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From Morro Bay, Los Osos, Cayucos, Cambria and San Luis Obispo, Estero Radio Club members are amateur radio operators on the Central California coast participating in all phases of amateur radio.
The Estero Radio Club is a 501(c)3 organization. Our EIN is 91-2151691.


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THE ESTERO RADIO CLUB

Nick Collins 01/07/2020
Nick Collins, K6NLC, demonstrating surface mount methods
HamSpeak, January 07, 2020 (photo by Mike Lindsay, AD7RZ)

IT'S A BLAST!!

As SLO County DEC (ARES District Emergency Coordinator), John Bonnett (KK6JRA) ccordinates the area Hams for any County RACES call outs. To help facilitate that, one of the things he has set up is a Cell Text Messa\ ge "blaster" that can quickly send out short messages in case of an emergency.

Both Morro Bay and Cambria CERT groups are currently using this, and John would like to extend it to Hams in San Luis Obispo, northern Santa Barbara, and southern Monterey Counties that are interested.

Folks on this list will occasionally receive test messages and announcements about county-wide emergency drills, and in the event of a RACES activation by San Luis Obispo OES, an activation message to turn on their\ Ham radios to the emergency repeaters for further information.

If you would like to receive SLO County RACES callout messages on your cell phone, please email John at sloecc@hfchat.net.

Include the following informationin your email:

     Full Name:
     Location: (city or area)
     Call Sign:
     Email Address:
     Cell Phone Number:
     Cell Carrier: (Alltel, AT&T, Boost Mobile, Consumer Cellular, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, Virgin Mobile)
     County RACES Badged? (yes/no)
     Equipment: HT? (yes/no) Mobile? (yes/no)
     CalOES SIMS/NIMS Training? (yes/no)
     Can you deploy to a shelter, ECC, or other remote station? (yes/no) No means you can relay traffic from your neighborhood)

**All information is kept confidential on a secure server run by UUPlus, LLC located on Los Osos.**

Thanks for your participation!

John

On the Horizon ...

December 2019

  • No SLOECC meeting this month.
  • No SLOECC Nets on 12/24 and 12/31
  • No ERC HamDinner/HamSpeaks/HamCoffees on 12/24 and 12/31
  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS, ALL!

January 2020

  • January 06 1800: Test session in Paso Robles
    Contact Tom Tengdin wb9vxy@gmail.com for details.
  • January 18 0800-1700: HamCram at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave.
    Get your license in 1 day!
    For information, visit: https://w6nbc.com/
  • January 22 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave.
    SLOECC Board Election
    John Lindsey, local meteorologist

February 2020

  • February 03 1800: Test session in Paso Robles
    Contact Tom Tengdin wb9vxy@gmail.com for details.
  • February 03 1900: SLOECC at Estrella Warbirds Museum, Paso Robles
    Note date change to coincide with PRARC meeting.
    Joint Meeting with Paso Robles Amateur Radio Club
    "What do I do about my Windows7 machine?"
    OS Virtualization: Run multiple operating systems on a single PC or Mac

    Speaker: Joe Biniskiewicz, KD6ECF
    Most newer computers, combined with off-the-shelf software, contain features that help support running legacy operating systems and applications that we may reluctant to abandon.

March 2020

  • March 14: SCOR Solvang Century
  • March 25 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave.

April 2020

  • April 04: Eroica Bike Ride
  • April 22 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium 1585 Kansas Ave.
    ERC Board Election
  • April 25: SLOBC Wildflower Century

May 2020

  • May 27 1900: SLOECC at Cambria Fire Station
    (To Be Confirmed)

June 2020

  • June 20: Satellite Amateur Radio Club Swapmeet
  • June 24 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave.
    Field Day Prep
  • June 27-28: ARRL Field Day

July 2020

  • July 18 0800-1700: HamCram at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave.
    Get your license in 1 day!
    For information, visit: https://w6nbc.com/
  • July 22: 2020 FEMA Evaluated Nuclear Power Plant Exercise (Practice Exercise)
  • July 22 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave. (tentative)
    Field Day After Action Review (tentative)
  • No SLOECC meeting this month.

August 2020

  • August 19: 2020 FEMA Evaluated Nuclear Power Plant Exercise (Evaluated Exercise)
  • August 19 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave.
    Note date change to prepare for siren test.
    Nuc. 101 SLO County OES
  • August 22: Siren Test

September 2020

  • September 23 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Station 1681 Front St., Oceano
    (To Be Confirmed)

October 2020

  • October 28 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave.

November 2020

  • November 18 1900: SLOECC at SLO Sheriff's Auditorium, 1585 Kansas Ave.
    Note date change to accommodate Thanksgiving.

December 2020

  • No SLOECC meeting this month.

January 28, 2020

HamDinner @ 5 p.m.
Hofbrau der Albatros
901 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA

Every Week

MONDAYS
HamBreakfast @ 7:00 a.m.

Hungry Fisherman
399 Beach St.
Morro Bay, CA

TUESDAYS
HamDinner @ 5 p.m.
Location changes weekly
(see above for this week)

HamSpeak @ 6 p.m.
Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way,
Morro Bay, CA

County-wide net @ 7:45 p.m.
on 146.67

HamChat about 8 p.m.
The Hungry Fisherman
399 Beach St.
Morro Bay, CA

VISITORS ARE ALWAYS
WELCOME!

 

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