ARRL East Bay Section

Centennial QSO Party Scoring Page

Posted by ks6m on February 15th, 2014

The ARRL Centennial QSO Party scoring page (https://centennial-qp NULL.arrl NULL.org/) is now live! This new page allows you to see your Centennial QSO Party score, what QSOs you’ve been given credit for, and where your score stands in the listing of all participants. You can also search the database for a specific call to see how many points it is worth. Use your Logbook of The World (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/logbook-of-the-world) username and password to enter.

Read more about the ARRL Centennial QSO Party in the ARRL East Bay Section.

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Mark Nowell WI7YN, SK

Posted by ks6m on February 13th, 2014

It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Mark Nowell WI7YN, SK, one of our dear friends and a senior West Coast Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) family member.

For information about suggested donations and the memorial service and remembrance, please see Mark’s memorial Web page (http://www NULL.hamradio NULL.com/mnowell NULL.cfm) on the HRO Web site.

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Amateur Extra Class Ham Radio Course

Posted by ks6m on February 13th, 2014

The Salvation Army together with the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will be holding an ten-week course leading to the upgrade of your current General-Class Amateur Radio license to Amateur Extra Class. The Amateur Extra Class license is your top of the line to all the world-wide Amateur bands of excitement and emergency communications on ham radio.

The course begins on Thursday June 5, 2014 at 7-9 pm at The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road (at West St.), Concord 94521. Registration is required. The class is FREE but there is a $5 materials fee. The textbook, if you need it, is about $26. Each student must have full access to a copy of the text.

Follow-up training and license testing will also be available.

To sign up, write to

For voice mail or fax: 925.465.9554

Seating is limited; please don’t wait.

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General Class Ham Radio Course

Posted by ks6m on February 13th, 2014

The Salvation Army together with the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will be holding an 8-week course leading to the upgrade of your current Technician-Class Amateur Radio license to General Class. The General Class license is your gateway to all the world-wide Amateur bands of excitement and emergency communications on ham radio, and you do NOT need to learn Morse code!

The course begins on Thursday March 20, 2014 at 7-9 pm at The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road (at West St.), Concord 94521. Registration is required. The class is FREE but there is a $5 materials fee. The textbook, if you need it, is about $26. Each student must have full access to a copy of the text.

Follow-up training and license testing will also be available.

To sign up, write to

For voice mail or fax: 925.465.9554

Seating is limited; please don’t wait.

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Get your Technician License in One Day

Posted by ks6m on February 13th, 2014

The Livermore Amateur Radio Klub (LARK) is pleased to announce that Rich Harrington, KN6FW, will be giving the “One-Day” Amateur Radio License Class.

Get your Technician License IN ONE DAY!

The class will be held Saturday, March 29th 2014 from 8:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM at the Livermore City Council Chambers (3575 Pacific Ave, Livermore, CA.)

A license session will be given when the class ends on Saturday. The class is limited in enrollment so sign up early. There is no charge for the class, but there is the usual $15 Cash Only Fee for taking the license test.

Sign up for the class here (http://www NULL.signupgenius NULL.com/go/30E0548AAA922A57-lark).

PLEASE forward to anyone else who might be interested.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Haas

or Ian Parker

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