KS6M Amateur Radio

Becoming an Amateur Radio Operator (with added advice for the ARRL East Bay Section)

This guide to obtaining a Technician-class Amateur Radio license is tailored for the San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay, but its basic explanation is true everywhere in the United States.

Topics and Resources for the New Amateur Radio Operator

This guide is intended as a reference resource for newly-licensed Technican-class Amateur Radio operators in California's San Francisco Bay Area, but most of it applies to hams everywhere in the United States.

Resources for Volunteer Emergency Communications Radio Operators

This guide lists some resources that will be helpful to those who are interested in training to provide volunteer emergency communications support using the Amateur Radio Service or one or more of the Personal Radio Services (including FRS, GMRS, MURS, and CB).

Using NBEMS/fldigi on VHF/UHF in FM

These resources are offered to assist hams in becoming familiar with NBEMS (fldigi and its supporting applications) with a view toward using these tools locally. The intended audience is those hams who have access only to the VHF and UHF bands and only to the FM mode, and who may or may not have connected their rigs to their computers with interfaces.

Using FT8 in WSJT-X to contact a DXpedition

This guide explains how to identify a DXpedition using the WSJT-X software's DXpeditioin mode to make contacts in the FT8 mode. It then directs the reader to resources that will enable him or her to make contacts with the DXpedition without interfering with others.

Amateur Radio Public Service Events in the ARRL East Bay Section

Amateur Radio Public Service Events in the ARRL East Bay Section is a calendar of public events in the ARRL East Bay Section for which volunteer Amateur Radio Service communications support has been requested. Use this page to locate events that you might like to support and to contact the Amateur Radio operator or team that is organizing support.

Public Service Honor Roll Activity Report in the ARRL East Bay Section

Amateur Radio licensees who live in the ARRL East Bay Section are invited to use this online form to report on your Amateur Radio public service activity to the Section Manager each month.