A VE/VEC are volunteers who give out the test(s) for new and upgrades in licensing. The F.C.C. (Federal Communication Commission) does not test for Ham/Amateur Radio licenses anymore.
Upcoming Exam Sessions:
Saturday, October 9, 9:00 am to noon, Bennett Valley Grange Hall
For complete details visit http://sonomacountyradioamateurs.com/wp/events/ve-testing/
Volunteer – Public Service Gran Fondo – Sign-Up Here
23 April 2022, STAGED FROM WINDSOR, DETAILS PENDING – Levi’s Gran Fondo,
Comm Boss: Peter KN6AWA
Location: Western Sonoma County
The biggest and the best. The Fondo, in five years, has become the largest event in the county drawing 7500 riders from all over the globe. We will be operating rest stops, SAGs and coordinating with Sonoma County Emergency Services. The course covers all the way from Finley Center to as far north as Stewarts Point. There are new courses and a new start point. More as information comes in. Sign up to come
HT Friendly? No
SAG? Volunteer at the Gran Fondo page
Access to field assignments? Easy to Difficult with up 1.5 hour drives to the furthest reaches of the course.
For Details and to Sign Up – Here (Wine Country Century)
Wine Country Century 2022
The Wine County Century (WCC) is a long-term bicycle event produced by the Santa Rosa Cycling Club (SRCC). It is a long-time staple in SCRA\’s public service season. SCRA manages amateur radio commumnications with Net Control, rest stops, and radio SAGs. The event is a straight ahead century bike tour of the west central portions of the county. There are four route options: 38 miles, 100 km, 100 miles, and Super Century (118 miles).
Volunteer – Sign Up Here
Human Race – May 7, 2022
This easy, fun, HT-friendly event is great for those new to public service or looking to refresh their skills.
The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Sonoma County as well as the largest Human Race in the nation! The Sonoma County Race features a 3K and 10K run and walk through Howarth and Spring Lake Parks, rain or shine.
Volunteer – Details and Sign Up – Here (Terrible Two)
Terrible Two – 18 June 2022
This is one of the toughest double centuries in the state and requires lots of good operating skills. We’ve got aid stations, a few NC slots, and SAGs available. While traffic consists of informational traffic, we do transmit rider number and times – you will get a lot of traffic handling experience. If you want to visit remote parts of Sonoma County, sag for the TT is one way to do it. TT starts at 0530 and finishes around 2300.
SCRA Information Booth
The Community Outreach Committee will provide information and extend community awareness of Sonoma County Radio Amateurs (SCRA) and amateur radio in general. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your passion of amateur radio with the community at large.
SCRA has been invited to participate in the Sonoma County Fair.
The Fair dates are August 4th-14th…closed on August 8th.
The Fair hours are from 1200-2200.
SCRA has been asked to staff the fair for all days.
I’m looking at two to four people working five-hour shifts during the week.
Six people per five-hour shift on the weekends.
We will receive free fair passes and parking.
We will have an HF station, FT8, CW, building a simple circuit.
I’m open to other ideas.
I’m posting this now so you can schedule time to work the fair booth.
Also, to have time to “play fair”.