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September is National Preparedness Month
FEMA has put out a "digital toolkit" that is full of family preparedness information including a 4-week plan that will assist you in putting together a complete preparedness plan.

View the FEMA digital toolkit.    9/1/2014


Photos From Field Day 2014
Yolo Amateur Radio Society, Yolo County ARES, and the UC Davis Amateur Radio Club had a wonderful Field Day at the UC Davis airport.
We made over 700 contacts on voice, CW, and digital!
We had many visitors who stopped by, some of whom were involved in communications while in the military or in shipping.
Thank you to all the operators and visitors who attended.    6/29/2014


Field Day! June 28-29, University Airport
Yolo Amateur Radio Society, Yolo County ARES, and the UC Davis Radio Club will be hosting a field day at the UC Davis Airport on June 28-29.

Map to Field Day

All visitors are welcome!
Stop by, learn more about amateur radio and perhaps even try making a contact.

If you’d like to have dinner on Saturday evening, please contact Gary, WA6TQJ, gcmatteson@ucdavis.edu.    6/26/2014


Yolo ARES Everbridge Sign-up
All Yolo County ARES members are encouraged to sign-up with Yolo County Everbridge Notification/ Alert system.
Please go to:
Fill out the information and get registered. Once you have registered for Everbridge, please go to: http://www.yoloares.org/news/2014/everbridge/
This form will let Rick, N6KLB, know you have registered. Dana Carey at Yolo OES has requested a list of Yolo ARES members who have registered so she can put us in a group.


Sign up for the Cache Creek Ridge Ride, May 10, 2014
ARES members and amateur radio operators are encouraged to sign up to work the Cache Creek Ridge Ride. This horse endurance event generally runs from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM, although not assignments require all day participation. If you have any questions, email Rick, N6KLB, ricklittlefield1@gmail.com.    3/24/2014


ARES Multi-County Regional Exercise
On March 15th, Placer County ARES will initiate an ARES Multi-county Exercise. The exercise will involve Placer County ARES requesting Mutual Assistance.

A call-out of Placer ARES will be made as well as notification of Sacramento Valley ARES District Emergency coordinators (DEC). Each DEC will contact their county Emergency Coordinators who in turn will exercise their call-put plans and determine how many ARES members could possible respond to the call for mutual assistance.

Yolo County ARES will activate our call out procedures. Expect to get an email, text message and possibly a phone call.
Check in to the net that will be run on the KE6YUV (BARK) Repeater. Let net control if you could respond to Auburn if needed.    3/11/2014


Technician Class
Announcements Wes - ws6z I'll be holding a 2-part
technician class for the Davis CERT team on Feb 11th and 18th from 6-9
both nights. If anyone wants to help on either night or knows people
that want to take the class (other non-CERT members will be showing up
too), please contact me. www.ws6z.com    2/4/2014


FCC test session
BARK Radio and yolo ARES will conduct an FCC licensing test session on January 18th at 850 Pioneer Ave in Woodland. That is at the corner of Pioneer and Gum.
Test session will open at 0730 and close promptly at 0930.
Again this is an all element test session. This will be through the ARRL-VEC and their test fee is $15.00. Please let anyone you know who may be interested in testing.
You are required to provide a social security number on the FCC form, and two means of ID are necessary also, one with a picture please.
We would like pre-registration and you can contact me at 530 305-4088 or
email gramps55@gmail.com
We will take walk-ins.    1/4/2014


ARRL Centennial QSO Party start January 1, 2014!
The ARRL Centennial QSO Party is a year-long operating event that celebrates hams making contacts. In the end you will have accumulated points, worked new stations and made new friends all over the world. Read more abut the party.    12/30/2013


IMPORTANT CHANGE: November 19, 2013 ARES meeting at Woodland Hospital 7:00pm
Our November 19 ARES meeting location has been changed.

We will be meeting at the Railsback Building (the old clinic) at Woodland Hospital at 7:00pm

1207 Fairchild Ct, Woodland, CA

Fairchild is off Cottonwood St.
As Fairchild starts to curve, you will see parking lots. The Railsback building, marked "A" on the map, is at the turn. PARK AND Walk through the front door and continue straight ahead to the meeting room.

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