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Benicia Amateur Radio Class-in-One Day

Posted by John Primus on 23rd July 2017

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – Benicia, CA



Study Session followed by Exam


When:    Saturday, October 7th, 2017

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Where:   Benicia Senior Center

1201 East 2nd 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

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 operations

Reserve Your Space – Become a Ham in One Day!

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Fldigi/Flmsg Workshop

Posted by John Primus on 18th July 2017

If you’ve ever persevered in transmitting messages in five-word groups with pauses for phonetic spelling, you’ll be blown away by the ease of message transmission with fldigi.  Coupled with flmsg, it even provides formats for ICS messages, and it lets you send spreadsheets.  So it behooves all of us to learn how to use fldigi. There will be a “learn how to use fldigi” workshop on Thursday, August 3, at the Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road (at West St.), Concord. If you’re new to this, we’ll help you get started.  If you’re familiar with fldigi, come and be an elmer.

Bring a laptop and an HT …. that’s all you need for the basics.  Prior to the workshop download  fldigi/flmsg from:

Please register for this class by sending an email request to and complete and return the auto response enrollment form.

There are some very good setup videos: I particularly like the ones by K4REF:

If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact me,

Klaus Berkner K6KHB at

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