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2018 Ham Radio Special Events

   

  

HAMNATION • HAM RADIO'S PREMIER WEEKLY TV SHOW!

Share in the excitement and importance of Ham Radio — from tossing an antenna wire into a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters — with hosts Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett. HamNation airs live on the TWiT TV Network every Wednesday at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific. Do you have a Roku TV Box? Then click HERE to add the TWiT Channel to your Roku. You can also watch HamNation live, as well as past episodes, online by going to https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation.

 

Events Calendar  

  

OCTOBER 19-21 • ARRL PACIFIC DIVISION HAM RADIO CONVENTION (PACIFICON) 

ARRL PACIFICON 2018 will be held October 19-21, 2018 at the San Ramon Marriot Hotel, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, California 94583. Ham Radio Instructor Meeting hosted by Gordon West will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 21, 2018. Click HERE for complete details, schedule, and exhibitors.

  

  OCTOBER 20 • WIN SYSTEM MONTHLY BREAKFAST MEETING 

THE WIN SYSTEM invites members and friends to its monthly breakfast on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Hometown Buffet, 1008 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92701. Breakfasts are held on the third Saturday of every month.  The next breakfast will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Click HERE for a map and directions to the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana, California.  For more information on the WIN System and it's unique linked repeater system, please visit www.winsystem.org.

  

OCTOBER 20 • $5.00 HAM RADIO LICENSE TESTING

ARALB - THE ASSOCIATED RADIO AMATEURS OF LONG BEACH provides amateur radio testing for $5.00 on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM for those of you, who like to study on your own.  Next testing date after Saturday, October 20, 2018 is Saturday, November 17, 2018. The test location is at the The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 3824 Woodruff Avenue, Long Beach CA 90808 (behind the Dental Building). Click HERE for a map & directions. Pre-registration is recommended through Louise Chapman, N6ELK, at 562-429-1355 or send an email to .  When you pre-register your GLAARG Form 605X will be ready to sign when you come in to test. 

 

NOVEMBER 17 • $5.00 HAM RADIO LICENSE TESTING

ARALB - THE ASSOCIATED RADIO AMATEURS OF LONG BEACH provides amateur radio testing for $5.00 on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM for those of you, who like to study on your own.  Next testing date after Saturday, November 17, 2018 is Saturday, December 15, 2018. The test location is at the The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 3824 Woodruff Avenue, Long Beach CA 90808 (behind the Dental Building). Click HERE for a map & directions. Pre-registration is recommended through Louise Chapman, N6ELK, at 562-429-1355 or send an email to .  When you pre-register your GLAARG Form 605X will be ready to sign when you come in to test. 

  

NOVEMBER 29 • MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE CLASS (MROP) 

GORDO'S MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE CLASS will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Orange Coast College of Sailing in Newport Beach, California. Classes are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Personalized instruction from Gordo. Materials and Gordo's Study Notes $99 plus $35 test fee. When you pass your exam, you will have the full priveledges of the MROP -- the FCC's Commercial Marine Radio Operator Permit! To register for this commercial radio class, please click HERE or visit www.occsailing.com for more information. Pre-registration is required well before class time! Call Gordon West at 714-549-5000 Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to reserve your space today!

  

DECEMBER 1 & 2 • TECHNICIAN LICENSE CLASS   

"GORDO APPROVED" TECHNICIAN LICENSE CLASS to be held Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both days at the Cerritos Sheriff's Station Emergency Operations Center, 18135 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos CA 90703. Turn right upon entering the lobby and go into the Comms Center Conference Room. You lost?  Call the EOC directly at 562-860-0044.   Click HERE for a map & directions. All materials provided (Gordo text, Gordo pre-study homework, etc.)  FYI: Format similar to Gordo's style with demos, hands-on, etc. Testing on Sunday at approximately 3:00 PM.  Test "walk-ins" are OK, but walk-ins should email ahead to verify space and test availability. At the moment, we are unable to test for any Amateur Licenses other than Technician. Classroom space is limited to 25, so register early! Course fee $60. Test fee $15. Registration required. Click HERE to download the Class Flyer for more information. Email Ralph Wynkoop KI6JAR at  to register for this class!! 

  

MONTHLY $5.00 HAM RADIO LICENSE TESTING 

ARALB - THE ASSOCIATED RADIO AMATEURS OF LONG BEACH provides amateur radio testing for $5.00 on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM for those of you, who like to study on your own.  Next testing date is Saturday February 17, 2018. The test location is at the The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 3824 Woodruff Avenue, Long Beach CA 90808 (behind the Dental Building). Click HERE for a map & directions. Pre-registration is recommended through Louise Chapman, N6ELK, at 562-429-1355 or send an email to .  When you pre-register your GLAARG Form 605X will be ready to sign when you come in to test. 

    

  

Get Your Amateur Radio License In 2018!

  

  

Annual ARRL Field Day • June 26 & 27, 2010

Santa Ana, California Fire Dept Training Facility

   

 GORDO'S RADIO TRAINING BOOKS & SOFTWARE  

  

W5YI Training Materials

  

Gordon West Training Resources From The W5YI Group  

www.w5yi.org

  

Amateur Radio License Preparation Books & Software • Commercial Radio License Study Books & Materials

Books on CDROM For Computer / MP3 Players • Morse Code Tapes & Software on CDROM

Books with Practice Exam Software • Educational Electronic Books

  

Click HERE To Jump To Gordo's Training Materials Page

  

  

AMATEUR LICENSE CLASS INFORMATION  

 

Gordo's Technician License Graduating Class May 23, 2010

Santa Ana, California Fire Dept Training Facility

  

TECHNICIAN, GENERAL, & EXTRA CLASS AMATEUR LICENSES

Technician, General, and Extra Class license upgrade classes are held regularly throughout the year. Click HERE for class dates and locations. Free instruction from "Gordo-Approved Ham Instructors." Study materials are usually $99 to $125 plus a $15 testing fee. Final exams are held on Sunday afternoons. Remember... You must hold a TECHNICIAN license to take the GENERAL upgrade class and hold a GENERAL class license to upgrade to EXTRA.  New classes will be posted soon.  In the meantime, click HERE to read a special message from Gordo regarding upcoming classes.

  

 

 2018 MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE CLASS   

GORDO'S MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE CLASS will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Orange Coast College of Sailing in Newport Beach, California. Classes are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Personalized instruction from Gordo. Materials and Gordo's Study Notes $99 plus $35 test fee. When you pass your exam, you will have the full priveledges of the MROP -- the FCC's Commercial Marine Radio Operator Permit! To register for this commercial radio class, please click HERE or visit www.occsailing.com for more information. Pre-registration is required well before class time! Call Gordon West at 714-549-5000 Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to reserve your space today!

  

  BOATERS, SAILORS, AND RV'ERS  

I am happy to talk with you on the phone to help plan your upcoming adventure with ham radio onboard.  I am available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, California time, at 714/549-5000.  THIS IS A FREE SERVICE!  I have quite a library of past magazine articles on specific technical areas aboard boats and in RVs, and I am happy to share these articles with you once I better understand your upcoming travel plans.  Fifteen to 20 minutes is the normal time for this free service, and I always look forward to hearing from my students during the day on the phone.  Due to the volume of e-mail I receive from students throughout the world, phoning home is a quicker way to get started with your mobile communications plan.  

  

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