Category: Club News

W6TRW Club Meeting August 8th, 2023

In-Person Meeting We will be holding the monthly W6TRW general meeting at noon on Tuesday August 8th, in the east patio of the Building S Cafeteria on the Northrop Grumman campus in Redondo Beach.  This lunch meeting takes place of the W6TRW evening Zoom meeting for August. See the map below if you are not …

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W6TRW Club Meeting July 11, 2023

Speaker Topic for this Month: “PVARC expeditions to Catalina island” Ray Day, N6HE Guest speaker, Ray Day, N6HE presents the 2014 Palos Verdes ARC (K6PV) Trip to the Santa Catalina Islands! Ray N6HE started as WN4LFP in Miami Springs, FL on 12/7/62.  He currently uses an IC-7300 as a travel/portable rig, got hooked on direct-sampling …

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W6TRW Club Meeting June 13, 2023

Speaker Topic for this Month: “W6TRW Field Day 2023 – An Experiment in QRP“ Greg Shreve KE6YEX, Dylon N6MX, Mark KD7DTS   We’re planning for Field Day 2023.  We’ll be at Friendship Park again, and this year we’re doing something different – QRP (5-watt transmitter power maximum, battery/solar power only).  W6TRW Field Day 2022 was …

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Check out our Crosstalk Newsletter Archive!

NEW! Check out our Crosstalk Newsletter Archive! Decades of club history now available to browse! Lots of articles dating back to the early days of the club circa 1968! Check it out by clicking here! Special thanks to past President Bob Briggs, KD6WYQ, and son, Carey R. Briggs, for digitizing and keeping these safe over …

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W6TRW Club Meeting May 9, 2023

Speaker Topic for this Month: “Saving History From the Landfill – The Last Collins Radio VOA Broadcast Transmitter” Dennis Kidder, W6DQ The story of one of the largest shortwave broadcast transmitters built by Collins Radio for the Voice of America (VOA)! Taking the preservation of vintage Collins equipment to a whole new level: The Collins …

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W6TRW Club Meeting April 11, 2023

Speaker Topic for this Month: “Electric Aircraft – Survey and Applications” Rhon Williams, KJ6IRJ A survey of past, present, and future aircraft using electric motor(s) to drive propeller(s), within a rapidly changing industry. Discussions will include the technologies and applications that drive the aircraft design.  There are currently new models of flight training aircraft coming …

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W6TRW Club Meeting March 14, 2023

Speaker Topic for this Month: “Diplexers, Triplexers, and the Low-Profile Mobile” Allen Wolff, KC7O A presentation about hiding radio equipment and yet have the ability to transmit using two antennas on 2, 220, 440 along with simultaneously APRS operation. The use of Diplexers and Triplexers make this possible. Also, installation techniques with safety and functionality …

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W6TRW Club Meeting February 14, 2023

Speaker Topic for this Month: “HF Update – Making The Most of Your Operating Time” Bill Shanney, W6QR In this presentation, Bill reviews transceiver performance with an emphasis on making sure you get what you want and also a radio that has a clean transmitter. Following is an antenna overview leading into some examples of …

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Happy New Year! Don’t forget to renew your 2023 Membership!

Welcome to the New Year 2023! We hope you had a great holiday season! This is a friendly reminder to fill out your annual membership form. We are planning some new events for 2023 that you won’t want to miss as well as a return to in-person meetings! We won’t completely abandon online Zoom meetings …

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W6TRW Club Meeting January 10, 2023

Speaker Topic for this Month: “Intro to Amateur Microwave Radio — History of amateur microwave and how to get started” Dennis Kidder W6DQ “Hams have always pushed technological limits … in the 20’s SHF meant 28 mcs, and today, we are pushing into mm wavelengths.  We will share a brief history of microwave communications by …

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