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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ARRL ARES Volunteers Were Ready to Assist in Wake of Nashville Blast

ARRL ARES Volunteers Were Ready to Assist in Wake of Nashville Blast ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers went on alert, ready to deploy in Williamson County, Tennessee, in the aftermath of an apparently intentional explosion early on Christmas Day in front of an AT&T switching facility in downtown Nashville. The blast injured several […]

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Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021 to you all! Here’s to substantially improved living conditions regionally, and beyond. To be sure, the previous months have been unprecedented; an especially challenging time for all of us. Despite the odds, we have what must be one of the most active sections anywhere. Thank you all for making this work! […]

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A Licensing Class That’s Coming up in Just a Few Days

QST via John / N6QX: a licensing class that’s coming up in just a few days — To Technician License Holders: Santa Cruz County ARES will conduct a free series of Zoom classes beginning January 11 to prepare Technician Class amateur radio license holders to pass the General Class exam. The class will be more […]

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The San Benito County Amateur Radio Association

Upgrading and returning amateurs: The San Benito County Amateur Radio Association continues to offer remote license examinations. See also the detailed notes regarding exam preparation strategies — https://sbcara.org/testing-training/ […]

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Testing the W6JWS Repeater in Bonny Doon

W6JWS repeater update, from Bob / K06XX — Hi everyone, Paul K6EH and Jim WO6BZ just finished testing the W6JWS repeater in Bonny Doon. It has great coverage except for those very low areas. This repeater was placed here specifically to cover the San Lorenzo Valley area. It has been very costly not only for […]

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