VE Exam: Visalia

AMATEUR RADIO VE EXAM IN VISALIA

Sponsor:
Tulare County Amateur Radio Club

Date/Time:
Tuesday May 15, 2007, 6:30 pm.

Location:
Tulare County Supervisor’s Chambers
2800 W. Burrel Ave
Visalia, CA

Information:
Theory exams are multiple choice.

Bring:

  • Two ID’s, one with photo
  • Taxpayer ID Number / Social Security Number
  • Cost $14.00

If Upgrading Bring:

  • ULS registration Number or FCC Registration Number
  • Original and copy of Amateur License and CSCE’s

Contact:
David Millhouse
davidmillhouse@sbcglobal.net
(559) 734-0355
(559) 799-1429

Website:
http://kc6yru.net/tcarc/index.html

Registration:
Walk-in’s Allowed, but Pre-Registration is PREFERRED!

Redding Emergency Drill

Acorn-Online.com – The Redding Pilot

CERT: Emergency sheltering drill enhances Redding volunteers’ skills

Bright blue cots in precise rows dotted Joel Barlow High School’s gym, while people in caps and day-glow yellow vests scurried about. Outside, a hazardous materials decontamination unit and a trailer with accommodations for pets hosted occasional visitors in the front parking lot during the Community Emergency Response Team sheltering drill Saturday morning.

Greeters in CERTS (Community Emergency Response Team) hats and vests waited outside to give directions to visitors. A cheery welcome committee waited just inside the school doors to check in those needing assistance. Two information officers, First Selectman Natalie Ketcham and Jane Hamilton Merritt, were on hand, rounding up stray reporters.
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VE Exam: Porterville ARA

AMATEUR RADIO VE EXAM IN TERRA BELLA

Sponsor:
Porterville Amateur Radio Association

Date/Time:
Friday May 18, 2007, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Location:
Carl Smith Middle School
23825 Ave 92
Terra Bella,

Information:
Theory exams are multiple choice.

Bring:

  • Two ID’s, one with photo
  • Taxpayer ID Number / Social Security Number
  • Cost $10.00

If Upgrading Bring:

  • ULS registration Number or FCC Registration Number
  • Original and copy of Amateur License and CSCE’s

Contact:
Pat Kieffer kg6wg@juno.com

Website:

VE EXAM: Kern County CVARC

AMATEUR RADIO VE EXAM IN BAKERSFIELD

Sponsor:
Kern County Central Valley Amateur Radio Club

Date/Time:
Second Friday of every Odd Month at 6:30 pm.
(January, March, May, July, September, November)

Location:
Wilson Road Vetrans Hall
1905 Wilson Rd., Room 3
Bakersfield, CA

Information:
Theory exams are multiple choice.

Bring:

  • Two ID’s, one with photo
  • Taxpayer ID Number / Social Security Number

If Upgrading Bring:

  • ULS registration Number or FCC Registration Number
  • Original and copy of Amateur License and CSCE’s

Contact:
KCCVARC Info Line
(661) 872-1557

Website:
http://www.w6lie.org/

Walk-ins are allowed.

Nobody Talks To Me!

by Steve Ford, WB81MY, Assistant Technical Editor
QST October 1993 p.63

All revved up and no place to go. You know the feeling….and so do I. You just unpacked your first 2-meter FM transceiver and you’re dying to use it. You punch in the frequency of the local repeater and listen. Silence. This is the moment of truth. You key the microphone and, in your most confident voice, announce, “WB81MY listening.”

The repeater transmits for a few seconds, then stops. Surely someone is reaching for their microphone. They’ll call you in just a few seconds…won’t they?The seconds stretch into minutes. “WB81MY listening,” you announce again, this time with added urgency.

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Amateur Radio in Fresno County and the Central Valley of California