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Ham Radio Exam

January 9th, 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, Oct 22

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday October 22th at 7:00 PM. 
Via Zoom.

The May club meeting had an excellent turnout despite the rain showers in the area.   The main topic of discussion was information about Field Day on June 22 and 23. More information about Field Day will be available on the website soon and updates will be sent via email and passed over the 2m club net on Tuesdays. After the Field Day discussion and a few show and tell items were shared, we enjoyed cookies and root-beer floats and got to socialize before the raffle and going home.

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Great turn out for the Thursday meeting  and Dave, W6TQ giving us all the Field day Info.

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Bob, W1RH shared some pictures and stories from the 2019 Hamvention in Ohio.

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Jordan, WC6J showed off his SOTA endfed antenna with 9:1 UnUn

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Steffan, AF6SA has been busy working on his home brew solid state HF amplifier and QRP SDR project kit.

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Fred, KB5SIR brougt his home brew 220MHz Yagi.

Another great turnout for the April meeting.   The main speaker for the night was our Repeater Trustee Bob Hess, W1RH.  He gave an overview of the club repeater architecture and the updates to the voting recivers that he and others have been working on.  He also gave a demo of the 6m repeater autopatch system.  All the club repeater frequencies are on the website under the repeater tab.

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Bob, W1RH also presented an award to Dave, K6TQ from the NCCC for achieving 3rd place in the NCCC Bronze contestors category.

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The meeting ended with the raffle.  Next month we will have ice cream and talk about Field Day.

One of our club memebers Michael Warzecha, WA6RZ will be activating the special event station N6T for the Golden State Star Party (GSSP). 

The event will take place between June 29th and July 3rd at the Frosty Acres Farm in Modoc County, grid CN91md (a rare grid).  Michael will be working 40m through 6m during daylight and looking at the stars during the night.   He will set up scheduled contacts and his contact emai is .  More infomation to soon.

Information on GSSP: http://goldenstatestarparty.org/

QRZ  QRZ link to N6T

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The March meeting featured Allen, W6WN presenting about communication issues during the Camp Fire and the recovery that has taken place.   A great presentation that has started several conversations about alternate communication tools.  

Dave, K6TQ also warned us about possibly needing a plan B location for Field Day

The board also approved four new membership applications.   The meeting was well attended, and some lucky attendees went home with some raffle prizes.  

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