SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of January 2016 SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KJ6OUI, TC W6TE. Hello all; Pacificon! Hope to see you all there. … Continue reading
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SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC vacant, TC W6TE. Hot! We are definitely in summer. Check out the September QST. Good information on Public Service and an article from … Continue reading
SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC vacant, TC W6TE. Hello San Joaquin! I apologize for being late, I have been under the weather. I think I was having trouble dealing with the heat and air quality. If I missed anything, send me a heads up and I will get out an addition. Some good news in the ARRL letters. Some scary stuff also. All the disasters, all across the nation and the fires here in the valley. Worst case scenarios call to train in the digital realm, to get out of a blacked out area. This means any means at our disposal. Once the connection is established, the infrastructure will repair itself with in hours. So we must be ready to respond at a moments notice. One option is to apply for an Official Emergency Station (OES). Ask the Section Traffic Manager (STM) about how to do this. Solar Data has really made DX operations difficult for most of us. Frequencies above 20 meters are near useless. 20 meters is fair to good late in the day. It is an effort but worth it. SUPPORT HR-1301 & S-1685 – 05.28.2016 | ARRL Reaches Agreement With Community Associations Institute On Parity Act: http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-parity-act . We have to continue the support for this legislation. Rally in the Valley – 24 September. This year will be held at the Red Shield Corps of the Salvation Army, 1649 Las Vegas Street, Modesto Ca. 95358. This is the ARRL Section Hamfest for San Joaquin Valley. Please reserve this spot on your calendar. We welcome all swap-meet tailgaters. An open invitation is extended to anyone with projects or presentations for the event. 73; Dan Pruitt, AE6SX NEWS: From ARRL newsletters. Read complete articles from June to now. 06/09/2016 | Now Shipping: Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio 2nd Edition 06/13/2016 | Polish DXer 3Z9DX Reported Ready to Return to North Korea on a Moment’s Notice 06/14/2016 | ARRL Now Offering New “Radio and Wireless Technology” Patch Program for Girl Scouts 06/15/2016 | “The Magic Band” Lives Up to its Name in ARRL June VHF Contest Six meters sounded more like an HF band during the ARRL June VHF Contest over the June 11-12 weekend. 06/15/2016 | Gear Up for ARRL Field Day with Official Merchandise 06/16/2016 | STMSat-1 Youngsters Told: “Only Half of the CubeSats Deployed into Space Work” 06/17/2016 | FCC Transitioning to New Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) 06/17/2016 | FCC Technological Advisory Council Initiates Noise Floor Inquiry 06/20/2016 | ARRL Programs and Services Committee Expresses Appreciation, Support of NTS 06/21/2016 | Field Day at All-Kids Special Event K1D Will Be a Multimedia Event 06/21/2016 | ARRL Executive Committee Removes NTS Eastern Area Chair, Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager 06/22/2016 | Amateur Radio Parity Act Set for House Energy and Commerce Committee Markup 06/22/2016 | FCC Says "No" to Lifetime Amateur Radio Licenses 06/23/2016 | India Launches Amateur Radio Satellites 06/24/2016 | Youth DX Adventure Team Headed to Saba in August 06/27/2016 | Yaesu Musen Signs on as Prime Sponsor of WRTC 2018 06/27/2016 | The 13 Colonies Special Event was on July 1 06/27/2016 | Nepal Amateur Radio Earthquake Response Presentation Available 06/28/2016 | ARRL to Sponsor 2016 Atlantic Season Hurricane Webinar 21 July 06/30/2016 | FCC’s OET Clarifies Emissions Compliance Testing for RF LED Lighting Devices 07/05/2016 | IOTA Now Offering Online Contact Credits 07/05/2016 | New Microwave, UHF Distance Records Set on Same Day 07/05/2016 | Juno Spacecraft that Heard Hams Say “HI” Now Orbiting Jupiter 07/07/2016 | Amateur Electronic Supply Closing after 59 Years in Business 07/07/2016 | Solar Power Systems Often Do Not Comply with EMC Standards, VERON Says 07/08/2016 | Solar Car Challenge W1N Traveling Special Event Operation Set 07/12/2016 | ARRL CEO, Emergency Preparedness Manager Visit FEMA 07/12/2016 | Amateur Radio Parity Act Draws Support in Opening Statements of Delayed Hearing 07/12/2016 | Ham Radio Outlet to Acquire Some AES Employees, Re-Open Milwaukee Location as HRO Branch 07/13/2016 | Sweden’s SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Receives Nearly 300 Reports Contests: July 2016 + Russian Radio Team Championship 0700Z-1459Z, Jul 16 + Trans-Tasman Low-Bands Challenge 0800Z-1400Z, Jul 16 + DMC RTTY Contest 1200Z, Jul 16 to 1200Z, Jul 17 + CQ Worldwide VHF Contest 1800Z, Jul 16 to 2100Z, Jul 17 + North American QSO Party, RTTY 1800Z, Jul 16 to 0559Z, Jul 17 + RSGB Low Power Contest 0900Z-1200Z and 1300Z-1600Z, Jul 17 + Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0100Z-0300Z, Jul 18 + RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 21 + SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Jul 27 + RSGB IOTA Contest 1200Z, Jul 30 to 1200Z, Jul 31 August 2016 + ARS Flight of the Bumblebees 1700Z-2100Z, Aug 1 + 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 + 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 + MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint Contest 2200Z, Aug 11 to 2200Z, Aug 13 + 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 SJV CONTEST RESULTS 2016 ARRL RTTY Roundup: 1st WC6H, 2nd W6SX, and 3rd N2NS 2016 ARRL DX CW 1st W6SX, 2nd N2NS, and 3rd K6YK CLUBS FRESNO ARC++ The July program consisted of a history of Heathkit equipment presented by Ken, WA6OIB. All members were encouraged to bring their favorite. As a bonus, home made Ice Cream was offered. . www.w6to.com LOS BANOS ARC ++ Annual Field Day in the Park. Great pictures. www.aa6lb.org SEQUOIA ARG ++ Due to the fire near Lake Isabella Pete W6SV Pres., is canceling the July meeting. . www.n6krv.org STOCKTON DELTA ARC ++ A summary of events to cover the neglected Flysheets of April through July. April's meeting demonstrated a $50.00 headset. Report of the “rained on Swap-meet”. The April 9 Hamcram test session used the Laurel VE software that gets a new licensee a call with in 48 hours. Charlie WB6NVB was elected to finish the current term. May meeting was called to order by V. P. Guy, W6MSU who introduced the new area director for the American Red Cross. The Red Cross director gave a great presentation. The June meeting focused on Field Day preparations. The operations were recorded in the Flysheet. New addition: a Port-a-Potty on site. www.w6sf.org TULARE Co. ARC ++ A National Tribal Emergency Management Council will be in September, in Lemoore. There is talk of Kings and Tulare Clubs merging.. www.tcarc.net/ TURLOCK ARC ++ . The July meetings were canceled. The fall auction looks to be a large one. www.w6bxn.org. The following Amateurs became Silent Keys since the last report: .Gene, WB6SUP, and Claud, WB6SMV They will be missed. Traffic for June 2016: ORS: W6SX 6, WS6P 642, K6RAU 11 TOTAL: 659 ===================================== PSHR: W6SX 28, WS6P 355, K6RAU 72 Mark your Calendars: 08/05/2016 | Pacific Northwest DX Convention Location: Portland, OR Type: ARRL Convention Sponsor: Willamette Valley DX Club Website: http://pacificnwdxconvention.com 09/17/2016 | Tenth Annual Sacramento Valley Hamfest Location: Lincoln, CA Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Western Placer Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.wparc.us 09/24/2016 | San Joaquin Valley Section “Rally in the Valley” Location: Modesto, CA Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Salvation Army SATERN Website: http://www.fcemcomm.org 10/01/2016 | San Diego Ham Fest Location: Lakeside, CA Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Lakeside Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.sdhamfest.org 10/07/2016 | Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference Location: Bend, OR Type: ARRL Convention Sponsor: Pacific Northwest VHF Society Website: http://pnwvhfs.org 10/14/2016 | Pacific Division Convention (PACIFICON) Location: San Ramon, CA Type: ARRL Convention Sponsor: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.pacificon.org 10/15/2016 | Kingman Ham Fest Location: Kingman, AZ Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Mohave Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/mohaveamateurradioclub/ -------------------------------------------------------------------- ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section Section Manager: Dan Pruitt, AE6SX email@example.com --------------------------------------------------------------------
SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC KF6FIR, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC vacant, TC W6TE. WOW! Here we are in May and there is a lot going on. The VHF Contest and Field Day are … Continue reading
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