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Re: Back From PacifiCon 2018 #volunteer

Gary - KC3PO
 

I'd be willing to pitch in on the Ham Class Instructor route as long as I could work it into my schedule. I don't have any realistic room for the rest of this year, but there will be some things falling off my current burden beyond that. I've taught electronics and test equipment topics before, so no big deal there.

I think offering workshops is a very good idea - my first club in Colorado Springs gave classes for Tech and General and there was good participation.

I'm already a VE, but not very active... mainly due to compatibility with my current schedule.

STEM... well, I'm always interested in supporting STEM, but I'd have to see what that entails and it would be limited by my availability as well, so it just depends... but I have some interest in it.

- Gary  KC3PO


Back From PacifiCon 2018 #volunteer

Alan - W6WN
 

This was my first trip to PacifiCon, and I enjoyed it a lot. The Banquet keynote speaker, Jeri Ellsworth, AI6TK, was very entertaining, and her anecdotes proved how far you can get with smarts, grit and moxie.
 
For me, the seminars have always been the best part of these Conventions, and they're the main reason I attend. Friday kicked off with an all-day series of seminars on antennas. Sunday was devoted to DMR workshops.  I especially liked the Ham Instructor Academy, presented by Gordon "Gordo" West, WA6BOA. Gordo brought many of the props he uses to demonstrate electronic principles to would-be Hams, even a mad-scientist device that sets fire to a pickle using Morse Code :)
 
There was something for everyone: Contesting, DX, Kit building, CW, EmComm, Digital, Satellites, Moon Bounce, Remote Ops, DMR, QRP, SOTA - so many different interests and they were all covered at PacifiCon. Yet, ever since I'd regained my license last year, I've been unable to pin down any one thing about Ham Radio that really revs my motor.
 
Then, Gordo's Academy, and a seminar on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) school programs, by Darryl Paule, KI6MSP, gave me the answer I'd been searching for. I spoke to Gordo afterwards, and mentioned one my concerns about brand new Hams passing their exams only to be largely left to find their own way after that. My own experience was that I was literally "over the moon," right after I had passed my license exams. But nobody was there to help focus that enthusiasm. I realized that passing a license exam is not an end point. Instead, it's just one of many steps needed to develop the next crop of new Hams and scientists.
 
So, my biggest takeaway from PacifiCon 2018 was that it helped me discover where I'm going to put much of my focus, and it's squarely on helping to promote technology and science to the next generation through Ham Radio. My goals this next year are to get qualified as a STEM Workshop facilitator, a Ham Class Instructor, and as a VE. 
 
Ideas, advice and partners welcome :)
 
Best Regards,

Alan - W6LAN
VSAT Field Engineer
El Dorado Networks


FW: PC Division Cabinet Meeting

Orion - AI6JB
 
Edited

Good Afternoon Everybody,

Each year the ARRL Pacific Division hosts a meeting to share information about the happenings at ARRL Headquarters.  Each club may send two (2) representatives.  Last year Andrew, K6OP, and I attended.

This year, if someone else would like to go, please let me know so that I can forward the requested RSVP.

73

Orion Endres, AI6JB

President

Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club

1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383

(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C

 

What the heck does “73” mean?  73 is morse code short hand for “Best Regards” used by Ham radio operators.  It’s origin goes all the way back to the landline telegraph days.

 

From: Proctor, John, N1OSO <N1OSO@...>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 14:12
To: ojendres@...
Subject: PC Division Cabinet Meeting

 

ADVOCACY

MEMBERSHIP

PUBLIC SERVICE

EDUCATION

TECHNOLOGY

October 8, 2018

All Assistant Directors, Section Managers and

ARRL Affiliated Clubs

Re: ARRL Pacific Division Leadership Meeting

Greetings:

Your presence is cordially requested at the annual ARRL Pacific Division

Cabinet meeting on December 1, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., at the Livermore City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Ave., Livermore, California. Affiliated Clubs may send up to a total of two (2) representatives. Section Managers also may be accompanied by another member of their Cabinet. Breakfast rolls and coffee will be provided, and sandwiches ordered for lunch.

This year, whether you plan to attend or not, please provide me prior to the meeting, with a description of your current position and whether you are willing to continue to serve in that role.

The meeting will discuss matters of importance to the membership in the Division including:

a.     Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 555 & S. 1534;

b.     The ARES program enhancements and Emcomm;

c.     FCC update and the new VM program, and

d.     Other matters of significance to the membership

We look forward to your attendance at what we hope will be an informative and constructive meeting. 73,


SFARC Monthly Breakfast - Sat, 10/27/18 7:30am-9:00am #cal-reminder

sfarc@w6ek.groups.io Calendar <sfarc@...>
 

Reminder:
SFARC Monthly Breakfast

When:
Saturday, 27 October 2018
7:30am to 9:00am
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Mel's Diner, 1730 Grass Valley Highway (Hwy 49 at Luther Road)

Description:
We meet in the back room at Mel's. Everyone is invited to come out and attend the Breakfast! See http://w6ek.org/meetings.html. NOTE: The breakfast is held on the LAST SATURDAY of every month, although the calendar may not reflect this due to programming limitations.

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SFARC Net - Thu, 10/25/18 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 25 October 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.430 -600, PL162.2

Description:
Check-in for Club updates from Officers and members, QSTs and more. Everyone is welcome!

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Re: Is Anyone Going to PacifiCon San Ramon This Week?

Alan - W6WN
 

BTW, my Email address was cut off, possibly a security feature in the Groups.io settings.

It is W6LAN (- at -) AlanThompson dot Com

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Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks


Re: Is Anyone Going to PacifiCon San Ramon This Week?

Alan - W6WN
 

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the offer! As we talked about on the Elmer Net,  bring them to the next club meeting and I'll gladly take them off your hands,

--
Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks


Mt. Washington Repeater

Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
 

Nostalgia… when I get back East I am always happy to use this repeater.  Located on the highest mountain in the North East, Mt. Washington, you can "hit" this unit using your HT from almost any ware there. I could get into it full quieting with my 5 watt Kenwood HT from my parents home 130 miles away. (We did live on a hilltop).

This time of the year the northeast is crawling with "leafpeepers" tourists taking in the  fall colors.

Thought I'd share some info with you:


You can get into this unit via Echolink, IRLP and other modes.

73, WF6J

Mount Washington - W1NH

Gorham, NH

Repeater ID: 33-3403


Downlink:146.6550
Uplink:146.0550
Offset:-0.6 MHz
Uplink Tone:100.0
County:Coos
Call:W1NH
Use:OPEN
Op Status:ON-AIR On-Air
Features:Linked to Mt Washington (448.975).
Last update: 2014-07-08


Re: Is Anyone Going to PacifiCon San Ramon This Week?

Bob <wotbob01@...>
 

W6ALN, I think you bought the box of old security cameras and timers etc. I found a bunch of paperwork for them. Would you like me to keep them for you? If not, I'll chuckem.
73, Bob  WE6C



From: W6LAN <W6LAN@...>
To: sfarc@w6ek.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:40 AM
Subject: [W6EK Groups.io] Is Anyone Going to PacifiCon San Ramon This Week?

http://pacificon.org/

I'll be working/staying this week in the area from Thursday evening on through Sunday evening.

If you want to connect over coffee, a meal or a workshop, or just say, "Hi," feel free to call or send a text to 530 317 8430. My Email is W6LAN@....

I'll also have my DMR HT on me. Does the Club have a preferred simplex frequency? Otherwise, I'll monitor 146.520

Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks



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Is Anyone Going to PacifiCon San Ramon This Week?

Alan - W6WN
 

http://pacificon.org/

I'll be working/staying this week in the area from Thursday evening on through Sunday evening.

If you want to connect over coffee, a meal or a workshop, or just say, "Hi," feel free to call or send a text to 530 317 8430. My Email is W6LAN@....

I'll also have my DMR HT on me. Does the Club have a preferred simplex frequency? Otherwise, I'll monitor 146.520

Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks


Fluke meter

Bob <wotbob01@...>
 

Can the person that donated the Fluke meter to the white elephant sale please send me an e-mail to... we6cbob@...    I have a couple questions.
Thank you.
Bob  WE6C

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JOTA - Sat, 10/20/18 9:00am-6:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
JOTA

When:
Saturday, 20 October 2018
9:00am to 6:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Beale AFB

Description:

This year, Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), is the third weekend of October. JOTA is sponsored by the world organization of Scouting. JOTA will be part of the Scout Expo event happening at Beale Air Force Base between Marysville and Wheatland. The expected attendance is over 5,000 scouts for all over northern California! The plan is to setup several stations and operate from Beale from 09:00 to 18:00 on Saturday, Oct. 20th.

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Re: Buyer of the Hallicrafters SX-101A

Richard - WA6RWS
 

Carl,
I have sent you an email who purchased the receiver.


Re: Jamboree On The Air - Philippines - Echolink

Brian - AI6US
 

Was asked how to contact via EchoLink, so here is an overview:

Log into the Echostar software and look through the station list for DX7HQ (Dumaguete, Negos Oriental, Philippines). Connect to DX7HQ and call "CQ JOTA station DX7HQ".
 
We will be doing final radio set-up starting at 4pm PDT (Friday) and listening for JOTA calls starting at 6pm PDT. I'll be helping out until midnight PDT. 
 
If you want to test, give me a call in advance on the DX7HQ EchoLink repeater, DU7/AI6US. Remember, 00:00 UTC is  8am local time, so don't get too crazy with the hour for contact. :)
--
Brian- AI6US


Elmer Net - Wed, 10/17/18 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Elmer Net

When:
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.30 - pl162.2

Description:

This is our every other weekly net devoted to answering questions, providing answers and scheduling help for all Hams. No question is "stupid". We encourage everyone to ask away so we can all learn and grow more knowledgeably together. Web address: http://w6ek.org/nets.html

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SFARC Net - Thu, 10/18/18 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 18 October 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
W6EK Repeater - 145.430 -600, PL162.2

Description:
Check-in for Club updates from Officers and members, QSTs and more. Everyone is welcome!

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Buyer of the Hallicrafters SX-101A

Carl Schultz <caschultzca@...>
 

Hello all,

Anyone know the name/call of the ham that bought the Hallicrafters SX-101A from me at the end of the WES (auction)?

Thanks,
73,
Carl, WF6J


Pacific Division Convention: Pacificon - Fri, 10/19/18 #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Pacific Division Convention: Pacificon

When:
Friday, 19 October 2018

Where:
San Ramon, CA

Description:
San Ramon Marriott Hotel
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, California, 94583
http://www.pacificon.org/

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Re: Jamboree On The Air - Philippines - Echolink

Brian - AI6US
 

Hello Joe,

Great! Looking forward to logging you on the JOTA event!

Mabuhay is the way they greet on the 2m net each evening. That will very appropriate. :)

Thanks!
Brian - AI6US/DU7

On Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:22:15 -0700, Joe Ramirez <kn6fhjoe@...> wrote:

Hi Brian, I  and Michael Perry are planning to work you on echo Link.    We signed up  with echo link months ago.      Problem, if I can spell mabohi,maybe you better you can clue me in to that “welcome” in tagaloic. See you next weekend.     Joe Ramirez kn6fh
On Oct 11, 2018, at 8:56 PM, Brian Gohl - AI6US <ai6us@...> wrote:

Hello Everyone,

I will be helping out with the local club operating the Jamboree On The Air / Jamboree On The Internet event October 19th - the 21st (stations operating Saturday 00:00 UTC - Sunday 24:00 UTC). The club 2m/Echolink repeater will be linked and active during the event @ DX7HQ-R. Please stop by and make a call for the DX7HQ JOTA station. I know some Philippine scouts would be excited to work you!

Please pass the word around to any operators that you think would be interested in supporting the event! Thank you!

The DX7HQ station may not appear in the populated station list at all times as they often take Echolink off-line outside of their nets.
--
Brian- DU7/AI6US




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Brian- AI6US


GREAT Radio Repair shop in Sacramento #repair

Dennis - WU6X
 

A couple other guys I've used many time with EXCELLENT results are:

Tim Moes
Midwest Technical Services
320 7th ST NE
Watertown,SD 57201
www.midwest-technical.com
(605) 882-1706
 
and ...
 
Dave L Phillips
3818 W Sandra Terrace
Phoenix, AZ 85053-2860
(602) 920-5417

Unfortunately, you have to ship to these guys, and I would recommend either one. Tim has extensive factory-training on most major models.
Dennis, WU6X

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