Feb 23

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday March 10, 2020

W6TRW General Meeting

Tuesday March 10, 2020 @ 5:30pm

QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

“Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay

Presented By: Ray Enriquez, KD6IGI

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS COMPETE IN the Baker to Vegas run.
THE CHALLENGE CUP IS A 120 MILE, 20 stage FOOT RELAY, STARTING from Baker,
CA to Las Vegas, NV. Ray Enriquez, KD6IGI, will brief volunteers supporting this event on APRIL 4-5, 2020

 

 

Event Information:

http://bakervegas.net/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pizza and conversation at 5:30 PM; Speaker and club business starting at 6 PM. 

The Monthly W6TRW General Meeting is a great place to meet other club members and to ask and answer questions about your radios, local repeaters, and all other radio-related topics. 

Jan 24

Volunteers Wanted for Baker to Vegas in April

This is the 36th Annual Baker to Vegas 2020

We need help!

4,5 April 2020

We need your help.

Baker to Vegas is a 120 mile relay run consisting of 20 stages that is held every March.

This is an international competition for police officers.

Over 270 teams participate in this event, with over 6000 runners and support staff. In addition to several hundred Family members and friends; and thousands of Race volunteers, like the W6TRW Amateur Radio Club.

There are two websites that provide additional information about this event – the official event web site at  http://www.bakervegas.net and one focused on amateur radio involvement at http://www.radiobaker2vegas.org 

The amateur radio operators keep track of all of the runners that are on the course.

We have been supporting this event for about eight years and have recently been sponsoring stage 18. It’s a special spot for us, as it  is located in the middle of a neighborhood so this stage must be silent – no yelling of status – we must use radios to communicate and computers to track runner status. 

This is one event that there is real emergency radio traffic taking place.

Staffing:  We are looking for 7 more Volunteers and looking for an IT person to verify the computer is properly set up and to keep it up during the event.

The clubs communication truck will be used for this event.

If you can support or need additional information Please contact: Ray Enriquez 310-678-2732 or Email  radioray22@sbcglobal.net 

Note that you’ll be responsible for making your own hotel reservation and associated costs.

Thanks

Ray- KD6IGI

Jan 21

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday February 11, 2020

W6TRW General Meeting

Tuesday February 11, 2020 @ 5:30pm

QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

“Electrical and RF Safety

Presented By: David Guder, AI6OU

Secretary/Treasurer for W6SCE Edison Amateur Radio Club

Program will include a presentation on Electrical and RF Safety, as well as a history of the Edison Amateur Radio Network (EARN). EARN was established in 1938 and the current network of 220MHz repeaters

(W6SCE) was built in the early 1990’s.

David Guder (AI6OU) is the Manager of the Title and Valuation Sections of SCE’s Real Properties Department in Pomona. He is a licensed Appraiser and Broker and has been active acquiring and managing real estate for SCE and other agencies for over 30 years. Research in progress for a future article to determine impact (if any) of ham radio towers on the prices of adjacent single-family residential homes.
Almost FCC licensed in the 1990’s, finally licensed in 2015. Currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the Edison Amateur Radio Network (EARN/W6SCE), Secretary for the 220SMA and also on the Coordination Board of the 220SMA. Member of EARN and SOARA. ). Active in the Newport Beach CERT program.
Published article in CQ Magazine “Ham Radio Audio Podcasts” (April 2019)

Pizza and conversation at 5:30 PM; Speaker and club business starting at 6 PM. 

The Monthly W6TRW General Meeting is a great place to meet other club members and to ask and answer questions about your radios, local repeaters, and all other radio-related topics. 

Dec 14

W6TRW Thursday Space Net Offline for Two Weeks

The weekly Thursday night Space Net on the W6TRW repeaters will be off the air for two weeks and will return on Thursday January 2, 2020.

Dec 11

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday January 14, 2020

W6TRW General Meeting

Tuesday January 14, 2020 @ 5:30pm

QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Guest Speaker: David Ziskin, AG6E:

“Tour of Duty: Antarctica

Picture: McMurdo Station, “ice dock”

“I was the REO onboard the Navy tanker, the Paul Buck, for Operation Deep Freeze. Ham radio operation was better on the the ship than at the ashore station.”

AG6E’s career has been in commercial and military maritime communications. For his leadership skill and technical expertise, he was recalled by the Navy to serve an LDO (Limited Duty Office) in Haiti Earthquake Relief, in February of 2010.

Now Retired, he is involved with Battleship Iowa (BB-61) call sign NI6BB Amateur Radio Association and with the Merchant Marine ship, S.S. Lane Victory, in San Pedro. David teaches STEM classes, and actively participates with RPA’s (Remotely Piloted Aircraft) and AUV’s (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) which are areas of specialized robotics.

 

“I have had a ham license for over 60 years.  Currently, I am involved with the Veterans Administration, as a Communications Specialist and as a drone pilot in the Emergency Operations Dept.

I have been a sea-going radio officer – when we had such things.”

Pictured: Dave, AG6E and Doug Dowds, W6HB, key note speakers at the 2018 W6TRW Awards Banquet.

 

Pizza and conversation at 5:30 PM; Speaker and club business starting at 6 PM. 

The Monthly W6TRW General Meeting is a great place to meet other club members and to ask and answer questions about your radios, local repeaters, and all other radio-related topics. 

Nov 08

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday December 10, 2019

W6TRW General Meeting

Tuesday December 10, 2019 @ 5:30pm

QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Jeff Orenstein, KK6TIN:

“How a Robot Can Use Sound to Navigate Underwater

Fact: The salty ocean is not a RF-friendly environment. Radio-based technologies, such as GPS cell phones do not work, once you go a few feet underwater. Visible light rarely makes it beyond 1000 feet.

So how do underwater robots see, navigate, and communicate?

Answer: We will find out through the examples of student-built “robosubs”, named Dory and Flo.

Jeffrey Orenstein (KK6TIN) received his license in 2015.

 

Pizza and conversation at 5:30 PM; Speaker and club business starting at 6 PM. 

The Monthly W6TRW General Meeting is a great place to meet other club members and to ask and answer questions about your radios, local repeaters, and all other radio-related topics. 

Oct 07

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday October 8, 2019

W6TRW General Meeting

Tuesday October 8, 2019 @ 5:30pm

QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Jim Aspinwall, NO1PC via IRLP:

“Sunnyvale club coordination & activities exchange

Jim NO1PC was first licensed in 1970.   He has lived in Campbell, CA since 1992.  Jim created and moderates a fantastic amateur radio Elmer forum on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/AmateurRadioElmers/ and maintains a web-site of solid ham radio reference information at www.No1PC.org

Jim has worked in medical instrumentation, scientific instrumentation, broadcast, commercial and public safety radio, technical marketing, software product management.  His present career is Principal Computer Systems Analyst in NGC Enterprise Services in Sunnyvale. 

Jim owns/operates several UHF repeater systems in the area – CalNet 443.750, Campbell 442.175, an iconic site in San Francisco on 441.025, GMRS – as well as full HF capability at home and mobile.  His battery-powered home shack has enough ham and public safety capability to function as a mini-EOC for local to State emergency traffic.  Jim has been a CERT trainer and now fosters the program and communications planning with Campbell and local CERT teams and the local ARES/RACES team. 

Among all his other ham activities, Jim will be speaking at Pacificon 2019 in San Ramon, CA this month.

 

Pizza and conversation at 5:30 PM; Speaker and club business starting at 6 PM. 

The Monthly W6TRW General Meeting is a great place to meet other club members and to ask and answer questions about your radios, local repeaters, and all other radio-related topics. 

Oct 07

W6TRW 53rd Annual Awards Banquet 2019

W6TRW 53rd Annual Awards Banquet 2019

“Deep Space Communications

and the Deep Space Network”

Presented by: Steve Townes, WB4ILW, President JPL ARC

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 2019

6:00 – 10:00 pm

Bluewater Grill, 665 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach

Captain’s Cabin, 1st Floor, back area

Your RSVP needs to be received by Oct. 25th with your check & entrée selection.

Please use the form below.

W6TRW 53rd Annual Awards Banquet 2019 Form

PLEASE NOTE THAT RESERVATIONS FOR THE BANQUET IS NOW CLOSED

 

Jul 30

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday September 10, 2019

W6TRW General Meeting

September 10, 2019 Tuesday @ 6:00pm

QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Brian Johnson, AB6UI:

“Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) lets students worldwide experience
the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station, inspiring
them to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and engaging
them with radio science technology through Amateur Radio. http://www.ariss.org/

Brian has been actively involved with several school and community ARISS contacts, including:
 LA Academy Middle School
 Mendez Middle School
 Santa Barbara Public Library

 

Meet AB6UI,

 

 First Ham Radio licensed in 1983. Currently, holds an Extra
Class license
 Graduated from Cal State Long Beach Cal State Long Beach
with a degree in Electrical Engineering
 Career with Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon for 33 years
 President “emeritus” & Station Manager/Trustee for the Hughes
ARC, W6HA
 In 1994 I led the St. Bernard High School SAREX contact team.
This team was made up of members of the HAC ARC and TRW
ARC. We had a horizon to horizon contact with the Space
Shuttle Endeavor STS-59
 Technical Guru at Waterfront Education in Redondo
Beach
 Technical Mentor for the Compton College STEM team

Jul 07

AO-85 AMSAT Battery News

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-181.01
ANS-181 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 181.01
>From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
jUNE 30, 2019
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-181.01


AO-85 Update: Do Not Access While in Eclipse

The auto Safe mode was disabled on June 24 and the transponder was 
turned on.  A few QSOs were made to verify that it would drop with 
inactivity.

Currently, the battery voltage is very low and it looks like a cell 
is prepared to give up the ghost.  Please do not use the satellite 
while it is in eclipse, even if you hear it.  Operations is not sure 
what will be usable if and when this cell fails completely.

In the meantime, please send reports to the AMSAT-BB.  THey are 
welcome and helpful.

[ANS thanks Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA for the above information.]

http://www.arrl.org/news/ao-85-turned-off-due-to-return-of-eclipse-periods-and-poor-battery-condition