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February 2018

TCARES Breakfast Meeting

February 17, 2018 @ 12:30 am - 2:30 am PST
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 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am PST
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 @ 2:00 am - 2:15 am PST

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 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 am PDT
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 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 am PDT
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 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 am PDT
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 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am PDT
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 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 am PDT
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 15, 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 22, 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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TCARES Club Annual Membership Dues

June 30, 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 2018

July TCARES Breakfast Meeting (new hours)

July 21, 2018 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 am PDT
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 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 am PDT
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 @ 2:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
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 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 am PDT
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 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am PDT
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 @ 1:00 am - October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am PDT
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 11, 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 18, 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 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am PST
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 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am PST
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, 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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January 19 Club Breakfast Meeting

January 19, 2019 @ 12:30 am - 2:30 am PST

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 19, 2019 - January 26, 2019
Quartz AZ Quartz, AZ United States + Google Map
Free

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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…

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2019 Winter Field Day, January 26th and 27th

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019

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, 2019 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am PST
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, 2019 @ 12:30 am - 3:00 am PST
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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March 2019

MARCH BREAKFAST MEETING

March 16, 2019 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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PUBLIC SERVICE: Jamestown Run 2019

March 23, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 am PDT
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 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Visalia CA, Visalia, CA United States + Google Map

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, 2019 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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Introduction to Ham Radio Class April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am - 8:00 am PDT
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, 2019 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 am PDT
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, 2019 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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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 BREAKFAST MEETING (rescheduled for June 8)

June 8, 2019 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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2019 TCARES Fathers Day Fly-In Exhibit

June 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019
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, 2019 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am PDT
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, 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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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, 2019 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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August 2019

AUGUST 2019 BREAKFAST MEETING

August 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am PST
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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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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January 18 Club Breakfast Meeting

January 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am PST
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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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 2020

January 18, 2020 - January 25, 2020

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); QuartzFest is a week-long ham radio, camping, learning and living event. QuartzFest 2020, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is an ARRL Specialty Convention being held January 19 to 25, 2020 near Quartzsite, Arizona in the United States. No other hamfest in the world brings together in one gathering so much innovation in mobile antenna systems, mobile ham shacks, recreational vehicles, portable and mobile EMCOMM systems, off-the-grid living, alternative energy and radio education. A Very Unique Ham…

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February 2020

EXAM SESSION Feb 22, 2020

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am PST
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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$15

Sonora CA HAM EXAM SESSION 02/22/2020 Sponsor: TCARESDate: Feb 22 2020 Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Grayson L. Rehn(209) 962-4661Email: papa-bird@sbcglobal.netVEC: ARRL/VECLocation: Sonora County Library480 Greenley RdMeeting RoomSonora CA 95370-5956

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March 2020

CANCELLED: March 21, 2020 Club Breakfast Meeting

March 21, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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CANCELLED: BREAKFAST MEETING MAR 21 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, order your own breakfast Agenda and meeting starts at 9:30am.

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April 2020

CANCELLED: HAM EXAM SESSION April 25, 2020

April 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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$15

CANCELLED: Sonora CA HAM EXAM SESSION 04/25/2020Sponsor: TCARES Date: Apr 25 2020 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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June 2020

SEA-PAC 2020, Seaside Oregon

June 4, 2020 - June 7, 2020

The Northwest's Largest Ham Convention and the ARRL Northwestern Division Convention Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Avenue, Seaside, OR 97138 SEA-PAC 2020 is June 5-7, 2020 The 2020 theme is "Embrace the Solar Minimum Challenge"   Thank you for attending SEA-PAC 2019! 2019 Workshop presentations and videos are now available here 2019 Seminar presentations are now available here We look forward to seeing you in 2020! 2019 Workshop presentations and videos are now available To stay in formed about SEA-PAC,…

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September 2020

HAM EXAM TEST SESSION SEP 26, 2020 [MI-WUK]

September 26, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
Word of Life Church, Mi-Wuk, 24630 CA-108
Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346
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$15

Sonora CA HAM EXAM SESSION NEW LOCATION: 24630 CA-108, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346 Sponsor: TCARESTime: 9:30 AM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Grayson L. Rehn(209) 962-4661Email: papa-bird@sbcglobal.netVEC: ARRL/VEC

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October 2020

Pacificon 2020, San Ramon California

October 15, 2020 - October 18, 2020
Sam Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583 United States
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$25

CANCELLED!!! 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 * Gordon West * Bob Heil * Youth Forum with Carole Perry * A large Vendor Expo filled with exciting products and exhibits * An outdoor Swap Meet * QRP activities * Youth Activities * Electronics kit building and soldering instruction * A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you…

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January 2021

QUARTZFEST 2021

January 16, 2021 - January 23, 2021
Quartz AZ Quartz, AZ United States + Google Map
Free

From: https://quartzfest.org  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Information About Quartz-Pause 2021  QUARTZFEST is now "QUARTZ-PAUSE" 2021  YES, Quartzfest is now Quartz-PAUSE 2021, same BLM place, same station, same excitement , Sunday January 17  through Saturday January 23rd, 2021.  "NOTHING WILL BE ORGANIZED"....just like the first 4 years of Quartzfest 25 years ago! WHO IS IN CHARGE???....NO ONE IS IN CHARGE!! We are all ON OUR OWN!!  Covid-19 precautions preclude our regular tent gatherings, tent registrations, packed seminars, and the…

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2021 Winter Field Day

January 29, 2021 - January 31, 2021

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); https://www.winterfieldday.com Winter Field Day Association (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.  We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited…

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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
Free
ham radio

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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June 2021

2021 ARRL Ham Radio Field Day Contest

June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021

2021 ARRL Field Day is June 26-27 Rules & Resources | Facebook Group | Field Day T-shirts & Gear | Join ARRL ARRL Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June. 2020 Field Day results will appear in December QST. Follow 2021 Field Day preparations with the news and stories below (more stories will be added every few weeks, so check back): ARRL to Extend Field Day Rule Waivers from 2020, Add Class D and E Power Limit…

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October 2021

California QSO Party

October 2, 2021 @ 2:00 am - October 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am PDT

The California QSO Party (CQP) is held every year on the first weekend of October.  The first CQP took place in 1966. Since 1974, the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC) has sponsored CQP.  CQP has traditionally opened the annual contest season by providing an opportunity for contesters to prepare for the ARRL November Sweepstakes since the format is similar.  Stations outside of California, worldwide, work stations in California only. The 58 counties of CA are the multipliers. California stations work all stations…

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Pacificon 2021, San Ramon

October 14, 2021 - October 17, 2021
Sam Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583 United States
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$25

04/12/2021: Pacificon Family, Well, the year 2020 is behind us, minus Pacificon, unfortunately. But we're looking forward to October, 2021. We hope and expect that the pandemic will have been brought under control by then, allowing us to hold Pacificon 2021 in person. We'll be working hard to make it the best one ever. Thank you for your loyalty to Pacificon. We'll see you at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel this October! http://pacificon.org --- Pacificon gives you three great days…

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November 2021

EXAM SESSION NOV 13, 2021 9:30 AM

November 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am PST
Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd
Sonora, 95370 United States
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$15

Sonora CA Ham Exam Scheduled: NOV 13, 2021 TCARES will offer a HAM License Exam session on SATURDAY NOV 13 @ 9:30 am All classes of testing will be offered.  This session is open to all who want to take the FCC Ham Exam. All new applicants must have an FRN number and an email address for the paperwork.  Bring two forms of Identification. (Drivers License and Credit Card or Phone Bill) Also bring $15 for the testing fee.  ---GET REQUIRED FRN NUMBER INSTRUCTIONS--- Address Groveland Evangelical Free Church 19172 Ferretti Rd Groveland, CA 95321 https://goo.gl/maps/BzEsSpB3UCU6yJ7H6 ---Questions:Grayson KE6KYIpapa-bird@sbcglobal.net209-962-4661

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The urgent need for backup communications: Lessons from Paradise

November 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Free

Monday NOVEMBER 22, 4PM on ZOOM. Email Rich Combs at richsfpd@gmail.com for link. Residents of Tuolumne County interested in Fire Safety and Emergency Communications are invited to an online presentation by Alan Thompson, Satellite Internet Field Engineer of El Dorado Networks of Placerville. Alan helped restore Internet service at several downed cell-phone towers in Paradise shortly after the Camp Fire. What he saw there and learned later about the colossal emergency communications failures during the fire, turned him into an “Accidental Advocate”…

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January 2022

Winterfield Day In Columbia State Park

January 29 @ 2:00 am - 6:00 am PST

https://www.winterfieldday.com Winter Field Day Association TCARES will participate in Winter Field Day January 29th! We will be in Columbia State Park at the Historic School House!We will operate from some picnic benches with Vertical antennas. We will have at least 2 stations, one 2 Meter and one HF on 40 Meters, and maybe more. Join thousands of hams across the USA in making contacts for the Winter Field Day contest. Learn more here https://www.winterfieldday.comThis event location in Columbia has been selected…

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March 2022

MARCH 8: Radio For the Rest of Us: During Disasters

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Radio For The Rest of Us - Presented for Tuolumne County When: Mar 8, 2022 04:00 PM Pacific Time        To obtain the link to the Meeting, please register in advance: REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucemtpj4vH9ciIes3RWs4iSWtoJZZNZWv        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email       containing information about joining the meeting. Most of us nowadays depend entirely upon cell-phone and Internet services to stay in touch with our friends and families. These services, in turn, depend upon billions of dollars of technology not to fail.…

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Loomis Hamfest March 19th 2022

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Loomis Hamfest 2022 Start Date: 03/19/2022End Date: 03/19/2022Location: Historic Loomis Train Depot5775 Horseshoe Bar RoadLoomis, CA 95650Website: http://w6ek.org Sponsor: Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio ClubType: ARRL HamfestTalk-In: 145.430 MHz -.6 kHz 162.2 Hz Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club’s - W6EK.ORG Loomis Hamfest 2022 Saturday, March 19th 7th Annual Loomis Hamfest Meet & Greet Everyone - Visit the ARRL Booth - Door Prizes Hourly -- Free Parking Elmer Tours - Test Bench - Hot Coffee and Donuts - Taylor’s Lunch Deal - SFARC Club Table Buyers 7 AM - Noon Sellers 6 AM Grand…

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April 2022

PUBLIC SERVICE: Old Mill Run 2022

April 16 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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. Contact Grayson Ke6KYI if you want to help staff the run.  papa-bird@sbcglobal.net  It will be a fun run/walk with no entry fee. No Shirt, or Prizes this year.  2023 will be back to normal. Benefits the Tuolumne County Community Christmas Eve Dinner, and WINGS FUND

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May 2022

TCARES MONTHLY BREAKFAST: MAY 21, 2022

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
My Garden Cafe, 14270 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370-2801 United States
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SATURDAY MAY 21: 9:00MY GARDEN CAFE SONORA: MAPOPEN TO ALL - Please Join us!Join us @ 9:00 for breakfast or coffee in the back of the meeting room behind the dividers, where the projector @ 9:30 N6GEO will host a formal agenda.---NEED TO PROGAM A RADIO?  Bring your radio and after the meeting we can help you load up some channels.

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June 2022

SEA-PAC Amateur Radio Convention 2022

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm PDT

2022 SEA-PAC Convention "The Northwest's Largest Ham Convention"and the ARRL Northwestern Division Convention June 3-5 2022 - On the beautiful Pacific Ocean beach  Seaside Convention Center - 415 First Ave, Seaside, Oregon 97138  SEA-PAC 2022 online Registration is delayed due to technical difficulties restarting the Registration web pages.  We anticipate online Registration will open on March 1st. The SEA-PAC Committee is moving forward with a spectacular “in person” SEA-PAC, 3, 4 & 5 June, 2022, in beautiful Seaside, Oregon.  The 2022 theme is "Sand,…

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Father’s Day Fly in Ham Radio Information Table

June 18 @ 9:00 am - June 19 @ 3:00 pm PDT
Columbia Airport, 10723 Airport Road
Columbia, CA 95310 United States
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TCARES ham radio club will set up a public information and radio demonstration table at the 2022 Father's Day Fly-in with other vendors and public agencies and organizations. Will you volunteer? The information booth will be open for about 6 hours on each day Saturday and Sunday, can you work a 2 or 3 hour shift and help hand out flyers and demo radios? if so, please email info@tcares.net and indicate when you can help in the booth. Schedule of…

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EXAM SESSION JUNE 25, 2022 9:00 AM

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Station, 24247 Highway 108
Mi Wuk Village, CA 95383 United States
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$15

Ham Exam Scheduled: JUNE 25 TCARES will offer a HAM License Exam session. All classes of testing will be offered.  This session is open to all who want to take the FCC Ham Exam. All new applicants must have an FRN number and an email address for the paperwork.  Bring two forms of Identification. (Drivers License and Credit Card or Phone Bill) Also bring $15 for the testing fee.  ---GET REQUIRED FRN NUMBER INSTRUCTIONS ---Questions:Grayson KE6KYIpapa-bird@sbcglobal.net209-962-4661

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2022 ARRL Ham Radio Field Day – MiWuk Fire

June 25 @ 11:00 am - June 26 @ 11:00 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. Objective-To contact as many stations as possible on the…

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