Class: General Cram

General Class License Cram Class

Sponsored by:
San Joaquin Valley Amateur Radio Society

Friday, June 15th, 6-9 pm on
Saturday, June 16th, 8 am – 2 pm

Test session available on Sunday June 17th at the Fig Garden Public Library.

Sentinel Building (3rd and Clovis Avenue)
264 Clovis Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612

Carole Whitteberry, W6TTF


Swapmeet: Sonora

Tuolumne Swapmeet

Tuolumne Co Amateur Radio Electronics Society (TCARES)

Saturday June 2,2007 8:00am-3:00pm

Sonora East Shopping Center
Hwy 108
(just east of Hess Avenue on Hwy 108 on right side)

Lodging in area:
AladdinMotor Inn

BestWestern Sonora OaksMotel

Jerry, WA6AVR


Talk in frequency 147.945 + 100

Fresno County ARES and RACES Join Forces

The Fresno County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) and Fresno County RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) organizations have joined forces. Although ARES and RACES are separate entities, members now can have dual membership and provide greater flexibilty during emergencies. Using the same operators and the same frequencies, an ARES group also enrolled in RACES can “switch hats” from ARES to RACES or from RACES to ARES to meet the requirements of the situation as it develops. For example, during a “nondeclared emergency,” ARES can operate under ARES, but when an emergency or disaster is officially declared by a state or federal authority, the operation can become RACES with no change in personnel or frequencies.

A joint weekly net is held every Monday night at 19:30 hours on the N6HEW Repeater (147.150 + 141.3).Packet radio is up during the net on 145.030 and sign on to AC6WS-1.


All Fresno County hams are encouraged to participate if they have a desire to serve the community and a willingness to become proficient in emergency communications. If you have a question or would like to join Fresno County ARES/RACES, you may call:

Fresno County Emergency Coordinator (EC) -Dan Pruitt AE6SX 559-779-2974
Fresno County RACES Officer – Glen Caine N6HEW 559-292-4611

Ham Radio Users Face Military Interference

by Amanda Lehmert, Staff Writter

SAGAMORE — The Air Force wants to clear the air.

Military officials asked the Federal Communications Commission to make ham radio operators eliminate radio frequency interference with the PAVE PAWS radar station, or shut down.

The alleged interference comes from 15 area repeaters — devices that relay a weak amateur radio signal so it has more power and reach. They share the 420-to-450-megahertz frequency with the satellite- and missile-tracking military radar.

The amateur radio operators, led by the American Radio Relay League, said they’ll gladly get out of the radar’s way. But the Air Force’s request has left them perplexed.
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Contest: ARRL June VHF QSO Party


Saturday June 9 11:00 am to Sunday June 10 8:00pm, 2007 (PDT).
(June 9 1800Z to June 11 0300Z)

To work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees by 1 degree grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Foreign stations work W/VE amateurs only. Rules:

NWS Spring 2007 Newsletter Published

The spring 2007 edition of In the Clear, the National Weather Service – San Joaquin Valley/Hanford Office, weather spotter newsletter has been published.

With Chris Stachelski as the new editor/focal point the newsletter contains some interesting articles on staff and area weather conditions. It is an interesting read for those who are severe weather spotters and for the public in general.

You can veiw the current newsletter and previous issues at

SK: Jack Rogers AD6RP

Mr. Rogers passed away on February 20th and services were held for him at the YLC Church. Mr. Rogers was married to Hazel Marie (Langley) Rogers, originally from Loganville, Georgia.

Jack retired in 2000 as a communications Specialist with the Department of Defense at the Defense Manpower Center, Monterey Bay, California. He also was a retired HMC(AC) in the United States Navy.

Continue reading SK: Jack Rogers AD6RP

Santa Maria Swapfest

Santa Maria Radio Swapfest 

The Satellite Amateur Radio Club, W6AB

Saturday June 16th, 2007 – 8:00 am.

Santa Maria Elks Lodge parking lot
1309 North Bradley Road.

Take Highway 101 to the Donovan Road exit in Santa Maria. Go one-half block west
on Donovan Road to North College Drive, turn left onto College Drive, and go one-half
block south to North Bradley Drive. Turn left onto Bradley Drive and follow it east and
then south to the Elks Lodge.

Swap Tables, Contests, T-Hunts, Games, andmany drawing prizes.
Admission and Parking is FREE
Swap Table Space or Tailgate Permit $ 15.00

(661) 872-1557


Talk-in on 145.140 – (131.8)

Amateur Radio in Fresno County and the Central Valley of California