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February 2018

TCARES Breakfast Meeting

February 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
PineTree, 19601 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Doors open at 8:30 and the club meeting starts @9:30.

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Ham Radio Exam Session

February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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$15

Click here to learn how to study for your Exam. What to Bring to an Exam Session: MAP OF TEST LOCATION 1.  A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport) 2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification: a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them) b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal) c. social security card d. library card e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or a postmarked…

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March 2018

Listen to the ISS Space Station

March 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:15 am UTC+0

The ISS International Space Station will fly right over the motherlode tomorrow, and we can listen! at 10 AM Listen: Downlink 145.800, some handhelds can pick it up.   Maybe 5 minutes of silence before you hear anything.  Will only hear the space station. Parkside Middle School, San Bruno, CA, direct via K6PVJ THIS IS NEAR SFO AIRPORT The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-03-07…

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TCARES Breakfast Meeting

March 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
PineTree, 19601 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Doors open at 8:30 and the club meeting starts @9:30.

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Public Service: Jamestown Run

March 24, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Jamestown CHP, 18437 5th Ave
Jamestown, CA 95327 United States
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TCARES members: Meet at Jamestown CHP 7 AM TCARES is providing radio communication for this fundraiser event. All levels of hams are welcome.  Guests can be paired with hams. Questions on the runs?  contact Grayson, KE6KYI This is an annual community event, coordinated by Jamestown School, Parents, Teachers.  This run is a fundraiser for Jamestown Science Camp and Band Program. Kids Dash starts @ 8:00am at Jamestown School Registration starts @ 7:00am in the Jamestown School Library.   **This event…

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April 2018

Public Service: 2018 Old Mill Run, Columbia CA

April 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Columbia State Park Gazebo, 38.035564, -120.400870 + Google Map

Old Mill Run, Saturday April 21, Meet at fire house/Gazebo Main St Columbia State Park 7AM TCARES is providing radio communication for this fundraiser event. All levels of hams are welcome.  Guests can be paired with hams. Questions on the run?  contact Grayson, KE6KYI EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK

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Ham Radio Exam Session April 2018

April 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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$15

Click here to learn how to study for your Exam. What to Bring to an Exam Session: MAP OF TEST LOCATION 1.  A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport) 2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification: a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them) b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal) c. social security card d. library card e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or a postmarked…

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May 2018

TCARES Breakfast Meeting

May 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
PineTree, 19601 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Doors open at 8:30 and the club meeting starts @9:30.

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June 2018

2018 Father’s Day Fly-In

June 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018

TCARES Exhibit @ 2018 Father's Day Fly-In TCARES has been approved for a free information and demo booth at the 2018 Father's Day Fly-In for the purpose of educating the general public about the Amateur Radio arts. In the booth space, we will put up a canopy and tables, set up some antennas and radios, hand out flyers and brochures, etc.   It is a very popular event with tons of families with kids there along with Boy Scouts and other organizations…

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2018 Field Day @ Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Station

June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Station, 24247 Highway 108
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95383 United States
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Free

TCARES will host field day at the MI-WUK SUGAR PINE FIRE STATION Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular…

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July 2018

TCARES Club Annual Membership Dues

July 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018
$30

Membership renewals are due on July 1 of each year. Full membership is open to all licensed Amateur Radio Operators. As a member of TCARES, your dues help support a variety of club activities. Membership fees provide maintenance fees for the club repeaters. Funds are also used to support TCARES' portable communications gear, and pay for printing and mailing the club marketing materials. In addition, your dues help TCARES provide emergency service training, education and testing for license upgrading and…

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July TCARES Breakfast Meeting (new hours)

July 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
PineTree, 19601 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Join us July 21 at the Pine Tree restaurant.  The room opens at 8:30 AM for those who want to have breakfast, coffee, or just socialize.  The meeting starts promptly at 9:30 AM.

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August 2018

August TCARES Breakfast Meeting (new hours)

August 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
PineTree, 19601 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Join us Aug 18 at the Pine Tree restaurant.  The room opens at 8:30 AM for those who want to have breakfast, coffee, or just socialize.  The meeting starts promptly at 9:30 AM.

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TCARES: Incident Command System Training

August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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Free

The Incident Command System is Useful in Both Emergency and Routine Incidents Join Ham Operators in a day of basic / refresher training on the Incident Command System (ICS) on Saturday, August 25, 2018.  A working knowledge of ICS and how it might impact amateur radio operators will be the subject of an all-day workshop at the Tuolumne County Library.  This  workshop will be presented by Craig Konklin, a retired Battalion Chief and Training Officer from CAL FIRE.  There is…

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September 2018

TCARES Monthly Breakfast Meeting: SEP 15

September 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
PineTree, 19601 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Join us Sept 15 at the Pine Tree restaurant.  The room opens at 8:30 AM for those who want to have breakfast, coffee, or just socialize.  The meeting starts promptly at 9:30 AM.

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TCARES Ham Radio Exam Session Sept 2018

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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$15

Click here to learn how to study for your Exam. What to Bring to an Exam Session: MAP OF TEST LOCATION 1.  A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport) 2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification: a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them) b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal) c. social security card d. library card e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or a postmarked…

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October 2018

California QSO Party

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Free

53rd Running Of The CQP! County Expeditions Wanted http://www.cqp.org CQP needs more intrepid expeditions to activate some of California's "rare" counties. This is your chance to generate exciting pileups without foreign travel. Great, already-scouted locations are available. Let us know about your equipment and operator team. We'll match you up with that "rare" county. Click on this link to contact CQP organizers. Welcome! The California QSO Party (CQP) is held every year on the first weekend of October. The first CQP…

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Nevada QSO Party

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Free

http://nvqso.com Nevada QSO Party - Oct 12 - 14, 2018 The Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society is proud to present the Nevada QSO Party which will be an annual event on the second full weekend in October. This year it will start at 2000 hours Nevada time (PDST) on Friday, October 12 (0300z 10/13/2018) and run until 1400 on Sunday, October 14 (2100z 10/14/2017) The objective of this contest is to activate and work all 17 of the counties in…

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PACIFICON October 2018, San Ramon Marriott.

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Sam Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583 United States
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$30

Pacificon gives you three great days of activities for one low cost: A full slate of outstanding Forum presentations about a wide range of amateur radio topics; a large Vendor Expo filled with exciting products and exhibits; an outdoor Swap Meet; QRP activities;  Youth Activities; electronics kit building and soldering classes; a One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to pass the amateur radio Technician license examination and get your first amateur radio license; a Special Events Station where…

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November 2018

TCARES Ham Radio Exam Session NOV 2018

November 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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Click here to learn how to study for your ham test. What to Bring to the Sonora Ham Test Exam Session: MAP OF SONORA TEST LOCATION A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport) and a second of identification: birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal) social security card library card utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on…

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December 2018

TCARES Annual Christmas Party Dec 1 @1PM

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
TC OES Ambulance, 18440 Striker Ct
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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TCARES Christmas Party 2018 (elves may come at noon to help decorate) Please come at 1 PM to start the party, we will sit down to eat around 2 PM. The Turkey and Ham are being provided, Please bring a side dish to share. Raffle Bring an extra $5 or $20 to buy raffle tickets. Please bring any extra Ham Radio or Related gear and electronics to donate for the Raffle.  Other interesting items area also allowed, but you have…

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January 2019

Sonora Beginner Radio Communications Class

January 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
The BunkHouse, 14535 Peaceful Valley Road
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Sonora Radio Communications Class Beginners: Learn radio communications for all ages. Advanced: Study for the Technician and General license. Cost: FREE! (sign up below) When: JAN 5, 2019, 9 AM til Noon. Where: 14535 Peaceful Valley Road, Sonora CA (New address) How will you communicate with family during emergencies? Learn how to use all types of hand held mobile and base station radio equipment. Find out what frequencies you can use without a license and start communicating right away. This class…

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January 19 Club Breakfast Meeting

January 19 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am UTC+0

BREAKFAST MEETING JAN 19 (NEW LOCATION) All are invited to the next TCARES Breakfast meeting will be at the: My Garden Cafe 14270 Mono Way, Sonora CA. MAP. (NEW LOCATION) (by the Aladdin Motel) Doors open 8:30am, meeting 9:30am.

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Quartzfest 2019 Annual HAM Radio RV’ers Boondocking event

January 20 - January 26
Quartz AZ Quartz, AZ United States + Google Map
Free

HAM RADIO Operator RV’ers/Tenters... http://www.quartzfest.org 2019 What? Quartzfest© is an annual HAM Radio RV'ers Boondocking event which is held in late January every year with dates coinciding with the Quartzsite Arizona "RV Show". When? January 20th thru 26th of 2019 (make sure you add these important dates to your 2019 calendar) Where? 7 miles south of Quartzsite Arizona - on US 95 at La Paz Valley Road Who Can Attend? ANYONE! If you don't have your Amateur Radio Operators License…

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2019 Winter Field Day, January 26th and 27th

January 26 - January 27

https://www.winterfieldday.com Winter Field Day Purpose: To foster Ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter for American, Canadian and DX Amateurs. Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house… get out and play some radio!! When: Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday.…

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HAM EXAM SESSION

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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$15

01/26/2019 Sponsor: TCARES Date: Jan 26 2019 Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Grayson L. Rehn (209) 962-4661 Email: papa-bird@sbcglobal.net VEC: ARRL/VEC Location: Sonora County Library 480 Greenley Rd Meeting Room Sonora CA 95370-5956

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February 2019

TCARES MONTHLY MEETING

February 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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March 2019

MARCH BREAKFAST MEETING

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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PUBLIC SERVICE: Jamestown Run 2019

March 23 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
Jamestown CHP, 18437 5th Ave
Jamestown, CA 95327 United States
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This is an ARES EMCOM exercise. Organizer: Jamestown School District. https://www.jespanthers.org 

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April 2019

2019 DX Convention, Visalia CA

April 12 - April 14

http://www.dxconvention.com Visalia is 150 Miles from Sonora.  (2.5 hour drive) The 70th International DX Convention sponsored by the Northern California DX Club will be held again at the beautiful Visalia Conference Center in downtown Visalia, California from April 12-14, 2019. If you’re a DXer or interested in any aspect of Ham radio, then IDXC is the place to be.  Top DX operators (and contesters) from around the world will be there.  You'll match those familiar callsigns with new faces, and shake…

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APRIL BREAKFAST MEETING (rescheduled for April 13)

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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PUBLIC SERVICE: Old Mill Run 2019

April 20 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
Columbia State Park Gazebo, 38.035564, -120.400870 + Google Map

This is an ARES EMCOM training exercise.  TCARES will provide radio communications on the course.   Benefits the Tuolumne County Community Christmas Eve Dinner, and WINGS FUND

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Introduction to Ham Radio Class April 27, 2019

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
SHERIFF CSU OFFICE, 13775 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Have you ever wondered what Ham Radio is all about? Come to this FREE Saturday workshop to learn about Ham Radio. See demonstrations and equipment, talk to local Hams, see what you will need to learn to get your own license, You can even talk to other Hams on our radios, take practice examinations using the FCC questions and take the FCC exam if you want. Self-paced study guides will be available for $23 if you want to learn more…

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HAM EXAM SESSION

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
SHERIFF CSU OFFICE, 13775 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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$15

04/27/2019 Sponsor: TCARES Date: Apr 27 2019 Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Grayson L. Rehn (209) 962-4661 Email: papa-bird@sbcglobal.net VEC: ARRL/VEC Location: Sheriff CSU office at the Junction

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May 2019

May BREAKFAST MEETING (rescheduled for May 11)

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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PUBLIC SERVICE: Groveland Grind @ Rush Creek

May 18 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm UTC+0
Rush Creek Resort, 34001 Highway 120
Groveland, 95321 United States
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This is an ARES EMCOMM Training exercise.

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June 2019

JUNE BREAKFAST MEETING (rescheduled for June 8)

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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2019 TCARES Fathers Day Fly-In Exhibit

June 15 - June 16
Columbia Airport, 10723 Airport Road
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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TCARES will request a free information and demo booth at the 2019 Father's Day Fly-In for the purpose of educating the general public about the Amateur Radio arts. In the booth space, we will put up a canopy and tables, set up some antennas and radios, hand out flyers and brochures, etc.   It is a very popular event with tons of families with kids there along with Boy Scouts and other organizations and vendors.  This is a great way to educate…

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Ham EXAM SESSION

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Station, 24247 Highway 108
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95383 United States
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06/23/2019 Sponsor: TCARES Date: Jun 23 2019 Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Grayson L. Rehn (209) 962-4661 Email: papa-bird@sbcglobal.net VEC: ARRL/VEC

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2019 ARRL TCARES FIELD DAY

June 22 @ 11:00 am - June 23 @ 11:00 am UTC+0
Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Station, 24247 Highway 108
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95383 United States
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Free

Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

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July 2019

JULY BREAKFAST MEETING

July 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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August 2019

AUGUST 2019 BREAKFAST MEETING

August 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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September 2019

SEPT 2019 BREAKFAST MEETING

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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HAM EXAM SESSION September

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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09/28/2019 Sponsor: TCARES Date: Sep 28 2019 Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Grayson L. Rehn (209) 962-4661 Email: papa-bird@sbcglobal.net VEC: ARRL/VEC Location: Sonora County Library 480 Greenley Rd Meeting Room Sonora CA 95370-5956

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November 2019

EXAM SESSION November 23rd.

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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EXAM SESSION Sponsor: TCARES Date: Nov 23 2019 Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Grayson L. Rehn (209) 962-4661 Email: papa-bird@sbcglobal.net VEC: ARRL/VEC Location: Sonora County Library 480 Greenley Rd Meeting Room Sonora CA 95370-5956

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December 2019

2019 TCARES Annual Christmas Party Dec 7 @1PM

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
TC OES Ambulance, 18440 Striker Ct
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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TCARES Christmas Party 2019 Dec 7 (Elves may come at noon to help decorate) Please come at 1 PM to start the party, we will sit down to eat around 2 PM. The Turkey and Ham are being provided, Please bring a side dish to share. Raffle Bring an extra $5 or $20 to buy raffle tickets. Please bring any extra Ham Radio or Related gear and electronics to donate for the Raffle.  Other interesting items area also allowed, but…

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