Prez Sez – June 2017
Jun01

Prez Sez – June 2017

Hi Everyone, After we celebrate Memorial Day, Field Day is the next event on our calendars. At our June meeting we will finalize equipment needs and who is bringing what items. One major change this year is that we will not have the solar power trailer that Robert Fry has so generously been letting us use. He has a new job in Boston and may be back next year and can let us use it then. Anyway, this year we will be on generator power....

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May 2017 General Meeting
May11

May 2017 General Meeting

  Unboxing the BITX40 SSB QRP 40-Meter Rig     Assembling the BITX-40: KE0OG Kwickie   Review of BITX-40 SSB QRP Rig Operations   Attendees:   Callsign Name 1 N6PET Pet 2 K6THH Tom 3 W6NYW Walt 4 AD6IZ Larry 5 WA6ZEG Emile 6 KJ6LA George 7 WA9JIB Bob 8 KO6TD  David 9 KE6MMU Leah 10 N0XXX Jim 11 KJ6QFO Michael 12 KG6VBK Bruce 13 KF6YAN Mark 14 K6EJC Eric  15 KE6KOZ  Dave  16 KF6KXG...

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Prez Sez – May 2017
May04

Prez Sez – May 2017

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a nice Spring and getting outdoors to enjoy it.  Even propagation on the HF bands has improved in the last week. Several weeks ago our 440 repeater started having problems and was shut down. On Sunday, April 30th, David B. and Pet went up the hill to check things out. The power supply was the problem and probably the rectifier diodes. I gave them one of my backup supplies to use temporarily and...

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N6JLY Repeater Service
Apr30

N6JLY Repeater Service

April 30 , 2017 Sunday – Dave KO6TD and Pet N6PET went up Mt.Thom early Sunday morning to service our N6JLY repeater. The club’s 70cm repeater has been down for almost a month and it was due for servicing. The problem was a bad power supply that was temporarily replaced by a 35A switching power supply. The club has also decided to upgrade our N6JLY receiver with a wide band and acquire back-up UPS in case of power failure....

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April 2017 General Meeting
Apr13

April 2017 General Meeting

CVRC Meeting Agenda April 13, 2017 Flag Salute Reports Treasurer Repeaters GEARS – Report Webpage Delta Loop Antenna – Pet Working Amateur Satellites  Show and Tell and Announcements: Sale of equipment from Ray  #1 How to Work Amateur Radio Satellites with  Your Handheld (HT) Radio”      #2 “$4.00 Ham Radio Satellite Antenna       Attendees:     Callsign Name 1...

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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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March 2017 General Meeting
Mar09

March 2017 General Meeting

  Digital Ham Radio: DMR and Fusion Slide Show Presentation by W9KXD George Eckart Download [6.57 MB]       Download [2.12 MB]     Digital Voice War by N6PET Pet Natividad Read blog here: http://n6pet.com/digital-voice-war/ D-Star...

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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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February 2017 General Meeting
Feb09

February 2017 General Meeting

Meeting Agenda Flag Salute Reports Treasurer Repeaters GEARS – Report Webpage Working Amateur Satellites      #1 How to Work Amateur Radio Satellites with           Your Handheld (HT) Radio” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT131WBHKxc        #2 “$4.00 Ham Radio Satellite Antenna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy_XwvMmIro Show...

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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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January 2017 General Meeting Video
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Pres Sez – January 2017
Jan09

Pres Sez – January 2017

I hope everybody had a nice holiday. As we start the new year I am going to do something new. Instead of the tradition of letting you know what the main topic of the meeting is ahead of time, I am keeping it a secret. Your clue is that it has something to do with an article in the January 2017 QST. I have been following this topic for a year now and I think everyone will be inspired by it. At the club’s holiday party I forgot to have...

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