Posted by ks6m on August 6th, 2013
A seven-week Thursday-evenings class leading to the FCC Technician-class Amateur Radio license is scheduled to start August 22, 2013.
All classes are from 7-9 pm in the Fireside Room, The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Rd. Concord, 94521. The cross street is West St.
If you have friends with an interest in getting the Technician license or taking an upgrade class email: HamRadioClass@gmail.com (HamRadioClass null@null gmail NULL.com) and an auto reply registration form will be emailed back to you. When you receive the registration form, REPLY, fill out the information and send the reply back. Always include/ADD your FCC call sign if you have one, or otherwise your initials, in the SUBJECT line of the email.
The next General license class has not been scheduled. The next Amateur Extra license class has not been scheduled. BUT if you are interested in upgrading your license, PLEASE email HamRadioClass@gmail.com and let us know. We are doing a count of those interested. PLEASE include your call sign if you have one when sending us an email.
General and Tech classes are held Thursday evenings, while the Extra class will be Wednesdays.
We do not have a one day Ham Cram.
License testing is the 3rd Friday of the month at the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club meeting 6 pm at the church on Carol Lane in Lafayette. See http://www.mdarc.org/ (http://www NULL.mdarc NULL.org/) for details and exceptions.
Event and class schedules can be found at http://www.saternconcord.org/ (http://www NULL.saternconcord NULL.org/)
73 to all
Richard E Lueck
K6REL & WQKS440
Concord SATERN – Concord EDS – and Concord Canteen event schedules and
times can be found at http://www.saternconcord.org/ (http://www NULL.saternconcord NULL.org/)
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Posted by ks6m on July 6th, 2013
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 later this month.
ARRL Field Examiners in the ARRL East Bay Section have scheduled an EC-001 final exam session to begin at noon on Sunday, July 28, 2013. It will be held in the Media Room of Oakland Fire Station 1, 1605 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland 94612. This session is listed on the ARRL Web site (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/ceps/ec-001-129). 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, or by studying the course transcript, The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course, 4th Edition. Those who would like to study this material in a local Field Class should consider the course beginning on July 13 in the city of Alameda (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/ceps/ec-001-122).
Candidates should 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 (http://www NULL.arrleastbaysection NULL.net/ares/coursetraining NULL.html).
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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Posted by af6aq on June 24th, 2013
ARRL Life Member and Public Relations Committee Member Don Carlson, KQ6FM, of Sparks, Nevada, died June 21, of complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was an active radio amateur and commercial radio broadcaster, known as “Don Murray” during his days at Nevada and California radio stations, where he usually hosted oldies and jazz shows. He ran a broadcast production business, The Voice Shop, and did commercial voice-over work for radio and television, including for ARRL national radio and TV public service announcements. Carlson served as District Emergency Coordinator for Nevada’s Northwest District, as well as Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator, Section Emergency Coordinator, Public Information Coordinator and Assistant Section Manager. In California he had served as Santa Clara Valley SEC and as an Assistant Section Manager, and as District Emergency Coordinator for Monterey County. His voice occasionally was heard on Amateur Radio Newsline, the weekly ham radio news webcast. In 2010 the ARRL Pacific Division recognized his contributions to Amateur Radio by naming him “Ham of the Year” at Pacificon. Carlson also served on the board of directors for EMCOMMWEST, an annual ARRL specialty convention held in Reno. A celebration of life for Don Carlson will be held June 29, 10 AM, at Sierra Bible Church, 3195 Everett Dr, Reno. A celebration of Life will be held June 29, 10 AM, at Sierra Bible Church, 3195 Everett Dr, Reno, NV 89503. The family requests that cards be mailed to Sierra Bible Church and memorial donations made to a church or other charitable donation “to help someone less fortunate than yourself.”
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Posted by ks6m on June 21st, 2013
ARRL Field Day 2013 happens this weekend! ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
If your group is hosting a Field Day site, you probably know what to do and are doing it already. If you are not connected to a group that is hosting a Field Day site, you can enjoy a visit to a nearby site. Locate Field Day sites with the ARRL Field Day Site Locator (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/field-day-locator).
You can also operate on your own during Field Day, even if you are limited to the VHF and UHF bands. To learn how, see the ARRL Field Day (http://www NULL.arrl NULL.org/field-day) Web pages.
Field Day goes live on Saturday morning at 11:00 am PDT. It continues for 24 hours, though some Field Day sites will not be in operation for that full period.
Have a great Field Day, and 73 …
John Rabold KS6M, Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section
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Posted by af6aq on June 21st, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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