Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 23

W6TRW 49th Annual Awards Banquet – November 14th

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 5:30 – 10:00 PM Bluewater Grill, 665 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach   It’s time again for the W6TRW Amateur Radio Club Banquet! This will be our 49th Annual Awards Banquet and it will take place on Saturday, 14 November 2015. This year’s banquet speaker is Gordon West, WB6NOA !!  Don’t miss …

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Sep 23

Club Meeting Tuesday October 13 – Duane Mariotti, WB9RER – The Future of Emergency Communications

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 PM Round Table Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance   In less than 20 years, cell phones have gone from a basic communications device to a handheld multi-functional communicator. Significant funding has supported statewide integrated two way voice and data radio systems. Does amateur radio have a role with the new …

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Sep 22

Hamcon 2015 Communication Vehicle Display Photos

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On Saturday, September 14, 2015, three mobile communications vehicles were on display at the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention. The W6TRW Amateur Radio Club communications truck was shown by several members of the club. The Los Angeles County Sheriff had a communications truck and did recruiting for the Disaster Communications Service (LA-DCS). The LA County DCS …

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Sep 22

September 2015 Swap Meet Update

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The W6TRW Amateur Radio Swap Meet will continue to be held at Northrop Grumman – as usual – through December 2015. The dates for the Swap Meets are:     September 26     October 31     November 28     December 26 The future beyond this is still up in the air.  We …

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Sep 14

Volunteers Wanted: Special Olympics Fall Games

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From Scott Marsiglia, KI6KWI The Special Olympics Fall Games will take place in Fountain Valley the weekend of November 14th and 15th. The Special Olympics has appreciated the amateur radio operators participation for the past few years and I would like to continue that effort for this worthy cause. I have already sent an email to …

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Sep 09

Volunteers Wanted: W6TRW Comm Truck at ARRL Convention September 12

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The ARRL Southwestern Division Convention – HAMCON 2015 – will take place on September 11-13 at the Torrance Marriott Hotel. You do not need to be an ARRL member to attend. You’ll find all kinds of great stuff going on at the convention including ham radio manufacturers and vendors with deals on their goods, exhibits, …

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Sep 09

My Volunteer Experience – Special Olympics World Games 2015

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By Mike Hamada, KF6UCN, After the W6TRW Swap Meet on the last Saturday in July, I prepared for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, as a volunteer for 5 days (35 hours). Briefing was on Thursday, 7/23. On Sunday, 7/26, I assisted Spectator Services at the Special Olympics World Games Sailing practice event held at Belmont Pier in Long Beach.  I had my Marine Hand …

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Sep 01

Club Meeting Tuesday Sept 8 — Sidewalk Earth-Moon-Earth with Doug Millar, K6JEY

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W6TRW General Meeting:  Doug Millar K6JEY — Sidewalk Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) September 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance   CLICK HERE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD A PDF FLYER FOR THIS MEETING EVENT   Moonbounce, is a form of wireless communication in which the moon is used as a passive satellite. The …

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