QCWA Chapter 119 Bulletin — Time to say goodbye

As many of you know, Ron, W8RJL, and Judy, W4JJY, are boarding a plane bound for California — a permanent change of station — on June 1, 2018. The QCWA Chapter 119 May meeting on Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:00 Noon, at Gus and George’s Spaghetti and Steak House at Read More …

When all else fails, amateur (HAM) radio works

Over the last week, wildfires have been raging across most of the state of California. On Wednesday, one of my life-long best friends named Donna, who lives about an hour south of San Francisco, Calif., and some of the fires out there, had internet but no phone service in her Read More …

Sunnyvale Ham Radio Outlet closes after 26 years

The Sunnyvale Ham Radio Outlet signed off for the final time Wednesday after 26 years as a hub for Silicon Valley’s amateur radio community. Due in part to rising rent in the city, the outlet at 510 Lawrence Expressway chose to close its doors and merge operations with its Oakland location, according to Read More …

ARRL Weighs In on New California ‘Driving While Wireless’ Statute

ARRL is recommending that Amateur Radio be specifically excluded from a California statute prohibiting the use of “wireless communication devices” while driving. ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director Marty Woll, N6VI, is taking point on the effort to revise the statute, known by its legislative bill number AB 1785. It was Read More …

100 years of amateur radio in Santa Cruz County

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – In an era of mobile phones and social media, some people in Santa Cruz are celebrating a communications medium used in the county since 1916. The Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club noted its 100thanniversary at the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz Read More …