Category: Club News

W6TRW Club Meeting May 10, 2022

Speaker Topic for this Month: “EFHW Antenna” Bill Shanney, W6QR W6TRW welcomes one its own, longtime members, Bill Shanney, W6QR.  A ham operator since 1960, Bill has written many technical articles and stays current with ham radio items of interest for beginners to the most advanced operators. “My first call was WV2RDG in NJ. I …

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W6TRW Club Meeting April 12, 2022

Speaker Topic for this Month: “Activating Parks and Summits on 10W (or less!)” Mark Knight, KD7DTS Originally licensed in the late 1990s, I initially got hooked on ham radio as a means of reliable outdoor communications during boy scout expeditions. After a few active years on the air, the sun cycle faded, 10m went dead, …

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W6TRW Club Meeting March 8, 2022

Speaker Topic for this Month: “Los Angeles Marathon Amateur Radio Communications” Deane Bouvier (N5DQ),  Greg Powell (KD6AIS),  Bob Dengler (NO6B) Born out of the success of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, the first annual Los Angeles Marathon was run in 1986 and has had amateur radio support since the beginning. This presentation describes the …

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W6TRW Club Meeting February 8, 2022

Speaker Topic for this Month: “No Tools Troubleshooting” Wayne Yoshida, KH6WZ Wayne Yoshida is a Technical Writer and CQ Amateur Radio Magazine columnist who brings a cornucopia of writing, editing, technology and marketing skills to his everyday work. Wayne’s teenage ham radio hobby influenced his life and continues today, turning various personal interests into an …

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W6TRW Club Meeting January 11, 2022

Speaker Topic for this Month: “Did-you-feel-it Reporting via Winlink” Oliver Dully, K6OLI Oliver K6OLI will present Did-you-feel-it reporting via Winlink. Learn how you can participate in reporting earthquake intensity to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) even when commercial communication options are compromised and what the implications are for amateur radio networks. Oliver encourages everyone …

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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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