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Ham Radio Course Forming Now!

Posted by af6aq on 30th June 2015

We’ll be taking a short break in July and then kicking off more training with our General Class Course followed by Getting On The Air.  Please let your members, friends, readers and associates it is time to sign up.  Go to HamRadioClass@gmail.com.  If you have signed up already once is enough.  Be sure and include your call sign.  This is an upgrade course. 

 

Ham Radio Course Forming Now!

 

The Salvation Army together with the

Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club

will be holding an 8 week course where you can upgrade your Amateur Radio License to General Class

 

The General Class license is your gateway to all the world-wide Amateur bands of excitement and Emergency Communications on Ham Radio…and you do NOT need to learn Morse code!

 

This course is to upgrade your current Technician License

 

Course begins on…

Thursday August 6th to

September 24th 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 $7 materials fee and Textbook if needed about $27.  Each student must have full access to a copy of the text.

 

License testing will also be available.

Follow up training –

Getting On The Air HF is October 8th and October 22nd.

 

To sign up email: HamRadioClass@gmail.com

 

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Maxwell Memorial Station W6CF

Posted by af6aq on 16th June 2015

CHRS (California Historical Radio Society) is going back on the air on Amateur Radio Field Day, with the Maxwell Memorial Station W6CF  (ol’ “Chicken Feathers”). Starting at 11 AM, Saturday, June 27, at Radio Central in Alameda (2152 Central Ave. off Park St.).  CHRS hams will operate on standard ham bands and also on VHF two meters FM.  Clubs and others all over America will join this party on the air, the ARRL’s national emergency preparedness exercise.  ARRL has been sponsoring this Field Day weekend since the early 1930s.

Everyone is invited to participate. Licensed hams can operate the transmitters. This is a good opportunity to review some of the historic amateur radio gear now in the new mobile storage as well. This is a good way to learn about amateur radio and its history. CHRS is working towards a large station for W6CF, with operating vintage equipment and interpretive displays. Much of the collection of amateur radio materials in the library is now being reshelved and will be accessible.

73 de K6VK.

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