Looking for a VE test session for your new Ham License or upgrade

Tri-City Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) FCC Licensing Exam Dec 02 2021 6:30 PM

All Risk Training Center, 11285 Jersey Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, USA (map)


Eventbrite registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fcc-amateur-radio-technician-class-tickets-154470223597

Things to bring with you. 😮 Pen – for filling out license application. 😮 Pencil and eraser – to take the testo FRN – Please bring your FRN number. If you already have a license you will find your FRN on the license. If you are not licensed you would have applied for your FRN on the FCC ULS web site. Beginning May 20, 2021, all amateur examination applicants will be required to provide an FRN to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an amateur exam. This is necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system. 😮 FCC License – If you currently have an FCC license (Technician or General) please bring a copy of it that you can leave with us. (Those that will be taking the Tech Test in advance of the General Test will not have a license to bring). Remember that you must have successfully have completed the Tech to test for the General. 😮 Scratch Paper – Is allowed it must be blank when you are provided your test. You may begin working on it when instructed to start the test. 😮 Calculator – Calculators are allowed. Devices that can reach outside the classroom or calculators that are programmable are not allowed (examples of devices not allowed to be used as calculators – cell phones and tablets [not kept flat on the table], laptops or programmable calculators). 😮 Identification – You will need two forms of ID. One of them must be a photo ID the other could be a credit card, membership card or even a library card. 😮 $15 – Please bring $15 to cover the license processing fee. Exact change would be appreciated.

Lets Get On The Air! for our monthly Simplex net,

We will be practicing a Simplex net on VHF 146.580 Wednesday night 11/24/21 at 7:00pm. All licensed hams are welcome to join in on the fun.

Attempted area of coverage will be the local member QTH’s around Inland Empire, Southern California. most operators will be low level, many on HT’s, Operators with mobile/base units equipped with high gain antennas and 40/50 watts may have to relay operators that are heard by yourself but not the control operator. All operators please be patient and realize that we are simulating infrastructure failures. We are looking forward to hearing everyone on this emergency communication (EmComm) exercise.

Join Us Saturday Nov. 20th for “Radio in the Park”

Hams new and old Looking to experience Field Emcomms, Portable HF, Seasoned Elmers and a great day! Meet up with GOTAhams for “Radio in the Park” at Cedar Creek Park: 6709 Cedar Creek Road in Eastvale Ca. from 11:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM

to avoid confusion, we meet in the north west parking lot on Everglades street at Lowell St.

This month will be very interesting and special as Dan K6YIC will be bringing associates of his historical radio restoration crew from the USS Iowa Museum Ship in San Pedro to learn more about what we do and share stories of what they do aboard ship and in the Hobby.

All Amateur Radio Operators and anyone interested in Amateur Radio is Welcome! this is always a family Friendly Event so bring the kids! Cedar Creek park is a large spacious area with plenty of amenities and friendly folks. We always attract interest and of course enjoy sharing this hobby with all that are interested.

what the Heck is “Radio In The Park”, “Getting On The Air” click this link to find out.

Let’s Meet Up for Free Coffee and Doughnuts!! at the CARS Radio Swap Meet in Claremont!

November 20, 2021 6:00am – 10:00am

Yep, That’s Right! GOTAhams serves up Free coffee and Donuts to attendees and sellers!

This is a recurring event every third Saturday of the month, except in the month of December. Granite Creek Community Church, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

Disclaimer, GOTAhams is NOT affiliated with the CARS Claremont Radio/electronics swap meet. We participate as attendees and pass this information as a courtesy only.

Great News! “Goat Notes” November Newsletter Posted

Click here for Web link / Download PDF

Sorry for the delay, the “Goats” have been busy recently and there is a lot of information to communicate. we hope you enjoy the read, we have much more to come as our group is growing, adding friends and interacting with the larger amateur radio community. Stayed tuned to the nightly nets and watch the website, FacebookInstagramTwitter and your email for the latest news and happenings.

It is with great sadness GOTAhams received news of the passing of our Presidents Father Victor

Victor Arlotti, father of Mark Arlotti became a “Silent Key” Saturday, (not yet a ham but interested in the hobby and attended our “in the Park” picnic) he is survived by his wife, daughter, son, daughter in law, grandson and sister.

Mark his wife Vilma, Father, Mother and sister attended a “Radio in the Park” and picnic in May 2019, it was well attended and the Arlotti family helped to serve the attendees, they were gracious hosts and very personable. Marks Father did become interested in his sons Hobby that day but unfortunately became ill before he could attain his license.

GOTAhams “Radio and Picnic in the Park” 2019. left to right Vic KM6RBW, Mark KM6AHY, Victor and Bruce KM6WBI

Mark Arlotti posted late Saturday on FaceBook:

I’m sad to say that today my father has passed away. He leaves behind his wife, daughter, son, daughter in law, grandson and sister. He was loved so much and will be greatly missed. Rest with Jesus Pop.

Join GOTAhams exciting Monthly Meeting Tues. Nov. 9th, 7pm

Our presentation for this meeting will be a slide show focusing on

“What Have GOTAhams Been Up To”

Our original venue at Casa Jimenez Restaurant at 921W. Foothill Blvd. Claremont Ca. 91711 has been made available for our members wanting to meet in-person and dine with others. We have been meeting here Since June. Several new members and guests have joined, and our “Hybrid” adaptation has presented some challenges but has been a great success!

To allow time for Socialization and to expedite meal service please come to the Restaurant Early, We recommend arrival at least one hour early 6:00PM. Our Hybrid adaption Zoom.us video conference will also begin well before 7:00 allowing our Virtual guests to socialize. This is due to the venue closing earlier than before Covid, because of staffing shortages.

Please visit our Events/Activities – GOTAhams Monthly meeting – page or check the events to the right on this website for much more information.