ARRL East Bay Section

Archive for August, 2011

Syd Furman – W6QWK SK

Posted by af6aq on 23rd August 2011

I received the following from Al Rendon:

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Syd Furman, W6QWK, one of SBARA’s long time friends and supporters. Syd was licensed in 1939 and had the same call all his life. He was responsible for starting the Fremont area T-Hunt, coordinated the communications for the Fremont Freewheeler Primavera Bike Ride and was on the Board of SBARA for many years. Syd received a degree in chemistry from UCLA and worked his entire career for General Electric. He gave to his community by being on the Union City School Board for 20 years. Those of us who had the privilege of knowing Syd will dearly miss him.

Syd’s daughter Linda adds: It seems that some of your members know of my father’s passing on Aug 14. I would like to let you all know that his Memorial Service will be held Oct. 6, 2:00 pm in the Symninoff Temple at the Masonic Home in Union City (34400 Mission Blvd., Union City, CA 94587). It is my intent to obtain my license and use Dad’s call sign – I’ve heard those letters all my life and it will be an honor to continue sending them over the airwaves. If anyone has questions, please feel free to contact me: Linda Furman Clary,

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Field Classes and Exams for Introduction to Emergency Communication Ready to Launch

Posted by af6aq on 18th August 2011

The infrastructure to re-launch field instruction in ARRL’s Emergency Communications training program is now in place.

· The printed course transcript is now available in the ARRL store:

· Field exams for the new course have been developed and are available from the ARRL Continuing Education Program office. You can review requirements for registering as a Field Examiner and find the information you’ll need to perform those responsibilities, including instructions for ordering exams, at:

· You can find authorized ARRL Field Instructors and Field Examiners by conducting a search of our database at: and

· We’ve also just launched a new searchable database for Field Instructors and Field Examiners to register their classes and/or exam sessions on our website

EC-001 Field Instructors Needed

Field Instructors are volunteers who commit their time and expertise to offer classroom instruction of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course. Volunteer instructors may now conduct classroom instruction covering the material in the new Introduction to Emergency Communication course.

Field Instructors must be registered with the ARRL Continuing Education Program and must meet certain requirements:

Completion of EC-001 (old or new version)
Completion of FEMA IS-100, 200, 700 and 800
Must be 18 years of age with Technician or higher license
ARRL member
Recommendation of Section Manager

If you are interested in serving as an ARRL Field Instructor for EC-001 you may submit an application here.

Debra Johnson, K1DMJ

Continuing Education Program Manager

Telephone: 860 594-0296


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