Pres Sez – March 2017
Mar02

Pres Sez – March 2017

Last month I had the virus that “keeps on giving” and was sorry I had to miss the February meeting. Thank you to Tom and the other members who helped make the meeting a success. Between having a real winter (wet, cold, and damp) and my illness, I have still not completed several kits that I have on the workbench. When I complete them I will bring them in to share. Meanwhile here is a short 15 min that K6UDA made on a new WSPRnet...

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Pres Sez – February 2017
Feb01

Pres Sez – February 2017

Hi Everyone, I apologize for this month’s Prez Sez being late, but I have been ill with some respiratory virus.  While I will miss the February meeting, I plan on  being at the next one. This bug is something that I won’t transmit. (pun intended) I recently received an email from Yoshio KE6ACH about the VHF / UHF DX book. While it is currently not in print, it is available free over the internet. Here is what Yoshio told me:...

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QRP operation
Nov13

QRP operation

    I went up to a local mountaintop yesterday and worked stations across the country on 20m. 73...

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Pres Sez – November 2016
Nov05

Pres Sez – November 2016

It is hard to believe that November is here again. It has been a very busy fall. In October, Eric Christiansen and I spent several evenings getting the hospitals VHF/UHF radio reprogrammed and operational. Thank you big time Eric. Then on Oct 20th, Tom and I manned the hospital command center during the Great Shakeout. Tom designed a log page and we both had a successful learning experience as part of the USC  emergency radio...

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Pres Sez – October 2016
Oct05

Pres Sez – October 2016

Hi Everyone, The Great Shakeout will be on October 20th this year. I talked to Steve Goldfarb from USC about helping out, but not wanting to step on ARES toes. He said he would talk to the people at the hospital (Jennifer) and let me know what role we would have. He was especially interested in the use of our repeaters to contact the main USC campus if other modes fail and wanted to do a separate test of the hospital’s radio prior to...

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