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Yolo ARES Meeting Minutes for 1/19/2010

ATTENDANCE
K9RTY - Darrin
KG6GNI Bill
K6KN Bill
KF6HHH - Daniel
K6LAV LaVonne
KG6SJT Greg
KE6GCV Todd
W6KJX Lu
N6KLB Rick
WS6Z Wes
KI6COM Roger (guest)

The Yolo ARES meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Red Cross.

LIVE SCAN
K8RTY (Darrin) advised members who have not yet completed the process of getting the live scan (fingerprinting) completed, to do so; the cards will be made us shortly.

LICENSING TESTING SESSION
KG6SJT (Greg) reported that ARES and BARK are partnering to host a Ham radio licensing test session on February 13, starting at 7:30 a.m., at the Yolo County Red Cross. Contact K6WLS (Ken) if you plan to take an exam; however walk-ins are welcome.

EXAM STUDY CLASSES
Discussed the possibility of hosting a class for those studying for their Extra License exam. Consensus seemed to be that a readiness class for the General exam might be of more interest.

K9RTY (Darrin) will send out an email advising those who might be interested to contact K6KN (Bill).

DAVIS DOUBLE CENTURY
Double Century is in May and the event organizers will be seeking ham radio operator volunteers. Complete details are on the Davis Bike Club Web site.

DAVIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
KG6SJT (Greg) reported that the Davis Fire Department is interested in getting training for technician licenses, utilizing ARES members as the trainers. There would be no charge for this training. Also reported that the antennas are up at the Davis Police Department in addition to all of the Davis Fire Departments.


FCC RULES
KE6GCV (Todd) reported that the ARRL board has instructed the ARRL staff to seek a change in Section 97.113(a)(3) of the FCC rules to permit amateurs, on behalf of an employer, to participate in emergency preparedness and disaster drills that include amateur operations.

CAHAN
K9RTY (Darrin) encouraged members to check their profile information on the CAHAN Web site (Cahan.ca.gov) and updated it if necessary.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.




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