SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of July 2016

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

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
  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
  07/18/2016 | Ham Radio 2016 in Friedrichshafen Attracts a Bumper
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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:   

09/17/2016 | Tenth Annual Sacramento Valley Hamfest 
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

10/01/2016 | San Diego Ham Fest 
Location: Lakeside, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Lakeside Amateur Radio Club

10/07/2016 | Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference 
Location: Bend, OR
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest VHF Society

10/14/2016 | Pacific Division Convention (PACIFICON) 
Location: San Ramon, CA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club

10/15/2016 | Kingman Ham Fest 
Location: Kingman, AZ
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Mohave Amateur Radio Club

ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section
Section Manager: Dan Pruitt, AE6SX

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