Prez Sez – April 2017
Apr10

Prez Sez – April 2017

I hope everyone has been enjoying the wonderful Spring we are having after all the rains. There is literally a superbloom of flowers and trees this year. As you know I volunteer a few days every week at Descanso Gardens and it is spectacular with almost everything in bloom right now. Okay, now the radio stuff……………. I am looking forward to this meeting where the topic will be working amateur satellites and building an antenna to work...

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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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