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San Joaquin Valley

San Joaquin Valley

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Dan Pruitt AE6SX
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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, and the Affiliated Club Coordinator,


  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 ( and the Director ( vice director ( and to ARRL HQ (

Need to take an Amateur exam? Are you having an exam? Check the ARRL web page, 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 ( 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

Also the Ladder Snaps in the presentation can be found at You can e-mail Hank at for additional details.


The K6RAU (our Traffic Manager) Morse Code Instruction Course is available at or

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 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 and click on the link. Then download the flier.


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 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.




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


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




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..


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..


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.


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!


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. .


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.”


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..




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


Location: Lakeside, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Lakeside Amateur Radio Club

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


Location: San Ramon, CA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club

Location: Kingman, AZ
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Mohave Amateur Radio Club








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


We are definitely in summer. Check out the September QST. Good information on Public Service and an article from Greg, KJ6OUI about getting new Technicians from the 4 wheel drive Clubs. Very inspirational.


Field Day turned out to be the real thing for the Lake Isabella residents. Community service was appreciated and welcomed by the residents affected by the Erskine Fire. Then here in Fresno County, a fire near Prather and 2 more near Coalinga. There were more and they won't be the last so be thinking how you can help, but do not self deploy. Align yourself with a known organization (ARES, RACES, CERT, SATERN or State OES ACS) and follow their lead.


If you want a glimpse, attend the Rally in the Valley on 24 September at the Red Shield Salvation Army Corps for presentations, exhibits and hands on Public Service. Don't forget the swap meet also!


Lots of Contests going on next month. Great opportunities to play radio. Pacificon is looking good this year also so get your reservations in.


Remember to support “The Amateur Radio Parity Act”. Go to the link on the ARRL website We have to continue the support for this legislation. It was passed out of committee by a unanimous vote in July and will be considered by the full House in September.




Dan Pruitt, AE6SX


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

07/15/2016 | Sixth Youngsters On The Air Will Feature Contact with the ISS

07/17/2016 | “Triumvirate” to Oversee CQ World Wide DX Contest

  1. 07/18/2016 | Ham Radio 2016 in Friedrichshafen Attracts a Bumper Crowd

07/19/2016 | Two Young Radio Amateurs are First Americans to Take Part in YOTA Camp

07/21/2016 | New European Table of Frequency Allocations Released

07/22/2016 | Chatham Marconi Maritime Center Acquires “Creed Machine” from Georgia Radio Amateur

07/23/2016 | Amateur Radio Alive and Well in Turkey

07/26/2016 | UK Astronaut Tim Peake, KG5BVI/GB1SS, Heads Ham Contingent to 10 Downing Street

07/28/2016 | Nexø I Rocket Launched from the Baltic Sea, Tracked via Amateur Radio

07/28/2016 | Updated Android Digital QST App Now Available

07/29/2016 | Georgia Radio Amateur Fined $1000 for Failure to Properly Identify

07/30/2016 | Fox-1B (RadFxSat) Nears Completion

07/31/2016 | Woodpecker Antenna Becomes Drone Obstacle Course

08/02/2016 | ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Extends Call for Papers

08/02/2016 | Danish Ham-Cyclist Soon to be in Europe and Heading Home

08/03/2016 | FCC Levies $25,000 Fine on California Radio Amateur for Deliberate Interference

08/03/2016 | ARRL Expresses Support for All Activities that Strengthen Emergency Communications Infrastructure

08/04/2016 | HAARP Facility to Reopen in 2017 under New Ownership

08/08/2016 | New SO-50 Distance Record Set in Youth DX Adventure Contact

08/09/2016 | NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Space to Educators, Nonprofits

08/09/2016 | Growth in New Amateur Radio Licensees Ahead of Last Year’s

08/09/2016 | Slow-Scan Television Transmissions from ISS Set for August 15-16

08/10/2016 | ARRL Field Day 2016 List of Logs Received Now Available

08/10/2016 | Space Campers to Talk with Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ, on ISS

W6DPD qualified for VUCC on 6 Meters with LoTW confirmations only.

CQ Worldwide VHF Contest

N2NS Class: SOSB/6 HP Summary: Band QSOs Mults Total Score = 36


North American QSO Party, RTTY – July

K6MI Class: Single Op LP Operating Time (hrs): 4 Total Score = 7,869

N2NS Class: Single Op LP Operating Time (hrs): 1 Total Score = 2,040


IARU HF World Championship

N2NS Class: SOAB(A)CW HP QTH: Zone 6 Operating Time (hrs): 1.1 Total Score = 5,412

SJV Scores from the 2016 ARRL Phone DX Contest were 1st K6YK, 2nd NJ6G, and 3rd AA6K




August 2016


+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, Aug 2

+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, Aug 4 (CW) and

1800Z-1900Z, Aug 4 (SSB) and

1900Z-2000Z, Aug 4 (FM) and

2000Z-2100Z, Aug 4 (Dig)

+ TARA Grid Dip Shindig 0000Z-2400Z, Aug 6

+ 10-10 Int. Summer Contest, SSB 0001Z, Aug 6 to 2359Z, Aug 7

+ European HF Championship 1200Z-2359Z, Aug 6

+ WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone 1400Z-1800Z, Aug 6

+ North American QSO Party, CW 1800Z, Aug 6 to 0559Z, Aug 7

+ August UHF Contest 1800Z, Aug 6 to 1800Z, Aug 7

+ SARL HF Phone Contest 1300Z-1630Z, Aug 7

+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW 1900Z-2000Z, Aug 10

+ WAE DX Contest, CW 0000Z, Aug 13 to 2359Z, Aug 14

+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Aug 13 to 2400Z, Aug 14

+ Maryland-DC QSO Party 1600Z, Aug 13 to 0400Z, Aug 14 and

1600Z-2400Z, Aug 14

+ 50 MHz Fall Sprint 2300Z, Aug 13 to 0300Z, Aug 14

+ SARTG WW RTTY Contest 0000Z-0800Z, Aug 20 and

1600Z-2400Z, Aug 20 and

0800Z-1600Z, Aug 21

+ ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest 0600 local, Aug 20 to 2400 local, Aug 21

+ Russian District Award Contest 0800Z, Aug 20 to 0800Z, Aug 21

+ Himalayan Contest 1200Z, Aug 20 to 1200Z, Aug 21

+ North American QSO Party, SSB 1800Z, Aug 20 to 0559Z, Aug 21

+ Feld Hell Sprint 2000Z-2159Z, Aug 20

+ CVA DX Contest, CW 2100Z, Aug 20 to 2100Z, Aug 21

+ SARL HF Digital Contest 1300Z-1630Z, Aug 21

+ ARRL Rookie Roundup, RTTY 1800Z-2359Z, Aug 21

+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0100Z-0300Z, Aug 22

+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB 1900Z-2000Z, Aug 25

+ Hawaii QSO Party 0400Z, Aug 27 to 0400Z, Aug 29

+ ALARA Contest 0600Z Aug 27 to 0559Z, Aug 28

+ YO DX HF Contest 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1200Z, Aug 28

+ W/VE Islands QSO Party 1200Z, Aug 27 to 0300Z, Aug 28

+ SCC RTTY Championship 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1159Z, Aug 28

+ Kansas QSO Party 1400Z, Aug 27 to 0200Z, Aug 28 and

1400Z-2000Z, Aug 28

+ Ohio QSO Party 1600Z, Aug 27 to 0400Z, Aug 28

+ CVA DX Contest, SSB 2100Z, Aug 27 to 2100Z, Aug 28

+ SARL HF CW Contest 1300Z-1630Z, Aug 28




September 2016


+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, Sep 1 (CW) and

1800Z-1900Z, Sep 1 (SSB) and

1900Z-2000Z, Sep 1 (FM) and

2000Z-2100Z, Sep 1 (Dig)

+ G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest 2300Z, Sep 2 to 2300Z, Sep 4

+ Russian RTTY WW Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 3

+ All Asian DX Contest, Phone 0000Z, Sep 3 to 2400Z, Sep 4

+ RSGB SSB Field Day 1300Z, Sep 3 to 1300Z, Sep 4

+ IARU Region 1 Field Day, SSB 1300Z, Sep 3 to 1259Z, Sep 4

+ AGCW Straight Key Party 1300Z-1600Z, Sep 3

+ Colorado QSO Party 1300Z, Sep 3 to 0400Z, Sep 4

+ PODXS 070 Club Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint 2000Z, Sep 3 to 2000Z, Sep 4

+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest 1100Z-1700Z, Sep 4

+ Tennessee QSO Party 1800Z, Sep 4 to 0300Z, Sep 5

+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Sep 7

+ Kulikovo Polye Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 10

+ FOC QSO Party 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 10





CLOVIS ARP ++ Rob, AE6GE says the summer Bar B Que was on August 13. The next meeting is September. CARP Swap meet is 24 September, at New Hope Community Church.


FRESNO ARC++ No August meeting. Ken (VP) is again hosting the poolside Club Picnic instead. Great Pix of Gary, KI6OYW at 2015 Rally in the Valley. Nice little tidbit on Ham Terms reprinted from the ICOM handbook for transceivers. Jeff, WB6ZBX gives pix of his newest completed project, a Harris RF350K system and his next one a AN/WRT-2. Jim, W6NIF, shows pix of the last meeting “Heathkit Night”. Glen, N6HEW talks about the National Tribal Conference special event station in Lemoore.


LOS BANOS ARC ++ W6YD discusses the future of "Asset to the Community".Great pictures of the Ice Cream Social.


SIERRA ARC ++ No Meeting just Ice Cream, oh yeah..


SEQUOIA ARG ++ What happened to us was THE ERSKINE FIRE! Says Al N6ALP. Al's perspective is worth reading, humor, history and the Fire in Kernville, CA. Field Day was an actual community response around Lake Isabella.


STOCKTON DELTA ARC ++ On Saturday August 6, Dave N6LHL and John K6YK joined the 39th Annual UHF Contest by driving up to the now-defunct Iron Mountain Ski Area to see how they could do by mountain topping. Parachute Mobile Mission 24 gave you a chance to contact a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card August 14, 2016. .



The following Amateurs became Silent Key since the last report:

WB6SMV Claud, W6KZZ Marvin, N6VVK Raymond and N6PMC Irene.



They will be missed.


Traffic for July 2016:

ORS: W6SX 14, WS6P 1021, K6RAU 16 Total 1051

PSHR: W6SX 39, WS6P 125, K6RAU 75


Mark your Calendars:


Location: Lincoln, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Western Placer Amateur Radio Club


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

Location: Modesto, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Salvation Army SATERN


Location: Lakeside, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Lakeside Amateur Radio Club

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


Location: San Ramon, CA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club

Location: Kingman, AZ
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Mohave Amateur Radio Club









San Joaquin Valley Officials