Bellow is the “official” announcement for October’s “5th Saturday” transmitter hunt, October 31st.
Pack-a-Lunch Hunt 10:00am Oct (5th Sat) Talk-in 145.35 – PL 100
Paul K6FRC will be the fox.
Start point anywhere or the Altamont pass.
These hunts typically take place in the Central or Livermore Valley. These are not recommended for beginners unless they have experienced help. Since there is no actual start point, the goal is to just find it. If that chore is particularly difficult the hunt might become a co-operative hunt. I believe the talk in repeater is on the Mt. Diablo foothills overlooking both valleys.
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You have your new license, or soon will, and now there are more questions than ever. What type of radio should I buy? What can I do with the radio? How do I use the radio? How do I participate in a net? These are some of the many questions that new Hams have.
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You will learn about use of the VHF and UHF bands, what to look for in buying a radio (if you don’t already have one), and how to use a repeater. Learn by doing! The hands on part of the class deals with how to set up a radio for repeater operation, how to call into a net and how to call your friend.
Want to know more? Attend the follow up advanced class in early December – it’s free too.
When? Monday November 16th 2009, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
431 Stardust Place, Alameda, CA94501
How much? Class is free
Information?: For more information contact David Haycock, KI6AWR (email@example.com) or Paul Bailey Gates, KA6GEM.
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ARRL General Counsel, Regulatory Information Manager to Present Webinar (Oct 20, 2009) — ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, and ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson N1ND, will present a webinar beginning at 9 PM EDT on Wednesday, October 28. This session will discuss the issues behind, and the reasoning for, the ARRL’s recent report, The Commercialization of Amateur Radio: The Rules, The Risks, The Issues. According to webinar sponsor ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, all amateurs need to be aware of these issues. The webinar, available at no cost, is open to all amateurs. Please click here to register for this informative interactive Internet meeting. Link to this item