Current Events

Ham Radio Exam

January 8th, 2022 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, November [...]

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday November  18th at 6:00 PM.

** The meeting will not be at the Federated Church in Placerville! **

W6QA QTH.  address is 2453 Carson Road Placerville, CA

Wednesday Activity Night we met on 28.415MHz USB and had a group of 11 check into the group.  Most signals were very good.  We even had a check-in from WA, N1JJB Joshua. Eight participants were able to copy Joshua.  Very good night for 10m and a lot of fun. Roger was copying us on three different remote SDR receivers.   

Our next meeting will be a week from this Thursday.  Meeting date is May 28th.

This will be another Zoom meeting.  A link for the meeting will be sent out in about a week.

This month, we're going to do shack tours and we need your pictures!

Send me your ham shack and antenna pictures and I'll assemble everything in a Powerpoint file for the meeting.  We will then let you describe your station to us in detail as I pull up the pictures.  Oh, and it never hurts to have a significant other, your cat, your dog, your gold fish, your garden, or whatever in the background.  Let's make this a fun Zoom meeting.

I want all pictures.  If all you have is a handy-talky, we want to see a picture of it!  If you have multiple towers and antennas and rigs, we want to see them!  If your broccoli is doing fine, well shoot a picture of it!

Send everything to me:

Bob

W1RH

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.