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Announcement: WARS Meeting Feb 15, 2014 in Willits

2014/02/05 2 comments

WARS (Willits Amateur Radio Society) will hold a meeting on:

Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 1130 am, at The Old Mission Pizza in south Willits.

The club will buy the pizza. You buy your own drink(s).

We will have a speaker and will take ideas for activities that members are interested in for future meetings.

Dues for 2014: $15.00 each or $22.50 for two in a household are now due and payable, either at the meeting or by mailing a payment to: WARS, PO Box 73, Willits, CA 95490. Donations are always appreciated.

In the meantime, Wednesday evenings, check into the Willits local simplex net, 146.445 at seven and then the county wide net at seven thirty 147.390 (plus offset with a PL of 103.5). The Walking Repeater net gets started at about eight on 145.555 simplex.

Thursday evenings at seven the YL net, for ladies only is held on 147.390 (the county wide linked repeater system) followed at seven thirty by the Swap net, a good place to sell/trade or just give away unused radio equipment or make your “wants” known.

Pass the word to other hams that you think might be interested in attending.

Joyce KJ6ZVS

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Mendocino County Ham Radio Nets

If you’re new to ham radio in the Mendocino area, there are several weekly VHF amateur radio networks that are worthwhile. Most (but not all) of the nets are held each Wednesday evening. There are local city-area nets followed by a county-wide linked-repeater net at 7:30PM. That’s followed by a county-wide simplex net, Walking Repeaters, at around 8:00PM.

The up-to-date list of Mendocino area nets can be found at McARCS Net Page.

WARS – Willits Amateur Radio Society – May 2013 Meeting

2013/05/09 1 comment

WARS  (Willits Amateur Radio Society)  will hold a meeting on:

Saturday May 18,  at 1130  am,  at The Old Mission Pizza in south Willits.

The club will buy the pizza. You buy your own drink(s).

We will talk about what we have been doing, and a few of the things we plan to do.  We will take ideas of things to do that members are interested in.

Lake County hams have some upcoming events and we will pass the word about them as soon as we get additional information.
In the meantime, besides this e-mail, check into the local Willits simplex net  146.445  at seven pm on Wednesday nights.  Also the county wide net on 147.390  plus offset with a PL of 103.5.  This is on Wednesday nights also at seven thirty pm.  Also for information, there is the Walking Repeater net, about eight pm Wednesday nights.  This is on 145.555 simplex.

Pass the word to other hams you think might be interested in attending.

TNX   Len  WA6KLK   CEO  WARS 2013

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KI6MJC joins MendoRadio

2013/05/09 1 comment

Marcella, KI6MJC, has joined the MendoRadio team to provide local ham radio announcements and info updates. Welcome aboard Marcella! It’s good to have another local content contributor on the site, and I know you’ll have quite a few postings to add! We look forward to it.

To anyone else: If you have relevant content to contribute, please let us know. Post a reply to any of our articles, and we can add you as an author or contributor.

Reminder: WARS meeting Nov 24 at Old Mission Pizza

WARS meets this Saturday, 11.24, at 11:30 a.m., Old Mission Pizza, South end of Willits.

Carl, KB6ZST, and George, K7WWA, will present short antenna programs/info.

We need to have elections of new Officers for 2013.

Hope to see you there,

73, Jim

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MCARCS and WARS Holiday Dinner 2012

2012/11/15 1 comment

Calling all Mendo-Lake Hams!

The Mendocino County Amateur Radio Communication Service (MCARCS) and Willits Amateur Radio Society (WARS) annual Ham Radio Holiday Dinner is just around the corner.

You don’t have to be a member of either club to attend, as this dinner is open to all hams in the Mendo, Lake, Somona, and southern Humboldt counties.

This year’s dinner will be held at the Broiler Steakhouse in Redwood Valley on Friday December 14th.

Happy hour (no host bar) starts at 6:00 PM, with dinner seating at 7:00 PM. The price this year is $30 per meal, all-inclusive.


Tim – WB9NJS
Sharon Sue – KE6YKY


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Ham Club Meetings for Feb 2012

2012/01/29 2 comments

MCARCS – Feb 2, 2012

  • Where: Round Table Pizza, Ukiah (downtown)
  • When: Thursday, Feb 2, 5:30PM
  • Who: Guest speaker Dan Grebil, WD6FKJ, Chief of Ukiah Valley Fire, will cover the county-wide communications system — how it’s used and how it works.
  • Also: Upcoming community events and recruiting for March licensing course and test.
  • Food: Pizza by the slice ($2 each)

WARS – Feb 11, 2012

  • Where: Old Mission Pizza, Willits (near Ray’s market)
  • When: Saturday, Feb 11, 11:00AM
  • What: Ham radio equipment, then and now. Bring your old tube gear or cool new gear, photos, and favorite memories.
  • Also: There will be a raffle prize, $1 per ticket.
  • Food: Pizza provided (contributions welcome, put them in the jar)