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HR.4969– Amateur Radio Parity Act

Posted by af6aq on 17th July 2014

An HR.4969 page now is open on the ARRL website. It contains information and resources for clubs and individuals wishing to support efforts to gain co-sponsors for the measure by contacting their members of Congress.

Here’s the direct link:

These ARRL Web news stories, posted July 16th, provide additional background.

Thank you very much.

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Centennial QSO Party Scoring Page

Posted by ks6m on 15th February 2014

The ARRL Centennial QSO Party scoring page (https://centennial-qp NULL.arrl is now live! This new page allows you to see your Centennial QSO Party score, what QSOs you’ve been given credit for, and where your score stands in the listing of all participants. You can also search the database for a specific call to see how many points it is worth. Use your Logbook of The World (http://www NULL.arrl username and password to enter.

Read more about the ARRL Centennial QSO Party in the ARRL East Bay Section.

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EC-001 Course Announcement

Posted by af6aq on 21st June 2013

The ARRL East Bay Section is pleased to announce the schedule for the next EC-001 classroom course.

EC-001 is an introductory course designed for Amateur Radio volunteers who want to serve as part of an ARES® response team. The course is based on the ARRL publication “The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course, 4th Edition”.

This is a three part class with each part held on a different Saturday. The sessions are held from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm on consecutive Saturday mornings. The course is free of charge.

Pre-registration is required and students should plan to attend all three sessions.

431 Stardust Place
Alameda CA 94501
Part 1 July 13th
Part 2 July 20th
Part 3 July 27th
All sessions are from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

If you have questions or want to register for this free class please contact:
David Haycock, KI6AWR
510-846-0011 or email:

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Radio Class Forming

Posted by af6aq on 19th January 2013

G.O.T.A. Seminar

“Getting On The Air”

Forming Now!


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!


Seminar Times…

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.)

Concord 94521


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


To sign up email: (http://us NULL.mc1848 NULL.mail null@null gmail

For voice mail or fax: 925 465-9554



Chuck Graham, KI6DCD

EDS/SATERN Training Coordinator

Salvation Army Concord Corps



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ARRL East Bay Section to Offer EC-001 Course

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 (http://us NULL.mc1848 NULL.mail null@null arrl or phone 510.846.0011 for additional details.  Registration is recommended as space is limited.

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