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Just A Reminder!

We have an EmComm Meeting this coming Thursday evening Sept. 24, 2015. The meeting starts at 19:00 hrs. The location will be The Salvation Army Citadel located one block South of Divisdero on Fulton, in Fresno. If you have any questions please contact me (Glen Caine N7HEW) at 559-999-7590 or N6HEW2@gmail.com.


Rally in the Valley 2015


Rally in the Valley

Sponsored by the ARRL and the Salvation Army of Fresno


at the Salvation Army Fresno
1854 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721

September 19, 2015 – 7:30 am-3 pm

Talk-in on N6HEW repeater 147.150 MHz+ 141.3


Raffle tickets $1.00 ea. or 6 for $5.00 or Bakers Doz. 13 for $10.00

*Lots of Raffle Prizes plus 9 Door Prizes*

Yaesu FT 2900 –  Donated by Red MonkeyFT2900

2 -$25.00 and 1-$50.00 Gift Certificates – Donated by ARRL


M2440 MHz Beam – Donated by M2

FresnoAmateruRadioMakersWill donate 4 Door Prizes

Demos & Exhibits

State OES mobile communications unit MIGU, will be on display (if not deployed) courtesy of MAR-V.

Presentations about Ham Radio

Presenters are still needed
Contact Dan AE6SX ae6sx@arrl.net if interested.


Provided by the Salvation Army and Boy Scouts

On Foot Transmitter Hunt

All day – for details see http://www.k6arp.org/activites/transmitter-hunt/

Knowledge Bowl

This years RITV will feature a new competition event. Teams of amateur radio operators will compete in a ‘knowledge bowl’ event similar to “College Bowl” and “Jeopardy”. For details see the flier: RITV Amateur Radio Bowl Flyer

For more information contact:
Gary Greenberg – KI6OYW

CERT Emergency Response Training in October – Registration Open


The Fresno Citizen Corps, in partnership with the City of Fresno and the Fresno Police and Fire Departments, is pleased to announce that Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered in a Tuesday and Thursday evening series from October 13-November 5, 2015. The free 21-hour course is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security—Office of Individual and Community Preparedness, California Volunteers and developed by FEMA in cooperation with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The entry-level course is designed to provide community members with <u>basic</u> emergency response skills, particularly those that would be essential in the initial hours after a major natural or man-made disaster; and that are also valuable in the event of a fire or other more frequently occurring emergency. The course covers disaster preparedness, fire safety and small fire suppression (extinguishers), triage, disaster first aid, light search and rescue (urban), team organization/Incident Command, disaster psychology, terrorism awareness and a final exercise.

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2015 Field Day – ARES On The Air at the Salvation Army Citadel

Another successful year of Field Day operations at the Salvation Army Citadel in downtown Fresno, California.  Thanks go to the following individuals for their participation as operators:

  • Dan, AE6SX
  • Glen, N6HEW
  • Gary, KI6OYW
  • Steve, AG6JI
  • Bill, KK6ESJ
  • Chris, KJ6OUG
  • Tech Guru, Richard, KE6SHL, for getting the N1MM logging software running and “operator proof”!

Thanks to the Captain Debbie and Captain Dwaine (KG6SYA) for all the great help, food and encouragement!

The team made about 350 contacts, on 20 and 40 meters mostly, voice and digital (thanks Glen!).  We contacted the vast majority of the Eastern Seaboard, most of the Midwest, lots of the western states, along with Hawaii, Guam and Japan.  All in all, a great time for our die hard core of operators.