W6TRW Club Meeting October 12, 2021

Speaker Topic for this Month:

“Radio Frequency Interference – From Both Sides”

Bill Shanney, W6QR

RFI is a growing issue for Amateur Radio. The proliferation of electronics has added many potential noise sources which can interfere with receive signals. Our transmit signals can also interfere with household electronics. In this talk I’ll describe my experiences and remedies as well as resources that can help resolve RFI problems.

When: Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30 PM

Where: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Due to continued COVID-19 public health guidelines, the W6TRW Club Meetings will not be held in person. Instead, there will be a Virtual Meeting held on Zoom. Click on the link below on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794654895

Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833

W6TRW Club Meeting September 14, 2021

2.4GHz XCVR Module for Model Rocket Payload

Dylon Mutz, KK6OTK

Dylon Mutz, KK6OTK, will be speaking about his model rocket project with working payload capable of transmitting live altitude telemetry using 2.4GHz transceiver modules.

When: Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 PM

Where: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Due to continued COVID-19 public health guidelines, the W6TRW Club Meetings will not be held in person. Instead, there will be a Virtual Meeting held on Zoom. Click on the link below on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794654895

Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833

W6TRW Club Meeting August 10, 2021

N6RRY Long Duration Balloon Project

Greg Martens, N6RRY

Greg Martens, N6RRY, and other hams built a long duration balloon that circled the Earth 5 times.  Greg’s APRS callsign, N6RRY-11, was used to track the balloon around the world.


When: Tuesday, August 10th at 6:30 PM

Where: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Due to continued COVID-19 public health guidelines, the W6TRW Club Meetings will not be held in person. Instead, there will be a Virtual Meeting held on Zoom. Click on the link below on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794654895

Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833

Swap Meet to Reopen August 28, 2021

Post Updated 8/16/2021

BREAKING NEWS!

The W6TRW Amateur Radio Club Swap Meet will reopen on August 28, 2021.

Starting in August, the Swap Meets will continue, as before, on the last Saturday of every month.  7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Thank you for your patience and support! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the W6TRW Swap Meet.

 

W6TRW Club Meeting July 13, 2021

 

Stepping Up To A Hexbeam

Chris Newton, N6FR

Stepping up to a multiband directional antenna can be an intimidating and costly engineering enterprise.  However, the broadband hexbeam is an attractive option on both fronts.  This presentation covers the theory behind the hexbeam, construction notes on the commercial product sold by KIO Technology, and early experiences on-the-air.


When: Tuesday, July 13th at 6:30 PM

Where: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Click here to download presentation slides


Due to continued COVID-19 public health guidelines, the W6TRW Club Meetings will not be held in person. Instead, there will be a Virtual Meeting held on Zoom. Click on the link below on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794654895

Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833

Field Day 2021 Is On!

W6TRW Field Day 2021 Is On!

June 26-27, 2021

QTH: Deane Dana Friendship Park, San Pedro

1805 W 9th St, San Pedro, CA 90732
Event Schedule: 1800 UTC Saturday (11:00am local); Ending at 2100 UTC Sunday (2:00pm local)

Due to recent COVID restrictions being lifted and thanks to the quick work of several club members, the W6TRW Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Field Day 2021!

The setup this year will be overall a smaller scale than previous years, but this is actually a greater demonstration of the ability for W6TRW to react in case of a real-life emergency event! In reality, we likely wouldn’t have the ability, manpower, and time available to set up our usual antenna towers and heavy equipment. This year, simple wire antennas, lower power, and lightweight shelter will put our skills to the test!

All visitors are welcome to stop by and chat about our setup and ask questions! There will be an info booth, UHF/VHF Get-On-The Air station, and satellite station in addition to several operators running HF stations. Please click this link for an info packet with more details! W6TRW Field Day 2021 Info Packet

American Radio Relay
League Field Day is a nationwide annual public service drill put on by amateur
radio operators to prepare for volunteer emergency and disaster response.

http://www.arrl.org/field-day

W6TRW Club Meeting March 9, 2021

Amateur Radio During the Pandemic …and Post-Pandemic

Diana Feinberg, AI6DF

Diana is the ARRL Los Angeles Section Manager and President of the K6PV Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club.  She is very active in South Bay ham radio activities and many of you already know her from past events, hamfests, and talks.  Diana will update us on the changes the ARRL and South Bay are seeing recently in amateur radio activities. 


When: Tuesday, March 9th at 6:30 PM

Where: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Click Here to Download the PDF Presentation


Due to continued Covid-10 public health guidelines, the W6TRW Club Meetings will not be held in person. Instead, there will be a Virtual Meeting held on Zoom. Click on the link below on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794654895

Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833

 

W6TRW Club Meeting February 9, 2021

Living with a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Presented by Jim Harrison, K6OUE


When: Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 PM

Where: Virtual Meeting on Zoom


Due to continued Covid-19 public health guidelines, the W6TRW Club Meetings will not be held in person.  Instead, there will be a Virtual Meeting held on Zoom. Click on the link below on your computer, tablet, or smartphone

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794654895

Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833

 

W6TRW Club Meeting January 12, 2021

Remote Amateur Radio VEC Testing Experience

Presented by Chris Newton, N6FR


When: Tuesday, January 12th, at 6:30 PM

Where: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Click Here to Download the PDF Presentation

 

Due to continued Covid-19 public health guidelines, the W6TRW Club Meetings will not be held in person.  Instead, there will be a Virtual Meeting held on Zoom. Click on the link below on your computer, tablet, or smartphone

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794654895

Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday December 8, 2020 Repeater Net & Zoom

W6TRW General Meeting 6:30 PM Tuesday 8 December Will Be Replaced by Repeater Net on the W6TRW 2 meter and 440 MHz repeaters, and a Zoom meeting.

For the 8 December Tuesday 6:30 PM call-in, here is the W6TRW repeater info ( https://w6trw.com/repeaters/ ):

VHF 2 Meters • 145.320 MHz, Offset: -600 kHz, PL: 114.8 Hz; Located in Redondo Beach, CA • All-Star node 505680

UHF 440 MHz • 447.000 MHz, Offset: -5 MHz, PL: 100.0 Hz; Located in Palos Verdes, CA • All-Star node 505681

Due to continued COVID-19 public health guidelines, the W6TRW Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting will not be held in person. But to take its place, as a virtual meeting, we will again hold a radio net Tuesday 8 December starting at 6:30 PM, on the W6TRW FM repeaters (see repeater info below), and a Zoom meeting (see link below).

The speaker topic for this November virtual meeting is:

“VHF Beginner Talk”

by Bill W6QR.

Bill will present a comprehensive, interesting and informative session on VHF weak signal operation,  radios and antennas, modes, and VHF propagation,.

Here is a link to the slides, so we can follow along. The slides will be uploaded before the meeting.

https://w6trw.com/wp-content/uploads/VHF_Beginner_Talk_W6QR.pdf

The slides will also be presented in the Zoom meeting:

The W6TRW Radio Club is inviting you to a Zoom meeting. To join the meeting at the scheduled date and time, please click on the link:

W6TRW Monthly Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794654895

Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833

You don’t need a Zoom account or anything – just click the link. You can hear the audio through your computer, or you can dial in on the phone. We will try to be listening on the W6TRW repeaters as well, if you want to check in, but we will not run the meeting audio over the radio.