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

We were very fortunate to have a donation of some really good "stuff", from Craig, WB6LZV.  We're selling these items as somewhat of an auction.  All proceeds go into the Club treasury (and you all know that you will be making our Treasurer, Nancy, a very happy camper).  The more money in our treasury, the more fun we have as a club!

Link to sale items list PDF

 

Bob
W1RH

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We had 20 participants for the Antenna Shootout and ran 41 tests consisting of mobiles, handhelds and portables.  The weather was great and Tony, W6QA provided the club an excelent tesing location.  Bob W1RH and Karen on the measurement side of the test did an excelent job.  It was good to see some club members and prospective club members in person.   More infomation will be presented at the April club meeting. 

Raw data from antenna test. Raw Antenna Test Measurements

Final measurement data Excel or  PDF

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aprs

Thanks to everyone who attended the APRS demonstration on March 18th.  If you missed the Zoom meeting I will be posting a recording soon.  Below are links to the slide deck and some web pages mentioned during the presentation.  

 

 

https://aprs.fi Live on-line APRS Data

http://www.aprs.org/ APRS Information

March 15th APRS Presentation

 

Recorded Zoom Presentation

For all of the CW operators there is a new CW net.  The CW net is on 6m at 50.099. It is being held every Monday evening at 7:30PM.  The net controll station is Mark K6JJR in Auburn.   The net will run at the speed of the slowest operator.   Even for new CW operators listing to a net is good practice for improving your CW copy ability.