GOTAhams hybrid Board Meeting Changed to Wednesday Dec. 8th 6:00PM Open to all

Due to a busy schedule this month, we needed to change our Board meeting to Wednesday for the month of December only.

We will be holding a Hybrid style meeting in-person at Casa Jimenez Mexican Restaurant including a Video Conference using Zoom.us on Wednesday @ 6:00pm! for those attending at the restaurant please arrive one hour early to order and complete your meat ahead of the meeting. If you are a board member or regular attendee, you will receive an email before the meeting with the Zoom video link. All members that wish to join our monthly Board Meetings via Zoom must request an invitation via email with our Secretary Kathi Mixon at kd6caf@gmail.com.

Congratulations on your EXTRA upgrade Sheila KM6KNO!

New GOTAham Sheila L Eure KM6KNO has successfully upgraded to Amateur Radio Extra class! Sheila attended an in-person VE session with Tri City ACS and actually got a 100% score! the session was co-officiated by two VE GOTAhams, Craig KM6EIC and Kathi KD6CAF

GOTAhams hybrid Board Meeting Dec. 8th 6:00PM Open to all

We will be holding a Hybrid style meeting in-person at Casa Jimenez Mexican Restaurant including a Video Conference using Zoom.us on Wednesday @ 6:00pm! for those attending at the restaurant please arrive one hour early to order and complete your meat ahead of the meeting. If you are a board member or regular attendee, you will receive an email before the meeting with the Zoom video link. All members that wish to join our monthly Board Meetings via Zoom must request an invitation via email with our Secretary Kathi Mixon at kd6caf@gmail.com.

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)

SUBJECT TO THEN-CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

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.