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Archive for July, 2011

National Night Out party/Net

Posted by af6aq on 28th July 2011

I’m coordinating the third annual National Night Out Amateur Radio Net on the N6NFI repeater. The details are:
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Time: 7:00PM to 8:00PM local time
Freq: 145.230 MHz (N6NFI repeater).
PL: 100 Hz

I will be NetControl, and we’ll take check-ins from around the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2009 and 2010, we checked-in over 50 block parties from around the bay!

All Amateur Radio Operators in EB are encouraged to locate their neighborhood NNO party, go meet their neighbors, and check-in to the NNO Net on N6NFI.

So far we’ve collected 16 block parties around Fremont where we’re sending local Amateur Radio Operators to go and talk to the neighbors about Amateur Radio. Another 7 parties have asked for an Amateur Radio operator to attend – so we’re still inviting operators to contact me, so I can introduce them to those party coordinators.

Our focus this year is to encourage parties in all cities to check in to the Net. At the parties, we’re asking Amateurs to tell residents that they should meet the Amateur Radio operators living in their neighborhoods, become friends, and invite them to be part of their neighborhood emergency plans. We’re also asking Amateurs to tell neighbors that they can become licensed Amateurs as well, and explain the power of these radios, and just how easy it is to get an FCC license.

Thanks so much for your support of Amateur Radio in the East Bay.

Have a wonderful day, God Bless and 73 ūüėČ

John Vargas
Fremont, CA
(510) 792-1367

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Ham Radio Licensing Course Forming Now!- Updated Information

Posted by af6aq on 16th July 2011

The Salvation Army, together with the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club, will be holding a 7 week course where you can learn everything you need to earn your Technician Class (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License.

The Technician Class license is your entry to the world-wide excitement of Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications… and now you do NOT need to learn Morse code!

Course begins on…

Thursday August 18, 2011
at 7-9 pm
The Salvation Army
3950 Clayton Road, (at West St.)
Concord 94521

Registration is required.

Class is FREE but there is a $5 materials fee and Textbook if needed about $26. Each student must have full access to a copy of the text.

Follow up training and License testing will also be available.

To sign up email:

For voice mail or fax: 925 465-9554

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