Category: Club News

W6TRW Club Meeting December 14, 2021

Speaker Topic for this Month: “Pizza Pan Antenna Test Fixture, SWR Bridges & NanoVNA” Allen Wolff, KC7O Allen Wolff, KC7O, has held an Amateur license for 57 years (in NY, NJ, IN, UT and CA), is an ARRL Life Member, and earned his First Class FCC Radio Telephone License (now General Radio Telephone) in 1974. …

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W6TRW Club Meeting November 9, 2021

Speaker Topic for this Month: “AMSAT GOLF” Chris Wachs, WA2KDL   The goal of the GOLF program is to work by steps through a series of increasingly capable spacecraft to learn skills and systems for which we do not yet have any low-risk experience.  Among these are active attitude control, deployable/steerable solar panels, radiation tolerance for …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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