Posted by af6aq on 8th March 2013
Preparation for Amateur Radio License: General Class
This class will prepare students to pass the Federal Communications Commission examination for the General Class Amateur Radio License. Students must hold a Technician Class Amateur License or be ready to take the examination for the Technician Class Amateur License. Topics include FCC regulations, radio communication methods, electronic circuit descriptions and calculations, and operating an Amateur Radio Station. The final session of the class will be an examination session conducted by Volunteer Examiners. Textbook cost $27 payable to the instructor.
The course will start Wednesday, April 10 at Alvarado School in Richmond and end on June 5. Nine sessions from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Register with West County Adult Education for course 2003102. Fee is $25 to Adult Education.
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Posted by af6aq on 18th February 2013
The Salvation Army together with the
Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club
will be holding a Technical Seminar on
Saturday February 23, 2013
at 10 AM – 1 PM
The Salvation Army
3950 Clayton Road, (at West St.)
Registration is NOT required.
Guest Speaker is Glen Rickard NO6W.
G5RV and other Wire Antennas will be discussed along with your questions about wire.
Follow up training for Ham Radio and Salvation Army Disaster Training will also be available in the future.
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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 15th August 2012
Amateur Radio operators and others who are studying the ARRL’s Introduction to Emergency Communication Course (EC-001) will have an opportunity to take the course’s examination and earn the ARRL completion certificate at PACIFICON 2012 in October.
ARRL Field Examiners have scheduled an EC-001 final exam session to begin at 10:00 am on Sunday, October 14, 2012. It will be held at PACIFICON 2012 (http://pacificon NULL.org/), the ARRL Pacific Division and ARRL National Convention, at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95054. This session is listed on the ARRL Web site (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/ceps/ec-001-73). The exam fee is $15. The exam consists of 35 multiple-choice questions, and a passing score is 80% or better.
EC-001 is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer. One need not be a licensed Amateur Radio operator to sit for the exam or earn the completion certificate. Candidates for this exam will have studied the course materials on line, in a local Field Class session, or by studying the course transcript, The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course, 4th Edition.
Candidates must complete and obtain certificates for two free online FEMA EMI Independent Study courses before beginning their EC-001 course studies. Those courses are IS-100, “Introduction to Incident Command System”, and IS-700, “National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction”. At the EC-001 exam, each candidate must provide the dates shown on his or her completion certificates for IS-100 and IS-700.
EC-001 and its prerequisites, IS-100 and IS-700, are among the course training requirements to qualify for Full Member status in the ARRL East Bay Section ARES® program.
More information about the EC-001 course and exam is available.
Walk-ins will be welcomed at this exam session, but if you plan to attend we would appreciate an advance email message to one of us so we can plan for you. See the Contact page for contact information.
David A. Haycock KI6AWR
Assistant Section Manager, Education and Training, ARRL East Bay Section
John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section
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