Become a Ham

In case of emergency in Dillon Beach we rely on a network of ham radio operators to maintain communications throughout the community and with the larger world. It's easy to become a ham and you can do that, both to be an asset to Dillon Beach and for your own recreation. 

There will be a training session at the Bodega Bay Fire Department on June 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. After a break for lunch, there will be a short test, which you will pass,  at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $25.

If you're interested, send an e-mail to Dale Westerterp at and reserve a spot. 

You can get more information on radio operations in our area through the Sonoma Mountain Repeater Society. They're at You'll need an FCC registration number for the training, and you can get that through the SMRS site, using the "classes" pull-down menu.