W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance
Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 5:30 pm
Raspberry Pi & I.O.T. – Internet of Things
Club members N6ENT Lloyd Matthews & AI6BJ Mike Bao will share with us their favorite DIY projects.
Lloyd Matthews’ presentation and sample code is here.
For many years, we have held a weekly Wednesday noon radio net on our 145.320 MHz and 447.000 MHz repeaters, for W6TRW Emergency Communications Team members to check in. We are now opening this net to all W6TRW members, to get more club participation, and generally increase the number of members who are aware of emergency communications resources.
Check-ins to this net reply with their general location, and their radio communication capabilities at the time.
We’re also looking for more control operators for this net. Control ops rotate on a schedule, typically only coming around every 4 weeks or more. There is a brief script to read, and a simple structure to the net, that you can hear by tuning in on any Wednesday noon. The whole net only takes about 10-15 minutes. Please contact Greg, KE6YEX if you want to join the control op rotation.
HF Family Net:
Also at noon on Wednesday is a long-running company net on 14.270 MHz. Employees / retirees are welcome to check in and represent the West Coast!
If you want to volunteer for (or find out about) various radio-related events or activities taken on by members of the W6TRW club, please send us a message and we will get you in touch with the right members.
W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday January 10, 2017
Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance
Tuesday, Jan. 10th 2017 at 5:30 pm
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department & County Communications
With 38 years of law enforcement experience with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), Division Chief of Special Operations Division, Scott Edson, W6EDS (“my initials backward are EDS.”) is a recognized leader in Information sharing, Homeland Security, Communications & Technology.
His presentation will include an introduction to the L.A. Sheriff’s Dept (LASD), the current LASD Analog Communications System, the new “digital-trunked” L.A. Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS), and the L.A. County Disaster Communications System.
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Scott, became a Ham Radio operator in 1991. He worked with L.A. County RACES/DCS transmitting video of significant events back to law enforcement command posts. “I was usually in a Sheriff’s helicopter, with no door, hanging outside with a video camera connected to a packet radio transmitter.”
“My rig is a Yaesu FT-2000D with a Radio Wavx G5RV Lite Antenna inverted and just slightly off the roof line of my house peaking about 6’ at its highest. Not the most ideal, but the best I can do, since there are HOA restrictions.”
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Management and an AA in Administration of Justice. Member of organizations, such as ARRL, 10-10 International Net, the Papa System, DARN, Cactus Intertie System. Check out www.W6EDS.us
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W6TRW General Meeting
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm
4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance
Building an Airplane – the Early Bird Jenny
The Early Bird Jenny is a homebuilt aircraft, using modern construction materials and techniques. It is made to look like a 2/3 scale Curtiss Jenny, a common WWI trainer. In 2002, Rhon joined a local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Beginning with his plans, KJ6IRJ acquired the materials and skills needed to build a flying airplane.
His Jenny first flew on Dec. 30, 2015 at Chino Airport.
Rhon grew up in Ohio and attended the University of Illinois, receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. KJ6IRJ then moved to California in 1978 and joined TRW where he worked in computer network and communications programs and retired from the company as a Program Manager in 2011.
He is a part time flight instructor with a commercial pilot license, rated to fly single and multiengine airplanes, gliders, and helicopters. Rhon and his wife, Vicki Ruch N6SKY, enjoyed many flying vacations, which included northwest to Banff, northeast to New Jersey, southeast to Bahamas, and southwest to Cabo San Lucas. He is now co-owner of a Cirrus SR-22.
The Hawaiian Inter-Club Council of Southern California is the host organization of Ho’olaule’a held each year – the third weekend in July – at Alondra Park in the city of Lawndale. This year (July 16-17) the HICCSC celebrates 38 years of service to the community.
There will be continuous Polynesian Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Games, Island Style Foods, Drawings, Prizes, Greeting old Friends, Meeting New Ones Don’t forget why we come together each year to share in that spirit we call Aloha!
I am requesting help from W6TRW Members for Friday July 15 13:00-17:00 (Off Friday for most NG Employees), Will need Two Members for Traffic Control.
Saturday and Sunday need Four W6TRW Members to be Ambassador of Aloha Security for this event.
Downey Radio Club also supports this event wiith Slow Scann TV. This is a fun event and I learn something every year. I have worked this event For over 20 years.
If anyone is interested please contact Mike Hamada KF6CUN 310-814-2628.
Thank you and ALOHA,
Our 5th Annual HRO Ham Jam is coming up!
Saturday, July 16, 2016 is the date, store hours are 10AM-5:30PM, and once again we will be hosting our local clubs and communications specialists in the store parking lot for another educational and fun event.
Come tour the OC RACES communications van as well as the Anaheim RACES trailer, learn about Hospital Disaster Services, and see how many of the clubs like the San Diego Six Shooters, the Motorcycle Amateur Radio Club, SOARA, WARA, and others who have not yet committed before newsletter deadline time make various activities available to local hams.
The Eagle Scouts will be providing a hotdog lunch this year, and Mr. Gordon West and representatives from ARRL, Comet Antennas, Ham Radio Deluxe, Icom, Kenwood, Pryme, and Yaesu will be available for questions (listen for announcements throughout the day for impromptu informational gatherings, satellite passes, or how-to sessions.)
License testing will also be available most of the day; if interested in testing, please call Janet at the store at 714-533-7373 with name and contact information so that we may plan for appropriate seating.
Three prize drawings will be held throughout the day at 11AM, 1:30PM, and 3PM. Winners will need to be present to win goodies from many of our suppliers who have donated some really great stuff!
Come join us for a fun-filled Saturday of ham radio; make it your goal to leave having learned at least one new thing and/or shared your own knowledge with at least one new ham.
Janet Margelli, KL7MF
Ham Radio Outlet
933 N. Euclid St.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Seeking help in repair of tube-era radios, including ham gear, early entertainment radios, vintage audio equipment, etc. Flexible part-time basis.
One person to be a an experienced vintage electronics tech, preferably a ham. Another person meed not have any experience with tube equipment, but who has a strong demonstrated interest in electronics, preferably a ham, and would like to learn about tube-era technology under supervision.
Shop is in El Segundo, where work would be 2-3 days per week, flexible, including Saturdays, and could be adjusted during the school year. This is where the person learning would have to work. Experienced person could work here or elsewhere.
Learner to start at $10/hr, experienced tech more.
Contact Kevin, WA6HUL, firstname.lastname@example.org