We have 2 new members:
Bruce Bonbright , NH7WG
Grace Stencel, KM6JOS
Membership is open to all licensed Amateurs who live in Laguna Woods Village. You can join any time during the year. Renewals of membership are due annually at the first meeting in January. If you are a licensed amateur and live in the Village you should join and support our club. Some advantages of membership are:
Use of a Kenwood TS 480 SAT and 4 band beam antenna
Use of a YaesuTSDX1200 Radio
Use of a Software Defined Radio - a Flex 3000
Weekly 2 meter net
Weekly 2 meter "Old Timers Net"
Fellowship with other hams
Participation in emergency drills throughout the year
The K1N Navassa Island DXPedition wrapped up operation on Sunday Feb 15, 2015. Navassa Island is the second most wanted DXCC entity after North Korea. K1N logged 138,409 contacts with 35,702 unique call signs.
Bob K0OK made 8 contacts on 10/12/15/17/20/30/40/160 Meters via CW
Joe KB0IG made 4 contacts on 10/15/30/40 Meters via SSB
Ernie W6ETS made 1 contact on 20 Meters via SSB
Navassa Island is summarized on The Southern California DX Club Bulletin
HAM NATION 200th SPECIAL EVENT STATION
Ham Nation's 200th Special Event Station, celebrating their 200th TV broadcast, was held May 2, 2015 until June 2, 2015. Each of the 6 show hosts operated a Special Events Station. To obtain a certificate 4 out of the 6 stations had to be contacted. Ernie W6ETS received a certificate by contacting 5 of the 6 stations
13 COLONIES SPECIAL EVENT STATION
The 13 Colonies Special Event Station, celebrating Independance Week, was held Tuesday June 30, 2015 until Sunday July 5, 2015. Jim K6EEE contacted 6 staions on SSB and 7 stations on CW thereby acheivng a "clean sweep".
The 13 Colonies Special Event Station, celebrating Indepedence Week, was held Saturday July 1. 2017 until Saturday July 8, 2017. Ernie W6ETS contacted all 13 stations on SSB thereby aceiving a "clean sweep".
NATIONAL PARK ON THE AIR 2016
Amateur Radio helped The National Park Service celebrate their 100th anniversary. Hams from across the country activated various NPS units to promote The National Park Service and showcase Amateur Radio to the public. There were 59 bona fide National Park units in 2016.