Ham radio operators are saving Puerto Rico one transmission at a time: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/27/us/puerto-rico-maria-ham-radio-operators-trnd/index.html
Don’t forget about our meeting this month. The Field Day high has worn off, and it’s time to get back to our rigs. This month, we have two speakers. We’ll also meet at Dish-n-Dash at 6pm on 1st and Trimble.
George Williams will talk to us about the NCDXC Elmer project (http://www.ncdxc.org/pages/elmer.html), what it is, and how it could help (or be helped) by each of you. With the new faces that have joined in recently, we should be reminded to take the time to give back to the hobby some of what we have gotten out of it.
Victor Bubbett will talk to us about how Coe State Park uses amateur radio for some of their activities. You may recall Steve Stearns’ talk on VHF propagation and the use of Radio Mobile for link planning. The example he was using was his planning for a Coe State Park event. Victor is a uniformed volunteer for the park, and pretty much drives all the amateur radio events, including the Backpackers Weekend, Hunting Hollow Run Run, and others. He enlists the aid of people like Steve to make these events successful, organizes them, and makes sure the event has good communications in areas that don’t normally have it.
Our next Electronics Flea Market is scheduled for September 9, 2017. This event is on rain or shine.
Note to buyers that the daily parking permit fee is $3. The seller/vendor fee is $30. Please bring correct change to speed your entry into the market.
ASVARO and the Electronics Flea Market are now on Facebook. Check it out our FB Page and give us a “like”.
From: John Miller
Date: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 1:27 PM
Subject: California QSO Party 2017: New Club Competition Rules
Dear Contest Club Official:
Club Competition in the California QSO Party has been supported for many years, but traditionally only a handful of larger clubs in California tend to compete each year. To encourage more small-medium club participation for 2017, we’ve created three new competition categories:
- “Small” = the 10 highest scores from a club whose members who submitted their log in the Small category will count for this competition category.
- “Medium” = the 35 highest scores from a club whose members who submitted their log in the Medium category will count for this competition category.
- “Large” = clubs may combine the scores of any number of their members
All CA clubs are eligible to compete in CQP, except for NCCC, which sponsors the contest.
Plaques will be awarded for each of the 3 categories for both California and Non-California clubs: a total of 6 awards.
Further details can be found on the CQP website:
Date-Time Reminder: 1600 UTC October 7, 2017 to 2200 UTC October 8, 2017
We hope to see many members of your club on the air this October in the 52nd running of the California QSO Party!
73, John, K6MM CQP Chair
On August 26, there will be skydivers trying to make QSOs. Operations will be on:
14.250 HF (SSB?)
APRS + Live videos
see: <http://parachutemobile.org> for full details.
73 Bill AE6JV
August 8, 2017
Dear ARRL Member:
Based on feedback Ive received, it seems to me that some members still dont fully understand certain features of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA) and what it is meant to do. To make things clearer, we have developed an FAQ in the format of questions and answers. Please take a few minutes and read the FAQ to learn more about the ARPA.
Here is the direct link:
Here is another link with additional information:
Thanks to those of you who have written your Senators in support of the ARPA. If you have not done so, please do so by clicking on the link below. It only takes a minute.
Thanks. Lets keep the effort moving!
73, Rick – K5UR
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Rick Roderick, K5UR
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio®
You can see all the information on our Activities Page.
When: 11am – 2pm, Saturday, Aug 19
Where: Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park, Pickleweed Place
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