Posted by af6aq on 19th January 2013
“Getting On The Air”
The Salvation Army together with the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club
will hold a 2 part seminar where you can develop your
Amateur Radio License Getting On The Air skills
This is your next step after becoming licensed. This is your chance to learn the how to and techniques of Emergency Communications on Ham Radio and the excitement of Getting On The Air.
This seminar is to upgrade your current Technician skills!
Part 1 Thursday March 28, 2013
Part 2 Thursday April 4, 2013
At 7-9 pm
The Salvation Army
3950 Clayton Road, (at West St.)
Registration is required.
Class is FREE but there is a $5 materials fee – No Textbook is needed.
Follow up training continues throughout the year.
Stay tuned at www.SATERNConcord.org
To sign up email: HamRadioClass@gmail.com (http://us NULL.mc1848 NULL.mail NULL.yahoo NULL.com/mc/compose?to=HamRadioClass null@null gmail NULL.com)
For voice mail or fax: 925 465-9554
Chuck Graham, KI6DCD
EDS/SATERN Training Coordinator
Salvation Army Concord Corps
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Posted by af6aq on 23rd August 2012
The ARRL East Bay Section ARES is pleased to announce an opportunity to build skills needed to deal with emergencies.
Beginning 18th September there will be a course to assist volunteers involved in emergency communications.
The course is entitled:
An Introduction to Emergency Communication EC-001 and is intended as a study course associated with the ARRL EC-001 examination. EC-001 and its prerequisites, ICS-100 and IS-700, are among the course training requirements to qualify for Full Member status in the ARRL East Bay Section ARES® program.
Among the topics that you will learn is the role of the Incident Command System (ICS) in communications and techniques and protocols used in the passing of messages. Additional topics include how to prepare for emergencies and how to set up and operate a radio communications network. You will also understand the different types of network, message precedence and how to prioritize messages.
The course is designed in support of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), but is suitable and open to anyone with an interest in supporting communications in the time of an emergency. This is a non-technical course and students do not need to have an amateur radio license. The class is free of charge.
The course will be held at the Alameda Fire Department Training facility at 431 Stardust Place, Alameda CA 94501.
The course material is split into three components each lasting about 2 ½ hours. Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings.
September 18th 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
September 25th 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
October 2nd 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
An examination session is scheduled to be held on Sunday 14th October (10:00 am) at Pacificon 2012.
There is a fee of $15 associated with this exam and prior certification with FEMA ICS100 and IS700 is required.
Please contact David Haycock by email firstname.lastname@example.org (http://us NULL.mc1848 NULL.mail NULL.yahoo NULL.com/mc/compose?to=ki6awr null@null arrl NULL.net) or phone 510.846.0011 for additional details. Registration is recommended as space is limited.
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Posted by ks6m on 3rd August 2012
The East Bay Section’s Technical Coordinator Kristen McIntyre K6WX and her son Christopher KG6SVI were among those interviewed August 2 on KALW-FM (http://www NULL.kalw NULL.org/) about the magic of Amateur Radio. The story touches on ham radio topics such as CW, youth, DX, the unpredictability of propagation, and emergency communications.
This interview neatly sidesteps a common problem with media stories about ham radio: in most cases the journalist is clueless about our hobby. Apply the Walter Cronkite solution: in this case, the reporter is himself a ham, Mike Meenan ND6MM.
Read and listen to this story (http://www NULL.kalw NULL.org/post/chatroulette-there-was-ham-radio).
John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section
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Posted by ks6m on 5th June 2012
Amateurs in and near the ARRL East Bay Section are invited to participate in a brief radio activity on Saturday morning, June 9, 2012 in support of the American Red Cross Bay Area, a served agency of ARRL East Bay Section ARES®.
Early on June 9, Red Cross emergency response vehicles (ERVs) will be driven from their bases in six counties to a central location for semiannual cleaning and restocking. As they drive, their crews are asked to make frequent two-way radio contact, on a Red Cross frequency, with the Red Cross Disaster Operations Center (DOC) in Oakland. However, the transmissions are simplex, and terrain often prevents contact. The Red Cross invites assistance from the Amateur Radio community in tracking its ERVs that morning.
Between 7:30 and 9:00 am PDT on June 9, licensed amateurs are asked to listen for transmissions from these vehicles on a Red Cross frequency, 47.420 MHz (FM mode). They will be calling or replying to “Oakland DOC” and will identify themselves with 4-digit numbers as their tactical IDs. Any amateur who hears such a transmission, whether or not it is acknowledged by Oakland DOC, is invited to call “Oakland DOC” via Amateur Radio to report the vehicle’s ID, its location if that was heard, the time of the transmission, and his or her own Amateur Radio call sign.
Hams at Oakland DOC will be listening for reports on two Amateur Radio repeater systems: the Vaca Valley Radio Club repeater on Mt. Vaca in Solano County at 145.470 MHz, minus offset, PL 127.3, and the linked Bay-Net system. Bay-Net has a UHF repeater in the East Bay at 443.975 MHz PL 100.0, has several repeaters in the South Bay including 443.225 MHz PL 100.0, and is available via EchoLink and IRLP; see the Bay-Net Web site (http://www NULL.bay-net NULL.org/). The American Red Cross Bay Area thanks the Vaca Valley Radio Club and Bay-Net for their cooperation.
On these repeater systems, Oakland DOC will be announcing its availability to accept reports but will not be operating a directed net. Other amateurs may occasionally use these repeater systems for other purposes that morning, so please stand by until the frequency clears or ask the users if they will stand by for a moment so you can make your report.
Though not all dual-band HT or mobile ham radio rigs receive frequencies as low as 47 MHz, many do. We hope that hams with that capability, including those participating in the ARRL June VHF QSO Party beginning later that morning, will enjoy this challenge.
John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section
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Posted by k6jeb on 17th May 2012
USS Iowa docked in Richmond, CA
This is a last minute heads-up:
The W6BB Amateur Radio Club (http://www NULL.w6bb NULL.org/) at the University of California, Berkeley has been invited to operate aboard the Battleship, USS IOWA (BB-61) (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_(BB-61)) as final preparations are completed to depart for her new home as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.
We will have a small contingent of W6BB operators onboard and will be working CW, SSB and PSK modes. Bands will likely be 15/20/40m, others as conditions allow.
Date and time, 5/18/2012 from 1300-1930 PDT (2000 UTC 20120518 through 0230 UTC 20120519 ) .
We would very much appreciate being spotted on the Clusters.
For those of you who are able to work us, there will be a special QSL card for this one time W6BB on BB-61 operation.
Please pass the word around.
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