SJV Section Report January 2016


STM K6RAU, PIC vacant, TC W6TE.

For those who have experienced computer problems, I sympathize.  I havehad my share this month, culminating in a brand new one, a gift from mywife!  She stated she was tired of mew spending more time fighting with my computer than her.  Oh well I guess that is a good thing, hi hi.


To business.  It seems to be busy out there with Dxpeditions, weather

and anticipation of some looming hard times in the disaster community.

I hear good things in our section.  There does appear to be some

disconnect.  Let me know what is important to you and we can discuss it

here.  Send me your Newsletters.  Highlights, projects in the works.


Don’t forget about the National Parks on the Air.  Let me know your

plans.  I heard of a collective effort to activate one in the center of

our section and we could have a blast with that.


Public Service Communications are continuing however don’t forget this

is practice for good communicators.  Don’t just make it a rag chew in

front of a served agency.  Designate PIOs for your events to explain

and answer any questions.  Work with other Amateur radio specialty

groups.  We have National MOUs with most agencies, learn their wants

and adhere to them.


Keep your letters up to date for the Amateur Radio Parity Act.  Use the

link, it works:


Mind your etiquette on the air.  Don’t antagonize.  Nothing like

listening to a shouting match that no one wins.


Dan Pruitt, AE6SX


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



01/08/2016 | SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Christmas Eve Transmission

Generates a Host of Reports

01/11/2016 | Texas Ham Becomes First to Confirm 100 NPOTA Units

Larry Burke, K5RK

01/11/2016 | UK Astronaut Tim Peake, KG5BVI, Notes Death of Space

Oddity’s “Major Tom”

01/12/2016 | Subcommittee Chair, H.R. 1301 Sponsor Testify on Behalf of

Amateur Radio Parity Act

US Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI

01/13/2016 | ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, Concluding Nearly 3

Decades as a League Official

01/15/2016 | Changing of the Guard: Rick Roderick, K5UR, Elected as

ARRL’s 16th President

01/18/2016 | Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, Named as ARRL Contest Branch Manager

01/22/2016 | Congressman Intercedes with FCC Chairman on Amateur Radio

Interference Concerns

New York Congressman Peter King has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to

put some Enforcement Bureau heat on those interfering with various

radio communication services, including Amateur Radio, in the New York

City Metropolitan Area.

01/26/2016 | North American “RST” Stations on the Air Activity Set

for February and March

01/26/2016 | Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, Will Succeed David Sumner, K1ZZ as


01/28/2016 | IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Honors Ulrich

Rohde, N1UL

01/28/2016 | University Radio Club Donates Vintage J-37 Key to B-29

Radio Position Restoration

01/29/2016 | FEMA Issues Call for Youth Council Members

Applications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Youth

Preparedness Council (YPC) are currently open.

01/29/2016 | Visalia 2016 Top Band Dinner Set for April 15

01/29/2016 | Ohio SEC Hoping to Expand “NVIS Antenna Day” Activity

this Year April 23

02/01/2016 | Satellite Package Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Released

into Orbit from ISS

02/01/2016 | ARRL 2016 Field Day Packet is Now Available, New Bonus

Point Categories Announced

02/03/2016 | ARRL Board Adopts New Strategic Plan

02/03/2016 | ARRL Announces Partnership with RFinder — The Worldwide

Repeater Directory

02/04/2016 | ARRL Signs New Memorandum of Understanding with the

American Red Cross

02/07/2016 | School Club Roundup is February 8-12; Some Rule Changes

are in Place

02/08/2016 | IARU President Touts Amateur Radio’s Relevance in

Emergency Communication

2/08/2016 | New ARRL President Happy to be Part of “Exciting Times

for Amateur Radio”



February 2016

+ ARRL Inter. DX Contest, CW       0000Z, Feb 20 to 2400Z, Feb 21

+ SARL Youth Day Sprint   0800Z-1000Z, Feb 20

+ Russian PSK WW Contest  1200Z, Feb 20 to 1159Z, Feb 21

+ FeldHell Sprint 2000Z-2159Z, Feb 20

+ AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party        2300Z, Feb 20 to 2300Z, Feb 21

+ CQC Winter QSO Sprint   0100Z-0259Z, Feb 22

+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest    0200Z-0400Z, Feb 22

+ SKCC Sprint    0000Z-0200Z, Feb 24

+ QRP Fox Hunt   0200Z-0330Z, Feb 24

+ Phone Fray     0230Z-0300Z, Feb 24

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test     1300Z-1400Z, Feb 24 and

1900Z-2000Z, Feb 24 and

0300Z-0400Z, Feb 25

+ UKEICC 80m Contest      2000Z-2100Z, Feb 24

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint        0145Z-0215Z, Feb 26

+ QRP Fox Hunt   0200Z-0330Z, Feb 26

+ NCCC Sprint Ladder      0230Z-0300Z, Feb 26

+ CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB        2200Z, Feb 26 to 2200Z, Feb 28

+ REF Contest, SSB        0600Z, Feb 27 to 1800Z, Feb 28

+ UBA DX Contest, CW      1300Z, Feb 27 to 1300Z, Feb 28

+ South Carolina QSO Party         1400Z, Feb 27 to 0059Z, Feb 28

+ North American QSO Party, RTTY   1800Z, Feb 27 to 0559Z, Feb 28

+ High Speed Club CW Contest       0900Z-1100Z, Feb 28 and

1500Z-1700Z, Feb 28

+ SARL Digital Contest    1300Z-1600Z, Feb 28

+ North Carolina QSO Party         1500Z, Feb 28 to 0059Z, Feb 29


March 2016

+ AGCW YL-CW Party        1900Z-2100Z, Mar 1

+ QRP Fox Hunt   0200Z-0330Z, Mar 2

+ Phone Fray     0230Z-0300Z, Mar 2

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test     1300Z-1400Z, Mar 2 and

1900Z-2000Z, Mar 2 and 0300Z-0400Z, Mar 3

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

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

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

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

2100Z-2200Z, Mar 3 (Dig)

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

+ QRP Fox Hunt   0200Z-0330Z, Mar 4

+ NCCC Sprint    0230Z-0300Z, Mar 4

+ ARRL Inter. DX Contest, SSB      0000Z, Mar 5 to 2400Z, Mar 6

+ Wake-Up! QRP Sprint     0600Z-0629Z, Mar 5 and

0630Z-0659Z, Mar 5 and

0700Z-0729Z, Mar 5 and

0730Z-0800Z, Mar 5

+ Open Ukraine RTTY Championship   1800Z-2059Z, Mar 5 (Low Band) and

2100Z-2359Z, Mar 5 (Low Band) and

0800Z-1059Z, Mar 6 (High Band) and

1100Z-1359Z, Mar 6 (High Band)

+ UBA Spring Contest, CW  0700Z-1100Z, Mar 6

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

+ SARL Hamnet 40m Simulated Emerg Contest   1200Z-1400Z, Mar 6




The following Amateurs became Silent Keys since the last report: WA6OZZ

John, and KE7NVX Charles ‘Big Mike’.


They will be missed.


K6AAB won the Low Power Unlimited category in the 2015 IARU

Championship for the Pacific Division.


Traffic for January 2016:

ORS: W6SX 9, WS6P 293, K6RAU 12 Total 314

PSHR:  W6SX 34, WS6P 50, K6RAU 77


Mark your Calendars:


03/12/2016 | Palm Springs Hamfest

Location: Palm Springs, CA

Type: ARRL Hamfest

Sponsor: Desert R.A.T.S. ARC


04/15/2016  |  International DX Convention

Location: Visalia, CA

Type: DX Convention

Sponsor: Southern CA DX Club

Website: DX Convention

04/29/2016 | Nevada State Convention (NVCON)

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Type: ARRL Convention

Sponsor: Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club


06/03/2016 | Northwestern Division Convention (SEA-PAC)

Location: Seaside, OR

Type: ARRL Convention

Sponsor: Oregon Tualatin Valley ARC


06/18/2016 | Santa Maria Radio Swapfest

Location: Orcutt, CA

Type: ARRL Hamfest

Sponsor: Satellite ARC


10/14/2016 | Pacific Division Convention (PACIFICON)

Location: San Ramon, CA

Type: ARRL Convention

Sponsor: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club



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