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Ham Radio Exam

September 11th, 2021 at 9:00am
Held at the American Legion Post 119
4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville CA 95667
Testing Fees $14.00
Contact Ken Vogele, W6KWV at 530-642-9523

Next Meeting Thur, August 26th

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday August  26th at 7:00 PM. 
Via Zoom.

We had 12 participants join us on Wednesday evening to try and hear the fox.  We had the Fox Hunt transmitter running at 12mw up at the In and Out Burger in Placerville.   Only four of the participants could hear the fox from their home QTH.  When we switched to the lower gain antenna only two could hear it.  This test let me know what kind of start location we should use for an actual fox hunt TBD.   Thanks for participating in Activity Night. 

Another fun Wednesday activity night.   We use the IRLP function on our 2m repeater to talk to amateur radio operators in Australia.  Fourteen of our members joined the group to connect to IRLP node 6060 of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club https://www.ccarc.org.au/.   We chatted with VK2NMZ, Brad, VK2AOR, Bob, VK2FOMG, Jay on the repeater in Australia.  It was 1pm local time on the Central Coast of Australia and a few of the CCARC members were able to take some time out of their workday to chat with us.  On our end, KN6HZM, Austin made his first out of country amateur radio contact.  Thanks to Bob, W1RH for making the secondary node available when the primary node computer failed.   Hope everyone had a good time.

In person VE testing is suspended at this time.   

On-line VE testing is availble at https://hamstudy.org/sessions 

Tony, W6QA can answer some questions

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.