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ARRL Sections - Sacramento Valley

Sacramento Valley

Sacramento Valley

Contact Information

Section Name:
Sacramento Valley
Contact:
Dr. Carol Milazzo KP4MD
Daytime Phone:
(916) 259-3221
Evening Phone:
(916) 259-3221
Email:
kp4md@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Pacific
Alert:

QST de KP4MD ARRL SV Bulletin 3 ARLBSV003 FROM CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA May 17, 2022 To all SV radio amateurs ARRL SV BULLETIN 003 On Thursday, May 19, 2022, ARRL Sacramento Valley Section will hold a Section Wide Net, first on the WD6AXM repeater atop Sutter Buttes near Yuba City on 146.085 MHz, plus 600 kHz offset, tone 127.3 Hz. Please wait for the call to the 2 meter ARRL Section Net once the 7 pm Yuba-Sutter ARES net has closed, usually around 7:20-7:30 pm Pacific Time.

For those who are unable to access the WD6AXM repeater, our HF net will commence IMMEDIATELY after the VHF SV net signs off, on the 60 meter channel 1 frequency of 5330.5 kHz USB. Those who check in to the VHF net are encouraged to join the HF net if they are able.

If you do not hear net control over your radio, please check in anyway and listen for net control to acknowledge you via the Half Moon Bay WebSDR at http://www.kfsdr.com/?tune=5330.5usb or the Northern Utah WebSDR at http://websdr1.sdrutah.org:8901/index1a.html?tune=5330.5usb .

All ARRL members, club presidents, Section appointees, and all appropriately licensed radio amateurs are encouraged to check in to the ARRL Sacramento Valley Section nets. Section News and items of regional and national interest to all radio amateurs will be the topics of discussion.

ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Nets are conducted, when announced via Official Bulletin and on www.arrlsacvalley.org, on the third Thursday of such months.  

All Sacramento Valley Section radio amateurs are welcome to check into our Section nets.  The nets carry announcements of interest to our section and test our section-wide station communication capabilities.

73, Dr. Carol Milazzo, KP4MD

American Radio Relay League Sacramento Valley Section Manager
kp4md(at)arrl.org

You can always send compliments, suggestions and submissions for inclusion in our Section News to kp4md(at)arrl.org

Description:

Coming Events

Thursday, May 19
ARRL Sacramento Valley VHF & 60m Section Net

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, ARRL Sacramento Valley Section will hold a Section Wide Net, first on the WD6AXM repeater atop Sutter Buttes near Yuba City on 146.085 MHz, plus 600 kHz offset, tone 127.3 Hz. Please wait for the call to the 2 meter ARRL Section Net once the 7 pm Yuba-Sutter ARES net has closed, usually around 7:20-7:30 pm Pacific Time.

For those who are unable to access the WD6AXM repeater, our HF net will commence IMMEDIATELY after the VHF SV net signs off, on the 60 meter channel 1 frequency of 5330.5 kHz USB. Those who check in to the VHF net are encouraged to join the HF net if they are able.

If you do not hear net control over your radio, please check in anyway and listen for net control to acknowledge you via the Half Moon Bay WebSDR at http://www.kfsdr.com/?tune=5330.5usb or the Northern Utah WebSDR at http://websdr1.sdrutah.org:8901/index1a.html?tune=5330.5usb .

All ARRL members, club presidents, Section appointees, and all appropriately licensed radio amateurs are encouraged to join us for the ARRL Sacramento Valley Section nets. Section News and items of regional and national interest to all radio amateurs will be the topics of discussion.

ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Wide Nets are conducted on the third Thursday only of such months when announced via official bulletin and on www.arrlsacvalley.org.

Carmichael Elks Ham Swap, Sunday, May 29, 7 am - 11 am

Mark your calendar and drop by our ARRL Booth from 7 am to 11 am.

The Carmichael Elks Ham Swap Meet returns this year to the Carmichael Elks Lodge, 5631 Cypress Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608.

Meet other Hams! Enjoy Donuts, Coffee, Hamfest Door Prizes, Sellers and buyers, and much more! Admission Free to Buyers! ​Free Parking! Email John Dyer KJ6JD john.jd3@gmail.com for details

Talk-In: N6ICW 147.195 +0.6 MHz PL 162.2

Dr. James Jolly, W6RWI, Receives ARRL Centurion Award

On behalf of the ARRL, Sacramento Valley Section Manager Dr. Carol Milazzo, KP4MD, presented the Centurion Award to Dr. Jim Jolly W6RWI. The award plaque reads: "ARRL CENTURION AWARD presented to Dr. James Jolly W6RWI, honoring amateur radio centenarians and their passion for the hobby. Signed, Rick Roderick, K5UR ARRL President."

An ARRL member since 1937, Jim was first licensed as W6RWI in 1939. As a senior at Hilmar High School in California’s farming central valley, he was President of the Turlock Amateur Radio Club. Using information from a friend, the ARRL Handbook, an Allied Radio Catalogue and QST magazine he built and operated a battery powered 5-watt, single tube, crystal-controlled CW station. In April 1941 he read an article in QST about the US Maritime Service Radio School on Gallops Island, Boston Harbor, operated by the US Coast Guard. That article, and the radio school, lead to military service as a radio operator on Merchant Marine vessels in WWII and a rewarding lifetime career in electronics. Later he progressed to a 1,500-watt station using a 60 ft tower with high gain Yagi antennas covering all HF Bands. Jim is a member of the DX Century Club and is active with Berryessa Amateur Radio Club and the Nevada County ARC. He is also a member of Quarter Century Wireless Association and has held an Australian ham license, VK2ERE. He favors operating CW with his Ten Tec Orion on 20 and 15 meters. He wants to thank all his ham friends and associates for the great experiences he has received through the ham community.

Michael Joseph, KK6ZGB, Sacramento Valley SEC

Effective February 1, 2022, District 3 DEC Michael Joseph, KK6ZGB, will serve as ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), taking over for our current SEC, Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT. I have interviewed Michael and am confident that he is qualified and motivated for this position. This leadership transition will be smooth as Greg will stay on as Assistant SEC. Congratulations to Michael on his new appointment and thanks to Greg for his many years of leadership and service to our community!

Dr. Carol Milazzo, KP4MD, ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Manager

Greg writes,

Michael has a strong background in emergency communications. He has worked in law enforcement, with the Red Cross, and the Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps. He has also served as the ARRL District 3 EC working closely with multiple counties.

I’m sure many of you already know Michael and have talked and interacted with him in the past few years. He has been working the Red Cross radio station during the major fires that we have experienced. He has handled this position admirably tracking teams and resources.

Michael is excited at the opportunity to inject new energy and enthusiasm into SV ARES. I’m looking forward to his leadership.

It has been my privilege to serve as the Sacramento Valley Section SEC and have the opportunity to work with each of you.

The Sacramento Valley Section ARES has accomplished so very much and performed at a high level supporting emergency communications. I’m proud that the various counties worked closely together and provided mutual support to each other during the fire seasons.

I’m not going away, but my focus with emergency communications will increase working to support the Winlink Development team. Many of the new technologies being integrated in Winlink will add the value of ARES operators to served agencies and Emergency Managers during times of crisis.

For an example of how Winlink is adding value to Emergency managers, check out this Dashboard that was developed by Oregon Office of Emergency Management for an exercise of integrating Winlink SPOTREP reports.

This is just their first try at this integration.

—— FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO) UNCLASSIFIED CONTROLLED INFORMATION - -

Oregon Office of Emergency Management developed a Dashboard of SpotRep reports received from Winlink

https://geo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/a29ec1cba18d45c09ba65bff97782517

I trust that ARES ability to utilize Winlink will increase our value to our served agencies.
Anyway, exciting things are coming to emergency communication and I look forward to the opportunity to be involved.
I will work closely to support Michael in his new appointment.
I have no doubts Michael will offer your and your members great support and leadership.
Please feel free to email or call me any time if I can be of help to you.
Please reach out to Michael and welcome him!

Greg KG6SJT

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Michael’s Contact information:
Michael Joseph, KK6ZGB
Cell: 916-495-4010
kk6zgb@gmail.com

Michael Aretsky, N6MQL Silent Key

Michael Aretsky, N6MQL, President of the W6SFM Samuel F Morse ARC passed away at Kaiser Permanente Hospital Sacramento at 4:15 pm on Friday January 28, 2022 after a month-long struggle with COVID-19. He was a passionate Elmer and teacher of Morse Code. Mike was a Deacon at Carmichael Presbyterian Church and my friend. We are thankful for the blessed years of love and joy that he brought to his wife Lynette, his two daughters, and to many others.

Please visit https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/michaelaretsky for further information.

A memorial service for Michael Aretsky, N6MQL, was held on Saturday, March 12th, at 3 PM PST at Carmichael Presbyterian Church - 5645 Marconi Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608. Mike's ashes were interred at Carmichael Presbyterian Church on the same day with his family in attendance. The memorial service is posted on the Carmichael Presbyterian YouTube page.

SACRAMENTO VALLEY SECTION WEB RESOURCES

Section News: www.arrlsacvalley.org
Section Nets: http://sites.google.com/site/arrlsacvalley/nets
Sacramento Valley ARES: www.sacvalleyares.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ARRLSacramentoValley
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ARRL_SV

Thanks to Greg Kruckewitt KG6SJT for maintaining our Section ARES web page and assisting with our Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Thanks to Les Cobb W6TEE for maintaining the Section Net list.

ARRL Affiliated Club web resources are now listed on this web page

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ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Nets are conducted only on months when announced, on the third Thursday of that month following the 7 pm Pacific Time Yuba-Sutter ARES net on the WD6AXM 146.085 MHz +0.6 MHz offset, CTCSS 127.3 Hz FM repeater, followed by the HF Section Net on 3880 kHz LSB +/- 3 kHz. During spring and summer months the HF net may be conducted on 5330.5 kHz USB as propagation permits.

All Sacramento Valley Section radio amateurs are welcome to check into our Section Nets. The nets carry announcements of interest to our section and test our section-wide station communication capabilities.

Hourly Northern California NVIS Observations
Current NVIS Observations
This chart shows colors that represent the recommended HF frequencies for contacting stations for a particular hour. Both stations should use the SAME frequency denoted by the color at the location of the target station. The chart is in Universal Time (UTC). More information at http://www.sws.bom.gov.au/HF_Systems/6/6

Links:
Sacramento Valley Section Facebook Page, Sacramento Valley Section Twitter Feed, Sacramento Valley Regional ARES, Sacramento Valley Section Nets

Sacramento Valley Officials

  • Carol Milazzo

    Section Manager

    Carol F. Milazzo KP4MD

  • Bob Wortman

    Technical Coordinator

    Bob Wortman WB6VYH

  • Michael Randall Buck

    Public Info Coordinator

    Michael Randall Eugene Buck K6BUK

  • Michael Joseph

    Section Emergency Coordinator,
    Public Info Coordinator

    Michael T. Joseph KK6ZGB

  • Peter Gambee

    State Government Liaison

    Peter D. Gambee KT6TT

  • Max Soucia

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Max E. Soucia N1KGS

  • Orion Endres

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Orion Endres AI6JB

  • James Michener

    Section Traffic Manager

    James A. Michener K9JM

  • Les Cobb

    Assistant Section Manager

    Les L. Cobb W6TEE

  • Jojo Melendres

    Assistant Section Manager

    Jojo Melendres KN6HTD

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