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August 2018

TCARES: Incident Command System Training

August 25, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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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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January 2019

Sonora Beginner Radio Communications Class

January 5, 2019 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am PST
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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April 2019

2019 DX Convention, Visalia CA

April 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Visalia CA, Visalia, CA United States + Google Map 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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Introduction to Ham Radio Class April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am - 8:00 am PDT
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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May 2019

PUBLIC SERVICE: Groveland Grind @ Rush Creek

May 17, 2019 @ 11:30 pm - May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am PDT
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 22, 2019 @ 4:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 4:00 am PDT
Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Station, 24247 Highway 108
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95383 United States
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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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January 2020

Introduction to Ham Radio Workshop 2020

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Red Cross Sonora, 850 Sanguinetti Rd
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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This workshop is for all interested in becoming a ham radio operator, or is a new ham radio operator. AGENDA: When all else fails…. Emergency Preparedness What is an FCC License? How to prepare and take a FCC test Basics of a Transceiver How to operate and use a radio How repeaters work Repeater demonstration HF Demonstration Go Kit Demo

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April 2021

Intro to Ham Radio Online Workshop April 17 2021

April 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Learn how to be a ham radio operator in Tuolumne County. SIGN UP BELOW, REGISTRATION REQUIRED, LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE! In this workshop, you will learn: Emergency CommunicationsHow to get your FCC Ham Radio LicenseHow to study for the 35 question examHow to get started for little as about $200 in radio gear and feesHow TCARES covers the county with 4 repeatersHow propagation affects radio signalsHow to be safe while practicing the radio artsHow to participate with local…

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