ARRL East Bay Section

Monthly East Bay Section News Summary

Posted by nj6t on May 18th, 2007

The Mt Diablo ARC provided communications support for the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride on May 5th and the Devil Mountain Run the following day.

The next event for the club is the Escape from Alcatraz Swim and Triathlon on June 3rd 2007. MDARC will return to the top of Mt. Diablo for Field Day.

The club meets on the 3rd Friday of each month for more info go to their web site


The Alameda County Sheriff’s Dept presented service awards to the following members at the annual volunteer appreciation dinner on April 14th : Jerry Miller, K6UZG; Jim Latham, AF6AQ; Andy Oppel, N6AJO; Art Anderson, K6JNW; Jerry Dunn, KE6MTN, and Gene Alga, KA6FYI.

On April 23rd Comm Team Members Denis Franklin, W6EW; and Varon Smith, WS6V; who helped out during the EOC exercise with the City of Dublin, simulating an earthquake disaster. Denis Franklin, W6EW and Varon Smith, WS6V who are also working with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit reported that the Winlink communications station is up and running on the boat.

The Comm Team will be providing communications support for the Rowell Ranch Rodeo on May 19 & 20.


Vaca Valley Radio Club members provided communications support for the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon at Lagoon Valley and will help the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce with communications support for their 100 mile Bike-a-Thon in May.

The Club will hold their June meeting at the Round Table Pizza parlor in Alamo Plazza. Talk-in on 145.470 pl 127.3.


Contra Costa Communications Club members bid so long to Natalie WA6QVM, who moved to Tagard, Oregon. Natalie is a long time member of the club.

Burgie, KE6MSF, reports that Red N6UMG is doing much better now that he is home from the hospital. The Club held Pizza Night on May 9th a good time was had by all.


I went to Emcomm West in Reno and met with the Pacific Division Section Managers from SF, Sacramento, SCV, and Nevada. Also present were the SM’s from Orange Section and Idaho Section.

I would like to report a plan for mutual aid support from other sections has been agreed on The SM’s also established a weekly Pacific Division Leadership HF Net. The net is open to SM’s and their staff.