ARRL East Bay Section

Archive for March, 2016

Public Service Events

Posted by ks6m on 12th March 2016

Outdoor public event season is getting under way here in the Bay Area. Such events include ultra, marathon, and fun runs, bicycle and equestrian rides, community walks, parades, fairs, and rodeos — large, preplanned, non-emergency public activities. Amateur Radio provides voluntary noncommercial communication services to the community at events like these. Sponsors of some 2016 events in the ARRL East Bay Section have requested such support. We list these events on our Web site’s Calendar of Public Service Events. Use the calendar throughout the season to learn of opportunities for service and to sign up.

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General Class License Training

Posted by ks6m on 12th March 2016

The Salvation Army and the Mt Diablo Amateur Radio Club

Ham Radio General Class License Training
Starts: Thursday 03/31/2016 at 06:30 pm
(The General license is the second level Ham license)
The Salvation Army Corps, 3950 Clayton Rd., Concord CA 94521, Fireside Room
Registration required – Email:

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Become a Ham in One Day

Posted by ks6m on 12th March 2016

Here is your opportunity to become, or upgrade, licensed Amateur Radio
operator in one day. Success rate is over 90%. Study Session followed
by Exam.
When: Saturday, May 14th
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Benicia Senior Center
187 East L Street, Benicia
What: Technician Class (beginner’s level)
General Class Upgrade (for those already licensed as a Tech)
Fee: $30.00 cash at the door (Includes exam fee)
Questions: or Art at (707) 746-5858
Conducted by: Benicia Amateur Radio Club (BARC), Member W5YI VEC
Class size is limited. Advance Registration is required. No prep or
prior study required.
Prospective Hams should plan on attending a free Get-On-The-Air Class
after passing their test, to become familiar with Amateur Radio
Reserve Your Space – Become a Ham in One Day!

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