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.
Bob, W1RH also presented an award to Dave, K6TQ from the NCCC for achieving 3rd place in the NCCC Bronze contestors category.
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
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.
At the February meeting our featured speaker was Steve Dyer, W1SRD who was a 2018 Ducie Island DX Expedition team member. Steve showed many pictures of the operation and explanied the difficulties involved. He also showed us some examples of bad DX pileup operating. There were quite a few questions and everone enjoyed the lecture. Steve said he is ready for the next DX Expedition.
Jordan, W6CJ showed off his dummy load project (sorry the picutre did not come out)
Phill, KK6YYD showed of his personal shelter used for SOTA operations when the weather gets bad
Colton, WD6CWM showed us his new portable antenna from MFJ that needed a few adjustmets.
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