ARRL Sections - San Diego

San Diego

San Diego

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Section Name:
San Diego
Steve Early

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Welcome to the San Diego Section! 1) If you are interested in earning your Entry Level Amateur Radio License, Please e-mail me at

2) If you are already licensed, please join our Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Program, which meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus, Schaetzel Building, Nobel Room at 8:00 AM 9890 Genesee Ave La Jolla, CA 92037. Parking is free.

Service Opportunity: The San Diego Section is looking for an ARES Training Officer. This position will be immediately responsible for coordinating the ARES training program. Emphasis will be on preparing to provide Emergency Communications for various agencies. Standard Topics shall be covered, such as Personal Conduct, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Message Handling, Basic Radio Fundamentals, Operations, and Safety. Some specialty training will be coordinated, such as First Aid / CPR, HIPAA, Hospital Orientation, WEB EOC, Driver Safety, Wild Fire Safety Training and CERT Topics. . Persons interested in this responsibility should contact myself, Steve Early, as, or attend the monthly ARES Meeting at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Please see for specific time and location. Hope to see you there.
Steve Early, AD6VI, San Diego Section Manager

San Diego ARES

San Diego Officials

  • Steve Early

    Section Manager

    Steve M. Early AD6VI

  • Timothy Higgins

    Assistant Section Manager

    Timothy R. Higgins KJ6BWX

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  • David Kaltenborn

    Assistant Section Manager

    David Kaltenborn N8KBC

  • Gary Kent

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Gary D. Kent W6GDK

  • Bruce Kripton

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Bruce Kripton KG6IYN

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  • Dennis Ambrose

    Assistant Section Manager

    Dennis L. Ambrose WB6CGJ

  • Harry Hodges

    Assistant Section Manager

    Harry A. Hodges W6YOO

  • Earl Towson

    Assistant Section Manager

    Earl R. Towson N1QI

  • Paul Rios

    Public Info Coordinator

    Paul O. Rios KC6QLS

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  • Dan Briggs

    Section Traffic Manager

    Dan Briggs KD6OKR