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It is with sadness that we report that Ron Bolyard, KA6GYG, became a silent key on February 1, 2019.
Our next meeting will be Saturday March 9, 2019. The meeting room doors open at 9am and the meeting begins at 9:30am. Ham radio license examinations follow the meeting at 10:30am. Be sure to preregister (see the EXAM INFO tab for details) if you plan to test. We have coffee and donuts available on a donation basis. We will meet at the Kern River Valley Elk’s Lodge, 6708 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights, CA 93285. We meet in the dining room on the east side of the building. You may enter through the side door from the parking lot on the movie theater side of the lodge.
The anticipated dues increase for 2019 has been avoided due to a very generous anonymous donation made to our club in memory of silent key Dave Light, KG6YSZ. This donation was made with the stipulation that we not raise our dues. Dues will remain at $20 for an individual and $25 for a family membership where all members reside at the same address. To remain an active member you must pay your dues by the February 9, 2019 meeting.
The FCC has issued an Enforcement Advisory relating to uncertified UHF/VHF radios. It appears to relate to the cheap hand held radios sold on Amazon, EBay and other places. It bans sale also appears to ban the use of them. You may review the notice HERE .
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.
Our upcoming programs are listed in the Club News Section of the Kern Valley Sun. Click the LINK to go to their home page in a new tab.