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Dayton Hamvention

Hamvention will be held May 20, 21 and 22, 2022 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, OH.

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Dayton Hamvention – May 2022

Hamvention will be held May 20, 21, and 22, 2022 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. For more information, visit the Hamvention website at: https://hamvention.org. If you have a specific question that isn’t answered on the site, please contact us.

The entire staff of Hamvention volunteers is working hard behind the scenes to make their fourth year at  Hamvention’s new home at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center even better. Details will be posted when they become available, so check back often.

California Earthquake Clearinghouse Virtual Workshop

Following a damaging earthquake, the California Post-Earthquake Clearinghouse is a location where engineers, geologists, seismologists, sociologists, economists, and other professionals who arrive in the affected area can become part of a larger, temporary organization (the Clearinghouse) to facilitate and coordinate the gathering of information and maximize its availability.

 

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California Earthquake Clearinghouse

The Seismic Hazards Branch, Earthquake and Tsunami Program is pleased to announce through our partnership with the California Geological Survey (CGS), Virtual Workshops to learn more about the California Earthquake Clearinghouse. The Earthquake Clearinghouse is activated by CGS shortly after an earthquake event in coordination with the Earthquake and Tsunami Program. Agency Representatives from CGS and Cal OES coordinate in the State Operations Center to provide important time-sensitive field information.

You are invited to attend a workshop to learn more about the California Earthquake Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse facilitates the gathering and dissemination of post-earthquake information collected by scientists, engineers, sociologists, and economists conducting field investigations in the affected area. The Clearinghouse was most recently activated following the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence.

This two-hour virtual workshop will include presentations from the California Geological Survey, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

By attending this workshop, you will learn:

•          How the clearinghouse works and when it is activated

•          Who is involved in the Clearinghouse

•          How field investigation information is collected and shared

•          How the Disaster Service Worker Program applies to Clearinghouse volunteers

•          What the Safety Assessment Program (SAP) is and how its mission differs from the Clearinghouse

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  Wednesday, May 18, from 12:00– 2:00 pm PT

REGISTER HERE for May 18:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oXT5b-XjQpuHy43bBnKrjQ

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The California Post-Earthquake Information Clearinghouse was established in 1972 to provide State and Federal disaster response managers, affected agencies, and the scientific community with prompt information on ground failure, structural damage, and other consequences of a significant seismic event. The California Geological Survey serves of Chair of the Clearinghouse and EERI serves as Vice Chair. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, USGS, and the California Seismic Safety Commission serve as managing partners for the Clearinghouse.

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Following a damaging earthquake, the California Post-Earthquake Clearinghouse is a location where engineers, geologists, seismologists, sociologists, economists, and other professionals who arrive in the affected area can become part of a larger, temporary organization (the Clearinghouse) to facilitate and coordinate the gathering of information and maximize its availability.

 

You can learn more about the Clearinghouse at https://californiaeqclearinghouse.org/ .

Sheri Blankenheim

Seismic Hazards Branch

Earthquake and Tsunami Program

Mobile 510-508-2983

24 Hr 916-845-8911

Sharon.blankenheim@caloes.ca.gov

“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

California Disaster Resistant Business Toolkit and Resilient Workplace

The Cal OES Earthquake Program is providing NEHRP funding to the Disaster Resistant Business Toolkit to host 2 webinars, the first on May 10, 2022 and the second on May 25, 2022, to provide businesses with a tool to prepare for earthquakes and reduce potential earthquake impacts. This no-cost webinar provides free resources, including a new mobile tool to aid in planning business resilience.

Below is information about a Resilient Workplace Webinar, being offered twice, which we are sharing with you on behalf of the Cal OES Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcano Program.

Please share this with others in your network who may be interested in participating in these webinars.
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The Cal OES Earthquake Program is providing NEHRP funding to the Disaster Resistant Business Toolkit to host 2 webinars, the first on May 10, 2022 and the second on May 25, 2022, to provide businesses with a tool to prepare for earthquakes and reduce potential earthquake impacts. This no-cost webinar provides free resources, including a new mobile tool to aid in planning business resilience.

Registration links are below, and additional information is attached.

Resilient Workplace Webinar
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May 10, 2022

Webinar Registration – Zoom

May 25, 2022

Webinar Registration – Zoom

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We encourage you to share this with others who may be interested in these activities and resources. We’re All in This Together!

 Each year, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) applies to FEMA for NEHRP state assistance, a portion of which is then subawarded to the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) to administer ECA’s earthquake education, outreach, and mitigation activities. Additional ECA activities are supported through SCEC’s funding from NSF and USGS, and at times other sponsors.

SCEC/ECA’s mailing address is:
University of Southern California

3651 Trousdale Parkway #169,

Los Angeles, CA 90089

To join ECA (free), complete our membership request form.

 

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ARRL – Rookie Roundup (Contest)

Rookie Roundup is a contest aimed at Amateurs licensed for three years or less. This six-hour event is held three times per year (April, August and December). Rookies can contact anybody, while “Old Timers” make contact with only Rookies. Mentoring is a big part of this event!

  • Mission & Objective-

    Mission: To encourage newly-licensed operators (“Rookies”) in North America (including territories and possessions) to operate on the HF bands and experience competitive Amateur Radio operating. Experienced operators (“Non-Rookies”) are strongly encouraged to participate and help new operators – either on the air or in person.

    Objective: Rookies exchange information with as many other stations as possible on the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter HF bands.  Rookie entrants are encouraged to read “HF Contesting – Good Practices, Interpretations and Suggestions.”

    For more information visit: ARRL Rookie Roundup page

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team Spring Training (Tehachapi, CA)

Details

Event by Tehachapi CERT
Public Event
As we kick off our 20 Year Anniversary, we invite you to attend our 20 hour FREE SPRING CERT TRAINING!
DATES:
Friday, March 25th –       6:00PM – 9:00 PM (3 hours)
Saturday, March 26th – 8:00AM – 4:30PM (8.5 hours)
Sunday, March 27th –     8:00AM – 4:30PM (8.5 hours)
This free 20-hour training course over one weekend in March will teach you how to survive a disaster, take care of yourself, your family, neighbors, and your community. With more and more disasters occurring, it is our responsibility to be prepared to take care of ourselves, until professional help arrives, which could take a few days.
Teenagers can attend with their parent’s permission.
Class limited to 12.
Materials will be provided at no charge.
Donations are appreciated as we are non-profit.
If it has been 3 years since your last training, you will need to RE-CERT. You can do this in person or online and then attend classes for hands-on training.
We can’t wait to prepare the next group of Tehachapi residents!
If you are new to Tehachapi from the city, this is a must attend!!

“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.