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On Saturday December 10, 2022 we will have our annual Christmas Party at the Elk’s Lodge in Wofford Heights. The doors will open at 5PM and dinner will be served at 6PM. The entree choices are Roast Chicken or Stuffed Pork Loin. The cost is $25 per meal including drink and desert. Reservations must be made and paid for by November 22nd. We have a number of door prizes to be given away and one ticket is included with your dinner. Additional tickets are $5 each. Some of the prizes include up to $100 cash, a Yaesu FT-2980R mobile radio, an Alinco DJ-500 dual band hand held transceiver, and many smaller prizes. Reservations may be requested by email to SARG. Payment instructions will be sent by return email.

 

Our next club meeting will be 9:30AM January 14, 2023. We will be meeting at the Kern Valley Elk’s Lodge in Wofford Heights. The doors open at 9AM and coffee and snacks are available for a small donation. Free door prize tickets to all in attendance, ham radio operator or not. We will also have $1 (6 or $5) raffle tickets available on a drill set, hand held radio or 50% of the pot, winners choice. Hope to see you there. The meeting starts at 9:30.

 

The Prune Juice and Baloney Sandwich Luncheons are suspended until 2023. Check back in January for the location and details.

 

RF Exposure requirements and information is on the MISC page.

 

License Examinations Update:

Face to Face examinations in the Lake Isabella area are now available. See the EXAM INFO page for details. The new question set for the Technician license is on the EXAM INFO page with incorrect answers removed, only the correct answers appear. The question set changed July 1, 2022.

 

Remote amateur radio license testing for new licenses and upgrades is now available through the Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group (GLAARG). For full details check their website at https://glaarg.org/ and follow the links on the Welcome Page.

 

The Kern River Valley HF Net is held on, or near, 3813.0 KHz. We meet at 2000 hours on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The net is open to club members and others that would like to participate.

 

We are once again able to hold in person meetings. We meet the second Saturday at the Elk’s Lodge in Wofford Heights. The doors open at 9 and the meeting starts at 9:30. Everyone in attendance gets a free door prize ticket. Raffle tickets are sold for $1 each or 6 for $5.00. If we don’t have a prize to draw for we make it a 50/50 drawing for half of the ticket sales.

 

Every morning, except Sunday, you will find us on  a radio round-table at 9AM on the local Rocky Point Repeater 145.450 (-) 156.7 tone. This is the Prune Juice and Baloney Sandwich Net. This net is not an actual club event, but it is supported by the club and it’s members.

 

 

The Sequoia Amateur Radio Group was founded April 1, 2006 by a devoted group of ham radio operators living in the Kern River Valley. Our goals as stated in our Constitution are:

This organization shall be for the purpose of encouraging the amateur radio operators of the Kern River Valley and the Walker Basin to gather together to encourage friendship and fellowship, emergency preparedness, community service, advancement of and education in the radio arts, and technical help among its members and those of the general public who are interested in the amateur radio communications hobby.