Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club presents HAMFEST 2018 Saturday, April 28th, 8 am to 12 noon.
Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, located at 126 First Street, West Sonoma
For info: 707-935-7441
Effective January 1, 2017, Section 23123.5 of the California Vehicle Code (CVC) was amended by Assembly Bill 1785, which substantially expanded the scope of Section 23123.5 CVC, from simply prohibiting the use of a wireless phone to text while driving, to prohibiting holding and operating a handheld wireless telephone or an electronic wireless communications device while driving.
However, a driver may still use a handheld wireless telephone or an electronic wireless communication device while driving when:The handheld wireless communication device is mounted to a windshield (in compliance with Section 26708[b] CVC), dashboard, or center console in a manner which does not interfere with the driver s view of the road, and; The drivers hand is used to activate or deactivate a feature with a single tap or swipe of the drivers finger. Pursuant to Section 23123.5(f) CVC, the definition of an electronic wireless communications device includes, but is not limited to: a broadband personal communication device, a specialized mobil radio device, a handheld device or laptop computer with mobile data access, a pager, or a two-way messaging device. Section 23123.5 CVC does not apply to manufacturer-installed systems which are embedded in the vehicle,nor does it apply to an emergency services professional using a wireless telephone while operating an authorized Emergency vehicle, in the course and scope of employment.
For the purposes of Section 23123.5(f) CVC, a radio installed and mounted in a vehicle with a wired hand microphone (e.g., business band or citizen band [CB] radio) is not considered a wireless communication device, nor is it considered a specialized mobile radio device, and therefore is not subject to enforcement u nder this section.
We have some members that are interested in getting their tickets and possibly an upgrade, so here are local test sessions found posted by using our zipcode at ARRL License Exam Sessions
Apr 28th, 1:00pm @ MCOE, Talmage. Contact: Steve 707-467-5021. Registration Required
Apr 28th, 9:00am @ Sonoma Veterans Memorioal Hall, Sonoma. Contact: jhill@VOM.com
May 12th, 1:00pm @ Petaluma Citizen Center, Petaluma. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 19th, 10am @ Eureka Fire Dept., Eureka. Contact: email@example.com
May 24th, 1:00pm @ 1310 Redwood Way, Petaluma. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations Preferred.
May 26th, 10:00am @ Redwood Academy, Ukiah. Contact: email@example.com. Reservations Required.
Jun 9th, 1:00pm @Petaluma Citizen Center, Petaluma. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 23rd, 12:00pm @ Lakeport Chamber of Commerce, Lakeport. Contact: email@example.com. Reservations Required.
Jul 14th, 1:00pm @ Petaluma Citizen Center, Petaluma. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to extend a huge 'THANK YOU' to Greg Glavich WA6RQX, for his dedication in maintaining and repairing all of the repeaters in the countywide linked system. HAMs from Humboldt County in the north, south to Sonoma County, and east to Lake County can regularly make contact and impart information. Without folks willing to put in hours of their time and energy not to mention funds, we that use the repeaters would be much more limited on VHF/UHF.
So ... if you hear Greg on the radio or happen to see him in person be sure to thank him for all his time and effort!
Every Friday starting at 8:00 A.M. come to Lumberjacks; located at 1700 South Main Street, Willits. We are encouraging everyone to come out and enjoy some coffee, breakfast or just conversation and if 8 is a bit too early, come later! We are very casual with stating times and usually there until 10 or thereabouts.For those on the coast, every Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. come to Angelina's, 400 South Main Street, Fort Bragg for breakfast, coffee or conversation.
Let's try to make one, all, or some, to meet and share ideas!