Aug 15

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday September 11, 2018

W6TRW General Meeting

September 11, 2018 Tuesday @ 6:00pm

QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Understanding the linked multi-repeater

systems of Southern California

Guest Speaker: Diana Feinberg, AI6DF

Diana Feinberg, AI6DF – Key Note Speaker at 2017 W6TRW Banquet

In about an hour we’ll compare and contrast such linked systems as:  PAPA; DARN; Cactus Intertie; Condor; WIN; RABBIT; EARN; SCIRA; and more.  Diana, AI6DF, previously served as President and later Coordination Board Secretary for the 220 MHz Spectrum Management Association of Southern California.  Several of these linked systems use the 222-225 MHz amateur band.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know….Diana will answer all your Questions about Southern California repeater systems as well as give us an update on ARRL activities.

 

In addition to serving as ARRL Los Angeles Section Manager Diana is President of the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club, District Communications Officer for the L.A. County Disaster Communications Service Lomita and South Los Angeles Districts, and an active participant with the PVARC’s annual “Islands on the Air” (IOTA) DXpedition to Santa Catalina Island.

Jul 18

Tour USAF Space & Missile Systems Center

Tour of USAF Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC)

Date: Friday, Sept. 21st, 2018

Car Pool at Space Park, in front of Building S parking Lot

Time:       9:00 am

Limit:       1 guest per Club Member  (Total Group: 25)

Cost:         None

                                                      

The SMC Heritage Center is an area of historical exhibits and monuments to the Air Force space and missile development, located both indoors and outside of the Schriever Space Complex at L.A. Air Force Base in El Segundo.

Lunch will be available at a reserved area of the base patio. Limited Parking, please carpool.

To sign up for this event, US Air Force Base Authorized Guest Registration is required (fill out attachment in link below).

W6TRW Tour of USAF SMC Flyer

Jul 11

Phil Bergeron N6PB Silent Key

It is our sad duty to inform all W6TRW members of the passing of Phil Bergeron, N6PB. Phil became a Silent Key (SK) after a long battle with several medical issues. Phil’s wife, Kathy passed away earlier this year. Phil is survived by his son, Robbie.

A donation to the ARRL or other amateur radio organization in Phil’s honor would be appropriate, as his family is not accepting flowers or remembrances.

Jun 16

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday July 10, 2018

W6TRW General Meeting

July 10, 2018 Tuesday @ 5:30pm

Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Elmer to many hams, Mike Aust, WB6DJI, Presents:

“Home-brew: HF SDR Rig in

Go-Box HF Bands for Field Day 2018

“This project HF Field Day 2018 radio seemed like it was putting 10 pounds of sand into a 5 pound sack !!
Cutting, milling, sanding steel racks, cabling, mounting equipment onto upper & lower 2U racks into a 4U rack, special mounting brackets for front mounted KX3 HF radio and DSP speaker, not to mention the HF PA deck , Synced SDR receiver and it’s custom milled out rack, etc ……
Working at Northrop was easier work than this stuff …..” Mike, WB6DJI

May 11

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday June 12, 2018

W6TRW General Meeting

June 12, 2018 Tuesday @ 5:30pm

Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Field Day Co-Chairs, Chris Wachs WA2KDL & Greg Shreve KE6YEX:

“ARRL’s Field Day Prep Meeting

Event Scheduled: Weekend of 23-24 June 2018

Begins at 1800 UTC Saturday ending at 2100 UTC Sunday

Field Day QTH:  Friendship Park, San Pedro

Hope to see you there!

 

ARRL Field Day is THE largest emergency preparedness, on-the-air event held on the 4th weekend of June. 35,000 or more radio amateurs gather with their clubs and friends, to operate from remote locations. W6TRW will have 7 fully operational stations up and running using Voice, Digital and Morse Code.

Apr 15

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday May 8, 2018

W6TRW General Meeting

May 8, 2018 Tuesday @ 5:30pm

Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Guest Speaker from Silicon Valley:  Edison Fong, WB6IQN

“A Tri-Band Antenna for 2 meters, 220 MHz,

& 70 cm Antenna Without Radials”

WB6IQN will present his new patent on a Tri Band base antenna (TBJ-1),
featured in QST March 2017. The antenna operates on 2mt/ 1.25mt/ 70cm. It uses no radials
and is only 6ft tall.

Ed worked on this concept for several years and first presented this antenna design at Pacificon 2015.
He will give a historical perspective of how this antenna was developed and also explain how this antenna works.
Since its introduction, its popularity has exploded. Sales have not only been to the ham community but also to military, government and commercial applications.

Mar 25

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday April 10, 2018

W6TRW General Meeting

April 10, 2018 Tuesday @ 5:30pm

Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Guest Speaker:  Jeff Reed, KK6TXO

“Jeff Reed shares his SOTA experience”

Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an ongoing ham radio contest, that encourages portable QRP operations in the mountain terrain. Each summit earns the ‘activators’ and the ‘chasers,’ a score which is related to the height of the summit. ‘Short Wave listeners’ confirm a QSO. Certificates are available for various scores, leading to the prestigious Mountain Goat and the Shack Sloth trophies. SOTA was launched March 2, 2002 and there are over 118 associations around the world.


W6TRW Club Commissioner, Jeff Reed treks up mountain tops to make that radio contact.
Discover adventure with KK6TXO!

Mar 19

Outdoor Adventure Net on W6TRW Repeaters

The W6TRW Repeater participates in the Outdoor Adventure USA weekly net via the IRLP Reflector 9251 each Thursday evening at 7:30 PM immediately following the N6HSI Space Net on our 145.320 and 447.000 Repeaters.

The Outdoor Adventure USA weekly net discusses various topics related to amateur radio and the outdoors.

All amateurs are welcome to participate. Please stop by, give a listen, and join the net.

Website: http://www.oausa.net/

 

Feb 24

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday March 13, 2018

W6TRW General Meeting

March 13, 2018 Tuesday

Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Guest Speaker:  Duane Park, N6DSP

“Baker To Vegas Volunteer Briefing”

The largest police foot pursuit in the world, the Baker to Vegas run is where police organizations form relay teams to run the 120 mile course, in 20 stages from Baker, CA to Las Vegas, NV.
Duane Park, N6DSP, will brief volunteers supporting this event on March 17th & 18th, 2018
Event Information: http://bakervegas.net/

Feb 09

NBC News Report Says Hams “Could Save Our Lives” in a Disaster

 

A team from NBC News’ digital news unit Left Field was in Hawaii to visit with some radio amateurs to produce a report when the false nuclear missile alert happened on January 13.

Left Field’s report points out how much we rely on cell phones and 21st-century technology…and what we would do if these suddenly were no longer available. Amateur Radio operators “are standing at the ready and may save us all,” NBC Left Field said in its report. The report, with Left Field’s Jacob Soboroff, runs 7:22.

“Ham radio is one of the ways you’d be able to hear what’s happening,” when conventional telecommunications systems fail, Soboroff told his viewers.

NBC News says its Left Field unit “is a new internationally minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes.”

Click the photo below to watch the video.


Sources: ARRL, NBC News Left Field Youtube Disaster Preparedness Playlist