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Upcoming Meetings

For the time being during the COVID-19 pandemic, the monthly meetings will be held via a Zoom conference. The next meeting is scheduled to be on February 13th 2023 at 6 PM and will not be in the sheriff's training center at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah.

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


Updated net time slots

Effective February, there will be a change to the time slots of the Thursday nets. The Swap Net will shift from 7:30 PM to 7:00 PM, and other nets (YL, Part 97, WARS, etc.) will shift from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The reason for this shift is that the Swap Net usually runs for 15 to 20 minutes, while the other nets often stretch past 30 minutes. This change will allow the other nets to be “open-ended” and run for longer if needed.


March 2022 test session

A test session will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, March 18th at the Lake County Office of Education in Lakeport. If you are interested in testing or would like to be a volunteer examiner, please register here.

For links to technician class video recordings from summer 2021, click here.

If you have questions regarding the license test sections covered in the videos above, click here.

For study materials and copies of the PowerPoint presentations used in the classes, contact Nick KI6RIT.

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.


Mendocino Coast 50k ultra marathon

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 https://mendocinoultra.com/

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


December 2022 test session results

On Saturday, December 17th, a test session was held in Ukiah. Of the three people that tested, one earned their technician-class license and one upgraded to extra-class.


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