: http://www.wccae.info/reginfo.html
Class fee is $15 paid to WCCAE. FCC examinations and license applications will be administered at the final class session by the EBARC Volunteer Examiners. Exam fee will be $15.

Contact Ken Fowler at 510-222-0830 or email: ko6no@comcast.net

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Benicia Amateur Radio Class-in-One Day

Posted by John Primus on July 23rd, 2017

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – Benicia, CA

AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE CLASS

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Study Session followed by Exam

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When:    Saturday, October 7th, 2017

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Where:   Benicia Senior Center

1201 East 2nd Street, Benicia

What:     Technician Class (beginner’s level)

General Class Upgrade (for those already licensed as a Tech)

Fee:        $30.00 cash at the door

(Includes exam fee)

Register: www.BeniciaARC.com

Questions: HamRadioClass@BeniciaARC.com or Art at (707) 746-5858

Class size is limited. Advance Registration is Required.

No prep or prior study required.

Prospective Hams should plan on attending a free Get-On-The-Air Class

after passing their test, to become familiar with Amateur Radio operations

Reserve Your Space – Become a Ham in One Day!

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Fldigi/Flmsg Workshop

Posted by John Primus on July 18th, 2017

If you’ve ever persevered in transmitting messages in five-word groups with pauses for phonetic spelling, you’ll be blown away by the ease of message transmission with fldigi.  Coupled with flmsg, it even provides formats for ICS messages, and it lets you send spreadsheets.  So it behooves all of us to learn how to use fldigi. There will be a “learn how to use fldigi” workshop on Thursday, August 3, at the Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road (at West St.), Concord. If you’re new to this, we’ll help you get started.  If you’re familiar with fldigi, come and be an elmer.

Bring a laptop and an HT …. that’s all you need for the basics.  Prior to the workshop download  fldigi/flmsg from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/.

Please register for this class by sending an email request to edstrainingMDARC@gmail.com and complete and return the auto response enrollment form.

There are some very good setup videos: I particularly like the ones by K4REF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNBJnDHCw_M&list=PL0-gH_7Nm60Z6p2neDg9pZxIbGPPkDNmh.

If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact me,

Klaus Berkner K6KHB at khberkner@comcast.net.

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Auxiliary and Emergency Preparedness Classes

Posted by John Primus on June 9th, 2017

2017 Auxiliary and Emergency Preparedness Classe flyer

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