For more in depth information on the system and other topics look at the articles section of the web site.
Sunday, 6 PM -
This net is to facilitate the planning and maintenance of the American Red Cross disaster communication plans and practices. It is intended as a forum for coordination between ARC, ARES, RACES, FEMA, and Homeland Security.
Sunday, 5 Minutes after the ARC net
Starts 5 minutes after the ARC net. This forum is for those who recognize the need to share information: lessons learned, preparedness planning and disaster relief coordination.
These nets are hosted on the IRLP Western Reflector (channel 9257) and the Echolink DCF-
Monday, 9 PM -
Tuesday, 9 PM -
Wednesday, 8 PM -
The ARCBA forum is online at ARCBA Forum
This net will automatically connect to the IRLP Western Reflector (channel 9257) and the Echolink DCF-
Thursday, 8 PM -
Middle and senior high school net.
Alternate Thursdays, 8 PM -
Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 3 or CA-
We installed a new D-
We installed a new Sierra Radio Systems TeleSense site monitoring system. This system will monitor our repeater systems “vital signs” including backup battery voltage, temperature, AC power and RF power. If there is an equipment failure, we will be automatically notified by text messaging.
New Yaesu System Fusion repeater installed at the South Bay repeater site. This repeater is operating on 444.425 and is in auto mode with a PL of 127.3.
The repeater will automatically switch its output to FM or C4FM digital mode depending on which mode is being received. Make sure you program your radio for PL (CTCSS) decode of 127.3 so you won’t be bothered by the modem tones if a digital signal is present.
“Fo Time” ham radio pod cast. Nick talks about his company, Pignology, and the ham radio products he makes for portable operation. This episode #5 of the pod cast is hosted by Jeremy, KF7IJZ, who has several great videos on YouTube covering batteries, solar power and more.
Over the years, the Bay-
This year we had a great Field Day. Check out lots of great pictures and aerial video of the FD site.
We also field tested lots of radio gear and antennas. Look at the “Gear” link on the nav bar for details.
See you in 2015!
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Once again, the folks at the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC) put on a wonderful ham radio conference. Pacificon draws about 2,500 people and this year the forums were a big hit. Bay-
We also had a special guest presenter, Wayne Burdick, N6KR, designer of many popular QRP radios and co-
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This is our second annual portable HF Antenna Shootout. The event will be held on Saturday October 25th at the Almaden Quicksilver County Park at the Mockingbird trail head parking lot. Setup is at 8 AM and we will be doing a combination of serious HF antenna range testing and casual operating. You are welcome to bring your own radio and antenna gear or just bring yourself. You should bring your own food and drinks, hat, sun screen, chair etc. If you want to operate your own station in comfort, bring your own tables, sun shade or whatever you need to be comfortable.
The official shootout and casual operating will switch off between 8 AM and 12 noon. After noon, many people will stick around and operate. Everyone is welcome. This will be a great opportunity to see lots of portable HF antennas, radio, power systems , etc. We hope to see you there.