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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:May 12, 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, WAS, 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 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.

CWops Tests are held weekly – Every Wednesday at 1300Z, 1900Z, and 0300Z (Thursday). Info and rules at http://www.cwops.org/cwt.html.

  Mark your Calendars:


 

09/15/2017 |Southwestern Division Convention (HAMCON 2017)

Location: Torrance, CA

Type: ARRL Convention

Sponsor: Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs


 

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


 

09/23/2017 |Reno Fall Ham Swap

Location: Reno, NV

Type: ARRL Hamfest

Sponsor: Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society

Website: http://renohamswap.com

 

10/07/2017 San Diego Hamfest 2017

Location: Lakeside, CA

Type: ARRL Hamfest

Sponsor: Lakeside Amateur Radio Club

Website: http://www.lakesidearc.org/sdhamfest/sdhamfest.php

 

10/20/2017 | Pacific Division Convention (PACIFICON 2017)

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


 


 

 

  1. 05/12/2017 | Reno/Tahoe Hamfest

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


 

  1. 05/21/2017 North Hills RC Hamfest

Location: Carmichael, CA

Type: ARRL Hamfest

Sponsor: North Hills Radio Club

Website: http://k6is.org


 


 

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


 

09/23/2017 |Reno Fall Ham Swap

Location: Reno, NV

Type: ARRL Hamfest

Sponsor: Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society

Website: http://renohamswap.com

 

10/20/2017 | Pacific Division Convention (PACIFICON 2017)

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

 

 

 

>> 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.


 

Here we go, triple digits in the valley!


 

If you didn't repair your antenna in April or May, you will have to wait awhile. Time to play. With whatever works. It is now time to worry about snow melt and soon FIRE. Charge your batteries, put your Go-Bags together. Reconnect with your local First Responders and plan your responses. You can't be every where at once so make sure you have a priority in mind.


 

Field Day is a good time to exhibit your skills in the field. A great time to be in the public eye. Show off radio to the youth and scouts. That means Girl Scouts too. A GOTA station lets them operate. Remember there are many ways to enjoy radio. Museum Ship weekend was great fun. Did you know that the San Joaquin Valley Section has a Navy? The USS Lucid in Stockton, is a great radio opportunity and participates every year. July memorializes the last commercial CW traffic sent from the transmitter site on Point Reyes. Local events celebrate all kinds of history. Get out and operate.

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 May to now.

 

  • 05/16/2017 | Updated ARRL “US Amateur Radio Bands” Charts Now Available

  • 05/18/2017 | Suquamish Tribe Hosts Regional Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference

  • 05/22/2017 | Resting Place of Keel from Marconi’s Floating Lab Elettra to be “Museum Ships” Event Site

  • 05/22/2017 | FCC Issues Notice of Unlicensed Operation in Public Safety Interference Complaint:

  • 05/24/2017 | Federal Court Complaint Filed to Recover Unpaid $11,500 FCC Fine in Amateur Case

  • 05/25/2017 | Amateur Radio Panel Set during IEEE International Microwave Symposium

  • 05/25/2017 | Red Cross Recognizes ARRL Sacramento Valley SEC

  • 05/26/2017 | QB-50 Constellation Satellites Deployed from ISS

  • 05/28/2017 | Strong (G3) Geomagnetic Storm Conditions Reported

  • 05/30/2017 | FCC Issues Amateur Radio Licensee a Notice of Violation for Pirate Broadcasting

  • 05/31/2017 | Another Successful WX4NHC Annual Station Test

  • 05/31/2017 | Ham Radio Aviator Set to Depart on Round-the-World Flight

  • 06/01/2017 | FCC and OSHA Release Communications Tower Best Practices Guide

  • 06/01/2017 | Buildout of Nationwide First Responder Broadband Network Could Drive ARES Changes

  • 06/01/2017 | Our Sun’s 11-Year Magnetic Cycle Destined to Disappear

  • 06/12/2017 | Radio Amateur Hears Cassini Spacecraft

  • 06/12/2017 | South African Telecoms Regulator Cancels 2,100 Ham Licenses

  • 06/12/2017 | Vermont Radio Amateurs Putting Green Mountain State’s Parks on the Air

 

New England QSO Party

Call: N2NS Class: Single Op HP

Summary: Band 20M CW Qs 20

Total: 20 0 Mults = 14 Total Score = 560

Comments: Couple 10-20 minute sessions Sunday.

 

7th Call Area QSO Party

Call: N2NS Class: SO(A)CW HP

Summary: Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs

Total:

36

0

0 Mults = 25 Total Score = 2,700

 

CQWW WPX Contest, CW

Call: N2NS Class: SO(A)SB20 HP Operating Time (hrs): 7:31

Summary: 20m 250 QSOs Total: 250 Prefixes = 216 Total Score = 131,328

Comments: Vy part time between other holiday weekend activities

 

Editors note: Steve, K6AAB, who is quite active on the air, sent in a report, and it is somewhere on

the editor’s desk. Will probably find it in a short decade. Sorry Steve!


 

Contests:


 

June 2017

+ Battle of Carabobo International Contest 0000Z, Jun 24 to 2400Z, Jun 25

+ UFT QRP Contest 0600Z-0900Z, Jun 24 and

1400Z-1700Z, Jun 24

+ His Maj. King of Spain Contest, SSB 1200Z, Jun 24 to 1200Z, Jun 25

+ Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest 1200Z, Jun 24 to 1200Z, Jun 25

+ ARRL Field Day 1800Z, Jun 24 to 2100Z, Jun 25

+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Jun 28

+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jun 28

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jun 30

+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jun 30

July 2017

+ RAC Canada Day Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Jul 1

+ FISTS Summer Slow Speed Sprint 0000Z-0400Z, Jul 1

+ Venezuelan Ind. Day Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Jul 1

+ DL-DX RTTY Contest 1100Z, Jul 1 to 1059Z, Jul 2

+ Marconi Memorial HF Contest 1400Z, Jul 1 to 1400Z, Jul 2

+ PODXS 070 Club 40m Firecracker Sprint 2000Z, Jul 1 to 2000Z, Jul 2

+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest 1100Z-1700Z, Jul 2

+ 10-10 Int. Spirit of 76 QSO Party 0001Z, Jul 3 to 2400Z, Jul 9

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

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

+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 5

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

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

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

2000Z-2100Z, Jul 6 (Dig)

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

+ FISTS Summer Unlimited Sprint 0000Z-0400Z, Jul 8

+ IARU HF World Championship 1200Z, Jul 8 to 1200Z, Jul 9

+ CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush 2000Z-2159Z, Jul 10

+ QRP ARCI Summer Homebrew Sprint 2000Z-2359Z, Jul 9

 

CLUBS

 

CALIFORNIA CITY ARC ++ We will be operating from the Bob Parker Boy Scout Lodge, 10386 California City Blvd. near the Par 3 Golf Course. The emphasis this year will be on demonstrating amateur radio operations to the Scouts and other members of the public rather than just trying to get points. We will be setting up on Friday June 23rd and will have our Pot Luck dinner that evening which will include the Scout Troop and members of their families. Field Day radio operating will begin at 11 AM Saturday and end at 2 PM Sunday. www.ke6rn.com

CALAVARAS ARS++ Join Calavaras ARS in Wilseyville for Field Day. On the air 11 A.M. Jun 24 until 11 A.M. Jun 25. BBQ at 5 P.M. Jun 24. This will interest Emergency responders. More info FieldDay@calavarasars.org www.Calaverasars.org

CLOVIS ARP ++ Rob, AE6GE, is leading the Clovis Club to Pineridge for Field Day. At the same time the “Climb to Kaiser” by the Fresno Cycle club will be monitored by Clovis' James, K6JDM. Also the 4-wheel drive group will be having their “Moonlight Madness” Rally, over the ridge and will have a special event Call Sign K6M, for mobile 4 wheel drive. W6KKO will be having a T-Hunt in July www.k6arp.org/

FRESNO ARC++ President’s notes: Hey-remember, you ol’ timers, how we all had to know and pass the CW test? And what license did we get? Yep-the NOVICE LICENSE!And That distinctive call-so that all knew we were new to the world of Ham Radio. While I do NOT begrudge the new hams their skill and acquisition of their new license, I do they are a new ham. Yeah, the calls are a bit different, but having that “N” in your call was something that was special for it told everyone how you had successfully labored and joined the special ranks of a group of people that enjoyed and reveled in a special world. It is true today, even without the special distinguishing call, that Ham operators are a special bunch and should be very proud of their skills. A good demonstration of that was at the May Club meeting, where Mark, K6MTS regaled all of us with his stories of backpacking through the high sierra and his use of ham radio in those faraway reaches. It was so great to see some of the country he visited-so high up, and so pretty-and to see the equipment he had taken with him on those trips. As Mark pointed out, the fun he had we can too-even not climbing in the High Sierra, but just having fun in our back yard with QRP equipment. Look at that we even have our own language! Yep, whether SSB or CW, hi-wattage or QRP, we can always be QRU and having a great QSO. At the club meetings, where so many do attend, there is always a great time for eyeball QSOs.

73 to all. De Stu WB6VRJ

June 9th meeting- Coax troubleshooting with the MFJ -259 B! Measure the length of a coax! Find out the impedance, or measure to a fault. Joe, WA6FFJ will announce the July program, old equipment night with Root beer floats. This will be great fun. Listen in to the Sunday

night net for the latest info. We will have a meeting on August 11th and the picnic on August 19th. So August will be a busy month. Joe, WA6FFJ, has scheduled the program with Jim Anderson to speak on the Code Talkers service men that were used in WWI and WWII. I think every one has seen the movie about Pearl Harbor and the guys watching the radar.... and the famous line this is not a drill... But:

This is the first time I have seen an article that mentions the actual model of the radio and who built it

and photos of the antennas and what was the PRF and frequency and power and all the technical stuff..

73 Marc Goldman WB6DCE

http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/28299-the-infamous-pearl-harbor-radarMore, on the Set,

Complete Radio SCR 270:

http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/28299-the-infamous-pearl-harbor-radar

https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/RADAR-STATION-at-OPANA-POINT-Pearl-Harbor

ttp://ethw.org/Milestones:Opana_Radar_Site,_1941

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/Radar/Radar-3.html

https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NHLS/Text/91001379.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq2gp1vMeZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qZeV5_wh00

My name is Mike Paulson and my mom is/was KZ5MP in Gatun, Canal Zone, 1968-1979.

She was also KA4CZC in Tallahassee 1979-1996. When vanity calls came out, she was able to get her KZ5MP call back and held that until 2006.

I am working on a project to document and identify all the Canal Zone Ham Operators through the use of their QSL Cards or through the Radio Amateur CallBook Magazine (The Flying Horse), and I need your help. 73’s Mike Paulson KZ5LAND@yahoo.com 1323 Blakemore Ct Tallahassee FL 32317-8459

The Raising of the Cushcraft R-9 at W6AIY's:  The erection day came (May 20th) and had 8 of us to put this antenna up. Amazingly, no one got hurt, not even a scratch! Two on the roof, one on the pagoda, three supporting the base as they walked the antenna into the mount. And had one person on each guy line as well. At last, the R9 was up, looking straight and tall! Good work everyone.

Radio Crystal history:

I came into ham radio when Bomar crystals were cheap, for Motorola Dispatcher 2 m radios, at about $5 each, and the gold standard, guaranteed to work and be dead on freq was International crystal at probably triple that, out of Oklahoma.  Well here is a great history of that technology industry as a very interesting and detailed narrative.

https://ieee-uffc.org/about-us/history/uffc-s-history/a-history-of-the-quartz-crystal-industry-in-the-usa/

Best, 73, Pat Barthelow AA6EG

. www.w6to.com.

LODI ARC ++ See Stockton for details. www.lodiarc.org/

LOS BANOS ARC ++ Field Day canceled in Los Banos. Planning for next year! . www.aa6lb.org

 

SIERRA ARC ++ As in the past, SARC will not be publishing a newsletter for July and August.

June already and time for Field Day! The past year has gone

pretty fast but I hope you are all ready, as I am, for another

romp on the bands!! Cap and Lori have again opened their

home for our effort and Mike, WA6ARA, has obtained the special event call: K6T. We have

refurbished the tower trailer with fresh paint, tires, and coax. The tribander has been tested and is

performing much better now. Plan on participating ... Field Day is always a hoot and I promise that

you will have fun! Always the fourth full weekend in June! (That would be the 24th and the 25th!)

Lisa and I ventured to San Mateo for the Bay Area Maker Faire. This is our sixth year as "Not Your

Grandpa's Ham Radio." It just keeps getting better. We again showed off the Broadband-Hamnet

mesh networking, some microwave and DFing gear, software defined radios and the BITX40 low-cost

transceiver. My co-author, Jack Purdum W8TEE, and I are creating a set of mods (which he

presented at the same time at Hamvention for FDIM) to add a CW mode, AGC and a speech

compressor to this sideband-only QRP rig. If you don't know about BITX, checkout

http://www.hfsigs.com. $59 shipped to the US.

Our new house is nearing completion ... just waiting for the utilities to be hooked up and a final

inspection. By meeting time we may be moving in. At least we hope so!

In closing, get ready for some sleep deprivation at the end of June. Field Day is nearly here!!

73 DE W6DQ

SARC 8 May Meeting Minutes

Second VP Mike WA6ARA opened the meeting at 7:05 pm and thanked Brent K4BAT for

the snacks. Erik was our visitor for the night. Bob AD6HF had a display of QSL cards he

had received for the Blue Angels N6A station. He had some 888 contacts and did the

QSL reply cards. Ask Bob to see one of the nice reply cards from N6A. Julie W6FIA had a

number of older books and magazines related to amateur radio. Field Day is to be a

Cap’s WZ1WX cabin on June 24/25. Steve N6MVX had a copy of the ARRL bonding and

grounding book to share. Malin AC7MC went out on a mountain top for SOTA but didn’t

make any contacts. Rick WA7SB was visiting from Oregon. ARES meeting is the fourth

Thursday of the month at the hospital. Keith N6WZZ talked about the High Desert Trails

Rally that he worked.

The program was folks that had brought in items that they had built. Dennis W6DQ had

sent in some projects that he had built including a zero IF 10 GHz rig. Mike WA6ARA

showed off a 10 watt HF amplifier and power supply and a number of other projects built

over the years. Bob AD6HF had a SMD 1.5 watt 40 meter SDR kit he had built. Keith

W6SIY had built a headphone amplifier and had a bulldog paper clip set of paddles.

Stanley WA6PI is building a HF tuner from a 1964 QST. Dave W6TLA showed off a 40 meter QRP rig, an LRC meter and a two meter measuring tape antenna, and Sandy’s 20 meter QRP rig. Brent K4BAT had his bicycle head light kit to show. Bob KC6YYT had an older Heathkit counter, scope, and frequency generator to show and give away.

Fielld Day

Kennedy Meadows 99205A Kennedy Meadow Rd (Property across from green Kennedy

Meadows sign and mile marker 21 from Hwy 395 on Kennedy Meadow Road). Google Earth

coordinates (35°58'56.16”N, 118° 5'47.56”W).

www.qsl.net/wa6ybn/

SEQUOIA ARG ++ New Tech Study Class to start May 2017 Future Classes will be in Aug and Nov 2017 . The first Saturday runs from 10am to 4pm, usually we are done near 3pm. The fallowing Saturday runs till 4pm , but we are normally done by 1pm with questions about amateur related stuff lasting till late. There are no fees for this class. If you can bring a Lap top that can take a Thumb Drive, or bring Blank CD's /DVD's.  I have made up the study materials for you to take home and any extras  Blank CD's /DVD's would be appreciated. If you want me to print out a hard copy to use and take home could you bring 25 sheets of laser print paper. The CD's and Print paper are my only out of pocket expense. I don't charge for my time and the room is provided by the County. When you finished the class on the 12th you can plan on taking the test on the following Thursday Nov 17th. Before our club meetings from 6pm to 7pm we have a Test Session and every thing is fresh in your mind. The test takes most people under 30 min to take. You can miss 9 out of the 35 question and still pass.
www.n6krv.org

STOCKTON DELTA ARC ++ There is so much opportunity in this hobby to do something

special and create something unique. I love what Jason KG6H is

doing with mesh networking over Amateur Radio – what a

pioneer! I love that Steve K6SCA is a contester and has added

new towers, new equipment and encouraged others to do the

same. Jeff KK6VXB recently bought two HF “portable” vertical

antennas and we had an opportunity to test them in the field.

I love the opportunity that the Fire Department has afforded us

not only with a new home for HamCrams and Elmer U, but with the prospect of integrating amateur radio into the Fire Department for both EmComm use and fun. Check out QRZ.COM for the W6SFD

club page for the Stockton Fire Department. Their newly licensed members have been experimenting with VHF/UHF repeaters, learning their radios and building antennas.

In the last few weeks we have helped out the March of Dimes March for Babies, held Elmer University,

and attended the Lodi Amateur Radio Club first “Cruise In”. The club took on the responsibility of

communication support and SAG for the Delta Century Bike Ride on Sunday May 7th. We will be back

for the 40th Delta Century May 2018.

Recently I attended the funeral of my longtime friend and fellow ham operator Joe N7SPD. Joe wasn’t a very active ham, but he was a very active VIPS (Volunteers in Police Services) member for the Stockton P. D. A touching moment came when his sons were presented with a plaque from Stockton Police Department honoring is 1540 hours of public service. It made me think back at the 86 year history of our club. I wonder how many hours our club has given to our communities over the years, and how many more together we will give in the future.

It’s an exciting time to be part of this great hobby we call “Ham Radio”. 73 John, NZ6Q

 

SATURDAY APRIL 8TH 2016

The April HamCram was held on Saturday April 8th

at Fire Station #2. Thanks again to the Fire

Department for hosting these opportunities for

people to get their Amateur Radio License.

Please welcome the following new hams and upgrades to new privileges when you hear them on

the air! 10 were licensed or upgrded. MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND 2017 WELCOME ABOARD THE USS LUCID JUNE 2ND, 3RD, 4TH As of May 9th, there are 74 participating Museum Ships including the USS Lucid here in Stockton. The USS Lucid is a 173 foot ocean going Mine Sweeper built for service in the Korean War. You can check out the USS Lucid and local efforts to restore her at: http://stocktonhistoricalmaritimemuseum.org/ . www.w6sf.org

TURLOCK ARC ++
As the weather is heating up the club is following suit with our annual summer events.

First is the ice cream social.  Instead of meeting at pizza factory for the June meeting we’ll be meeting at Crane Park (1555 E Canal, across the street from Turlock High).  We’ll be selecting field day bands as well as going over some of the details for field day.  If you would like to operate a station for field day please plan on attending the meeting or have someone to represent you.  The meeting will begin at 7 PM on June 13th and root beer floats will follow.

Next is the big one, field day.  According to the ARRL:

Field Day has been canceled!

This year field day runs June 24th and 25th with setup on the afternoon of the 23rd.  Once again the Schmidt’s (KI6PBL & KI6YQL) have graciously allowed TARC to use their property along the Tuolumne river for the weekend (1100 Lowe Road, Hughson).  Bring mosquito repellent!

Here’s our schedule for Field Day:
June 23rd
Afternoon: Setup of the Field Day stations will begin
June 24th:
Time TBA: Steve, N6WQV will cook breakfast.
11 AM: Field Day Contesting Begins
6:30 PM: Pot Luck Dinner
June 25th:
Time TBA: Steve, N6WQV will cook breakfast.
11 AM: Field Day Contesting will Stop

We would love to have you join TARC for all or part of the weekend but we need your help for the pot luck dinner to be a success.  A sign up sheet will be passed around at the June meeting for side dishes and desserts, TARC will provide tri-tip.  If you are attending the potluck please bring tables and chairs as seating is limited.

Finally, on July 11th TARC will be holding the annual post field day pot luck.  It will be held at Crane Park in Turlock at 6 PM, the meeting will begin at 7 PM.

Also, the May meeting minutes didn’t make it into the Arc-Over, but they can be read here.

w6bxn.org/arc-over/

 

TULARE Co. ARC ++ New Tech Study Class to start May 2017

Future Classes will be in Aug and Nov 2017

..The first Saturday runs from 10am to 4pm, usually we are done near 3pm. The fallowing Saturday runs till 4pm , but we are normally done by 1pm with questions about amateur related stuff lasting till late. There are no fees for this class. If you can bring a Lap top that can take a Thumb Drive, or bring Blank CD's /DVD's.  I have made up the study materials for you to take home and any extras  Blank CD's /DVD's would be appreciated. If you want me to print out a hard copy to use and take home could you bring 25 sheets of laser print paper. The CD's and Print paper are my only out of pocket expense. I don't charge for my time and the room is provided by the County.

..When you finished the class on the 12th you can plan on taking the test on the following Thursday Nov 17th. Before our club meetings from 6pm to 7pm we have a Test Session and every thing is fresh in your mind. The test takes most people under 30 min to take. You can miss 9 out of the 35 question and still pass. www.tcarc.net/

 

The following Amateurs became a Silent Key since the last report:

K6ZNJ Greg, KD6OM Jim, W6OQV Roger, ex KG6PBF Clariss, and W6GSR Jim.

They will be missed.

SJV Section ORS/FOR Traffic Report: [May 2017]

ws6p 2148

k6rau 13

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Sum: 2161

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SJV Section PSHR/FOR Reports: [May 2017]

ws6p 185

k6rau 71

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