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E.V.A.C. Exercise- Woodland Memorial Hospital
Ken - K6WLS, James - W6JSC, and Greg - KG6SJT, supported Red Cross at the E.V.A.C. Exercise at Woodland Memorial Hospital.
Several ICS-213 as well as tactical messages were passed between Net Control, The Red Cross Rehabilitation site, and the staging area. It was an excellent training exercise for Yolo ARES.    6/25/2010


Welcome New Yolo County ARES Members
Yolo County ARES has has added three new members this month.
Please welcome W6JSC, James; N6JOA, Charles; and N6OLO, Pamela.    5/20/2010


On the Nature of Interacting Antennas
A while back Wes, WS6Z, built a 2m Copper “Super-J-Pole” antenna which he attached to his chimney. Then a friend of his (AD6IL) was kind enough to supply me with a 2m square loop for horizontal work which he attached at the bottom of the J-pole. AD6IL and WS6Z were debating how much of a problem it would be to have them so close together and I figured I’d give it a try and see how much they interacted. After putting them both up they both performed adequately though Wes was pretty sure he could detect a performance difference in the J-pole after adding the square loop to its base.

He measured the performance of both antennas as they were mounted together and then moved the square loop to the opposite corner of the chimney and remeasured them both again. The following 4 graphs show the results of these tests.    5/18/2010


David Coursey's 97.113 PRESENTATION
David Coursey, N5FDL – Emergency Coordinator, San Joaquin Co. (CA) ARES has posted a NEW VERSION OF his 97.113 PRESENTATION that gives a good overview of what is currently happening with FCC rule making and 97.113 If you need additional information, please write or call him: david@coursey.com . On his blog, he notes that you are welcome to use this presentation to explain the 97.113 issue to the amateur community and served agencies.    5/11/2010


Yolo County ARES Members set up a School to School Ham Radio Contact

Yolo County ARES members Wes Hardaker, WS6Z, and Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT setup a school to school ham radio contact. Wes was in a fourth grade classroom at Korematsu Elementary School in Davis and Greg was in a fourth/fifth grade classroom at Cambridge Elementary school in Vacaville.

The students at each school took turns asking students at the other school questions, and then answering questions they were given. The excitement level in the classrooms was terrific!    4/24/2010


Emergency Communications Leadership Seminar April 24, 2010
The third annual seminar for Emergency Communications Leadership in the Sacramento Valley Section will take place Saturday, April 24, 9 A.M. to 2 P.M., at the U.C. Davis Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center, 8279 Scott Forbes Rd., in Browns Valley. The seminar is hosted once again by Art, K6ALC, Yuba and Sutter County Emergency Coordinator. The seminar is organized and presented by Larry, WD6FXR, Section Emergency Coordinator. All Section EMCOMM Leadership is invited as well as anyone who intends to step up to a leadership position. All EMCOMM organizations, not just those whose title includes the ARES label, are urged to attend. Attendees need to bring a bag lunch. There is no food service available in the area. Also bring your go kit if you want to share your ideas, and any items you would like to discuss. Coffee, tea, and bottled water will be provided. Directions: take I-5 to Hwy. 99, then Hwy. 70 Marysville. Take Hwy. 20 east 14 miles to Peoria Road. Turn left, and follow signs 5.6 miles.    3/15/2010


BARK - Yolo ARES Ham Test Update
Yolo ARES and BARK sponsored a test session February 13, 2010 in Woodland. We had 14 candidates. 8 successful Technician candidates

3 General class licenses.
2 upgraded to General and one of the Technician candidates
passed the General test also,

3 Amateur Extra class licenses.
One of these candidates took and passed all three exams at our session.

Thanks to our Volunteer Examiners : K6WLS, K6KN, K6HEW, K6VNQ, WS6Z, KG6SJT    2/16/2010


December 15, 2009 Yolo ARES Monthly Meeting Cancelled
The December 15, 2009 Yolo ARES Monthly Meeting has been cancelled.
Have a great holiday! We will see EVERYONE at the January meeting January 19, 2010.


Congratulations Larry, WD6FXR, Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Coordinator
Effective immediately, our new Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Coordinator is Larry Sutter, WD6FXR. Larry will be following several years of excellent service by Richard Cloyd, W06P.


BARK VE Test Session
top The Berryessa Amateur Radio Club- BARK, sponsored an FCC license examination on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Red Cross Chapter in Woodland. This event was supported through efforts and support of the Yolo County Amateur Radio Emergency Services group - ARES, as well as the Yolo County Amateur Radio Society - YARS.
Congratulations to the 7 new Techs and 2 upgraded generals!
A big thank you to the Volunteer Examiners: Ken- K6WLS, Dave- KC6YFG, David, W6VNQ, Bill- K6KN, and Greg- KG6SJT.    12/13/2009

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