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Our next club meeting will August 13th at Nelda’s Cafe in Lake Isabella. We will meet at 9AM (earlier than normal to beat the heat) on the Patio on the north side of the building. All in attendance, ham radio operator or not, will be given a ticket for the door prize drawings. We usually have 3 or 4 door prizes. We will also have tickets available for the Grand Prize Drawing. These sell for $1 each or 6 for $5. The is a choice of a prize or 50% of ticket sales, the winners choice. We are currently selling raffle tickets on an MFJ tuner. These tickets are $5 each and the prize will not be awarded until we have sold at least 20 tickets. You don’t have to be present to win, but you must pick the prize up in person, no shipping.
The Prune Juice and Baloney Sandwich Luncheons have resumed. The August lunch will be on the 24th (4th Wednesday this month) at NOON at the Red Rooster Cafe in Mt. Mesa. Please do not arrive too early, the cafe needs to get ready after another group at 10:30. RSVP to Mike KA6IYS@mchsi.com this month.
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. [We will return to the Elk’s in September]
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.