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Archive for March, 2012

Webinars in April 2012

Posted by ks6m on 31st March 2012

These two webinars, from the Atlantic Division, are being made available to members in the Pacific Division. Please note that the times listed are EDT. The two subjects are highly recommended.

American Red Cross and Amateur Radio

The American Red Cross is an important ARES® served agency. The Red Cross serves the public in many disaster situations including on site relief, disaster assessment, evacuation and sheltering those persons displaced in an emergency. This webinar describes the Red Cross activities and the role amateur radio can play in providing vital communications support. The intention is to provide Red Cross and amateur radio operators with a basic understanding of mutual expectations and needs in the sheltering environment and stresses efficient and accurate communications using various amateur modes including NBEMS.

The date and time are: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT. To register, go to

Winlink 2000 Webinar

This session will focus on Winlink 2000 used for EmComm purposes. Presenters for this session will be Steve Waterman K4CJX, Lor Kutchins W3QA, Dave Skolnick KO4MI and Phil Sherrod W4PHS.

The date and time are: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 9:00 pm to 10:40 pm EDT. To register, go to

ARRL Pacific Division
Director: Robert B Vallio, W6RGG

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Former ACSCT Member Carol Raugust, KE6QPQ – SK

Posted by af6aq on 17th March 2012

Carol Theresa Raugust

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Carol Theresa Raugust Aug. 3, 1934 Feb. 20, 2012 Resident of Hayward Carol passed away February 20th after a long battle with ever-declining health. Although she spent most of her life in a wheelchair, Carol constantly fought to be independent. A highly intelligent woman, she was a powerful advocate for the disabled and a very active member of Westminster Hills Presbyterian Church. Her strong spirit helped her overcome many obstacles and she became a microbiologist, working for many years for Alameda County Department of Health. Her parents and two brothers predeceased her, but she left behind extended family and friends who will all miss her verve for life and incisive wit. A remembrance service will be held on Monday, March 5th at 10am, Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward.
Published in Inside Bay Area from February 29 to March 2, 2012

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James Leo Gebel K6BAW – SK

Posted by af6aq on 17th March 2012

James Leo Gebel

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[] James Leo Gebel July 20, 1933 – Feb. 19, 2012 Resident of Hayward, CA James Leo Gebel passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, February 19, 2012. James, known as “Jim” to family and friends, was born in Chicago to Peter F. Gebel II and Josephine Gebel. At the age of 8, Jim’s parents moved the family to Los Angeles. Growing up, Jim had an affinity for radios and electronics and entered the U.S. Army soon after graduating from L.A. High in 1952. In 1955, Jim married Mary Belle Qualls and adopted her daughter Victoria Diana. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Jim and family settled in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California and had 3 children (Michael Frederick, Monica Lynn, and Patrick Boyd) over the next few years. Jim worked at various companies as an electronic technician and later engineer. On nights and weekends, he attended San Fernando Valley State College to further his education and career. While single and in his late 30’s, Jim met Carole Anne Duke in March 1971, married her in July 1973, and they moved to the Hayward area in 1974. They had children Jeffrey Lee in 1975 and Wendy Anne in 1978. Jim worked for Speedcall, Atari, and Solid State Communications (where he reached VP of Engineering) before starting his own business, Gebelog Electronic Controls (GEC), in 1987. Jim was a family man first and foremost. He greatly enjoyed adventure with his family, including camping, boating, sailing, and traveling. He was a train enthusiast, loved riding his motorcycle, and played trombone in a Bay Area swing band. In his late 40’s, Jim learned to water ski and was proud to have skied under the Golden Gate Bridge for his 50th Birthday. He was an avid HAM Radio operator, enjoyed discussing politics and current events, and loved to strike up a conversation with anyone. In recent years, he and Carole enjoyed many vacations and cruises to places such as Europe, Australia, South America, the Panama Canal, the South Pacific, and Alaska. Jim was very active in the community, including being a volunteer for the disaster broadcast emergency system, the Fairview Community Club, and served on the Fairview Fire Protection District Board, including a term as Chairman of the Board. He served as scoutmaster for multiple Boy Scout troops and was active in the Hayward Amateur Radio Club and American Legion. Jim is preceded in death by parents, Peter and Josephine Gebel, brothers Peter and Jack, sister Margaret, and daughter Victoria. Jim is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carole; children Michael, Monica (Bob) Bischof, Patrick (Sherry) Gebel, Jeffrey (Michelle) Gebel, and Wendy (Dominic) Viola; grandchildren Clifton Gray, Olivia Mitchell, Zachary Gray, Rosanna Gebel, Amy Gebel, Isaac Viola, Shane Viola, Liam Gebel, Christina Rush, Jennifer Blagg, Kenneth Blagg, and Christopher Nelms; great grandchildren Connor and Bryce Mitchell, Kinley and Madelyn Gebel, and Devon Rush. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lone Tree Cemetery Amphitheatre at 24591 Fairview Ave. in Hayward. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital .

Published in Inside Bay Area on February 26, 2012

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EB Section ARES is on Twitter

Posted by ks6m on 9th March 2012

If you use Twitter, please follow ARRL East Bay Section ARES. Our username is @EB_ARES

You’ll find our page at!/EB_ARES

John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, East Bay Section

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Local ARISS school contact on March 5

Posted by ks6m on 3rd March 2012

On Monday, March 5, there will be an ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) contact with Dilworth Elementary School in San Jose. The contact will begin within a few minutes of 1833 UTC (10:33 am PST) on March 5 and may last as long as ten minutes.

During this pass the ISS (International Space Station) will travel across Bay Area skies from southwest to northeast. It will reach a maximum elevation of about 62 degrees, at which time it will be northwest of the zenith.

You may be able to hear the transmissions from the ISS in the SF Bay Area during this contact. To listen to the ISS downlink traffic, in which an astronaut will reply to student questions, tune to 145.800 MHz FM. Do not transmit.

The contact will be direct between NA1SS (one of the spacecraft’s ham call signs) and Don Anastasia AA6W. Tim Bosma W6MU is the ARISS mentor coordinating the contact with the school.

The Dilworth ARISS contact is taking place during the Destination Station exhibit at the nearby Tech Museum. The 4th and 5th grade students are involved in a space probe project. The 5th graders have taken a NASA-related field trip. On the day of the contact, the school is expecting Amateur Radio operators to give a presentation of how the equipment works. Immediately following the ARISS contact, the students will participate in breakout sessions (grouped by grade level) to participate in activities related to space and/or Amateur Radio. The students will make a movie of their experience which will also include student–to–student interview segments.

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