Special Field Day Edition

Special Field Day Edition — references courtesy ARRL Headquarters. 2021 ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2021 http://www.arrl.org/field-day Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our […]

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Congratulations to Jeneen Sommers, W6NCS

Congratulations to Jeneen Sommers, W6NCS, SC4 Amateur Radio Club President, on completing all requirements for ARES Level 3 certification. Jeneen is an assistant EC who has participated in many activations, including the CZU fire complex and evacuations last year. […]

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New Digipeater for Santa Cruz Mountain Communities

New Digipeater for Santa Cruz Mountain CommunitiesBy Lisa Short Chupity, W6LSCPIO for SC4ARC/ARES The SC4ARC/ARES organization has installed a new digipeater on Butano Ridge above Canyon Road near Pescadero. This digipeater serves the communities of La Honda,Pescadero, Butano Park, Loma Mar, Dearborn Park, Whitehouse Canyon and the La Honda Volunteer Fire Brigade. This is essential […]

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Not a Nice Day

Not a Nice Day By Suellene Petersen / K6CPA, Public Information Coordinator It seemed like it was going to be a nice day to take the dog for a walk and get some exercise. Glen Hannerman, KJ6BQK, is an educator in mid-county Monterey. As all of our educators know about the challenges to teaching has […]

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Amateurs’ Email Addresses Will Continue to Be Kept Private

Amateurs’ Email Addresses Will Continue to Be Kept Private, FCC Says Starting on June 29, all applications filed with the FCC must include an email address for FCC correspondence. After receipt of the initial announcement that all future applications would require an email address, ARRL was concerned for the privacy of its members and requested […]

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Successful Red Cross Emergency Communications Spring 2021 Drill Summary

This reference courtesy ARRL ARES Letter dated May 19, 2021 — Successful Red Cross Emergency Communications Spring 2021 Drill Summary The Red Cross Emergency Communications Training Group held its third nationwide drill on Saturday, May 8. The results are still being compiled and checked as this is written, but it appears that approximately 800 radio […]

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May’s Red Cross Emergency Communications Drill Was a Success

May’s Red Cross emergency communications drill was a success. Here’s the announcement of the event, from the organizers.  “The spring Red Cross nationwide emergency communications drill will be held on Saturday, May 8th, with Red Cross, ARES and other operators asked to demonstrate the ability to deliver digital messages using Red Cross forms to specific […]

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April 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released

April 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released05/13/2021 The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. A General class renewal applicant withdrew his application after FCC notice that the renewal application would be held up pending review of Volunteer Monitor complaints. As a […]

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First-Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration Number Before Taking Exam

QST de W1AWARRL Bulletin 15  ARLB015From ARRL HeadquartersNewington CT  May 7, 2021To all radio amateursSB QST ARL ARLB015 First-Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration Number before Taking Exam Beginning May 20, 2021, all amateur examination applicants will be required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an […]

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