ARES Standby for Activation Requested

[SLV] [All] ARES Standby for Activation Requested As of 12:55pm We have been requested by the County EOC to stand by for a possible deployment in the county for supporting communications. There are a few fires in both North and South County that are of concern so a few small shelter operations may pop up […]

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FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory

Several references from ARRL Headquarters follow. FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory: Radio Users Reminded Not to Use Radios in Crimes,  January 17, 2021 The FCC has released an Enforcement Advisory: Amateur and Personal Radio Services Licensees and Operators May Not Use Radio Equipment to Commit or Facilitate Criminal Acts. [Complete text of FCC Enforcement Advisory follows.] […]

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ARRL, on the Purpose of Amateur Radio

ARRL, on the Purpose of Amateur RadioJanuary 17, 2021 For over 100 years amateur radio and ARRL — the National Association for Amateur Radio® — have stood for the development of the science and art of communications, public service, and the enhancement of international goodwill. Amateur Radio’s long history and service to the public has […]

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FCC Invites Comments on Expanding the Number of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators

FCC Invites Comments on Expanding the Number of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators, January 8, 2021 In a January 5 Public Notice, the FCC requested comments on whether the current 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) are sufficient to facilitate the efforts of their accredited Volunteer Examiners (VEs) in administering amateur radio examinations. The ARRL VEC is the […]

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Winlink Thursday Events

Winlink Thursday events resumed on January 7, 2021. I’m including two detailed references. The initial instructions specific to the event are courtesy Bill McFarland / N0AXZ, and are reproduced in their entirety. 2021- EmComm Drill Participants, In order for you to have a chance to practice sending and receiving Winlink messages, we are continuing the […]

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WinLink

After all of these detailed instructions, where does this lead ?    Ironically, this first scheduled event didn’t yield an acknowledgement at ARS NV6W, which suggests that something was awry at the ARCPACIFICserver. An otherwise reasonable inquiry sent to the system administrator did not yield a response. There was no QSL, via bureau or otherwise. No matter. I […]

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The Popular Winlink Thursday Exercises

Another broadcast message specific to the event: From: ARC EmComm Steering Committee Moderator #1<ARC.EmComm.mod1@gmail.com>Date: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 6:40 PMSubject: [Special] [ARC-EmComm-Training] Winlink Thursdays resume!#WinlinkThursdaysTo: <ARC-EmComm-Training@groups.io> Dear Friends, With the holidays behind us we are ready to resume the popular Winlink Thursday exercises.  The goal is to help you learn more about Winlink and […]

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Christmas Eve Forecast Calls ARES/RACES/SKYWARN into Action

Christmas Eve Forecast Calls ARES/RACES/SKYWARN into Action ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®), RACES, and SKYWARN volunteers in Upstate New York were called upon on the morning of December 24 to provide current snowpack amounts, future rainfall amounts, and river and stream gauge levels to the National Weather Service (NWS). “Our ARES groups got a […]

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Training and Qualifications for the Santa Cruz County ARES Group

Bob / K06XX shares the following information regarding training and qualifications for the Santa Cruz County ARES group. See also the website xczcomm.com. Page 1 ARES Training Requirements Rev. 2 17 July 2020 The Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a group of volunteer ham radio operators who organize and practice to be […]

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The Northern California DX Club Held a Joint Meeting

Via ASM Wayne Opp, N6BTU — The Northern California DX Club held a joint meeting in January with a Georgia club, SEDXC. Total attendance to the Zoom meeting 76. Mike, K6MKF presented a historical view of early amateur radio and the founding of the ARRL and W1AW. In attendance at the meeting was Hiram Maxim, […]

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