SCV Section News Archive
This page contains news articles from our previous (non-wiki) website, dated 11/2004 through 8/2006.
Comments or questions can be directed to the Section Webmaster∞
NOTICE: August MARES Meeting cancelled
The Milpitas Amateur Radio & Electronics Society Club Meeting scheduled for August 9th has been CANCELLED.
Posted on August 10, 2006
Codeless Technician Amateur Radio License Class
A two-Saturday Codeless Technician Amateur Radio Course is being offered at the San Jose Police Merge Classroom on 19 and 26 August 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The license exam will be given at the end of the second class. For more information, contact the instructor: Chris Swartout, N6WCP∞
, (408) 272-6835 Option 4.
Posted on August 10, 2006
A new look for our site!
We're in the process of converting the site to a Wiki∞
. By doing so, we'll be able to let section officers update pages on the site independently, which should result in more and better information for all hams in the section. (For those that might be curious, we're using Wikka Wiki∞ as our Wiki engine.)
Posted on July 21, 2006
2-Saturday No Code Tech Class August 19th/26th
A no code technician license class will be held on two successive Saturdays in August, with the proctored exam occurring at the end of the second day. More information is available on the LicenseClasses
Posted on July 24, 2006
One-Day Amateur Radio Class on July 15th
LAARES (Los Altos Amateur Radio Emergency Service)∞
and the Los Altos Police CERT∞
are offering a one day study session for Technician or General theory, followed by testing. (Morse Code tests will not be given.) For information and to register, go to www.baears.com/signup.php∞
. For more info, contact Ross Peterson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org∞
or by phone at (650) 349-5349.
Posted on June 13, 2006
Bike race desparately needs hams this weekend (May 13-14)
The National MS Society is launching the Cruisin' to the Coast MS 150 Bike Tour on May 13th & 14th
. They are in desparate need of amateurs to provide communications (sag wagon riders, med tent communication, etc.). The ride is from Kerman to Monterey over the two-day event. The Ham coordinator for this event has fallen ill, and they have no one to organize amateur support!
If you or your organization can help, contact Kim Martin, Development Manager for the National MS Society (Fresno, CA), on his cell phone at (559) 307-9511.
Posted on May 9, 2006
BSA Camporee May 6th - KM6BSA
The Mt Hamilton District BSA Camporee will be this Saturday, May 6th. Troop 92 will operate from Noon to 4 pm as KM6BSA. You can work their station on 40 meters (7.270 MHz SSB, 7.030 MHz CW) and 15 meters (21.360 MHz SSB, 21.140 MHz CW), as well as APRS and local repeaters.
Posted on May 3, 2006
LARK Swapmeet is on for May 7th!
With the rain finally out of the forecast, the Livermore Swapmeet will meet at it's regular time and place for May. For more information and directions to the swapmeet, visit their web site at larkswap.com∞
Posted on May 2, 2006
Volunteers needed for Tour de Cure May 21, 2006
The ADA Tour de Cure bike ride needs a few more hams to volunteer for rest stops, and they need an experienced ham for relaying traffic over the mountains from Menlo Park to Pescadero. If you can help -- or would like more info -- go to http://www.civex.com/tour/∞
. There is a link at the bottom of the page that you can click on if you are able to volunteer.
Posted on 4/26/2006
Update on Big Sur International Marathon Support -- More Help Is Needed!!
The BSIM is Sunday, April 30th
. Rick, KN6FR (email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org) reports that there is critical need for hams with public service communications experience
such as the BSIM. There are many locations to be staffed, and experienced operators are in short supply. Contact Rick at his email address to volunteer. You can read about the communications plans here: **BSIM**∞
Posted on 4/23/2006
Operators needed for Big Sur International Marathon
At present Rick Lagerstrom (email@example.com∞
) desperately needs more operators to provide communications for the BSIM on Sunday, April 30, 2006. If you're interested, please contact Rick, at your earliest convenience, and download a volunteer form at: westlog.com∞
Posted on 4/18/2006
Upcoming County wide Drill
The next quarterly drill will be Sat, April 22nd, from 2pm - 4pm. It is scheduled to be a major eathquake that occurs at 2PM. It is requested that all hams come up on the County Resource net and make a report about the conditions you observe (AA6BT, 146.115 +, PL 100). For further information, contact Santa Clara County ARES/RACES at www.scc-ares-races.org/∞
Posted on 4/14/2006
Looking for a HAM who loves animals
Santa Clara County RACES is seeking an interested Ham to take the lead on organizing communications volunteers for a "Pet Net", which would provide rescue and shelter of pets after a local disaster. If you love animals and think this might be something you would like to organize, contact Larry Carr, DEC Santa Clara County RACES at firstname.lastname@example.org∞
Posted on 4/14/2006
Livermore Flea Market is cancelled for April
The rain has again flooded the park, and the organizers have no alternative but to cancel the April Livermore Swap Meet that was due to take place this Sunday, April 2nd. The next swap meet will take place on May 7th.
Posted on 3/29/2006
March 18th Ham Class in Milpitas Cancelled
Due to lack of students, the Ham Class beginning this weekend in Milpitas will be canceled. The class had been scheduled to be held at Fire Station One, 777 S. Main Street. For further information, contact email@example.com Bill Dale at 408-263-5325, or Lloyd Vancil∞
at 408-942-6627. More information about the Milpitas Amateur Radio & Electronics Society, who was sponsoring the class, can be found on their web site at w6mlp.org∞
Posted on 3/15/2006
Hams needed as SAG ride-along and rest stop communicators
Ham volunteers are needed to help as SAG ride-along or rest stop communicators for two upcoming long distance bike rides. On Sunday, May 21st
, there is the "Foothill Century" organized by the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School. On Sunday, June 4th
, there is the "Sequoia Century" organized by the Western Wheelers Bike Club. Both rides cover the Peninsula and South Bay areas. Contact Stuart Chessen, W6PSO, at firstname.lastname@example.org∞
if you can volunteer or would like more information.
Posted on 3/7/2006
Introduction to Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications Class on May 20th
The Ham Radio Class To Take After You Get Your License: This class assumes you have just received your license and have lots of questions. The class is both lecture and hands-on exercises. More information is available in a flier available here: www.specsnet.org/2006MAY.pdf∞
. Cost is $5.00 to cover materials. The class will be held at Cubberley Center in Palo Alto, CA. To register, contact Paul Lufkin by email at K6PML@arrl.net K6PML@arrl.net, or by phone at (650) 494-1316.
Posted on 3/4/2006
"March of Dimes - Walk America" on April 29th
Amateur operators are needed to support the March of Dimes Walk America in Vassona County Park (333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos) on April 29, 2006
from 9:00 am to Noon. Positions to be filled include Net Control Operators, Water Stop Communicators, Shadows, Bike Mobiles, and Service Vehicle Mobiles. If you're interested in volunteering, contact email@example.com **Terry Hoffman, KD6DIF**.
Posted on 3/3/2006
Livermore Flea Market is cancelled for this month
The rain over the last few days has flooded the park, and the organizers have no alternative but to cancel the March Livermore Swap Meet that was due to take place this Sunday, March 5th. The next swap meet will take place on April 2nd.
Posted on 3/1/2006
Amateur Radio License Class & Test in San Jose, Feb 18/25
A two-day Ham Radio class study session will be held at the San Jose M.E.R.G.E. Classroom, 171 W. Mission, San Jose, CA. The class will meet on successive Saturdays, February 18th and 25th, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Cost is $35.00 and includes the book. For more info, or to RSVP, contact Don Wilkins at 408-923-1594 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org∞
Posted on 2/3/2006
SUITSAT Blasts Off February 3rd
On February 3rd, astronauts plan to hurl an old spacesuit overboard from the International Space Station. The disembodied suit, nicknamed "SuitSat
," will proceed to circle Earth, transmitting a radio message which anyone can hear using a police scanner or a ham radio tuned to 145.990 MHz FM. This strange experiment is a test of a sensible idea--that old spacesuits might be transformed into useful satellites. For information on "SuitSat
", check out the Science@NASA SuitSat∞
page. And to determine when "SuitSat
" will pass over your area, use NASA's J-Pass utility∞
Posted on 2/1/2006
Four Night Ham Radio Class in Menlo Park Starts Feb. 28th
A four-night Ham Radio Class study session will start on February 28th (Tuesday) from 6:30 - 9:30 pm in Menlo Park, and continue on the next three successive Tuesday evenings. The class concludes on March 21st with the exam for your Ham Radio license. The class will be held at Menlo Fire Station #1, 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Cost is $15.00. Class size is limited, so contact Carol Parker at 650-688-8415 or email@example.com∞
to make a reservation.
Posted on 1/31/2006
Introduction to Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications Class on February 25th
The Ham Radio Class To Take After You Get Your License: terms used, operating protocol, the different ham bands, setting up your radio to access a repeater, how to participate in a directed net and handle emergency radio traffic, and more. Hands-on as well as lecture. $5.00 fee to cover costs, registration form available at www.specsnet.org/2006FEB.pdf∞
. Class runs from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Cubberley Center room H-6 (old Cubberley High School), 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For more info, contact Paul Lufkin, K6PML@arrl.net K6PML@arrl.net, (650) 494-1316.
Posted on 1/30/2006
ARES/RACES drill Saturday, January 21
There will be a county-wide ARES/RACES drill on Saturday, January 21, 2006 from 1400-1600. More details will follow when available.
Posted on 1/12/2006
RadioFest in Monterey on February 25th 2006
in Monterey will feature Ham Radio Demos, Vendor Booths, a Flea Market, Free Ham License Exams, Fantastic Speakers, and door prizes. Talk-in: 146.97- PL 94.8. More info on www.radiofest.org∞
Posted on 1/10/2006
General Class Licensing Course for Technician Class Licensees in Jan/Feb
The Foothills Amateur Radio Society is offering a General Class licensing course for Technician Class Licensees who would like to upgrade their Amateur Radio License. The announcement can be found at http://www.fars.k6ya.org/classes∞
Posted on 12/28/2005
NTS Voice Net NIGHTLY at 2100 hrs (local time)
The Santa Clara Valley Section is conducting a nightly
NTS voice net on 146.640 (- split, 162.2 PL) [repeater use compliments of the Loma Pioneer Repeater Club∞
]. In addition to any routine traffic, this net is handling health and welfare traffic related to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All hams are encouraged to participate. Those interesting in NTS traffic handling may also join the section's Yahoo! Group by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nts_scv/∞
Posted on 9/9/2005
Milpitas Ham Shack closed this week only
The Milpitas Ham Shack will be CLOSED this week only. Instead you can see the group at the Milpitas Art & Wine Festival on South Milpitas Blvd on Sat. and Sunday, August 20-21, with the OES Communications Van. They will be listening on W6MLP repeater on 224.72Mhz- [100 hz pl] and 147.525 simplex [100 hz pl, linked].
Posted on 8/17/2005
Pacificon 2005 Amateur Radio Convention, October 14-16
PACIFICON returns to the San Ramon Marriott Hotel in San Ramon, California, October 14-16, 2005. Full details are available on the web site at www.PACIFICON.org∞
Posted on 7/27/2005
The LARK Swapmeet has moved!
There is STILL a swap meet in Livermore, but the location has moved to Robertson Park in Livermore. Details and directions can be found at www.larkswap.com∞
Posted on 7/2/2005
One-Day Amateur Radio Class on April 9th
The Bay Area Educational Amateur Radio Society and San Joaquin County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will host a one-day amateur radio license class in Manteca. Go to their Registration∞
web page for more information or to register for the class.
Posted on 3/3/2005
RadioFest 2005 on February 26th
The Naval Postgraduate School Amateur Radio Club will host RadioFest
2005 on February 26th at Fort Ord in Monterey. Details are available on the **NPSARC RadioFest 2005**∞
Posted on 2/2/2005
Open House for New Short Wave Radio Station on November 20th
Radio operators from the Milpitas Amateur Radio & Electronics Society and the Milpitas Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) invite all city Amateur Radio operators and the public to an Open House of their new station at Fire Station One (777 S. Main Street in Milpitas). The open house is on November 20th from 9 am to 4 pm
. Details are available on the **Milpitas Amateur Radio & Electronic Society (MARES) **∞
Posted on 11/11/2004
Ham Radio Class Saturday on October 23rd
A one-day "Ham Cram" class will be held this Saturday at the Seton Medical Center in Daly City. The class is sponsored by **Seton Medical Center**∞
and **South County Amateur Radio Emergency Services**∞
. Details are available on the **South County ARES Training**∞
Posted on 10/26/2004
Introduction to Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications Class on November 13th
Announcing an introductory class for newly licensed hams who are interested in Emergency Communications. The 3-hour class will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The class is sponsored by **SPECS**∞
, and complete details are available on their **Ham Radio Class**∞
Posted on 10/25/2004
South Bay Radio Events Calendar
This is just a reminder that you can find a **calendar of events**∞
for the South Bay within the **SB_Radio_Events Group**∞
on Yahoo! Groups. All types of events related to Amateur Radio are listed, including club meetings, special events, training classes, and flea markets (just to name a few). Clicking on an event in the calendar will give you detailed info about the event. (NOTE: You have to be a member to view the calendar, but signing up is free and gives you access to other Yahoo! Groups as well.)
Posted on 10/21/2004
The 2004 Coyote Creek Cycle Classic is __October 2nd__!!
Yup, that's right, the event is this Saturday
! Between 8 and 12 operators are needed, and the event will run from approximately 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. If you can help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Monalisa Diangelo by email, or call at 408 280 5088 x16 (cell = 408 398 1391). Or contact email@example.com Mike Berryhill (cell = 408-799-0981).
Posted on 9/29/2004
Livermore Flea Market is October 2nd
The monthly Livermore Flea Market will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT. The market is located at Los Positas College, Airway Boulevard off of I-580 just west of Livermore. Parking is free.</br>
Posted on 9/19/2004
Palo Alto Amateur Radio Assn (PAARA) October 1st
The next meeting of PAARA will be Friday, October 1st. PAARA meets every 1st Friday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. in the Menlo Park Recreation Center at 700 Alma St, Menlo Park (In Burgess Park). There is generally a pre-meeting dinner with the speaker at the Su Hong Restaurant, 1039 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. All members and guests are invited to join. For information, check their web site at www.paara.org∞
Posted on 9/17/2004