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San Joaquin Valley

San Joaquin Valley

Contact Information

Section Name:
San Joaquin Valley
Contact:
Dan Pruitt AE6SX
Daytime Phone:
559-779-2974
Evening Phone:
559-779-2974
Email:
ae6sx@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Pacific
Description:

News last updated:September 21, 16, 2016

Welcome to the San Joaquin Valley Section.

Section Manager (SM) Dan Pruitt AE6SX

Assistant Section Managers (ASM) John Lee K6YK and Bob Hervatine N2NS

Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC) Charles McConnell W6DPD

Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) Edward Hanna KF6FIR

Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) Victor Magana N1VM,

Section Traffic Manager (STM) Fred Silveira K6RAU,

Public Information Coordinator (PIC) Vacant

Technical Coordinator (TC) Dave Smith W6TE.

The San Joaquin Valley Section includes 12 counties in the central valley of California, Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Mono.

Thanks for visiting this page.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page. If your club fails to update the information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file. ARRL HQ and the Director use this information on these reports to send information to your club. If the information is not up to date, your club will miss out. Please notify your Section Manager of your club's election results, ae6sx@arrl.org and the Affiliated Club Coordinator, w6dpd@arrl.org.

 

  As space allows I will enjoy relaying any events or occurrences which illustrate Amateur Radio as a hobby and public asset. It need not be a newsletter, if you think it important, it probably should be here.

 You should also send your newsletter to the Affiliated Club Coordinator (w6dpd@arrl.org) and the Director (w6rgg@arrl.org) vice director (k6jat@arrl.org) and to ARRL HQ (clubs@arrl.org).

Need to take an Amateur exam? Are you having an exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml for exam information. You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area and register your exam. Instructors can also register classes there.

Card Checking in the Section: You can get cards checked for awards within the section. W6XK, K6ZZ, and W6DPD can check your cards for DXCC in accordance with the rules for field checking. DXCC card checkers may now check cards dated from Nov 15, 1945, including Deleted DXCC Entities. K6ZZ can now check 160 Meter Cards. DXCC card checkers may, at their discretion, check cards for WAS, WAC, and VUCC. W6DPD and K6ZZ can check cards for the CQ Awards, WAZ, DX, Field, and Prefixes. The card checkers may also check applications for the IARU Region 2 Award. ARRL Special Service Clubs may appoint a HF awards manager for WAS and a VHF Awards Manager for VUCC.


 

The Webinar by Hank Garretson, W6SX, has been posted to the WWROF webpage (www.wwrof.org) under the Webinars link.

Hanks presentation will be of particular interest to "Little Pistols" and those who are space limited. It's worth checking out!

Hank added a link to the elevation plot which can be viewed at http://www.heywhatsthat.com/

Also the Ladder Snaps in the presentation can be found at http://www.73cnc.com/product_p/ls100.htm You can e-mail Hank at w6sx@arrl.net for additional details.


 

The K6RAU (our Traffic Manager) Morse Code Instruction Course is available at www.pdarrl.org/K6RAU or www.pdarrl.org/k6rau.

No need to know a "dit" from a "dah", simply with paper and pencil, and following the instructions.


 

San Joaquin Valley Nets:

The Noontime net meets on 7.268.5 MHz. This net handles a lot of messages.

Daytime Region 6 Traffic Net meets daily at 3:30 pacific time on or near 7.275 MHZ. This one is probable not in operation at this time.

The California Traffic Net meets daily on 3.906 MHZ and 6:00 PM local time.

The Golden Bear Amateur Radio Net meets nightly at 7:00 PM local time on 3.975 MHZ.

Northern California Net (NCN), the Section Traffic Net, meets nightly on 3.533 MHZ at 7 PM Pacific Time.

San Joaquin Net meets Monday-Saturday on 3918khz, at 6 PM Pacific Time.

Western Public Service System (WPSS) meets nightly on 3952khz, roll - at 7:30 PM local Pacific Time.

The Mission Trail Net meets nightly on 3.856 MHZ at 8:00 PM local time.

Northern California Net 2 (NCN2) The slow speed training session of NCN, meets nightly on 3.533 MHZ at 9 PM Pacific Time. Handling traffic on CW is a good way to improve your CW skills.

 

 

Mark your Calendars:

Location: Palm Springs, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Desert Radio Amateur Transmitting Society (RATS)
Website: http://desertrats.am/

 

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
Website: http://www.nvcon.org

Location: Reno, NV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society
Website: http://renotahoehamfest.com

Location: Torrance, CA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs


 

 

 

 

 

 

>> SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of October 2016: SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KJ6OUI, TC W6TE.

Hello San Joaquin -

Where do I begin? The month started with finishing with the Rally in the Valley. For all of those that volunteered and participated, I say thank you. Much went well but there were some glitches. Note they were recognized and steps are being taken to rectify them at the next one. We hope to go south in the Valley in 2017. More on this after the first of the year. Please, your suggestions are appreciated.


 

Then October. Of course “Pacificcon” is always the highlight of the month. I believe it went quite well and the insight given by the ARRL's new CEO regarding the future of Amateur Radio was enlightening. A double whammy from the FCC gave credence to the rumors of the bureau’s future downsizing. Also what to expect. Many changes are in the works and are forthcoming. Stay tuned!

Amateur radio is also regaining its status as groundbreakers in the technology field. We have known for some time our innovations are note worthy. We are making our mark again.

Keep appraised of our new ideas. Remember, we are again in the limelight. Don't tarnish our name.

 

Remember to support “The Amateur Radio Parity Act”. Go to the link on the ARRL website http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-parity-act. We have to continue the support for this legislation in the Senate! Time is running out for passage of this important legislation.

 

73;


 

Dan Pruitt, AE6SX


 

 

 

NEWS: From ARRL newsletters. Read complete articles from September to now.

09/12/2016 | RadFxSat/Fox-1B Launch Now Set for March 2017

09/12/2016 | Lunar-Orbiting Ham Radio Satellite Could Result from NASA Cube Quest Challenge

09/14/2016 | Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes in the US House of Representatives!

09/14/2016 | SKYWARN Youth on the Air Net Debuts

09/15/2016 | “Enigma Reloaded” Ham Radio Event Celebrates World War II Cipher Machine

09/16/2016 | A Record Breaker on 630 Meters!

09/19/2016 | FCC Updates Notice on Amateur Radio Operation in CEPT Countries

09/19/2016 | Logbook of The World to No Longer Accept Contacts Signed by TQSL Versions Earlier Than 2.0

09/20/2016 | ARRL Announces Club Competition Eligibility Changes

09/21/2016 | Limor “Ladyada” Fried, AC2SN, Named Among 25 Most-Influential Women in Internet of Things Industry

09/21/2016 | AT&T’s New “AirGig” Not Your Father’s BPL

09/22/2016 | ARRL Outgoing QSL Service to Raise Rates

09/22/2016 | Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay Set to Launch Pratham Satellite

09/26/2016 | ARRL to Host CHIRP Radio Programming Webinar

09/26/2016 | Retired Librarian Who Was Maine’s First Woman Radio Amateur Turns 108

09/29/2016 | LoTW Password Checking Change Causes Problems for Some Users

10/03/2016 | New England Forum to Demystify Tax-Exempt Status for Ham Radio Clubs

10/04/2016 | AO-7 Still Going Strong after Almost 42 Years in Space

10/04/2016 | ARRL Gauging Impact of Revised California Distracted Driving Law 10/05/2016 | Shore Station KPH Call Sign to Return to the Airwaves on October 8

10/07/2016 | Round-the-World Cyclist OZ1AA Back Home in Denmark

10/07/2016 | Closer Look Reveals that Reported Transatlantic 2 Meter Contact Did Not Happen

10/10/2016 | IARU Administrative Council Establishes WRC-19 Priorities and Strategies

10/10/2016 | Pacific Seafarer’s Net Assists in Maritime Rescue of Sailors on Sinking Sailboat

10/11/2016 | Battleship Missouri Serves as Amateur Radio Licensing Class, Testing Venue

10/11/2016 | Current Rules Holding Hams Back from Adopting State-of-the-Art Technology, ARRL Says

10/12/2016 | New ARRL Handbook and Operating Manual Editions Now are Available!

10/12/2016 | New Satellites with Amateur Radio Payloads Launched, Monitored

10/13/2016 | The November/December Issue of QEX is Hot Off the Press!

10/15/2016 | Regulatory Issues Top ARRL Executive Committee Agenda

10/17/2016 | IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop Covers Wide Range of Topics

10/17/2016 | Report: Radio Amateurs in India Monitoring “Highly Suspicious” VHF Communications

10/17/2016 | Complete Sweepstakes Records Now Available, Operating Guide Updated

10/18/2016 | Antenna Fire Puts SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Off the Air

10/19/2016 | ARRL Members with AOL Accounts Report Problems Receiving ARRL E-Mailings

10/19/2016 | ARES/RACES Featured at Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference

Here in the valley.

10/20/2016 | Apparent ARISS Radio Failure Prompts Shift to Russian Service Module Ham Gear

10/25/2016 | Ecuador Radio Club Recognizes ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager, Ham Aid

10/25/2016 | Broadcasters, Jammers Wreak Havoc on Amateur Radio Frequencies

10/26/2016 | Geomagnetic Storm Peaks at G3 (Strong) Level

10/27/2016 | ARES/RACES Supports Office of Emergency Management during Presidential Debate

10/27/2016 | Rule Making Petition to FCC Calls for Vanity Call Sign Rule Changes

10/27/2016 | Fall 2016 Issue of Radio Waves Announces New Instructor Recognition Program

10/28/2016 | Suspicious Bangladesh Border Ham Band Signals Now of Interest to Indian Intelligence

10/28/2016 | Austrian Moonbounce Enthusiast Demonstrates Success with Small-Scale Setup

10/28/2016 | Welcome Mat Out for New Amateur Radio Licensees in Lebanon

10/31/2016 | New Russian Arctic Over-the-Horizon Radars Set for 2017 Startup

11/01/2016 | RSGB Criticizes TV Broadcast Portraying Radio Amateur as “Nightmare Neighbor”

11/02/2016 | 630 Meter Special Event Set for Mid-November

11/02/2016 | National Geographic Channel Ham Radio Guide Supports Before MARS Prequel

11/02/2016 | Latest Edition of the ITU Radio Regulations is Available Online

11/02/2016 | Two Arrested in Georgia for Planning to Attack HAARP Facility in Alaska

11/02/2016 | IARU General Assembly Adopts Revisions to Region 2 Band Plan

11/03/2016 | Naval Academy Students Planning CubeSat with HF Uplink

11/04/2016 | ARISS Packet System on Board the ISS Switched to UHF


 

Contests:

 

November 2016

+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0200Z-0400Z, Nov 21

+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Nov 23

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Nov 25

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 25

+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW 0000Z, Nov 26 to 2400Z, Nov 27

December 2016

+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1800Z-1900Z, Dec 1 (CW) and

1900Z-2000Z, Dec 1 (SSB) and

2000Z-2100Z, Dec 1 (FM) and

2100Z-2200Z, Dec 1 (Dig)

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Dec 2

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Dec 2

+ ARRL 160-Meter Contest 2200Z, Dec 2 to 1600Z, Dec 4

+ TARA RTTY Melee 0000Z-2400Z, Dec 3

+ TOPS Activity Contest 1600Z, Dec 3 to 1559Z, Dec 4

+ Ten-Meter RTTY Contest 0000Z-2400Z, Dec 4

+ SARL Digital Contest 1300Z-1600Z, Dec 4

+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0200Z-0400Z, Dec 6

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Dec 9

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Dec 9

+ ARRL 10-Meter Contest 0000Z, Dec 10 to 2400Z, Dec 11

+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Dec 10 to 2400Z, Dec 11

+ International Naval Contest 1600Z, Dec 10 to 1559Z, Dec 11

 

 

 

CLUBS

 

CLOVIS ARP ++ First Place in the San Joaquin Valley Section and the Pacific Division in the Multi-operator category of the ARRL June VHF Contest in 2015. Operators Rob AE6GE, Pat W6YEP, Travis W6TRP and Dave NQ6S. Ops needed for Skywarn Recognition Day 2016 at Hanford Weather Office. www.k6arp.org/


 

FRESNO ARC++ .Paul W6VPS, gave a very interesting talk with pictures of his tour on the USS Midway. Christmas Dinner Dec. 9. November 12 was the annual Swap meet in lieu of the monthly meeting. www.w6to.com


 

LODI ARC ++ Maria, Emilia, and Jim have volunteered to continue in their positions as officers for the 2017 year. Doug will retire. Andy Herrera, KM6DQD, will treasurer. The club Christmas party will be, December 1, www.lodiamateurradioclub.org


 

LOS BANOS ARC ++ "Moral of the Story", is a must read piece in the Los Banos "Frequency" This is really good reading from W6YD.. www.aa6lb.org


 

SIERRA ARC ++ Major event is the 2017 officers for 2017. Many public service events were reported upon. A discussion was held on the foxhunt. And a lot of for sale or want items were listed. All in all a pleasant meeting was had. www.qsl.net/wa6ybn/


 

SEQUOIA ARG ++ Is full of the Kern county history and country anecdotes that make life tolerable. What else would make life enjoyable.. www.n6krv.org


 

STOCKTON DELTA ARC ++ Stockton Flysheet included mention of a new ham. Ed N6XMA opened the Stockton-Delta Great California Shake out net, Thursday at 10/20 on 10:20. October ham Cram results: 6 new techs, 6 upgrades. THE ARRL CENTENNIAL W1AW/6 was October 1 2014 at the NZ6Q Station. Christmas dinner will be Thursday, December 8, 2016. www.w6sf.org


 

TURLOCK ARC ++. Grady K6IXA led the Turlock auction again. As usual, the pulled pork sandwich kept the event light and enjoyable. Once again TARC will be assisting in lining up floats for the annual Turlock Christmas Parade on 2 December. www.w6bxn.org.

 

SK

The following Amateurs became Silent Keys since the last report:

.Jim WA6TFZ, Bob N6BQA Dave KJ6AZQ and Stan KJ6BKZ.

.

They will be missed.

 

Traffic for October 2016:

ORS: W6SX 0, WS6P 1562, K6RAU 19 Total 1581

PSHR: W6SX 21, WS6P 190, K6RAU 83

(de: k6rau@arrl.net)

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>> SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of January 2016: SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KJ6OUI, TC W6TE.

Hello all;

Pacificon! Hope to see you all there. It has been a busy time


 

First the National Tribal Emergency Management Conference was held in Lemoore and we were invited to exhibit Amateur Radio. A technician class was held and a special event station was set up, operating as N8V (native) mostly on 20 meters from a 70 foot tower trailer, for 5 days.


 

Next we had the Section Hamfest “Rally in the Valley”. Highlights were a very well received presentation on MESH Networks from AREDN. We had other presentations on APRS, Winlink and the phase IV Satellite project. There were Lots of prizes and a swapmeet. I hope you had the opportunity to attend.


 

There were many public service events throughout the valley. Amateur Radio participated in all aspects of fire prevention and assistance. Many aspects of Amateur Radio Public Service were performed by multiple clubs. Keep up the good work.


 

To help out we have a new Public Information Coordinator, Greg Waters, KJ6OUI. He has been very effective as a Public Information Officer for some time. Please work with him and call on him for all PR needs.

 

Remember to support “The Amateur Radio Parity Act”. Go to the link on the ARRL website http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-parity-act. We have to continue the support for this legislation. The Senate bill still has to be passed.

 

73;

Dan Pruitt, AE6SX

 

NEWS: From ARRL newsletters. Read complete articles from August to now.


 

  1. 09/16/2016 | A Record Breaker on 630 Meters!

  2. 09/19/2016 | FCC Updates Notice on Amateur Radio Operation in CEPT Countries

  3. 09/19/2016 | Amateur Radio-Military Interoperability Exercise Set for October 31-November 1

  4. 9/19/2016 | Logbook of The World to No Longer Accept Contacts Signed by TQSL Versions Earlier Than 2.0

  5. 09/19/2016 | Kentucky Lieutenant Governor and Radio Amateur Talks Ham Radio during Hamfest, Interview

  6. 09/20/2016 | ARRL Announces Club Competition Eligibility Changes

  7. 09/21/2016 | AT&T’s New “AirGig” Not Your Father’s BPL

  8. 09/22/2016 | Momentum Building to Urge Senate Passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act

  9. 09/22/2016 | ARRL Outgoing QSL Service to Raise Rates

 

I09/22/2016 | Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay Set to Launch Pratham Satellite

  1. 09/23/2016 | “RF Seismograph” Improved to Better Reflect Band Activity

  2. 09/26/2016 | ARRL to Host CHIRP Radio Programming Webinar

  3. 09/26/2016 | Retired Librarian Who Was Maine’s First Woman Radio Amateur Turns 108

  4. 09/28/2016 | More than 200 US Stations Signed Up for Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air

  5. 09/29/2016 | LoTW Password Checking Change Causes Problems for Some Users

  6. 10/04/2016 | AO-7 Still Going Strong after Almost 42 Years in Space

  7. 10/04/2016 | ARRL Gauging Impact of Revised California Distracted Driving Law

  8. 10/04/2016 | “Overview of Army and Air Force MARS” Webinar Set for October 25

  9. 10/05/2016 | Shore Station KPH Call Sign to Return to the Airwaves on October 8

  10. 10/05/2016 | Frequencies in Use in Conjunction with Hurricane Matthew Response

Northern Florida ARES Net: 3.950 or 7.252 MHz 

International SATERN Net: 14.265 MHz (USB) Health & Welfare Traffic

Hurricane Watch Net (HWN): 14.325 MHz (USB), 7.268 MHz (LSB): Weather data and storm reports from stations in affected area.

FEMA interoperability - 5330.5 kHz, 5346.5 kHz, 5357.0 kHz, 5371.5 kHz, 5403.5 kHz

Please keep these frequencies clear for emergency use only.

Contests:

October 2016

+ 432 MHz Fall Sprint 1900 local - 2300 local, Oct 5

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Oct 5

+ SARL 80m QSO Party 1700Z-2000Z, Oct 6

+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, Oct 6 (CW) and

1800Z-1900Z, Oct 6 (SSB) and

1900Z-2000Z, Oct 6 (FM) and

2000Z-2100Z, Oct 6 (Dig)

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Oct 7

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 7

+ Makrothen RTTY Contest 0000Z-0759Z, Oct 8 and

1600Z-2359Z, Oct 8 and

0800Z-1559Z, Oct 9

+ Oceania DX Contest, CW 0800Z, Oct 8 to 0800Z, Oct 9

+ Microwave Fall Sprint 0800 local - 1400 local, Oct 8

+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Oct 8 to 2400Z, Oct 9

+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB 1200Z, Oct 8 to 1200Z, Oct 9

+ Arizona QSO Party 1600Z, Oct 8 to 0600Z, Oct 9 and

1400Z-2359Z, Oct 9

+ Pennsylvania QSO Party 1600Z, Oct 8 to 0500Z, Oct 9 and

1300Z-2200Z, Oct 9

+ FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint 1700Z-2100Z, Oct 8

+ PODXS 070 Club 160m Great Pumpkin Sprint 2000Z, Oct 8 to 2000Z, Oct 9

+ North American SSB Sprint Contest 0000Z-0400Z, Oct 9

+ UBA ON Contest, CW 0600Z-0900Z, Oct 9

+ 10-10 Int. 10-10 Day Sprint 0001Z-2359Z, Oct 10

+ NAQCC CW Sprint 0030Z-0230Z, Oct 12

+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 12

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Oct 14

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 14

+ MCG Autumn Sprint 1500Z-1900Z, Oct 14

+ JARTS WW RTTY Contest 0000Z, Oct 15 to 2400Z, Oct 16

+ 10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW 0001Z, Oct 15 to 2359Z, Oct 16

+ Iowa QSO Party 1400Z-2300Z, Oct 15

+ New York QSO Party 1400Z, Oct 15 to 0200Z, Oct 16

+ Worked All Germany Contest 1500Z, Oct 15 to 1459Z, Oct 16

+ South Dakota QSO Party 1800Z, Oct 15 to 1800Z, Oct 16

+ Asia-Pacific Fall Sprint, CW 0000Z-0200Z, Oct 16

+ UBA ON Contest, 2m 0600Z-1000Z, Oct 16

+ Illinois QSO Party 1700Z, Oct 16 to 0100Z, Oct 17

+ RSGB RoLo CW 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 16

+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0100Z-0300Z, Oct 17

+ ARRL School Club Roundup 1300Z, Oct 17 to 2359Z, Oct 21

+ Telephone Pioneers QSO Party 1900Z, Oct 17 to 0300Z, Oct 18

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Oct 21

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 21

+ ARRL EME Contest 0000Z, Oct 22 to 2359Z, Oct 23

+ UK/EI DX Contest, SSB 1200Z, Oct 22 to 1200Z, Oct 23

+ Stew Perry Topband Challenge 1500Z, Oct 22 to 1500Z, Oct 23

+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Oct 26

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Oct 26

+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 27

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Oct 28

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 28

+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB 0000Z, Oct 29 to 2400Z, Oct 30

 

November 2016

 

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Nov 2

+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1800Z-1900Z, Nov 3 (CW) and

1900Z-2000Z, Nov 3 (SSB) and

2000Z-2100Z, Nov 3 (FM) and

2100Z-2200Z, Nov 3 (Dig)

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Nov 4

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 4

+ IPARC Contest, CW 0600Z-1000Z, Nov 5 and

1400Z-1800Z, Nov 5

+ Ukrainian DX Contest 1200Z, Nov 5 to 1200Z, Nov 6

+ RSGB International Sprint Contest, SSB 1700Z-2100Z, Nov 5

+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW 2100Z, Nov 5 to 0300Z, Nov 7

+ IPARC Contest, SSB 0600Z-1000Z, Nov 6 and

1400Z-1800Z, Nov 6

+ EANET Sprint 0800Z-1200Z, Nov 6

+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest 1100Z-1700Z, Nov 6

+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0200Z-0400Z, Nov 8

+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB 2000Z-2100Z, Nov 9

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Nov 11

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 11

CLUBS

 

CLOVIS ARP ++ Rob, AE6GE led 2 public service events. The prestigious Tour de Fresno and the grueling double century bicycle spectacle with only one incident. Even the Parlier Police Chief helped out. . www.k6arp.org/


 

FRESNO ARC++ Paul W6VPS will be speaking on the USS Midway. Next months meeting will be the annual swapmeet. What can be more iconic than that? Glen N6HEW was the main operator at the special event station N8V. This was the National Tribal Emergency Management Council held in Kings County. www.w6to.com.


 

SIERRA ARC ++ Greetings from San Diego where have been for the San Diego Maker Fair at Balboa Park. We again presented "Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio" to a great crowd here, says Pres Dennis, W6DQ/6. www.qsl.net/wa6ybn/


 

SEQUOIA ARG ++ There are OMs in amateur radio - and then there are REALLY OMs!
Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, of White Rock, South Carolina, definitely falls into the latter
category. Kayhart is 104 years old and has been an active licensed ham for 79 years
and counting. www.n6krv.org


 

STOCKTON DELTA ARC ++ Stockton Continues with regular “Ham-Cram” sessions. Take advantage of these when available, www.w6sf.org


 

The following Amateur became Silent Key since the last report:

Chuck, KD6FW and Harry, W6LOC. They will be missed.

 

Traffic for September 2016:

SJV Section

ORS/FOR Reports: [Sept 2016]

Call Org Total

------ ----- -------

ws6p 619

k6rau 41

------ ----- -------

Sum: 660

 

SJV Section

PSHR/FOR Reports: [Sept 2016]

------ -----

ws6p 165

k6rau 96

(de: k6rau@arrl.net)

ORS: W6SX 10 WA6IAF 334, WS6P 1219, K6RAU 21 Total 1584

PSHR: W6SX 35, WA6IAF 90, WS6P 310, K6RAU 88

 

Mark your Calendars:

Location: San Ramon, CA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.pacificon.org


 

Location: Palm Springs, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Desert Radio Amateur Transmitting Society (RATS)
Website: http://desertrats.am/

 

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
Website: http://www.nvcon.org

Location: Reno, NV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society
Website: http://renotahoehamfest.com

Location: Torrance, CA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs

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>> SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of August 2016: SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC vacant, TC W6TE.


 

Busy, busy busy! It has been a filled time in Radio. Conditions are set to be interesting. Just like life that is technology enhanced, Ham Radio is “New & Improved we will see that at the Rally in the Valley. I hope you can make it. Go to fcemcomm.org and click on the link. Then download the flier.

http://fcemcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/RitV-Sept-2016-2-page.pdf

 

This is preparedness month, September. Review your equipment and training. Plan ahead! That is what we do. Raise your level up a notch.

 

Remember to support “The Amateur Radio Parity Act”. Go to the link on the ARRL website https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act. We have to continue the support for this legislation. The House has passed it, now we have to encourage the Senate so keep up the pressure.

 

73;


 

Dan Pruitt, AE6SX


 

NEWS: From ARRL newsletters. Read complete articles from August to now.

08/11/2016 | Annual IOTA DXpedition Plans Morph into Visit to a Rare One — Aves Island (YV0)

08/12/2016 | Comments in FCC “Symbol Rate” Rule Making Proposal Due by October 11

08/16/2016 | Video Demonstrates Digital Voice Plus Video “Teleconferencing” Scheme for HF

08/17/2016 | FEMA Teaming with Amateur Radio Clubs to Present Preparedness Information

08/18/2016 | California RACES and CERT Volunteers Team Up to Assist Seniors during Blackout

08/21/2016 | AMSAT Issues Call for 2016 Space Symposium Papers, Presentations

08/21/2016 | AMSAT Issues Call for 2016 Space Symposium Papers, Presentations

08/24/2016 | Latvia Gains Two New Amateur Radio Bands

08/25/2016 | NPOTA Event at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Will Include Space Station Contact

08/26/2016 | Team USA Heads to World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships

08/30/2016 | FO-29 Satellite Turns 20

09/06/2016 | Gold! NPOTA Activation Set from Alaska’s Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

09/08/2016 | Higher Bands Will Pick Up this Fall, Data Suggest Smaller Solar Cycles Lie Ahead

09/11/2016 | US House to Act on Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill, H.R. 1301

09/12/2016 | ARDF Team USA Enjoys Success in Bulgaria with Seven Medals

09/12/2016 | Lunar-Orbiting Ham Radio Satellite Could Result from NASA Cube Quest Challenge

09/14/2016 | Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes in the US House of Representatives!

09/15/2016 | “Enigma Reloaded” Ham Radio Event Celebrates World War II Cipher Machine

Contests:

September 2016

+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY 0000Z, Sept 24 to 2400Z, Sept 25

+ Maine QSO Party 1200Z, Sept 24 to 1200Z, Sept 25

+ Texas QSO Party 1400Z, Sept 24 to 0200Z, Sept 25 and

1400Z-2000Z, Sept 25

+ AGCW VHF/UHF Contest 1400Z-1700Z, Sept 24 (144) and

1700Z-1800Z, Sept 24 (432)

+ RSGB International Sprint Contest, CW 1700Z-2100Z, Sept 24

+ UBA ON Contest, 6m 0700Z-1000Z, Sept 25

+ Classic Exchange, Phone 1300Z, Sept 25 to 0800Z, Sept 26 and

1300Z, Sept 27 to 0800Z, Sept 28

+ Peanut Power QRP Sprint 2000Z-2200Z, Sept 25

+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Sept 28

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Sept 28

+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW 1900Z-2000Z, Sept 29

+ YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest 1400Z, Sept 30 to 0200Z, Oct 2

 

October 2016

+ TARA PSK Rumble Contest 0000Z-2400Z, Oct 1

+ 15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest 0000Z, Oct 1 to 2359Z, Oct 2

+ Oceania DX Contest, Phone 0800Z, Oct 1 to 0800Z, Oct 2

+ WAB HF Phone 1200Z, Oct 1 to 1200Z, Oct 2

+ TRC DX Contest 1200Z, Oct 1 to 1200Z, Oct 2

+ GTC CW Cup 1200Z, Oct 1 to 1200Z, Oct 2

+ Russian WW Digital Contest 1200Z, Oct 1 to 1159Z, Oct 2

+ International HELL-Contest 1600Z-1800Z, Oct 1 (80m) and

0900Z-1100Z, Oct 2 (40m)

+ California QSO Party 1600Z, Oct 1 to 2200Z, Oct 2

+ UBA ON Contest, SSB 0600Z-1000Z, Oct 2

+ RSGB International DX Contest 0700Z-1900Z, Oct 2

+ German Telegraphy Contest 0700Z-1000Z, Oct 3

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Oct 5

+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, Oct 6 (CW) and

1800Z-1900Z, Oct 6 (SSB) and

1900Z-2000Z, Oct 6 (FM) and

2000Z-2100Z, Oct 6 (Dig)

+ SARL 80m QSO Party 1700Z-2000Z, Oct 6

+ Makrothen RTTY Contest 0000Z-0759Z, Oct 8 and

1600Z-2359Z, Oct 8 and

0800Z-1559Z, Oct 9

+ Oceania DX Contest, CW 0800Z, Oct 8 to 0800Z, Oct 9

+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB 1200Z, Oct 8 to 1200Z, Oct 9

+ QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party 1200Z, Oct 8 to 2359Z, Oct 9

+ Pennsylvania QSO Party 1600Z, Oct 8 to 0500Z, Oct 9 and

1300Z-2200Z, Oct 9

+ Arizona QSO Party 1600Z, Oct 8 to 0600Z, Oct 9 and

1400Z-2359Z, Oct 9

+ PODXS 070 Club 160m Great Pumpkin Sprint 2000Z, Oct 8 to 2000Z, Oct 9

+ North American SSB Sprint Contest 0000Z-0400Z, Oct 9

+ 10-10 Int. 10-10 Day Sprint 0001Z-2359Z, Oct 10

+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 12

+ MCG Autumn Sprint 1500Z-1900Z, Oct 14

+ JARTS WW RTTY Contest 0000Z, Oct 15 to 2400Z, Oct 16

+ 10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW 0001Z, Oct 15 to 2359Z, Oct 16

+ Iowa QSO Party 1400Z-2300Z, Oct 15

+ New York QSO Party 1400Z, Oct 15 to 0200Z, Oct 16

+ South Dakota QSO Party 1800Z, Oct 15 to 1800Z, Oct 16

 

CLUBS

 

CLOVIS ARP ++ Board of Directors Nominations Open through September. Clovis Amateur Radio Swapmeet is September 24, 2016. Rob AE6GE, is recruiting volunteers for up and coming Public Service events.. www.k6arp.org/


 

FRESNO ARC++ Stu, WB6VRJ raved about the club picnic. It was nice to have Pool, Bingo and food. Thanks to WA6OIB, Ken and WA6VZM, Gwynne for hosting the event. The Board has found a local supplier of name Badges at a reasonable cost thanks to Bob W6AIY. EC Report for August 2016 by Glen, N6HEW. Included are the training records for Emcomm volunteers. Also Greg Waters (KJ6OUI) has been active with the FAME Group educating people to become new Hams. QST has the full article in Sept. The DEC for South, Hal (AD9HC) has asked for assistance with the Amateur Radio portion of the National Tribal Emergency Management Council Gathering in September 19 to 23, for N8V. HAARP Facility to Reopen in 2017 under New Ownership, UAF.. www.w6to.com.


 

LODI ARC ++ Ron, N6GKJ will be presenting a program on digital TV on Saturday afternoon at 4 PM at PACIFICON. Jim, WB6BET, gave a report on the "Work All Highways contest". Any member that has participated is urged to load their contact data in the online log. Jim & Ron went over the plans for the California QSO Party. It will be Saturday, October 1st. lodiamateurradioclub.org/


 

LOS BANOS ARC ++ Great location for all the events. Rally in the Valley, San Joaquin Section Convention; 24 September in Modesto. PACIFICON 14 – 16 October, in San Ramon. Turlock Auction is 29 October. Grady, K6IXA, will be expectiong all! www.aa6lb.org

 

SIERRA ARC ++ Marty Woll, N6VI, ARRL Southwest Division Vice Director, visited us and giving us the latest news from League HQ. The Bi-Monthly T-Hunt has moved the next one to November. The 10 meter Rag chew net is starting back up after the doldrums of the summer. We meet right after

the IWV Emergency Net on Monday nights – so about 7:45pm, +/-. The frequency is 28.400MHz,

USB. . www.qsl.net/wa6ybn/


 

SEQUOIA ARG ++ Extra Class License Pool HAS CHANGED. Our speaker will be our own Sam

KJ6CNH, and he will be talking about “History of the Coast Guard.” www.n6krv.org


 

STOCKTON DELTA ARC ++ Bob K6DGQ gave a presentation on current measurement and his experiments with Chinese made shunts to measure current in various applications of his Go-Kit. He had examples of different shunts and passed them around to the members. Guy W6MSU reported the next test only session at Fire Station 14 will be August 20th. He also reported on the upcoming “Rally in the Valley” Hamfest coming to Modesto on September 24th. The next session of Elmer University will be held on October 8th.. www.w6sf.org


 


 

SK

The following Amateurs became Silent Keys since the last report:

Gail, KC6ADR, Chuck WB6STO, Jim KI6PTA, Chuck KD6FW, and Don KD6HCV. They will be missed.

 

Traffic for August 2016:

ORS: W6SX 4, WS6P 334, K6RAU 21 Total 359

PSHR: W6SX 25, WS6P 160, K6RAU 79

 

Mark your Calendars:


 

  • 09/24/2016 | San Joaquin Valley Section “Rally in the Valley”

Location: Modesto, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Salvation Army SATERN
Website: http://www.fcemcomm.org

 

Location: Lakeside, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Lakeside Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.sdhamfest.org

Location: Bend, OR
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest VHF Society

Website: http://pnwvhfs.org

Location: San Ramon, CA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.pacificon.org

Location: Kingman, AZ
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Mohave Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/mohaveamateurradioclub/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

San Joaquin Valley Officials