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Our next meeting is Saturday February 12, 2022. The doors open at 9AM and the meeting will start at 9:30AM.  We will have a free door prize ticket for all in attendance and will have raffle tickets for your choice of a raffle prize or 50% of the ticket sales. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings, you only need an interest in ham radio.

 

Our speakers at the meeting will be Al N6ALP and his wife Jayne KK6JPZ. They will once again share some Kern County history. This presentation will include some history of Whisky Flat, appropriately on Whisky Flat Days weekend. Come join us for an interesting presentation.

 

The Prune Juice and Baloney Sandwich Luncheons have resumed. They at held at lunch time at various eateries around the valley. As noted below this is not a ‘true’ club function, but it is supported by the club and its members. Check back later for the location and time. It will be on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

 

Click HERE to see photos from a road trip taken January 6, 2022 to the Mt. Whitney Hatchery.

 

The FCC has recently adopted legislation requiring the payment of fees to obtain or make certain modifications to your amateur radio license. The ARRL has indicated that this will most likely not happen until sometime in 2022. Here is a link to their notification. LINK

 

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.

 

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. Please remember that the remote testing program is relatively new to GLAARG and the operational rules are fluid and changing rapidly. Please keep checking back on their site for any updated rules and requirements.

 

 

 

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.