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Davis FD ID Cards
My name is Graham with the Davis Fire Department. Thanks for your interest in the CERT program. I am temporarily the contact person for the Davis CERT program. Will you please pass this message on to all ARES members who are becoming volunteers with the City of Davis. Thanks.

Below you will find some instructions to allow all ARES members to complete their Live Scan fingerprints. This is a necessary procedure for all volunteers with the city. We tried to make this a group process but were unsuccessful. Thanks for your understanding. You will need to:

1. Call the Davis Police Department (M-F 7-6) at 747-5400 (ext. 0) to schedule your appointment. Appointment times available are: M,Th,F 7,8,or 9am and 2,3,or 4 pm. You are only given the time slot. The earlier you show up, the better number you will get as there are usually 8-10 people scheduled for each 1 hour time block.

2. Go to the City of Davis Human Resources Department at 23 Russell Blvd to pick up Live Scan application. Each member will need to mention that they are with CERT/ARES and they will get the appropriate form.

3. Take application to Davis Police Department 2600 5th St and let the receptionist know that you are there for a live scan. You need to have the form completed and have your I.D. There is NO charge.

Thanks in advance. We are looking forward to having all of you on board!!

Graham Northrop



Antenna Installation at Davis Fire Department
Darrin, KG6FJL, and Ken, K6WLS, installed the antenna at the downtown Davis Fire Department station.    7/20/2008


ARRL article on the training event by Yolo ARES, Red Cross, BARK, and YARS
ARRL has published an article on the new ham training that Yolo Red Cross, Yolo ARES, Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub, and Yolo Amateur Radio Society conducted last February and March. Yeah! Yolo ARES made the ARRL Features section! We have posted many of the outlines and slides we used for this training.    6/25/2008


Richard Cloyd SV SEC has asked that all ares members be on
alert for posssible call out due to the many fires in
northern california. Please make sure your go kits are
ready and your battery's are charged. Also please monitor
the BARK repeater at 147.970 pl 123 minus offset also the
sutter repeater at 146.085 pl 127.3 plus offset. I will
send more info as i get it Darrin kg6fjl



June 30 is the last day for the current Extra Class VE question pool. If you
are thinking of going for the Extra license, time is running out on this
current pool. A quick check of the new pool, effective 1 July 2008, reveals
over 730 questions and 12 graphic diagrams or tables. The number of available
test sites has been increased by one. Yuba Sutter ARC VE team will conduct an
exam on June 14, 9 A.M. at 715 King Ave. in Yuba City. Call Herb,
530-674-3648, or Clara, 530-742-2674 to register for this exam.    6/2/2008


ARRL Field Day
ARRL's Field Day is fast approaching. Those of you who are interested in participating in the event and want to make this a team effort, please email Darrin, KG6FJL, as soon as possible.

"ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air operating event in amateur radio. On the fourth full weekend in June, tens of thousands of amateur radio operators gather for a public demonstration of our service. Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event - and ALL about FUN!" - ARRL Field Day Webpage

For information on Field Day including various reference material, please go to ARRL's Field Day Package Webpage, located here: Field Day Package.

To download the rules and other required documentation, in PDF, please go here: Field Day Package in PDF. Be sure you have Adobe Reader, or any compatible PDF reader to view the documentation.    5/21/2008


ICS-213 Form
The latest version of the ICS-213 form that Yolo ARES will be using when working with the Davis Fire Department.    5/21/2008


may meeting
Next meeting will be on may 20th 7pm at the red cross shelter house in woodland.
Hope to see you there
darrin ec    5/13/2008


Ham Radio and California's of New Cellular phone laws
From the California Department of Motor Vehicles web site
In the FAQ of New Cellular phone laws that go into effect July 1, 2008

It looks like we can use a ham radio in a vehicle after July 1.

Q: May I use a dedicated two-way radio while driving?
A: Yes. The use of dedicated two-way radios such as walkie-talkies or Citizen Band (CB) radios is not affected by the new law.    4/29/2008


Hamfest 2008
The North Hill Radio Club is hosting the Valley's largest ham swap meet, Hamfest 2008. Hamfest is a flea market for amateur radio operators. The swap meet allows radio operators to look for those rare parts and excellent deals on used, slightly used, and near new equipment that other operators no longer need or want. More importantly, we meet fellow hams.

There will be hourly raffles with a drawing for the main prizes at 1100hrs (11:00am). The main prizes are a Yaesu FT-60R, dual-band radio; an Alinco variable output, switching power supply; and a Diamond X30 dual-band, base station antenna. Unfortunately, it does not say if there will be one drawing for all three or three separate drawings. My guess is they will be having three separate drawings.

This year's Hamfest will be on, Sunday, 18 May 2008, and starts at 0700hrs (7:00am). It ends at 1200hrs (12:00pm). The Hamfest is being held at Bella Vista High School, in beautiful Fair Oaks. The school is located at 8301 Madison Avenue, on the corner of Madison Avenue and Kenneth Avenue. To see a map and directions from I-80, please click here: Directions from I-80 & Madison Avenue. For a map and directions from US 50, please click here: Directions from US 50 & Suunrise Boulevard.

There is also a talk-in frequency that you can call on for directions and to find available parking. The talk-in is on the K6IS repeater. Frequency: 145.1900MHz, negative (-) offset, PL is 162.2. It doesn't say who to contact, but if you were to call out on the radio that you are looking for Hamfest info you will get a reply.

North Hills Radio Club - K6IS
Hamfest 2008

Please note: The Website is slow to load, including the PDF. Please be patient.

Hope to see you there!!!    4/19/2008

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