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Archive for April, 2010

MDARC Auction Will be Held Friday April 16, 7 pm

Posted by af6aq on 12th April 2010

Looking for some used Ham Gear? Want to clean out your shack of surplus equipment.  You’re in luck. The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual auction this Friday, April 16 at  Our Saviors Lutheran Church at 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA

Doors open at 5 pm for those bringing equipment to sell and registration. Bring your unwanted equipment and turn it into cash. (No CRTs please).
Public viewing starts at 6 pm.
The auction starts at 7 pm.  10 percent of all proceeds benefit MDARC.  All items not sold are the responsibility of the seller to remove at the end of the auction.  Please use  cash or checks to purchase items.

Dale McIntire, MDARC vice president and auction chairman
510-752-6119 office
510-812-5223 cell

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Posted by af6aq on 12th April 2010

Pack-a-Lunch Hunt
10:00am Sat April 17th. Talk-in 145.35 – PL 100
Paul K6FRC will be the fox.
Start point anywhere or the Altamont pass.
(Note: The fox will likely be in the central valley or Sierra foot hills.)

Fremont Hunt
6:00 pm Sat May 1. Talk-in WA6PWW 147.015+ PL 103.5
Rich KN6FW will be the fox. This should be an easy hunt.

Ron N7TVE is our new web master.
Thanks to Jim KD6DX for all the time he was web master.
Thanks to Tony AB6BR who helped get the ball rolling.

For directions or more info please call Rich KN6FW at 925-462-1467

73 KN6FW

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Bob Newman, KA6HJV _ SK

Posted by af6aq on 9th April 2010

Bob Newman, KA6HJV, long time resident of Fairfax, CA was surrounded by his family when he passed away on March 27, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 83. Bob was born in Sacramento, CA in 1927 and moved to Fairfax at age 10. Bob was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the 25th Infantry Division. After serving his country, Bob came home and married his one and only sweetheart in 1953. Bob worked for Jewel Tea Home Shopping Service for 25 years where he had a large customer base throughout Marin. Bob was a long time member of the Fairfax Masonic Lodge #556 in Larkspur, CA and served as Secretary for 30 years. He was also a member of the Shiner’s, Scottish Rites and Royal Order of Jesters. In addition to his love for his lodge and brethren, Bob was also a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club and enjoyed his weekly radio call duties. Bob was preceded in death by his lovely wife Marie in October 1988. His loving son Robert Newman of Vacaville, CA and loving daughter Debra Newman of Santa Cruz, CA and many cousins, survives him. Inurnment will be private at Mt Tamalpais Cemetery. Memorial services are pending and will be held at the Masonic Lodge and will be announced at a later date. Bob’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society . Bob was a caring and loving man with a wonderful sense of humor and will be deeply missed by his family, brethren and circle of friends.

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SK – Retired San Francisco Police Sgt and Red Cross Emcomm Volunteer Jim Seim, KI6GJT

Posted by af6aq on 7th April 2010

James “Jim” Roger Seim Resident of Danville. James “Jim” Roger Seim passed away peacefully on March 26, 2010 in Alamo, California at the age of 65 after battling cancer for 2 years. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in Portland, Oregon. In 1966 Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army Security Agency for 4 years and was based at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and Herzo Base in Herzogenaurach, Germany. In 1971 Jim joined the SFPD, serving as a loyal Police Officer for 38 years before retiring as a Sergeant in charge of the MUNI Response Team. Jim previously worked at Central, Southern, Park, Ingleside and Taraval stations. He also served as a Crime Scene Investigator, the management control unit and Internal Affairs. Jim earned his B.A. in Administration of Justice in 1981. In 1992, Jim graduated from California State University, Hayward, with a double Masters in Public Administration and Organizational Change. Jim’s hobbies included dancing, books, flying, and amateur radio operations (including Red Cross Emergency Communications). He was an active member of the Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC). Jim is predeceased by his father Harvey Seim and brother Bill Seim. Jim is survived by the mother of his three children Linda Seim-Morris; daughter Laurie Verkest; sons Roger Seim and Marc Seim; grandson Austin Seim; mother Inez Seim; brothers Tom and Joel Seim; Tom’s wife Della; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12 noon at Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 2254 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94114. Interment to follow Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, CA. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1710 Webster Street, Oakland, California 94612. Duggan’s Serra Mortuary Sullivan’s Funeral (415) 621-4567

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on April 4, 2010

Published in Contra Costa Times on April 4, 2010

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PIO Webinar!

Posted by af6aq on 7th April 2010



Want Ham Radio to Grow?

Join the free 90 minute webinar on April 22nd beginning at 9:00 PM EDT



Field Day is the #1 event to get attention for Ham Radio in your area. 


Learn how to:

·         set up a Field Day publicity calendar,

·         invite elected officials and dignitaries,

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·         how to use newer social networks like Facebook and Twitter


Draw people to your Field Day event.


Join the free 90 minute webinar on April 22nd beginning at 9:00 PM EDT


Hosted by ARRL’s Atlantic Division in concert with ARRL’s Public Relations Committee


 (0100 GMT April 23). 

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