Category: Activities

Sep 14

Volunteers Wanted: Special Olympics Fall Games

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

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

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

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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Jul 06

Club Meeting Tuesday July 14 – Bill Shanney, W6QR – HF Transcievers

W6TRW General Meeting Tuesday, July 14th at 5:30 pm Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance He’s Back! Guest Speaker Bill Shanney, W6QR on HF Transceivers W6TRW welcomes one its own, longtime member, Bill Shanney, W6QR, to center stage.  A ham operator since 1960, Bill has written many technical articles in the club’s Crosstalk newsletter and stays current …

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Jun 21

Information on W6TRW Field Day

Hi, all – It’s summertime, and the annual ARRL Field Day is here again!  Please join us on 27-28 June at Friendship Park in San Pedro.  There will be lots of opportunities to learn about radio technology and radio operation firsthand, and to get on the air!  It’s also a great time to meet the …

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Jun 20

Special Olympics Summer Games Cal State University Long Beach

On Saturday & Sunday June 13th &14th W6TRW club members John Bacon KG6IMP, Michael Bao AI6BJ, Mike Hamada KF6UCN, Scott Marsiglia KI6KWI, and Doug Walker W6DOW assisted SCRAN, the South Coast Radio Amateur Network group as additional sport venue Amateur Radio communications for Special Olympics Summer Games at Cal State University Long Beach. This was …

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Jun 09

W6TRW ARC Meeting June 9

W6TRW Monthly General Meeting Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance Tuesday, June 9th at 5:30 pm Speaker Topic:  Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)   Get ready for the world of Amateur Radio on the ISS:  Hams in Space!  Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, will show us his latest work with ARISS and video …

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May 28

W6TRW Field Day June 27-28

The W6TRW Amateur Radio Club returns this year to Deane Dana Friendship Park in San Pedro for Field Day. Since the first ARRL Field Day in 1933, radio amateurs throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers …

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May 19

Special Olympics Radio Support

Special Olympics Summer Games at California State University, Long Beach provides a great training opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their radio communication skills, with many different scenarios that occur during this event. The date of the games is 13-14 June 2015, but you must sign up to volunteer before the end of May.  Please …

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