ARRL East Bay Section

Archive for April, 2007

Come join California’s longest party!!!

Posted by nj6t on 26th April 2007

Come join California’s longest party!!!
It is time for The Relay, May 5th and 6th. A fund raiser for Organs R Us the
course runs from
Calistoga in Napa Valley to Sonoma to Marin, through
Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge under a full moon, through San Francisco to
Palo Alto and through Silicon Valley to the beach in Santa Cruz. Featuring the
natural beauty of the Bay Area, the 199-mile course boasts the largest number
of tourist destinations of any run.
Check out for more event information.

We need amateur radio operators for the 10 exchange points in Napa and Sonoma
Counties. These positions are manned on Saturday the 5th.
Please contact to reserve your spot today.

Thats not all folks!!! On Sunday May 6th. is the American Diabetes
Association’s Tour De Cure. This event has 10, 25, 50, and 100 mile courses that we need
amateur radio operators to man the rest stops. This is a great event and the
start / finish is right in the middle of the beautiful Napa Valley.
Contact to sign up.

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RSS in Plain English

Posted by k6jeb on 24th April 2007

As we continue to grow this site, and hopefully the club sites within the East Bay Section, we’re hoping to pull all the news and happenings around the section using RSS (“Really Simple Syndication”). Here is one of the best explanations of how this works, perhaps making it easier to understand how RSS will make public relations work easier. The added benefit being keeping the ham community as well as the surrounding communities informed:

There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don’t. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don’t know where to start.

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Volunteers Needed for Wente Bike Race – April 21

Posted by nj6t on 10th April 2007

Here’s another volunteer opportunity:

The Wente Bike Race will be held April 21st. In immediate need of 2 or 3more people to help with the race.

The time commitment is from about 7:30 am until 3 pm, but at this point
I could use even short-tern help anytime during the day.
If you can help, please contact me at or 462-5202.



ARRL East Bay Section
Section Manager: Ti Michelle Connelly, NJ6T

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Bay Area Public Service Opportunities

Posted by nj6t on 9th April 2007

East Bay Public Service Events:

  • Saturday, April 28, 2007 March of Dimes Walk America in Alameda. Contact Gene Alga: Start Time: 0800.
  • Sunday, May 6, 2007 Grizzly Peak Century bike ride (7:00 AM – 7:00 PM). Contact Randy KA6BQF or Rich KD6JCT to volunteer. Rest stop communications and sag drivers needed.

I have been asked to list the following events to be held elsewhere in the Bay Area

Public Service event schedule for 2007 for the Marin Amateur Radio Society:

(These first two are on the same dates and both need numerous volunteers!!!!)

  • Saturday, May 5, 2007 – MiWok 100K run (0700-1000 hrs) Flexible shifts available.
  • Saturday,May 5 and into early Sunday, May 6th, – The Relay (1500-0530 hrs)
  • Saturday, May 12, 2007 – The Human Race (0730-1200 hrs)
  • Sunday, June 10, 2007 – Dipsea – (0700 – 1700 hrs)
  • Saturday, June 16, 2007 – Terrible Two – (0800-2230 hrs) A Sonoma County event that we have been asked to help out on if possible.
  • Saturday, June 23, 2007 – Double Dipsea (0700-1600hrs) (Field Day)
  • Saturday, Aug 4, 2007 – Mount Tam Double Century (0700-2200 hrs)
  • Saturday, Aug 18, 2007 – Holstein 100 bike run (0800-1730 hrs)
  • Sunday, Sept 30, 2007 – Escape From Alcatraz (run portion) 1000 – 1730

Volunteers do not have to commit to the entire time frame. If we get enough volunteers we can break up the longer shifts. To volunteer, contact Randy KA6BQF 510 526-4089. Thanks.
ARRL East Bay Section
Section Manager: Ti Michelle Connelly, NJ6T

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Amateur Radio: Every Single Minute (video)

Posted by nj6t on 8th April 2007

22 min 25 sec – Dec 28, 1959
Description: In 1955, The Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, an association of mobile amateur radio operators, provided emergency communications during the during the devastating flooding along the Delaware River and in the Pocono Mountains following Hurricane Diane, the sixth costliest U.S. hurricane of the 20th century…fifty years before Hurricane Katrina. In 1959, the club produced this short film to explain amateur radio, and especially mobile communications as practiced by the club. (The main film begins after a three minute interview with Jim Spencer, W3BBB, produced by a local cable channel many years later)

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