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San Joaquin Valley

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

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News last updated:February 14, 2017

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

assistant Section Emergency Coordinator (aSEC) Daniel Sohn WL7COO

Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) Victor Magana N1VM,

Section Traffic Manager (STM) Fred Silveira K6RAU,

Public Information Coordinator (PIC) Greg Waters KJ6OUI

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.

 

 

 

 

>> SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of February 2017: SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, aSEC WL7COO, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KJ6OUI, TC W6TE.


Welcome Spring;

 

I hope you moved your clocks forward! Just one of those necessities we go through. Thanks for UTC, that always works, hi hi.

 

Time to fix up the antenna that has given you trouble all winter and those that did not weather the storms at all. Fun but time consuming and physical! For the more senior like me, it also means rounding up a support group to assist at elevation.

 

Nice to have water again, some places too much. We’ve survived what flooding there was. Now the grasses will be the next threat. Lush growth means a lot of fuel for Fire Season. Let your DECs know of your training and resources like mobile comm trailers and local Incident Action Plans in place. These should be exchanged with counties next door to you. Again, confide and inform your DECs.

 

On a personal note, I have been to Bakersfield and I will be traveling to different areas in the section. Look for me on APRS for my location and text message beginning April 1, 2017 (no fooling).

 

Looks like I’ll be here for a couple more years. I am also encouraged as I’m receiving more news letters to post. The content is varied from special events to dongles and everything in between.

 

Pay attention to the legislation and put your 2 cents in. ARRL also has a survey for a new starting license. Your opinion matters!

 

AB1785 Petition to repeal or amend: www.change.org/p/california-state-house-qualify-or-repeal-ab-1785-re-immersive-v-passive-devices?recruiter=1701 8523&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

 

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.

 

73;


Dan Pruitt, AE6SX


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

  • 02/07/2017 | QCWA Invites ARRL Members, Family, and Friends to 70th Anniversary Charity Cruise

  • 02/07/2017 | Radio Australia Shortwave Station VL8A Signs Off in CW

  • 02/08/2017 | Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from International Space Station Planned

  • 02/10/2017 | Visalia International DX Convention Top Band Dinner Set

  • 02/14/2017 | Alaska’s HAARP Facility Once Again Open for Business

  • 02/16/2017 | Field Day 2017 Packet is Now Available

  • 02/16/2017 | FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Petition to Allocate New 5 MHz Band

  • 02/22/2017 | MARS Refocuses Its Mission, Encrypts Data Nets

  • 02/23/2017 | Youthful BY70-1 CubeSat Builders: We’ll be Back!

  • 02/23/2017 | HAARP Goes Classical During New Experimental Campaign

  • 02/24/2017 | Two Amateur Radio CubeSats Carrying Transponders Set for Future NASA Launches

  • 02/28/2017 | Nayif-1 Amateur Radio Satellite Transmits Message from Dubai’s Ruler

  • 03/01/2017 | RSGB Says Regulator Ofcom is Not Resolving Interference Complaints

  • 03/04/2017 | More Countries Authorize 5 MHz Bands; Comments Due on ARRL 5 MHz Petition by March 2

  • 03/08/2017 | Combined National, IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships Set for this Summer in Ohio

  • 03/09/2017 | Radio Shack Again Files for Bankruptcy

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  1. North American QSO Party, RTTY – February Op: N2NS Class: Single Op LP Operating Time (hrs): 5Total: 258 96 Total Score = 24,76 Comments: Part time effort.

  2. ARRL DX Contest, CW Operator: N2NS Class: SO Operating Time (hrs): 14

  3. Total Score = 542,976 Comments: Missed most of both Fri and Sat evenings. Fine 40m LP openings to EU both mornings around W6 s/r.

  4. ARRL DX Contest, CW Operator: K6AAB SO Op time 12 hours

  5. Total 12,229 Comments: TS-850s and MFJ 2289 antenna, N1MM logger.

  6. CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest Operator: N2NS Class: SOAB Operating Time (hrs): 11

  7. Total: 555 Prefixes = 341 Total Score = 419,430

  8. Comments: Missed Friday night, obligation, Sat night, Sunday due to flu. 10m seemed MIA whenever I checked. 15/20/40m in OK shape, though less than spectacular.

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Contests:

 

March 2017

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW 2000Z-2130Z, Mar 15

+ BARTG HF RTTY Contest 0200Z, Mar 18 to 0200Z, Mar 20

+ Russian DX Contest 1200Z, Mar 18 to 1200Z, Mar 19

+ Virginia QSO Party 1400Z, Mar 18 to 0200Z, Mar 19 and

1200Z-2400Z, Mar 19

+ Louisiana QSO Party 1400Z, Mar 18 to 0200Z, Mar 19

+ AGCW VHF/UHF Contest 1400Z-1700Z, Mar 18 (144) and

1700Z-1800Z, Mar 18 (432)

+ UBA Spring Contest, SSB 0700Z-1100Z, Mar 19

+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0200Z-0400Z, Mar 20

+ Bucharest Contest 1800Z-2059Z, Mar 20

+ CLARA Chatter Party 1700Z, Mar 21 to 1700Z, Mar 22 and

00Z, Mar 25 to 1700Z, Mar 26

+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Mar 22

300Z-0400Z, Mar 23

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB 2000Z-2130Z, Mar 23

+ FOC QSO Party 0000Z-2359Z, Mar 25

+ CQ WW WPX Contest, SSB 0000Z, Mar 25 to 2359Z, Mar 26

+ UBA Spring Contest, 6m 0600Z-1000Z, Mar 26

+ QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Mar 29

+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Mar 29

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Mar 29

April 2017

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

+ LZ Open 40m Sprint Contest 0400Z-0800Z, Apr 1

+ Missouri QSO Party 1400Z, Apr 1 to 0400Z, Apr 2 and

1400Z-2000Z, Apr 2

+ Mississippi QSO Party 1400Z, Apr 1 to 0200Z, Apr 2

+ SP DX Contest 1500Z, Apr 1 to 1500Z, Apr 2

+ EA RTTY Contest 1600Z, Apr 1 to 1600Z, Apr 2

+ North American SSB Sprint Contest 0000Z-0400Z, Apr 2

+ RSGB RoLo SSB 1900Z-2030Z, Apr 2

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW 1900Z-2030Z, Apr 3

+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, Apr 4

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

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

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

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

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

2000Z-2100Z, Apr 6 (Dig)

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

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Apr 7

+ JIDX CW Contest 0700Z, Apr 8 to 1300Z, Apr 9

+ PODXS 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors Contest 1000Z, Apr 8 to 0400Z, Apr 9

+ OK/OM DX Contest, SSB 1200Z, Apr 8 to 1200Z, Apr 9

+ QRP ARCI Spring QSO Party 1200Z, Apr 9 to 2359Z, Apr 10

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

+ Texas State Parks on the Air 1400Z, Apr 8 to 0200Z, Apr 9 and

1400Z-2000Z, Apr 9

+ New Mexico QSO Party 1400Z, Apr 8 to 0200Z, Apr 9

+ Georgia QSO Party 1800Z, Apr 8 to 0359Z, Apr 9 and

1400Z-2359Z, Apr 9

+ Yuri Gagarin International DX Contest 2100Z, Apr 8 to 2100Z, Apr 9

+ International Vintage Contest HF 1300Z-1900Z, Apr 9

+ Hungarian Straight Key Contest 1500Z-1700Z, Apr 9

+ 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Apr 10

 

 

The following Amateur became Silent Key since the last report:

Glen AF6CY, Marcell, K6YTK and Shirley AA6K.

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They will be missed.

 

Traffic for February 2016:

ORS: WS6P 1860, K6RAU 15 Total 1875

PSHR: WS6P 140, K6RAU 72




Mark your Calendars:

03/18/2017 | Hamfest 2017

Location: Loomis, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://w6ek.org


  1. 03/31/2017 | Nevada State Convention (NVCON)

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


04/21/2017 | International DX Convention 2017

Location: Visalia, CA
Type: ARRL Convention pending Executive Committee approval
Sponsor: Northern California DX Club, Central AZ DXA, Utah DXA
Website: http://www.dxconvention.com/

  1. 04/29/2017 | Valley of the Moon ARC Annual Hamfest

Location: Sonoma, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Valley of the Moon ARC
Website: http://VOMARC.ORG


  1. 05/12/2017 | Reno/Tahoe Hamfest

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


06/02/2017 | Northwestern Division Convention (SEA-PAC)

Location: Seaside, OR
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Oregon Tualatin Valley ARC
Website: http://www.seapac.org


 


09/16/2017 | WPARC's 11th Annual Hamfest

Location: Lincoln, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Western Placer Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.wparc.us




10/27-28/2017 Microwave Update (fondly abbreviated as MUD) is the premier microwave amateur radio conference. This year it is being hosted by the 50 MHz and Up Group of Northern California (www.50mhzandup.org <http://www.50mhzandup.org> ).

MUD 2017 will be the last weekend of October (10/26 gathering day, 10/27-28 presentations/dinner/etc, 10/29 morning flea market and farewells) at the Santa Clara Biltmore (Santa Clara, CA, near US 101 & Montague Expy), the same place as MUD 2012.

It's not too think about writing up your winter microwave projects … we will be issuing a call for paper and presentations.

We haven't set up the www.microwaveupdate.org site for 2107 yet … coming soon.


10/27-29/2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium and annual member meeting will be October 27-29, 2017, in Reno NV. More information will be posted on the AMSAT-NA web page as it becomes available.

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SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of January 2017

SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KJ6OUI, TC W6TE.

Hello San Joaquin Valley;

We need to talk. I need some help. Those of you with titles have responsibilities. Not much, but if they are not performed, I am tasked with extra work and I am unable to perform those things that enhance the ham radio hobby. ECs, I need your simple monthly report to your DECs. They consist of your public service hours and volunteers. DECs, your reports need to go to the SEC and aSEC. These are then submitted to Steve Ewald, WV1X, and I. It is a 5-minute report if the info is collected during the month.

 

Beside that, it is antenna playtime, repair, construction and design. There are a lot of opportunities for contacts during QSO parties and hopefully increased propagation. Given warmer weather, it should be more comfortable conditions for DIY and rig repair. I’m looking forward to a great year! Hang in there and enjoy 2017 on the radio.

 

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.

Here in California: Go to the following link to express your opinion on the new hands free" law -


https://www.change.org/p/california-state-house-qualify-or-repeal-ab-1785-re-immersive-v-passive-devices?recruiter=1701 8523&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

73;

Dan Pruitt, AE6SX

 

 

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

  • 01/11/2017 | QRP ARCI Four Days in May Event Registration Open

  • 01/11/2017 | Apparent Pirate Station Transmitting SSTV on 10 Meters

  • 01/12/2017 | More Countries Join the Growing 60-Meter Community

  • 01/12/2017 | Illegal Drone Transmitters Could Interfere with Air Traffic Control, ARRL Complaint Asserts

  • 01/12/2017 | ARRL Asks FCC to Allocate New 5 MHz Band, Retain Channels and Current Power Limit

  • 01/13/2017 | ITF-2 CubeSat Set to Deploy from ISS

  • 01/13/2017 | Nebraska Sesquicentennial Celebration QSO Party Set for February, March

  • 01/13/2017 | Maxim Memorial Station W1AW Receives Equipment Donations from Heil Sound, Radiohaus/America

  • 01/16/2017 | Sweden’s SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Reports “Successful” Christmas Transmission

  • 01/18/2017 | Several CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

  • 01/19/2017 | CEPT Meeting Makes Progress on WRC-19 Agenda Items Affecting Amateur Radio

  • 01/24/2017 | Amateur Radio Parity Act Speeds to U.S. House Passage, Heads to U.S. Senate

  • 01/24/2017 | US Naval Academy HFsat Coordinated for 15 Meter-to-10 Meter Transponder

  • 01/25/2017 | New Mexico Radio Amateur Marks 80 Years as a Licensee

  • 01/31/2017 | Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, is Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure Essay Contest Winner

  • 01/31/2017 | Transcontinental Relay Recreated for 100th Anniversary Commemoration

  • 02/01/2017 | AM Rally Set for April 1-3 — No Fooling!

  • 02/03/2017 | UK Ham Does Summits on the Air Activation the Hard Way

  • ARRL RTTY Roundup N2NS Class: SO Unlimited Total: 350 State/Prov = 51 Countries = 30 Total Score = 28,350

  • NAQP, SSB – January W6DPD Single Op Total Score = 357

  • CQ 160- CW N2NS Single Op Assisted HP Total: QSOs = 207 State/Prov = 45 Countries = 16 Total Score = 41,846

  • CQ 160- CW K6MI Single Op Assisted HP Total QSOs= 5. Just working new countries or countries where a QSL is still needed

. Contests:

 

February 2017

+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0200Z-0400Z, Feb 7

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Feb 10

+ CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest 0000Z, Feb 11 to 2359Z, Feb 12

+ SARL Field Day Contest 1000Z, Feb 11 to 1000Z, Feb 12

+ Asia-Pacific Spring Sprint, CW 1100Z-1300Z, Feb 11

+ Dutch PACC Contest 1200Z, Feb 11 to 1200Z, Feb 12

+ KCJ Topband Contest 1200Z, Feb 11 to 1200Z, Feb 12

+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Feb 11 to 2400Z, Feb 12

+ OMISS QSO Party 1500Z, Feb 11 to 1500Z, Feb 12

+ New Hampshire QSO Party 1600Z, Feb 11 to 2200Z, Feb 12

+ FISTS Winter Unlimited Sprint 1700Z-2100Z, Feb 11

+ AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party 2300Z, Feb 11 to 2300Z, Feb 12

+ Balkan HF Contest 1200Z-1800Z, Feb 12

+ CQC Winter QSO Party 0100Z-0259Z, Feb 13

+ ARRL School Club Roundup 1300Z, Feb 13 to 2359Z, Feb 17

+ PODXS 070 Club Valentine Sprint 0000Z-2359Z, Feb 14

+ AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening 1900Z-2030Z, Feb 15

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data 2000Z-2130Z, Feb 15

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Feb 17

+ NCCC Sprint Ladder 0230Z-0300Z, Feb 17

+ ARRL Inter. DX Contest, CW 0000Z, Feb 18 to 2400Z, Feb 19

+ Novice Rig Roundup 0000Z, Feb 18 to 2400Z, Feb 26

+ SARL Youth Day Sprint 0800Z-1000Z, Feb 18

+ Russian PSK WW Contest 1200Z, Feb 18 to 1159Z, Feb 19

+ Feld Hell Sprint 1900Z-2059Z, Feb 18

+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0200Z-0400Z, Feb 20

+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Feb 22

+ NAQCC CW Sprint 0130Z-0330Z, Feb 22

+ QRP Fox Hunt 0200Z-0330Z, Feb 22

+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Feb 22

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Feb 22 and 1900Z-2000Z, Feb 22 and

0300Z-0400Z, Feb 23

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Feb 22

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW 2000Z-2130Z, Feb 23

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Feb 24

+ NCCC Sprint Ladder 0230Z-0300Z, Feb 24

+ CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB 2200Z, Feb 24 to 2200Z, Feb 26

+ REF Contest, SSB 0600Z, Feb 25 to 1800Z, Feb 26

+ UBA DX Contest, CW 1300Z, Feb 25 to 1300Z, Feb 26

+ South Carolina QSO Party 1500Z, Feb 25 to 0159Z, Feb 26

+ North American QSO Party, RTTY 1800Z, Feb 25 to 0559Z, Feb 26

+ SARL Digital Contest 1300Z-1600Z, Feb 26

+ North Carolina QSO Party 1500Z, Feb 26 to 0059Z, Feb 27

 

March 2017

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Mar 1

+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1800Z-1900Z, Mar 2 (CW) and

1900Z-2000Z, Mar 2 (SSB) and

2000Z-2100Z, Mar 2 (FM) and

2100Z-2200Z, Mar 2 (Dig)

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Mar 3

+ ARRL Inter. DX Contest, SSB 0000Z, Mar 4 to 2400Z, Mar 5

+ Open Ukraine RTTY Championship 1800Z-2059Z, Mar 4 (Low Band) and

2100Z-2359Z, Mar 4 (Low Band) and

0800Z-1059Z, Mar 5 (High Band) and

1100Z-1359Z, Mar 5 (High Band)

+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest 1100Z-1700Z, Mar 5

+ SARL Hamnet 40m Simulated Emerg Contest 1200Z-1400Z, Mar 5

+ NSARA Contest 1200Z-1600Z, Mar 5 and

1800Z-2200Z, Mar 5

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data 2000Z-2130Z, Mar 6

+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0200Z-0400Z, Mar 7

+ AGCW YL-CW Party 1900Z-2100Z, Mar 7

 

 

CLUBS

 

CLOVIS ARP ++ Rob AE6GE presented a presentation on radio Protocol & Etiquette. Rob also retains his office as President. Rick, W6KKO will be the fox in the March 11 T-Hunt. www.k6arp.org/

 

FRESNO ARC++ Feb Program by Joe WA6FFJ is to be on the “Condor” net and 220 MHz Band. Whether you buy a first aid kit or put one together, make sure it has all the items you may need says Glen, N6HEW, Fresno ARES EC. N6MTS, Ron, writes about contest rovers. www.w6to.com.

 

LOS BANOS ARC ++ Bill, WB6KBS our incoming President, then challenged us all to be creative and think of those kinds of things that might achieve the issue of where the Club is headed, and what could be done to encourage better attendance and participation The document in the newsletter is a first attempt. www.aa6lb.org

 

SIERRA ARC ++ Flash! The first sunspot of cycle 25 has been observed! The Blue Angels are coming to China Lake next month. SARC is sponsoring a Special Event Station, N6A, to commemorate their 2 week event. The February meeting program will be a handy Talky, HT, programming workshop. Many upcoming Service Events. Winter Field Day 2017 was SARC's first attempt at hopefully an anual fun ops.. www.qsl.net/wa6ybn/

 

STOCKTON DELTA ARC ++ On new business, it was discussed putting together mini-competitions between club members on some of the ARRL contests and offering prizes to club members in competition with each other as well as entering the contest. John NZ6Q offered to open his station to members who would like to join in the NAQP SSB on 21 January. Bob N6TCE will be on from Quartz-site, AZ, Dan KB6UNC will be on from Utah and Robert N6GTO will be operating from Valley Springs. Ed N6XMA gave a presentation on building your own 'go-kit' Pedaling Paths to Independence Bike Ride is next on 25 February. Read the whole “Flysheet”. There are great comments on Elmering first time hams. Good comments like, “Instead of us old timers getting on the air and acting as ‘airwaves cops’, why not try more courtesy and encouragement on the air?“ www.w6sf.org

 

NPOTAWRAP UP. California had 1009 Amateurs upload contacts for NPOTA in 2016. The San Joaquin Valley bad 31 participants take part in the event. The top 5 were K6YK 411, W6OEZ 300, W6DPD 213, K6MI 134 and W6XK 62. Two SJV Amateurs activated National Parks, N6AJ 6 and AG6IS 5. K6YK achieved Honor Roll by contacting at least 41 of the NPs. John contacted 49 NPs.

SK

 

The following Amateur became Silent Key since the last report:

.Joe N7SPD, Shirley AA6K, Berge, W6XC and Richard K6RCV. They will be missed.

 

Traffic for January 2017:

ORS: W6SX 1, WS6P 626, K6RAU 15 Total 642

PSHR: W6SX 22, WS6P 670, K6RAU 71

Mark your Calendars:

03/18/2017 | Hamfest 2017

Location: Loomis, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://w6ek.org

 

  1. 03/31/2017 | Nevada State Convention (NVCON)

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

 

04/21/2017 | International DX Convention 2017

Location: Visalia, CA
Type: ARRL Convention pending Executive Committee approval
Sponsor: Northern California DX Club, Central AZ DXA, Utah DXA
Website: http://www.dxconvention.com/

 

  1. 05/12/2017 | Reno/Tahoe Hamfest

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

 

06/02/2017 | Northwestern Division Convention (SEA-PAC)

Location: Seaside, OR
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Oregon Tualatin Valley ARC
Website: http://www.seapac.org

 

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San Joaquin Valley Officials