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Re: Free O'scopes #forsale

Devon, KM6MDG
 

I have an old HP o'scope still with the asset tag... Perhaps it's time to upgrade.


Elmer Net - Wed, 09/02/2020 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Elmer Net

When: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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

View Event

Description:

The Elmer Net meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and is devoted to answering your questions, solving puzzling issues related to ham radio, and scheduling help for all Hams. No question is "stupid". We encourage everyone to ask away so we can all learn and grow our knowledge together. Web address: http://w6ek.org/nets.html


SFARC Net - Thu, 09/03/2020 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SFARC Net

When: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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

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


Re: Canceled - CERA Fool's Gold Enduro October 4 #volunteer

Brian - AI6US
 

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to everyone for volunteering and preparing for the CERA event. It is unfortunate that the event has been canceled, but we certainly look forward to providing communications for the event next year!

I especially wish to thank Mike for the incredible amount of detailed planning and recruiting to ready for this event. You put together a great team! 

I for one, am looking forward to 2021!

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Best Regards!
Brian Gohl - AI6US
(916) 770-7751


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On Tue, 01 Sep 2020 14:54:24 -0700, Michael - N6MRP <mrprry2@...> wrote:

Hello All,

The California Endurance Riders Association has canceled the October 4 Fool's Gold Enduro.

Their announcement is found on their website: http://cera.org/2020/09/fools-gold-and-crazy-miner-cancelled-for-2020/

The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club, which has supported the CERA enduros for many years, had volunteers in place to staff all radio stations. Our thanks go to these people who were ready to support CERA by providing radio communications:

STATION NAME

OPERATORS

Net Control

Ed Morell W6OSC, Sal Trapani K6SAL

Relay

Mike Perry N6MRP

Gas

Jeff Morgan KM6RGO

Darling Ridge

Al Thearle N6ADT, Mike Mayne K6ZUG

Corral

Matt Pauly KK6YMJ


We look forward to CERA's 2021 events!

73

Mike Perry N6MRP
Volunteer Events Coordinator, Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club




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Brian- AI6US


Cancelled Event: Volunteer Event - CERA Fools Gold Enduro Communications Team - Sunday, 4 October 2020 #cal-cancelled

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Cancelled: Volunteer Event - CERA Fools Gold Enduro Communications Team

This event has been cancelled.

When:
Sunday, 4 October 2020
7:00am to 3:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
El Dorado National Forest, Georgetown Divide

Organizer: Michael Perry - N6MRP mrprry2@... mrprry2@...

Description:
Volunteer Event - CERA Fools Gold Enduro communications team. A fun annual event providing communications for a motorcycle enduro event held near Georgetown, CA in the El Dorado Forest.  A great opportunity to use your VHF/UHF go kit or to hone or learn portable operation skills alongside experienced station operators. Some of the crew camp overnight and bring along their HF gear. Positions fill-up early. RSVP Today!


Canceled - CERA Fool's Gold Enduro October 4 #volunteer

Michael - N6MRP
 

Hello All,

The California Endurance Riders Association has canceled the October 4 Fool's Gold Enduro.

Their announcement is found on their website: http://cera.org/2020/09/fools-gold-and-crazy-miner-cancelled-for-2020/

The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club, which has supported the CERA enduros for many years, had volunteers in place to staff all radio stations. Our thanks go to these people who were ready to support CERA by providing radio communications:

STATION NAME

OPERATORS

Net Control

Ed Morell W6OSC, Sal Trapani K6SAL

Relay

Mike Perry N6MRP

Gas

Jeff Morgan KM6RGO

Darling Ridge

Al Thearle N6ADT, Mike Mayne K6ZUG

Corral

Matt Pauly KK6YMJ


We look forward to CERA's 2021 events!

73

Mike Perry N6MRP
Volunteer Events Coordinator, Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club


Free O'scopes #forsale

Rich - KN6JLF
 

Free oscilloscopes  
JDR 2000 dual trace 20MHz scope -works very well
Tektronix 310A  5Mhz service scope  works well
EICO 460 basic scope for the restorer; displays and is clean but needs tweaking

Items are located in Foresthill - message me if interested. Pics available

Rich KN6JLF


Re: FCC Proposes to Reinstate Ham License Fees

Aaron K6ABJ
 

The $50 fee proposal is listed in the ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-proposes-to-reinstate-amateur-radio-service-fees

Aaron, K6ABJ 

On Aug 30, 2020, at 2:49 PM, "carl.wf6j@..." <carl.wf6j@...> wrote:

This from North Hills… $50 fee? 

Begin forwarded message:

From: Lance Lewis <nhrc.secretary.treasurer@...>
Subject: FCC Proposes to Reinstate Ham License Fees
Date: August 30, 2020 at 2:47:25 PM PDT
To: North Hills Radio Club <k6is@...>

This week, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require hams to pay to a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application. This includes new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Learn more at www.k6is.org.

This is one of several news updates added to the new North Hills Radio Club website, www.k6is.org.  Check it out.

Lance (KM6SBB)
Secretary-Treasurer

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Re: FCC Proposes to Reinstate Ham License Fees

Nathan - N5NDC
 

I like the idea of lowering the cost for a GMRS license, but a $50 fee to renew my ham license isn't a pleasant thought.

I was thinking of changing to a 5 call, once I move to Texas, but I won't bother if it's going to cost me $50.


FCC Proposes to Reinstate Ham License Fees

Carl - WF6J
 

This from North Hills… $50 fee? 

Begin forwarded message:

From: Lance Lewis <nhrc.secretary.treasurer@...>
Subject: FCC Proposes to Reinstate Ham License Fees
Date: August 30, 2020 at 2:47:25 PM PDT
To: North Hills Radio Club <k6is@...>

This week, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require hams to pay to a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application. This includes new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Learn more at www.k6is.org.

This is one of several news updates added to the new North Hills Radio Club website, www.k6is.org.  Check it out.

Lance (KM6SBB)
Secretary-Treasurer

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Re: Proposed New Fees for Amateur Radio and Reduction in GMRS Fees

Clyde Campbell <ab4cc1@...>
 

When,  I got my vanity call ten years ago the FCC charged $13.40 . The renewal this year was online and free.
73
Clyde AB4CC 


Some Californians Didn’t get Evacuation Alerts During Wildfires

Alan - W6WN
 

Sent to me by Greg Kruckewitt <kg6sjt@...>

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When Debra DeAngelo went to sleep, she thought the flames chewing through Northern California wine country were too far away to be dangerous. Plus, she had signed up for all the alerts that emergency officials pressed on people after years of catastrophic wildfires.
 
A frantic phone call from her friend woke her up two hours later: The ranch where they both boarded their horses was ablaze. DeAngelo raced to rescue terrified animals that night last week, furious she got no official warning by phone, text or siren.
 
“They alert us about all kinds of crap, but this was life-threatening,” she said, adding that she got an alert in April about a bear sighting 15 miles away. “If fire’s going to be a way of life for California, we at least have to have an alert system.”


Re: Proposed New Fees for Amateur Radio and Reduction in GMRS Fees

Michael - N6MRP
 

Well, I just paid $70 for the GMRS license, but I did not have to pay for the vanity call early this year. C'est la vie.

Mike N6MRP

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 5:46 PM Alan - W6WN <Alan.W6WN@...> wrote:
Citing the costs involved in the automated processes, routine maintenance of the Commission’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) and limited instances where staff needs to be involved in the application process, the FCC is proposing an across-the-board fee of $50 for new and modified licenses in the personal radio services, which includes Amateur Radio and the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS). For GMRS, this is a reduction of the current $70 fee.

The FCC also proposes these fees for license renewals and requests for vanity call signs, the latter which had its filing fee eliminated several years ago. The FCC is proposing to still not charge for administrative updates, such as mailing address changes on amateur or GMRS applications. Amateur Radio will remain exempt from annual regulatory fees under Section 9 of the "RAY BAUM'S Act." 

Section 8 of the RAY BAUM’S Act does not provide any kind of statutory exemption for filing fees in the Amateur Radio Service, which, historically has had no filing fees. 

https://www.kb6nu.com/fcc-proposes-new-fees-for-amateur-radio-licenses/

So..., if you're still thinking about getting your Ham License or Vanity Call Sign, save $50 and get started Now!


Proposed New Fees for Amateur Radio and Reduction in GMRS Fees

Alan - W6WN
 

Citing the costs involved in the automated processes, routine maintenance of the Commission’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) and limited instances where staff needs to be involved in the application process, the FCC is proposing an across-the-board fee of $50 for new and modified licenses in the personal radio services, which includes Amateur Radio and the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS). For GMRS, this is a reduction of the current $70 fee.

The FCC also proposes these fees for license renewals and requests for vanity call signs, the latter which had its filing fee eliminated several years ago. The FCC is proposing to still not charge for administrative updates, such as mailing address changes on amateur or GMRS applications. Amateur Radio will remain exempt from annual regulatory fees under Section 9 of the "RAY BAUM'S Act." 

Section 8 of the RAY BAUM’S Act does not provide any kind of statutory exemption for filing fees in the Amateur Radio Service, which, historically has had no filing fees. 

https://www.kb6nu.com/fcc-proposes-new-fees-for-amateur-radio-licenses/

So..., if you're still thinking about getting your Ham License or Vanity Call Sign, save $50 and get started Now!


SFARC Net - Thu, 08/27/2020 #cal-notice

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SFARC Net

When:
Thursday, 27 August 2020
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!


Re: Interesting link from South Texas ARC on Red Cross & ARES

Jim - N6MED
 
Edited

Excellent stuff, Carl!

-- Jim


[pr:14987] New NASA video | Students Use Ham Radio to Call an Astronaut in Space

Carl - WF6J
 

Information from ARRL PR Wire...

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Inderbitzen, Bob, NQ1R" <rinderbitzen@...>
Subject: [pr:14987] New NASA video | Students Use Ham Radio to Call an Astronaut in Space
Date: August 27, 2020 at 1:11:55 PM PDT
To: pr <pr@...>

Hello! Here are links to a new NASA video for Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, and a sample social media post. 73 Bob NQ1R / ARRL HQ
 
YouTube
NASA Johnson Space Center (YouTube), August 25, 2020
 
Intl. Space Station @Space_Sta (Twitter), August 25, 2020

Sample Facebook Post
New @NASA video includes students from the Airdrie Space Science Camp in Canada using #hamradio from home to communicate with Astronaut and #USNavy SEAL Chris Cassidy, KF5KDR, on the @ISS in May! https://youtu.be/1clACXLdDhs
#ARRL #ARISS #AmateurRadio


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El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club August 2020 Monthly Meeting Tonight!

Alan - W6WN
 

Hi There, 
 
You are invited to our monthly meeting of the El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club Tonight!

Time: 6:30 PM Log In and Chat - 7:00 PM Meeting Begins


What:
 This is going to be a great meeting. 
We'll talk a bit about what's going on with the club.

 - Jay Harmor, KE6GLA is going to do a brief show-&-tell with a new antenna analyzer he just got.

 - Bob Hess, W1RH will do a quick photo tour of the fire devastation at the Mt Vaca communications site.
 - Jordan Heichman, WC6J, and Phil Mosbacher, KK6YYD will do a Summits on the Air presentation in advance of what we hope will be a club SOTA event in September.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


HWN starting up

Carl - WF6J
 

If you use SDR, try this:

Here is the look of the HWN section, you may need to choose chrome audio, 40m and click on the Hurricane Watch Net index marker.

73,
Carl, WF6J

Interesting information. Good educational experience for all...


Interesting link from South Texas ARC on Red Cross & ARES

Carl - WF6J
 

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