2017 EMCOMM Events

February 18, 2017 – Rotary Chocolate Run – Woodward Park – SignUp

March 5, 2017 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Sanger, CA – SignUp

April 1, 2017 – California Classic Bicycle Ride – SignUp

April 29, 2017 – March of Dimes – SignUp

May 6, 2017 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Ride – SignUp

June 24, 2017 – Climb to Kaiser Bicycle Ride – SignUp

September 16, 2017 – Tour de Fresno Bicycle Ride – SignUp

October 14, 2017 – Bass Lake Double Century Bicycle Ride – SignUp

Glen Blomgren AF6CY – SK

 

Glen Blomgen AF6CY (1931-2017)
Glen Blomgen AF6CY, SK (1931-2017)

Glen Blomgren (AF6CY) became a silent key on Feb. 23, 2017. Glen was a great asset to the local ARES/RACES group and was also a mentor to the new hams as well as an ARRL Volunteer Examiner. You could find him and wife Gwen at most of the public service events in the area. He was very active in the Fresno CERT organization teaching classes as well as working in the field. He was a great supporter of the 2nd Amendment working with the NRA. Glen gave most of his life educating and helping his community however he could

Glen Henry Blomgren, 86, of Fresno died Feb. 23. He was a professor at California State University, Fresno. Memorial: 11 a.m. March 17 at Peoples Church, GL Johnson Chapel. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

March of Dimes Comm Volunteers Needed

March of Dimes March for Babies – Communications Support

When

Saturday April 29, 2017. Time: TBA

Where

Woodward Park

Mission:

To provide health and safety communications between rest stops and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:

15+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: March of Dimes Signup

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

2017 EMCOMM Events

February 18, 2017 – Rotary Chocolate Run – Woodward Park – SignUp

March 5, 2017 – Sanger Blossom Trail 10K – Sanger, CA – SignUp

April 1, 2017 – California Classic Bicycle Ride – SignUp

April 29, 2017 – March of Dimes – SignUp

May 6, 2017 – Kirch Flat Bicycle Ride – SignUp

June 24, 2017 – Climb to Kaiser Bicycle Ride – SignUp

September 16, 2017 – Tour de Fresno Bicycle Ride – SignUp

October 14, 2017 – Bass Lake Double Century Bicycle Ride – SignUp

Amateur Radio Technician Class in Fresno, March 2017

Some home work will be required (Homework) as to help prepare students for the test and also shorten the hours in class. Those that attend ALL CLASSES in the past have a high percentage of passing their first time.

Class Dates

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm*

*Exam will be on the last day of class from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Police Science Institute/Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

Sponsored by:

Signup for Classes

www.k6arp.org/fame

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What’s the buzz? Pot-growing lights vex ham radio operators

By MARINA VILLENEUVE, ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUSTA, Maine — Feb 28, 2017, 9:38 AM ET

Retired Coast Guard officer Roger Johnson sometimes notices a harsh buzz when he turns on his amateur radio, and he blames high-powered lighting used to grow pot.

Amateur radio operators say the legalization of marijuana is creating a chronic nuisance thanks to interference caused by electrical ballasts that regulate indoor lamps used to grow pot. The American Radio Relay League wants the Federal Communications Commission to take a stand against devices that give off much more interference than federal law allows in homes.

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Rotary Chocolate Run Feb 18, 2017 – Comms Volunteers Needed

When:

Saturday February 18, 2017. Time: Approx. 7:00am to 11:00am

Location:

Woodward Park, Fresno, California

Mission:

To provide health and safety communications between water stations, observation posts, and event coordinator.

Manpower needed:

6+ communications volunteers.

Contact:

Contact Rob Mavis for more details and if you wish to volunteer. Sign up online by clicking: Rotary Run Comm Volunteer Signup form.

Rob Mavis AE6GE – 559-272-6791 or ae6ge@k6arp.org

ARES Volunteers Support Evacuation, Shelters, in Wake of Oroville Dam Crisis

Sacramento Valley ARES Section Emergency Coordinator Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT, reports that Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers are now actively involved in supporting communication for the evacuation and sheltering of nearly 200,000 people living below the damaged Oroville Dam in rural California. The dam, on the Feather River east of Oroville, is the tallest in the US. Following a period of heavy rain, a section of the earthfill-embankment dam’s spillway eroded, and authorities issued an evacuation order for residents living below the dam, in case it should fail. Crews have been attempting to fill the eroded area with rock transported by helicopter.

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