Posted by af6aq on 8th April 2012
I’m Gary Pearce KN4AQ, the video guy from ARVN (http://arvn NULL.tv/)and my new podcast, Ham Radio Now (http://hamradionow NULL.tv/) (and occasional guest-host on Ham Nation).
I’m writing because I’ll be in the Bay area next weekend (Friday thru Sunday), and I’m looking for ideas/contacts for shooting a video podcast or two while I’m there. Since I’m based in North Carolina, I don’t get to cover the west coast much, so I’d like to find a good story or two on this trip.
Can you help? Any hams or groups you can think of who can do a show-and-tell with me. This can be a special event, but more likely just someone’s routine activity that happens to be very interesting! Anything to do with Amateur Radio that a worldwide audience would like to learn about. This will be recorded, not live, so timing isn’t critical. Length isn’t critical, either.
I’m already booked Saturday (I’ll be up at TWiT in Petaluma all day). But Friday and Sunday are open.
I’d be glad to have any/all of you participate or just come along to observe, but it’s not necessary.
Thanks and 73,
ARVN: Amateur Radio//Video News
Ham Radio Now.TV (http://now NULL.tv/)
Gary Pearce KN4AQ
508 Spencer Crest Ct.
Cary, NC 27513
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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
www.ARRL.org (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/)
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Posted by af6aq on 14th September 2011
The East Bay Amateur Radio Club and West Contra Costa Adult Education will offer a class to prepare applicants for the Amateur Radio Technician Class License, starting Sept. 13, 2011 and ending Dec. 13. The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Alvarado Campus, 5625 Sutter St., Richmond, CA 94804. Textbook is The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Revised 2nd Edition, which will be available for purchase.
Register at the West Contra Costa County School District Adult Education Office, 6028 Ralston Avenue, Richmond (510) 236-5355. Class fee is $15 paid to WCCAE. FCC examinations and license applications will be administered at the final class session by the EBARC Volunteer Examiners. Exam fee will be $15.
Contact Ken Fowler at 510-222-0830 or email: email@example.com .
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Posted by af6aq on 28th July 2011
I’m coordinating the third annual National Night Out Amateur Radio Net on the N6NFI repeater. The details are:
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Time: 7:00PM to 8:00PM local time
Freq: 145.230 MHz (N6NFI repeater).
PL: 100 Hz
I will be NetControl, and we’ll take check-ins from around the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2009 and 2010, we checked-in over 50 block parties from around the bay!
All Amateur Radio Operators in EB are encouraged to locate their neighborhood NNO party, go meet their neighbors, and check-in to the NNO Net on N6NFI.
So far we’ve collected 16 block parties around Fremont where we’re sending local Amateur Radio Operators to go and talk to the neighbors about Amateur Radio. Another 7 parties have asked for an Amateur Radio operator to attend – so we’re still inviting operators to contact me, so I can introduce them to those party coordinators.
Our focus this year is to encourage parties in all cities to check in to the Net. At the parties, we’re asking Amateurs to tell residents that they should meet the Amateur Radio operators living in their neighborhoods, become friends, and invite them to be part of their neighborhood emergency plans. We’re also asking Amateurs to tell neighbors that they can become licensed Amateurs as well, and explain the power of these radios, and just how easy it is to get an FCC license.
Thanks so much for your support of Amateur Radio in the East Bay.
Have a wonderful day, God Bless and 73
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Posted by af6aq on 15th June 2011
Ham Radio Test Session
June 29, 2011
“Last Chance General”
The Benicia Amateur Radio Club will conduct an ARRL VE Ham Radio test session at the downtown Benicia Fire Station at 150 Military West on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Cutoff to start testing is 8 PM. This will be the last opportunity to take the General exam using the current question pool. All exam levels will be offered. Enter via the West 2nd Street door – not the front door of the Fire Station. The Benicia Amateur Radio Club is a community-service-oriented non-profit group that works with the Benicia Fire Department and the Benicia Emergency Response Team to provide communications in the event of a disaster.
The examination session is administered under guidelines issued by the Federal Communications Commission by accredited examiners. This session occurs periodically in Benicia and prospective Ham operators or existing Hams interested in upgrading their license are invited to attend. The exam administration fee is $15, cash or check. (Sorry, no debit or credit cards accepted.) Applicants must bring a government issued photo ID (DL or passport). In the case of children or when no photo ID is available, please email (address below) for additional info.
Existing licensees wishing to upgrade must bring their original license plus a photocopy of it. Retests of a failed exam at the same test session will require payment of an additional test fee and a different test will be administered. Walk-ins accepted – no pre-registration is required. As required by the FCC, applicants will be required to provide their S.S. number or their FRN number as part of the application process. Additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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