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Archive for January, 2012

Save the Date

Posted by af6aq on 13th January 2012

February is a dreary month for most.  Feb 12th, Sunday, can be especially hard.  No more football (!) and Spring is a long ways off.

So….  We’re going to have some fun!


We’re working on doing a LIVE webcast tour of W1AW on Sunday, Feb 12th at 5pm Eastern Time to make that afternoon a little more interesting.  With the volunteer help of pro videographer Al Petrunti, KA1TCH, you can take the tour and watch what is going on in the ARRL flagship station.


I don’t have all of the particulars quite yet, but I will post them as I get things get hammered out.  In the meantime, please “pencil it in” on your calendars.


Allen Pitts, W1AGP

Media & PR Manager

ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio

225 Main St.  Newington, CT 06111

(860) 594-0328

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Ed Swan WA6FSB – SK

Posted by af6aq on 2nd January 2012

Edward Howland Swan

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Edward Howland Swan WA6FSB
April 18, 1921 – December 18, 2011
Resident of San Leandro

Passed away with his loving daughter, Patricia Back, and family friend, Colleen Hess, at his side. Predeceased by his parents, Albert E. and Matie G. Swan and his beloved wife of 49 years, Eve Swan. Survived by his daughter, Patricia “Harry” Back, grandsons: Troy Hickok, Darrin “Sharon” Hickok, granddaughter, Sheri Hickok, great grand children, Darrin Jr., Jennifer and Cole Hickok, dear nephew Stan Martin. A true family man and friend to all who knew him and who will be so dearly missed by his family and dear friends, Colleen, Steven and Gary Hess. Enormous thanks and love to the Visiting Angels for their tender care given to my dad. Be dancing with mom and save a dance for me. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the or
Visiting Angels Senior Home Healthcare at 16 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 200, San Ramon, CA 94583 Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Friday 12/23/2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Santos-Robinson Mortuary 160 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro. Interment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery, Hayward


Published in Inside Bay Area from December 21 to December 23, 2011

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East Bay Section to Offer Technician License Class

Posted by af6aq on 2nd January 2012

Begin the New Year by getting your FCC Technician Class license.


The East Bay Section of the ARRL is putting on a four week long Technician Class in Alameda CA beginning in January 2012.


Each session will last about 2 ½ hours and cover different topics each week.

The classes are scheduled for Wednesday evening at 7:00pm – 9:30pm with the first class scheduled for January 18th 2012.

The other three classes will be held on January 25th, Feb 1st and Feb 8th.

All classes will be held at the Alameda Fire Department Training Building at 431 Stardust Place Alameda 94501 (intersection of W Midway and Rainbow).

The classes will prepare you for the FCC exam which is scheduled for Sunday 12th February beginning at 9:00 am.


There is no fee for the classes, but there is a $15 fee for taking the exam. This fee includes filing costs for the exam.


There are no prerequisites and all are welcome to attend this popular class.


For more information or to register please contact David Haycock, KI6AWR by email or by phone at 510 846-0011.


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