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SECTION VE TEST SESSIONS
- ARCA, EBARC, and ORCA sponsor joint ARRL VEC Amateur Radio Test Sessions quarterly (2011 dates are 1/23, 4/17, 7/24, 10/23) at 0900 hours. Exams are held at Fire Station #1 Media Room, 1605 Martin Luther King at 17th Street, Oakland. The 2010 fee (and retest fee) will be $15. For info call 510-846-1587 or 510-741-8227.
- LARK conducts testing sessions on an as-needed/as-requested basis immediately following the Klub meetings. To request or determine if there will be a testing session please contact Ron Kane, AD6KV (AD6KV at arrl.net) at least a week in advance so that arrangements can be made.
- MDARC holds VE test sessions on the 3rd Friday of the month, 1800 hours local, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA
- Tri-City VE Group holds test sessions at their location near highways 680 and 880 at Hurricane Electric, 48233 Warm Springs Boulevard, Fremont. The 2011/2012 scheduled dates are: Sat Nov 12, 2011, 0900-1130; Tue Dec 13, 2011, 1830-2100; Sat Jan 14, 2012, 0900-1130;Tue Feb 14, 2012, 1830-2100; Sat Mar 10, 2012, 0900-1130; Tue Apr 10, 2012, 1830-2100; Sat May 12, 2012, 0900-1130; Tue Jun 14, 2012, 1830-2100; Sat Jul 14, 2012, 0900-1130; Tue Aug 14, 2012, 1830-2100; Sat Sep 8, 2012, 0900-1130; Tue Oct 9, 2012, 1830-2100; Sat Nov 10, 2012, 0900-1130; Tue Dec 11, 2012, 1830-2100. For further information, contact Bernhard AE6YN@arrl.net (http://us NULL.mc810 NULL.mail NULL.yahoo NULL.com/mc/compose?to=AE6YN null@null arrl NULL.net) (510) 364-0611, www.sbara.org (http://www NULL.sbara NULL.org/), or check the ARRL website.
PACIFIC DIVISION HAMFESTS/CONVENTIONS
- MONTEREY BAY RADIOFEST 2011 – The Santa Clara Valley Section Convention (RadioFest 2011) sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School Amateur Radio Club has been cancelled. For more information, go to http://www.radiofest.org/ (http://www NULL.radiofest NULL.org/)
- INTERNATIONAL DX CONVENTION 2011 – The 2011 International DX convention was held 15-17 April 2011 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 9000 West Airport Drive, Visalia, CA. This event is sponsored alternately by the Southern California DX Club (http://www NULL.scdxc NULL.org/) & Northern California DX Club (http://www NULL.ncdxc NULL.org/). Additional information is at http://www.dxconvention.org (http://www NULL.dxconvention NULL.org/).
- VALLEY OF THE MOON AMATUER RADIO CLUB HAMFEST 2011 (San Francisco (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/sections/SF NULL.html)) – The 2011 VOMARC Hamfest was held on May 1st, at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA. For more information, go to: http://vomarc.org (http://vomarc NULL.org/).
- EMCOMM WEST 2011 – ARRL Nevada Section hosted this event on May 6-8, 2011 at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino 2500 East 2nd Street (http://us NULL.rd NULL.yahoo NULL.com/maps/us/insert/Tmap/extmap/*-http:/maps NULL.yahoo NULL.com/maps_result?addr=2500+East+2nd+Street&csz=Reno%2C+NV&country=us) in Reno, Nevada. Go to http://emcommwest.org/ (http://emcommwest NULL.org/) for more information.
- SACRAMENTO HAMFEST 2011 – The Hamfest sponsored by the North Hills Radio Club was held 22 May, 2011. Go to http://www.k6is.org/ (http://www NULL.k6is NULL.org/) for more information.
- EAST BAY SECTION CONVENTION 2011 – The first annual ARRL East Bay Section Convention will be cosponsored by the The ARRL East Bay Section and the California Historical Radio Society. The event will be held at the KRE Building – Home of the California Historical Radio Society, Bay Area Radio Museum, and W6CF Memorial Station on June 4, from 0900 to 1300. Go to http://www.eastbaysectionarrl.org/ (http://www NULL.eastbaysectionarrl NULL.org/) for more information.
- PACIFICON 2011 – PACIFICON is the ARRL Pacific Division’s convention and was once again be sponsored/organized by MDARC. It was October 14-16, 2011, at the Santa Clara Marriott Santa Clara, CA. For more information go to: http://www.pacificon.org (http://www NULL.pacificon NULL.org/)