The monthly meetings are being held via Zoom. The next meeting is scheduled to be on April 10th 2023 at 6 PM.

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Meeting agendas and minutes can be found in the Resources section.


The Willits Amateur Radio Society (WARS), Mendocino Auxiliary Communications Service (MACS), and the Mendocino County Amateur Radio Communications Service (McARCS) are hosting a free, five-week course for those interested in obtaining a technician-class amateur radio license. Classes will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM on the following dates:

Classes will be presented over Zoom as well as the following locations (weather permitting):

Students are encouraged to obtain a copy of the Gordon West 2022-2026 Technician Class study guide, available here.

To register, click here.

If you have questions or need additional information, email Dan KN6QCZ.

For a printable flyer, click here.

For those that are unable to attend some or all of the classes, recordings will be posted to YouTube and linked here shortly afterward.


On Saturday, March 18th, a test session was held in Lakeport. Of the two people that tested, one earned their technician-class license and one upgraded to general-class. Congratulations to all participants!


The annual west coast tsunami drill will be held on March 29th from 1100 to 1200. We need radio operators for the following locations:

  • Ten Mile
  • Pudding Creek
  • Noyo Harbor
  • Caspar Beach
  • Mendocino Bay
  • Van Damme
  • Albion
  • Manchester
  • Point Arena
  • Anchor Bay
  • Gualala

Prior to the exercise, instructions and maps will be sent to all volunteers.

If you will be available to staff one of the above locations on March 29th, please email Mike KC6MGM.


Test sessions in inland and coastal Mendocino County have been scheduled for shortly after the technician class license courses!

UkiahFort Bragg
WhereRedwood Academy
1059 N. State St.
Redwood Coast Senior Center
490 N. Harold St.
WhenApril 15th @ 9:30 AMApril 8th @ noon
InfoNo walk-ins, pre-registration required, $15 test fee
Registration contactMcARCSKen KW6V

ALERT: Effective April 19th 2022, the FCC will be implementing a $35 application fee for new license applications. Upgrading an existing license to a higher class is exempt. The fee is in addition to the $15 test fee. Volunteer examiners (VEs) won't be collecting the application fee; you will need to make payment to the FCC directly. Click here for more information.


This is a 50k run through the Jackson Demonstration Forest starting and ending at Big River beach. Due to a lack of cell phone coverage along the route, the event organizers have requested ham radio support for their event to provide information to the race officials on race status and safety issues.

We are looking for six or seven volunteers who are willing to staff the checkpoints. It is a fun experience and a chance to practice your skills operating on a radio net.

The event will be on Saturday, April 22nd and has a net control station at the start/finish line and five checkpoints along the route. The race begins at 7:00 AM from the start point and normally lasts approximately 9.5 hours. The check points are staffed in succession as the race progresses with the start point and station one being staffed at 7:00 AM. We normally do a split shift for the net control with a 7:00 AM to noon operator and a noon to 5:00 PM operator.

You can learn more about the event at

For additional information or to volunteer for the event, contact Mike KC6MGM.

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