ARRL East Bay Section

Archive for October, 2009

T-HUNTS Sponsored by LARK-SBARA

Posted by af6aq on 27th October 2009

Hi all,

Bellow is the “official” announcement for October’s “5th Saturday” transmitter hunt, October 31st.
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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.
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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.

Don  KC6IPO

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Ham Radio Class Forming Now!

Posted by af6aq on 27th October 2009


Ham Radio Class Forming Now!

 

The Salvation Army with the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will be holding a 6 week course where you can learn everything you need to earn your Technician (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License.

 

The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur Radio …

 

… and now you do NOT need to learn Morse code!

 

Classes begin on…

Wednesday January 6th

at 7-9 pm

The Salvation Army

3950 Clayton Road, (at West St.)

Concord 94520

 

Registration is recommended.

Class is FREE and Textbook if needed about $23.

 

To join, contact:

John Primus, AF6RJ AF6RJ@arrl.net (AF6RJ null@null arrl NULL.net)   

925 825-7670

or Chuck Graham, KI6DCD KI6DCD@gmail.com (KI6DCD null@null gmail NULL.com)

 

 

 


 

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GET ON THE AIR Class!

Posted by af6aq on 21st October 2009

GET ON THE AIR Class!

 

November 2009

 

Presented by:

Amateur Radio Club of Alameda

Oakland Radio Communication Association

 

What now?

 

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.

 

Got an evening to spare? Then seize the opportunity and attend this popular hands on class free of charge.

 

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

 

Where? Alameda Fire Dept Training Center

431 Stardust Place, Alameda, CA 94501

 

How much? Class is free

 

Information?: For more information contact David Haycock, KI6AWR (ki6awr@arrl.net) or Paul Bailey Gates, KA6GEM.

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FCC Issues Public Notice on Amateur Service Communication During Government Disaster Drills

Posted by af6aq on 20th October 2009

Attention All Amateurs…

(http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/news/stories/2009/10/20/11151/?nc=1) FCC Issues Public Notice on Amateur Service Communication During Government Disaster Drills (Oct 20, 2009) — On Tuesday October 20, 2009 the FCC released a Public Notice clarifying the Commission’s rules relating to the use of Amateur Radio by licensed amateurs participating in drills and exercises on behalf of their employers. Entitled Amateur Service Communications During Government Disaster Drills, the Public Notice addresses participation by paid employees of organizations taking part in drills.
Full Story (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/news/stories/2009/10/20/11151/?nc=1)

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ARRL General Counsel, Regulatory Information Manager to Present Webinar

Posted by af6aq on 20th October 2009

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 (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/news/files/ARRL_AppropriateUseGuidelines NULL.pdf). 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 (https://www1 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/326759760) to register for this informative interactive Internet meeting.
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