We had another fun activity night on Wednesday the 29th with about 14 members trying out 10m AM. The signals were not too strong but the majority of the participants were able to copy all but two or three stations. Aaron, W6CK reported that this simplex mode gave him the best coverage of the county so far. The Icom IC-7300 stations with stock microphones had good audio. The net ran about an hour and a few continued to chat after the conclusion of the net.
Thanks to everyone who able to participate. The next activity night is already in planing.
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Our April meeting was held via ZOOM. We had nearly 40 members and visitors in attendance for the meeting. The president, Bob W1RH kicked things off and then Nancy gave a quick treasurers report and took a roll call of those in attendance.
Our main speaker was John, K6MM a veteran of several DXpeditions. He gave his account as a member of the K1N 2015 Navassa Island DXpedition. Navassa is a United States island located in the Caribbean Sea and was the site of a major Guano mining operation for many years. Now Navassa is a protected National Wildlife Refuge.
We held our second club activity night on Wednesday the 22nd of April. We tried out the AG6AU 6m Repeater and then 6m FM simplex on 52.525. When had a total of 17 people participate in the activity. On simplex we had on check in from Volcano and two from Roseville and the rest from El Dorado County. Tony, W6QA had the big signal that all could hear. Some stations had horizonal polarization and some were running vertical. It was a fun night and few figured out how to program their radios for 6m repeater use.
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