Yolo Amateur Radio Society —
Mt. Vaca Radio Club
Serving Yolo County, CA & Nearby Areas

Classes & Education

CW in the Park

July 29 through September 9, 2017

YARS/MVRC and Yolo County ARES are scheduling a series of CW practice sessions in various parks and locations.

Bill Ragsdale, K6KN and Gary Matteson, WA6TQJ, will lead the group through a number of CW exercises and topics related to CW operations.

Each session will be 2 hours long, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Each participant, at each session, will have an opportunity to send text via CW. All other participants will need to copy their fellow participantís CW transmissions.

Below is a brief outline for the 2 hours morning sessions in (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.) the parks.

Session #1 July 29, 2017 Pioneer Park in Woodland

Session #2 August 5, 2017 in Pioneer Park in Woodland

Session #3 August 19, 2017 The Park at Davis Airport at UC Davis

Session #4 September 9, 2017 in Pioneer Park in Woodland

Participants will be given homework requiring at least 4 hours of off-air CW sending and on-air CW receiving per week.

For more information, download the course information sheet (PDF).

To sign up for CW in the Park, contact Gary Matteson at gcmatteson@ucdavis.edu or Bill Ragsdale at Bill@billragsdale.cc.

Registration for the four session series needs to be received by July 28, 2017.
Registration for individual sessions must be made one day before the actual session. This procedure will assure you a chair and spot at the table in the park.

Test Sessions in the Area

The following Volunteer Exam Coordinators (VEC) serve our area: