THE AIRWAVES CALENDAR
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S SHACK
Hello all. This is the start of a new millennium, a new calendar year and a new SARC year. In case you have not heard, I am the new SARC president for 2001. I know a good number of the membership, but let me introduce myself to those of you who do not know me. My name is Mike Herr. I have been a Ham for almost thirty-one years. I started as a Novice with one crystal, a 6L6 (Ed. note: That is a DeForest valve, a thermoionic emission electron tube, hollow state.) oscillator and a regenerative receiver. Boy, things sure have changed! I still have the crystal, 6L6 and regen. I have lived in the IWV for the last twenty-two years, and am employed by the NAWC-WD (Ed note: The bigger 'n better bomb builder inside the fence northeast of RidgeBurg). My main Ham radio interests are home-brew construction, QRP (under five watt RF output) and satellite operation. My usual haunts are thirty and forty meters, operating CW, and on one of the "birds." We are a collection of Hams with common and varied interests. Years ago Ham radio had only a couple of facets. i.e. Most were on HF, SSB and CW. Now Ham radio has exploded with many ways to enjoy the hobby. I listen to a short wave broadcast show called "DXers Unlimited" and the host is always talking about the "more than fifty ways to enjoy Ham radio." I believe it. This is your club. I believe that the Board of Officers is putting together a fine program for SARC this year. But, we can not do it alone. What do you, the membership of SARC, want to see the club do? More repeaters? Participate in contests as a group? Field Day, VHF contests, T-Hunts, social events? Let me hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org But be warned, I want to hear ideas, ways to improve, not just complaints.
INSTALLATION DINNER Wed 10 Jan
No, there is no oath of office. No, there are no toasts. No, there are no long speeches. In fact, there are no speeches. It is just a way to celebrate knowing that SARC is still moving, that we really do have a full Board of Officers for 2001, to meet some new friends, have some fun, partake of Texas Cattle Company's version of the All American hamburger and imbibe the All American beverage of your choice. This annual SARC function will get under way at 0200 hrs UTC (If I put the proper date here, some would miss this shindig. Ed.), 1800 hrs PST or, for the timepiece challenged, when Mickey's long hand is pointing straight up and his short hand is pointing straight down. Now isn't that easy?
ELECTION OF SARC 2001 OFFICERS
Election for the SARC Board of Officers for 2001 was held at the 13 December 2000 meeting. Lloyd Brubaker WA6KZV, the nominating committee of one, presented the following slate of candidates.
President Mike Herr First V.P. Dave Stone Second V.P. Phelps TerHeun Secretary Richard Ingram Treasurer Ralph FrasierThere were no nominations from the floor. A single vote of acclimation elected the entire slate. Phelps TerHeun is the one new member of the Board of Officers. Mike Herr moved from 2nd VP to president.
RENEW SARC MEMBERSHIP NOW
Yup. It is time to renew your SARC membership for 2001. Inflation has finally forced SARC to raise dues for only the second time since organizing in the mid-seventies. Memberships are now $20.00 individual, $30.00 family and $10.00 student/military. A three month grace period is given in which non-renewed members receive the AIRWAVES and the enclosed membership applications. After 31 March, non-renewed persons are dropped from the membership list. Support your friendly, local Amateur Radio club. Renew your membership at a meeting or by mail. SARC's mailing address is on the application.
RAFFLE FOR STRAIGHT KEY
Phelps TerHeun KF6ZVD, our new 2nd VP, has organized a raffle for a small, very attractive, gold plated straight key to raise money for SARC treasury. This key is in the $100 price range and would look really good at any Ham shack's operating position. It is the Millennium Key, #81 of 100, by Llaves Telegraficas Artesanas. Tickets are $5.00 each or three for $10.00. Get your tickets from Phelps. The key will be on display at meetings and the drawing will be at the June meeting.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Fire Mountain Fifty Sat 20 Jan
Twenty Mule Team Horse Ride 17 Feb
Coso Bun Buster Horse Ride Sat 17 Mar
RECENT SARC ACTIVITIES
OTHTC 50K Ultra
On Sunday 10 December, 250 joggers arrived in Ridgecrest for the Over The Hill Track Club's Desert 50K Ultra run. That is almost twice the number of runners in the past, Fortunately we had enough Hams (barely) to cover the crowd but I took all day to get the last runner in. Thanks to Ken Edgar KK7HQ, Tom Ingram WB6EPD, Dave Stone KC6UUR, Hal Hazel KM6JM, Charlie Hawthorne AD6QK, Harvey Hiller KD6QK, Dave Hunter KC7CEX and Chris Hunter KC7WMK for helping. Lloyd Brubaker WA6KZV organized and anchored communications at this event. We were all provided with maps printed on bandannas for this run and they worked very well. Here is and an idea for the horsy people. Don Jefferson KC6OCA of Lake Isabella went to a lot of trouble to set up a ATV station and provide views for the participants at the final aid station.
Monthly Fox Hunt
Fox Hunting is a family outing. Ralph Frasier KQ6UU took his wife and daughters to the 16 December hunt and daughter Gloria found the fox. Greg Roush WA7IRW and Mike Herr WA6ARA were also hunting for the fox which was Paula Herr N6VGW. The next hunt will be held 13 January. (Saturday after meeting) at 0900 hrs. Meet in the Heritage Hotel parking lot a tad earlier and get ready to roll. Frequency is 146.565 MHz The pattern is twenty seconds of CW ID followed by a twenty second or so tone followed by a four minute off time. Hope to see you there.
VE Test Session
IN THE MILL
Door Prizes Needed
Show and Tell Program For April
Luxury Cruise With Ham Radio
IWV GPS Trekkers
Badges Ready For Pickup
SARC Web Site
Membership Summary For 2000
Minutes, Board of Officers Meeting
Dec. 13. Those present: Pres. Larry Merwin KE6YLG, 1st VP David Stone KC6UUR, 2nd VP Mike Herr WA6ARA, Treas. Ralph Frasier KQ6UU, Secy. Tom Ingram WB6EPD, AIRWAVES editor Elvy Hopkins NØLV and nomination committee chairman Lloyd Brubaker WA6KZV. The meeting was called to order at 1902 hrs. Elvy announced that the cost of printing and mailing the December Airwaves was $70.11. Elvy announced that the QST subscription for the Kern County Library expires 4/01/01. Cost to renew the subscription for three years will be $92.00. Ralph will renew for three years. Elvy announced that he will submit SARC information to the World Radio Magazine's Ham club listings and will be the contact. Elvy announced that he had updated the ARRL Club listing and that it would need to be updated again to list the new club president for 2001. Credit union signature cards will also need to be updated. SARC Special Service Club designation will expire 4/29/01 and needs to be resubmitted. Tom took the action item. The annual financial audit will be performed in January by Elvy Hopkins NØLV, Bill Maraffio N6PR and Larry Merwin KE6YLG. Larry announced that reservations had been made at the Texas Cattle Company for 10 Jan. for the installation dinner. Lloyd announced the slate of candidates for club officers: President Mike Herr WA6ARA, 1st Vice- President David Stone KC6UUR, 2nd Vice-President Phelps TerHeun KF6ZVD, Secretary Tom Ingram WB6EPD and Treasurer Ralph Frasier KQ6UU. Tom provided a request for a donation to ARRL for the defense fund for amateur radio frequencies. This will be brought up at the general meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 1921 hrs.
Minutes, Membership Meeting
The 13 December meeting was called to order by President Larry Merwin KE6YLG at 1931 hrs at the Heritage Inn. Fifty-fifty tickets were available for the meeting. The sign-in sheet was started around. Announcements: Paula Gibeault N6OQQ organized the seasonal refreshments and provided hot spiced apple cider. Larry Merwin KE6YLG, Elvy Hopkins NØLV, Dave Stone KC6UUR and others provided refreshments for the meeting. There were two visitors John and Bryan Makowski. A membership renewal form is in the December AIRWAVES. The Installation dinner will be at Texas Cattle Company at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, 10 January 2001. Door prizes are needed. Lloyd Brubaker WA6KZV announced that the Hanford Weather service has a new director of communications and the service has a net on two meters. There were 250 runners at the Over the Hill Track Club race. There will probably be a time limit set next year as the race this year lasted until after five PM. There are horse rides in January, February and March on the sign-in sheet. Mike Herr announced the Fox Hunt this Saturday. Larry announced that the board has made a recommendation to donate $50.00 to the ARRL to support Band Protection. A motion for the donation was made, seconded and carried. An ARRL video on antennas was the presentation for this meeting. The slate of candidates for club office was presented: President Mike Herr WA6ARA, 1st Vice-President David Stone KC6UUR 2nd Vice-President Phelps TerHeun KF6ZVD, Secretary Tom Ingram WB6EPD and Treasurer Ralph Frasier KQ6UU. The general membership approved the slate as presented. The 50/50 drawing was won by Charlie Hawthorne AD6QK. There were nineteen amateurs present at the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 2100 hrs.
The SARC Board of Officers met on 3 January to plan for the new year. One of the results of the meeting was the following budget for 2001.
SARC Budget For 2001
As of 18 December, Y2K Share account 4,470.28 Draft account 217.56 Total $4,687.84 Obligated funds Relocate 147.00 repeater 574.86 Balance $4,112.98WANTED WANTED WANTED
Claude Wood WA6YSQ is looking for old (1970's) linear device data books from Motorola, National, RCA, Signetics and Texas Instruments. Contact him at 377-5558 or email@example.com
Contacting The AIRWAVES Editor
See ya in da funny paperz. de NØLV