The East Bay Amateur Radio Club (EBARC) was founded over 50 years ago by a group of local amateur radio operators. While our purpose is mainly social, club members provide a variety of services to the community including: *Teaching ham radio and electronics classes *Conducting ham radio license examinations *Providing emergency communications services *Providing radio communications for public events
T-Hunting aka Fox Hunting has a long amateur radio history. Hunt participants use radio direction finding techniques to locate one or more radio transmitters hidden in a designated search area. Rich Harrington, KN6FW will be presenting some of the systems and techniques used in T-Hunting.
There is an active local ham community that participates in T-Hunting. There will be a hunt the following day in Fremont sponsored rdf-sf (https://qsl.net/sfthunt/rdf-sf/) and we're invited to participate with our new learned techniques.
About Rich Harrington: First ham license WA6GJF about 1960. First class radio telephone license 1960. First transmitter hunt about 1962. US Navy[masked] ECM operator (Transmitter hunting). Retired Pacific Bell communication engineer. Registered Professional Engineer with the state of California. Amateur radio operator KN6FW. Upgraded to extra when the code requirement went to 5 wpm. Hobby: Designing and using radio direction finding equipment
Astronomy… Okay, this isn’t exactly ham radio, but we do have several members who volunteer as docents at the Chabot Observatory and are working to arrange a presentation on what’s going on at that excellent local facility. Maybe some tips on viewing the aforementioned eclipse. Might include some radio-astronomy as well, just to make it a little more ham-relevant. But in any case, it should be very interesting whether it relates directly ham radio or not.