SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of January 2016

Hello all;

Pacificon!  Hope to see you all there.  It has been a busy time

First the National Tribal Emergency Management Conference was held in
Lemoore and we were invited to exhibit Amateur Radio.  A technician
class was held and a special event station was set up, operating as N8V
(native) mostly on 20 meters from a 70 foot tower trailer, for 5 days.

Next we had the Section Hamfest “Rally in the Valley”.  Highlights
were a very well received presentation on MESH Networks from AREDN.  We
had other presentations on APRS, Winlink and the phase IV Satellite
project.  There were Lots of prizes and a swapmeet.  I hope you had the
opportunity to attend.

There were many public service events throughout the valley.  Amateur
Radio participated in all aspects of fire prevention and assistance. 
Many aspects of Amateur Radio Public Service were performed by multiple
clubs.  Keep up the good work.

To help out we have a new Public Information Coordinator, Greg Waters,
KJ6OUI.  He has been very effective as a Public Information Officer for
some time.  Please work with him and call on him for all PR needs.

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 Senate bill
still has to be passed.


Dan Pruitt, AE6SX

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

09/16/2016 | A Record Breaker on 630 Meters! 
09/19/2016 | FCC Updates Notice on Amateur Radio Operation in CEPT
09/19/2016 | Amateur Radio-Military Interoperability Exercise Set for
October 31-November 1 
9/19/2016 | Logbook of The World to No Longer Accept Contacts Signed by
TQSL Versions Earlier Than 2.0 
09/19/2016 | Kentucky Lieutenant Governor and Radio Amateur Talks Ham
Radio during Hamfest, Interview 
09/20/2016 | ARRL Announces Club Competition Eligibility Changes 
09/21/2016 | AT&T’s New “AirGig” Not Your Father’s BPL 
09/22/2016 | Momentum Building to Urge Senate Passage of the Amateur
Radio Parity Act 
09/22/2016 | ARRL Outgoing QSL Service to Raise Rates 

I09/22/2016 | Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay Set to Launch
Pratham Satellite 
09/23/2016 | “RF Seismograph” Improved to Better Reflect Band
09/26/2016 | ARRL to Host CHIRP Radio Programming Webinar 
09/26/2016 | Retired Librarian Who Was Maine’s First Woman Radio
Amateur Turns 108 
09/28/2016 | More than 200 US Stations Signed Up for Scouting’s
Jamboree on the Air 
09/29/2016 | LoTW Password Checking Change Causes Problems for Some
10/04/2016 | AO-7 Still Going Strong after Almost 42 Years in Space 
10/04/2016 | ARRL Gauging Impact of Revised California Distracted
Driving Law 
10/04/2016 | “Overview of Army and Air Force MARS” Webinar Set for
October 25 
10/05/2016 | Shore Station KPH Call Sign to Return to the Airwaves on
October 8 
10/05/2016 | Frequencies in Use in Conjunction with Hurricane Matthew
Northern Florida ARES Net: 3.950 or 7.252 MHz 
International SATERN Net: 14.265 MHz (USB) Health & Welfare Traffic
Hurricane Watch Net (HWN): 14.325 MHz (USB), 7.268 MHz (LSB): Weather
data and storm reports from stations in affected area.
FEMA interoperability - 5330.5 kHz, 5346.5 kHz, 5357.0 kHz, 5371.5 kHz,
5403.5 kHz
Please keep these frequencies clear for emergency use only.


October 2016

+ 432 MHz Fall Sprint	1900 local - 2300 local, Oct 5
+ UKEICC 80m Contest	2000Z-2100Z, Oct 5
+ SARL 80m QSO Party	1700Z-2000Z, Oct 6
+ 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)
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint	0145Z-0215Z, Oct 7
+ NCCC Sprint	0230Z-0300Z, Oct 7
+ 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
+ Microwave Fall Sprint	0800 local - 1400 local, Oct 8
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon	1200Z, Oct 8 to 2400Z, Oct 9
+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB	1200Z, Oct 8 to 1200Z, Oct 9
+ Arizona QSO Party	1600Z, Oct 8 to 0600Z, Oct 9 and
  1400Z-2359Z, Oct 9
+ Pennsylvania QSO Party	1600Z, Oct 8 to 0500Z, Oct 9 and
  1300Z-2200Z, Oct 9
+ FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint	1700Z-2100Z, Oct 8
+ PODXS 070 Club 160m Great Pumpkin Sprint	2000Z, Oct 8 to 2000Z, Oct
+ North American SSB Sprint Contest	0000Z-0400Z, Oct 9
+ UBA ON Contest, CW	0600Z-0900Z, Oct 9
+ 10-10 Int. 10-10 Day Sprint	0001Z-2359Z, Oct 10
+ NAQCC CW Sprint	0030Z-0230Z, Oct 12
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW	1900Z-2000Z, Oct 12
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint	0145Z-0215Z, Oct 14
+ NCCC Sprint	0230Z-0300Z, Oct 14
+ 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
+ Worked All Germany Contest	1500Z, Oct 15 to 1459Z, Oct 16
+ South Dakota QSO Party	1800Z, Oct 15 to 1800Z, Oct 16
+ Asia-Pacific Fall Sprint, CW	0000Z-0200Z, Oct 16
+ UBA ON Contest, 2m	0600Z-1000Z, Oct 16
+ Illinois QSO Party	1700Z, Oct 16 to 0100Z, Oct 17
+ RSGB RoLo CW	1900Z-2030Z, Oct 16
+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest	0100Z-0300Z, Oct 17
+ ARRL School Club Roundup	1300Z, Oct 17 to 2359Z, Oct 21
+ Telephone Pioneers QSO Party	1900Z, Oct 17 to 0300Z, Oct 18
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint	0145Z-0215Z, Oct 21
+ NCCC Sprint	0230Z-0300Z, Oct 21
+ ARRL EME Contest	0000Z, Oct 22 to 2359Z, Oct 23
+ UK/EI DX Contest, SSB	1200Z, Oct 22 to 1200Z, Oct 23
+ Stew Perry Topband Challenge	1500Z, Oct 22 to 1500Z, Oct 23
+ SKCC Sprint	0000Z-0200Z, Oct 26
+ UKEICC 80m Contest	2000Z-2100Z, Oct 26
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB	1900Z-2000Z, Oct 27
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint	0145Z-0215Z, Oct 28
+ NCCC Sprint	0230Z-0300Z, Oct 28
+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB	0000Z, Oct 29 to 2400Z, Oct 30

November 2016

+ UKEICC 80m Contest	2000Z-2100Z, Nov 2
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest	1800Z-1900Z, Nov 3 (CW) and
  1900Z-2000Z, Nov 3 (SSB) and
  2000Z-2100Z, Nov 3 (FM) and
  2100Z-2200Z, Nov 3 (Dig)
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint	0145Z-0215Z, Nov 4
+ NCCC Sprint	0230Z-0300Z, Nov 4
+ IPARC Contest, CW	0600Z-1000Z, Nov 5 and
  1400Z-1800Z, Nov 5
+ Ukrainian DX Contest	1200Z, Nov 5 to 1200Z, Nov 6
+ RSGB International Sprint Contest, SSB	1700Z-2100Z, Nov 5
+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW	2100Z, Nov 5 to 0300Z, Nov 7
+ IPARC Contest, SSB	0600Z-1000Z, Nov 6 and
  1400Z-1800Z, Nov 6
+ EANET Sprint	0800Z-1200Z, Nov 6
+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest	1100Z-1700Z, Nov 6
+ ARS Spartan Sprint	0200Z-0400Z, Nov 8
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB	2000Z-2100Z, Nov 9
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint	0145Z-0215Z, Nov 11
+ NCCC Sprint	0230Z-0300Z, Nov 11


CLOVIS ARP ++  Rob, AE6GE led 2 public service events.  The prestigious
Tour de Fresno and the grueling double century bicycle spectacle with
only one incident.  Even the Parlier Police Chief helped out. .

FRESNO ARC++   Paul W6VPS will be speaking on the USS Midway.  Next
months meeting will be the annual swapmeet.  What can be more iconic
than that?  Glen N6HEW was the main operator at the special event
station N8V.  This was the National Tribal Emergency Management Council
held in Kings County.

SIERRA ARC ++   Greetings from San Diego where have been for the San
Diego Maker Fair at Balboa Park. We again presented "Not Your Grandpa's
Ham Radio" to a great crowd here, says Pres Dennis, W6DQ/6. 

SEQUOIA ARG ++ There are OMs in amateur radio - and then there are
Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, of White Rock, South Carolina, definitely falls
into the latter
category. Kayhart is 104 years old and has been an active licensed ham
for 79 years
and counting.

STOCKTON DELTA ARC ++ Stockton Continues with regular “Ham-Cram”
sessions.  Take advantage of these when available,

The following Amateur became Silent Key since the last report: 
Chuck, KD6FW and Harry, W6LOC. They will be missed.

Traffic for September 2016:
SJV Section 
ORS/FOR Reports:		 [Sept 2016]
 Call        Org        Total
 ------        -----     -------  
ws6p         619 
k6rau          41
 ------        -----     -------             
                 Sum:        660 

SJV Section 
PSHR/FOR Reports:          [Sept 2016]
------        -----
ws6p      165 
k6rau       96                        

ORS: W6SX 10 WA6IAF 334, WS6P 1219,  K6RAU 21 Total 1584
PSHR:  W6SX 35, WA6IAF 90, WS6P 310, K6RAU 88

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

02/04/2017 | Desert R.A.T.S. Hamfest 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Desert Radio Amateur Transmitting Society (RATS)

03/31/2017 | Nevada State Convention (NVCON) 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
05/12/2017 | Reno/Tahoe Hamfest 
Location: Reno, NV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society
09/15/2017 | Southwestern Division Convention (HAMCON 2017) 
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs

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

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