A new Ramit Worm Threat

The rapidly-spreading Ramnit worm is stealing Facebook passwords and hijacking Facebook accounts. The worm launches threatening posts to your entire list of friends. These posts may look harmless, but they contain malicious links that spread the threat to your friends. Make sure that your firewall and virus software is up to date.

Communications Support Services

CSS Burger Night

 Sandy Taylor at Communications Support Services (CSS) is planning a “Burger Night” in San Bernardino and she needs to know if you’re planning to attend. 

Please let me know if you think you can make it, and how many adults and kids (under age 14) will be in your party.”

Sandy needs our help.  Appreciate it if you’d let
her know at your earliest convenience.

Contact Sandy at:
             Sandra Sue Taylor KD6HCI, Administrator
             Communications Support Services K6CSS
             Cell Phone: 

We appreciate your prompt attention to this request.

Inland Empire Amateur Radio Club

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San Bernardino County, California

Serving our Community for a quarter of a century since 1985

We are opening a new General license class.  Enroll NOW!Starting January 16th, 2012W6IER

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Question Pool Update

Effective July 1st, 2012, a new Element 4 question pool takes effect.  The test has been redesigned to includes 12 graphics and the content of the pool has been updated.  The 2012 ARRL test fee is $15.00.  W5YI has not yet reported it’s fee schedule. Technician Class (Element 2) Pool effective in 2010 is valid until June, 2014.

General  class (Element 3) Pool effective July 1, 2011 is valid until June 30, 2015.

The new Extra Class (Element 4) Pool  released December 2011 will becomes effective July 1, 2012.

For more information see the January 2012 QST page 93.

EC-001 Course — February 25/26

For those of you who have signed up for the EC-001 emcomm class, we have finally  locked down the schedule and a location.

The Classes will be at the Red Cross Office in Rancho Cucamonga the weekend of February 25th and 26th.     

The Red Cross office is located at 9140 Haven Avenue, Suite 115 between Sixth and Seventh Streets on the west side of Haven Ave.

Your instructor is Carl Gardenias, ARRL Orange Section Manager.

If you have an issue with a Sunday class, Carl has another class at the Red Cross Office in San Bernardino in the latter part of March.  You’ll be able to take  the second part of the class and the exam there.

In addition, we’re  scheduling  a three hour block of time at Red Hill park on February 4th for those of you taking the class.  Carl has some homework for you, particularly of you who are new hams to help you get through the class.

The cost of the class is $24.00.    If you want a certificate from the class you must take the exam at the end of the class.  There is a fee of $15 payable to the ARRL to process the exam.  The exam is not mandatory.

This class requires 16 hours of class time plus an exercise plus the exam if you choose to take it..  So plan to spend a full weekend with us.

To complete this class, you must take  the FEMA courses ICS-100b (Introduction to the Incident Command System) and IS-700 (National Incident Management System (NIMS)).  Some of you have took these courses a while ago and have your
certificate of completion.  You should probably bring those with you.

It is also recommended that you take the FEMA course IS-250 (Emergency Support Function (15) and IS-288 (The Roll of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management)

FEMA courses are micro-courses and require about three hours to complete.  There is an exam at the end of each course.  These courses are free.
You can take these courses online at

You can get a head start on the class by completing these courses, before the EC-001 class.  You may also take these courses after the class. 

This is a tough class with a large amount of information to absorb.  Get a good night’s sleep.

If you have questions, contact Dave DeGroff WA6DF.  

We’ll see you there.  73.


Happening this Month

New General License Class

January 16th!  New General License Class at the Red Cross office in Rancho Cucamonga.  Located at 9140 Haven Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets.   Enroll Now

Contact Chuck AI6I

The IEARC Net Schedule is on the web in the Calendar section.

Next General Meeting

The next meeting of the Inland Empire Amateur Radio Club will be in Red Hill Park in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  The meeting starts at 8am and closes at 5pm.

We will be packet station, our new satellite system and a SSB station.  Lunch on the club!

Come on down!

VE Testing

There will be a VE team at Red Hill Park in Rancho Cucamonga for those of you who want to take your Technician exam or upgrade to your General or Extra class license.

Testing will resume at the US Bank Conference Room in March.  Testing there starts at 8am to 9am.   We’re testing all license classes.

Contact:  Howard KB6UGS

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Hollywood and Amateur Radio

Some stories about Amateur Radio in television and the movies.

Check the ARRL E-Letter for January 5th