Digital Bulletin – 09-17-18

  • Thursday, September 20th, the EmComm group will have an On-The-Air meeting at 1900L on the Far West System.
  • October 6th will have a California QSO party campout. More information to follow.
  • October 14th will be the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon. We will need VHF communicators.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz. Also available online at: https:www.humboldt-arc.org/catagory/bulletin-board/
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 09-10-18

  • Technicain class license class starts Tonight, September 10th at the H.A.R.C location at 1900L.
  • Tuesday, September 11th is the second Tuesday workshop at the regular H.A.R C. meeting location at 1900L with a discussion and training on digital radio techniques.
  • September 15 is the Eureka Block Party at Carson Park. H.A.R.C. will have a booth promoting Amateur Radio. Come and help out.
  • VE testing on Saturday, September 15th.
  • October 6th will have a California QSO party campout.
  • October 14th will be the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon. We will need VHF communicators.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Also available online at: https:www.humboldt-arc.org/catagory/bulletin-board/

Here is the fire report for 09-10-18

Delta Fire
47,110 Acres, 5% Contained
2,380 Personnel
Interstate 5 between Redding and Mt. Shasta is open. Travel is reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately seventeen miles.
***The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has issued mandatory evacuations for residents along the Interstate 5 corridor from exit 707 at Vollmers north to exit 714 at Gibson***

Hirz Fire
46,150 Acres, 95% Contained
250 Personnel

Natchaz Fire
32,398 Acres, 77% Contained
Started 07-15-18

Cal Year to date Statistics
January 1, 2018 through September 9, 2018 4,732 Fires, 616,697 Acres
January 1, 2017 through September 9, 2017 4,621 Fires, 235,925 Acres
5 year average (same interval) 4,396 Fires, 175,634 Acers
2018 Combined YTD (CALFIRE & US Forest Service) 5,701 Fires 1,325,023 Acers
(Carl – KM6LIQ)


Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

This ends the digital bulletin for September 10th.

Digital Bulletin – 09-03-18

Digital Bulletin for Monday September 3, 2018
By: Carl – KM6LIQ

  • 09-04-18 – Next meeting of the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club is Tuesday @ 1900L at the regular meeting location. Dues are due.
  • 09-08-18 – Enduro bicycle event near Blue Lake. Meet at Mad River Brewery @ 09:30. May last till 17:00. VHF Communicators needed. Contact Ben – KK6SYJ.
  • 09-09-18 – FWRA Swap and Potluck, beginning at 10:00 AM at Fireman’s Park in Scotia.
  • 09-10-18 – Technicians Licensing 10 Week Class starts @ 19:00L at the Eureka Muni
  • 09-11-18 – Next 2nd Tuesday Workshop is Digi HF / VHF with programs like FL-Digi.

*** FIRE UPDATE ***

  • Mill Creek1 Fire [final]
    Hwy 96 – 100% contained at 3,674 acres.
  • Carr Fire [Final]
    100% contained at 229,651 acres.
  • Mendocino Complex
    410,182 acres and 93% contained
  • Hirz Fire [update]
    Redding – 45,289 acres and 46% contained.

This concludes the digital bulletin.

Digital Bulletin – 08-20-18

  • We need a Net control operator for September 3rd. for the Monday VHF Net and 7:30 Humboldt County VHF Net.
  • Next meeting of the Humboldt Amatuer Radio Club is Tuesday, September 4th, 1900L at the regular meeting location. Dues are due.Picinic
  • Sept 8 Enduro bicycle event near Blue Lake 10:00 to 4:00ish. VHF Communicators needed. Contact Ben KK6SYJ.
  • Sunday, September 9th is the Far West picnic and swap meet in Scotia.
  • Next 2nd Tuesday Workshop is Digi HF / VHF with programs like FL-Digi.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Ham Radio Licensing Classes Begin September 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM:
Don Campbell
707-834-0042
ke6hec@sbcglobal.net

The Humboldt Amateur Radio Club is offering a class to prepare students for the Federal Communication Commission’s Amateur Radio Technician license examination.

  • The Technician Class license is the entry-level license for Amateur Radio.
  • The class is free of charge and open to all members of the community.
  • The class will be held inthe HARC Meeting Room at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 406 11th Street, the corner of 11th and E Streets.
  • The class begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018.
  • The class will meet for 10 consecutive Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • The class will introduce radio and electronic fundamentals, tips on operating station equipment, procedures for communicating with other Hams, license and operating regulations and radio safety.

Students are encouraged to purchase the textbook used for the Class. The book is The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 4th Edition, available from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) for $29.95 plus shipping.  The book may be purchased at the following web site;

http://www.arrl.org/shop/Licensing-Education-and-Training/

A limited number of books will be available at the class.

Following the class, students will be able to become licensed Amateur Radio operators after successfully passing the FCC license test scheduled on Saturday, November 17, in the Humboldt Bay Fire Training Room on 6th Street between C and D Streets in Eureka.

For more information on the class, contact Don Campbell, (707) 834-0042.

Digital Bulletin – 08-13-18

FIRE UPDATES:

Mendocino Complex Fires
295,970 acres – 59% contained
Structures Destroyed: 147 residences / 118 other
Total Fire Personnel: 3221
With minimal humidity recovery during nighttime operations the Ranch Fire was very active in the northwest corner and continued to burn towards Lake Pillsbury.

Carr Fire
202,976 acres – 61% contained
Structures Destroyed: 1,077 residences, 22 commercial structures, 500 outbuildings
Total Fire Personnel: 4,641
Firefighters continued to strengthen containment lines throughout the night. Fire is located in steep drainages, with varying wind exposure.

Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires
48,257 acres – 45% contained
55,247 acres – 15% contained
The change in wind direction from the northeast to the northwest has the potential to increase fire growth due to the alignment of the drainages.

The Humboldt Amateur Radio Club is having it’s second Tuesday workshop tomorrow, August 14th, 1900L at the regular H.A.R.C. meeting place, 11th & E, Eureka. Topic of the evening is SSB/linear satellite operation.
The next communications event is August 18th for the Redwood Empire Endurance Riders in Orick. This is a all day event and VHF communicators are needed. Contact Don, KE6HEC for more info.


This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Fire Updates – 08-06-18

Ranch Fire | August 06, 2018 7:15 am
225,001 acres – 21% contained
Structures Destroyed: 75 residences / 68 other
Total Fire Personnel: 3,781
The Ranch Fire continues to grow in the north and south eastern directions, threatening communities in the fires path.

River Fire | August 06, 2018 7:15 am
48,663 acres – 58% contained
The River Fire had limited movement overnight, a burnout operation conducted on the Northern portion of the fire in the late afternoon improved containment.

Carr Fire | August 06, 2018 7:34 am
163,207 acres – 45% contained
1,080 residences, 24 commercial structures, 500 outbuildings destroyed
Total Fire Personnel: 4,766
Heavy timber areas and steep drainages are challenging firefighting efforts. Firefighters will continue to mitigate potential spot fires over control lines.

Digital Bulletin – 08-06-18

  • The Humboldt Amateur Radio Club is having it’s regular monthly meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7th, 1900L at the regular H.A.R.C. meeting place, 11th & E, Eureka.
  • The next communications event is August 18th for the Redwood Empire Endurance Riders in Orick. This is a all day event and VHF communicators are needed.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 07-30-18

FIRE UPDATES:

Carr Fire – July 30, 2018 5:35 pm
98,724 acres – 20% contained
Structures Destroyed: 723 residences, 3 commerical structures, 240
outbuildings destroyed – 159 residences, 4 commercial structures and 30
outbuildings damaged
Total Fire Personel: 3,388
Firefighters worked through the night to build control lines. Today crews will
work to mitigate potential spot fires as shifting winds, dry fuels, and steep
drainages exist below control lines. Red Flag Warning expires today at 8 AM.
Damage assessment will continue as conditions allow.

Ranch Fire – July 30, 2018 12:16 pm
35,076 acres – 5% contained
River Fire – July 30, 2018 12:15 pm
20,911 acres – 5% contained
Structures Destroyed: 6 Residences and 1 Outbuilding
Total Fire Personel: 1, 379
Firefighters continue to battle the River and Ranch fires. Crews worked
throughout the night to reinforce containment lines while the fire behavior
remained extreme. Weather conditions will continue to challenge firefighters
as hot, dry and windy conditions persist.

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  • The next Humboldt Amateur Radio Club meeting wil be Tuesday, August 7th, 1900L at the regular H.A.R.C. meeting place, 11th & E, Eureka.
  • The next communications event is August 18th for the Redwood Empire Endurance Riders in Orick. This is a all day event and VHF communicators are needed.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 07-23-18

  • The Humboldt Amateur Radio Club has been invited to this Saturday’s “Get Out And Play” event. The club will have a table set up near Ramone’s in Old Town Eureka. Setup will begin around 10:30 and the event starts at Noon. For more information contact Peter, W6IES, at W6IES@ARRL.NET
  • The next Humboldt Amateur Radio Club meeting wil be Tuesday, August 7th, 1900L at the regular H.A.R.C. meeting place, 11th & E, Eureka.
  • The next communications event is August 18th for the Redwood Empire Endurance Riders in Orick. This is a all day event and VHF communicators are needed.

 

  • There will not be a digital bulletin next Monday the 30th.
  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 07-09-18

  • The second Tuesday workshop, tomorrow July 10th, will discuss the recent Field Day. Workshop starts at 1900L at the regular H.A.R.C. meeting place, 11th & E, Eureka.
  • The monthly EmComm meeting for July will discuss the upcomming EmComm drill. The meeting will take place at the regular H.A.R.C. meeting place on Thursday, July 19th, at 1900L.
  • Saturday morning, July 21st, will be an EmComm exercise to practice message handling. Details at the EmComm meeting.
  • There will not be a digital bulletin next Monday the 16th.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 07-02-18

  • The Humboldt Amateur Radio Club’s regular monthly meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, July 3rd, at 1900L at the regular meeting place 11th & E streets, Eureka.
  • The second Tuesday workshop, because of the expected light tournout of the H.A.R.C. monthly meeting, will discuss the recent Field Day and also sideband satellite operations.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 06-18-18

  • The H.A.R.C. Net on the 145.47 Mhz repeater has moved to Wednesday at 1900L instead of Thursdays.
  • Thursday the 21st., Fred Flores will present to the EmComm group an overview of the Incident Management System used nationwide. This will smooth the way for online courses.
  • Field Day is June 23rd and 24th. Antenna setup will start on the afternoon of Friday the 22nd. Contest operations start at 1100L on Saturday. Potluck dinner Saturday evening starting around 1800L. Breakdown will be Sunday at 1100L

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 06-11-18

  • NEW! The HARC repeater net has moved from Thursday nights to Wednesday nights at 7:00PM. This will put out new net time 1/2 ahead of the regular FWRA net so users should have less trouble with schedule conflicts! Hope to hear you on Wednesdays HARC net!
  • On June 12th, the Second Tuesday workshop will cover elogging software N3FJP and guy line knots. This will be at the H.A.R.C. meeting place at 1900L.
  • Tuesday, June 19th, the H.A.R.C. will meet at the regular meeting place to discuss and plan for the upcomming Field Day.
  • Thursday the 21st., Fred Flores will present to the EmComm group an overview of the Incident Management System used nationwide. This will smooth the way for online courses.
  • Field Day is June 23rd and 24th. Antenna setup will start on the afternoon of Friday the 22nd.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 06-04-18

  • The regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club will be tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5th at 1900L, at the regular meeting place of 11th & E Streets, Eureka.
  • Saturday June 9th will be an pre-Field Day exercise putting up our military mast. We may meet in Blue Lake. Details will be announced.
  • Second Tuesday workshop will cover elogging software N3FJP and guy line knots.
  • Tuesday, June 19th, the H.A.R.C. will meet to discuss and plan for the upcomming Field Day.
  • Field Day is June 23rd and 24th. Antenna setup will start on the 22nd.
  • It is going to be a full month and more specific details will forthcoming.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 05-14-18

  • May 17th at 1900L is the monthly EmComm meeting. It will be held at the H.A.R.C. meeting place at 11th & E streets, Eureka.
  • Tour of the Unknown Coast is Saturday, May 19th. VHF communicators needed.
  • The Pre-Kenetic Race meeting will be at the H.A.R.C. meeting place on Thursday, May 24th at 1900L.
  • Kenetic Grand Championship is May 26th through May 28th. VHF communicators needed.

Digital Bulletin – 05-07-18

  • Tuesday night, May 8 at 7PM local time, Carl, KM6LIQ, will do a presentaton on grounding. This workshop will be held at the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club meeting place, 406 11th Street (corner 11th and E – former Red Cross)
  • May 17th at 1900L is the EmComm meeting for May. It will be held at the H.A.R.C. meeting place at 11th & E streets, Eureka.
  • Tour of the Unknown Coast is Saturday, May 19th. VHF communicators needed. Contact KE6HEC for information.
  • The Pre-Kenetic Race meeting will be at the H.A.R.C. meeting place on Thursday, May 24th at 1900L.
  • Kenetic Grand Championship is May 26th through May 28th. VHF communicators needed. Contact W6IES for information.
  • We need a NET Control operator for Monday 28th VHF Eureka Net. Contact Don, WA6NBG.

Digital Bulletin – 04-30-18

  • Humboldt Amateur Radio Club’s monthly meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 1st at 1900L at the regular meeting place, 11th & E sreets, Eureka.
  • Avenue of the Giants Marathon on Sunday May 6. First race starts at 0745L. VHF Communicators needed.
  • We need a NET Control operator for Monday, May 7th Eureka VHF Net.
  • May 17th at 1900L is the EmComm meeting for May. It will be held at the H.A.R.C. meeting place at 11th & E streets, Eureka.
  • Tour of the Unknown Coast is Saturday, May 19th. VHF communicators needed.
  • The Pre-Kenetic Race meeting will be at the H.A.R.C. meeting place on Thursday, May 24th at 1900L.
  • Kenetic Grand Championship is May 26th through May 28th. VHF communicators needed.
  • We need a NET Control operator for Monday 28th VHF Eureka Net.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

The Kinetic Grand Championship

The Kinetic Grand Championship

Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday, May 26, 27 & 28.

We need hams for FM multi-frequency operation for all three days.

Complete Race info is at http://kineticgrandchampionship.com/.

Contact Peter W6IES@rrl.net.

Pre-Race Meeting Thursday, May 24 at 7 pm at Humboldt Amateur Radio Club in the Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 11th and E Streets (406 11th Street, Eureka, Ca 95501 (for those who like/need to use GPS).