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THE AIRWAVES CALENDAR
From the President's Shack
Spring has sprung along with time moving forward again. The spring winds are back testing weather our antennas are big enough or too big and fall down. Have you checked your clock batteries and those in the smoke detector? Field Day is coming up again in June and the club needs someone to lead the effort. In the past we have worked with the High Desert DX club in Jackson Park. This year they are going elsewhere where it is cooler. So we are on our own. The need to start planning this early is to get a location and our insurance in order for the event. So if there is someone itching to do something in the way of Field Day please let one of the officers know of your desire.
In April there is another Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair where John Piri will be running a session on Radio Merit Badge. I ran a session last year and had several Boy Scouts interested in amateur radio, but none came around looking for license sessions. In October SARC helps with the Jamboree-On-The-Air event to help spice up interest in amateur radio. At least we are planting seeds of knowledge out there and let it be known there are other things to do besides on the computer over Internet.
If you know of a youth interested in amateur radio classes
and licensing, please let the club officers know of the
Board of Officers Meeting Minutes
By Secretary Tom Ingram (WB6EPD)
The March 9, 2005 board meeting was called to order at 1906 hrs. Those present: Pres. Bill Burns (WA6QYR), 1st Vice Pres. Paula Herr (N6VGW), 2nd Vice Pres. Gene Brewer (KI6LO), Treas. Pam Evans (KC6UUS), Secy. Tom Ingram (WB6EPD) and Airwaves Editor Mike Herr (WA6ARA). There will be a stay-at-home drill on 19 March. There are no public service events scheduled in the near future. The Death Valley to Mt Whitney bike ride may start again in May. Field Day is coming up in June. Need to start planning soon. Application for insurance certificate will be made this month. There is a VE session next month. Discussion on the summer Barbecue and Ice Cream Social was held. Repeater work is still in progress. The club received a Thankyou from the ARRL for the club contribution for Spectrum Defense. The meeting was adjourned at 1916 hrs.
Minutes of the General Meeting
By Secretary Tom Ingram (WB6EPD)
The 9 March 2005 meeting was called to order by the President, Bill Burns (WA6QYR) at 1931 hrs at the Heritage Inn. The Sign-in sheet was started around.
11. There is an ARRL Field Day in June. A Coordinator is needed.
12. There will be a Foxhunt on April 12th. The first hunt will be an easy one. Mike Herr (WA6ARA) demonstrated a Thunt transmitter and Greg Roush demonstrated an small unit that used a small credit size Alinco HT as a T-hunt transmitter.
13. Pam Evans (KC6UUS) provided homemade cookies
Gene Brewer (KI6LO) provided the program on 12-volt DC power systems with an additional presentation by Jerry Brooks. Mike and Paula Herr won the 50/50. 20 members signed in for the meeting.The meeting was adjourned at 20:15.
Treasurer's Report As of April 1, 2005:
Draft Account $ 812.74 Share Account $ 5,531.10 BALANCE: $ 6,343.84Submitted by Pam Evans, KC6UUS
Indian Wells Valley Emergency Net Report
Check ins March 7 - 14 March 14 - 13 March 21 - 12 March 28 - 12Thanks to Bill, WA6QYR for taking net control for February and March.
...Mike Herr WA6ARA
The March Fox hunt went off great! There were actually two chases. The first was a warm up on foot in a nearby field. Paula, N6VGW was the fox, hiding the transmitter in a creosote bush in a large empty field. Most folks watching us would question our sanity as we twirled around and walking backwards. After all had found the fox Paula headed off again to hide. This one was somewhat harder. Teams included Todd W6TOD, Pam KC6UUS, Bill WA6QYR, Greg WA7IRW, John, KC6UWM, Sam KG6EMT and Mike WA6ARA. Todd and Pam chased the fox on classic Honda motorcycles while the rest chased in cars. Sam, KG6EMT was the first to find the fox and was declared the winner.
The fox hunt was a blast and all agreed they wanted to do it again, just not every month, maybe quarterly instead. So, it looks like we will have the next hunt in May. Look for the announcement in the next Airwaves and on the Monday night net.
As many of you know Jerry, KK6PA, is gathering free 7.5 AH 12 VDC batteries. The batteries are good for emergency backup for your HTs. Jerry has checked these to confirm that they are still good for 7.5 AH. Plus you can't complain about the cost. Give him a call at 446-2228 or email at [email protected]
Looking for News, Ads or Comments!
I'm always looking for local news for and about the IWV amateur radio community. Also, if you have something for sale or are looking for something else, drop me a line and I'll put it in the Airwaves.
Ok, let's say you have some news for the Airwaves. The best way is if you can send it to me via email. The text can be in Word or Works, but the most universal is as text body of the email, no HTML, PLEASE!
Email, while fast and easy, it is not 100% reliable. If I get Airwaves input via Email, I will send a note back as a receipt. If you don't get a receipt back, then likely I didn't get it.
However, if you dont have email, I can take paper copy. You can
send it to me at
Editor, Mike, WA6ARA, [email protected]
SARC Membership / Newsletter
Remember that the SARC newsletter is now available via email, in TWO formats, Adobe Acrobat PDF and in plain text. The PDF version is complete, and in color, but you will need Acrobat Reader to view it. Most have it and it is available free to both PC and Mac users. The plain text version can be read by just about anything! ...but you lose the graphics.
If you want the newsletter via Email make sure you check the proper box on the membership form, add your email address and the version you want. If you have already renewed and want to convert to email, or have changed your email address, drop the secretary, Tom Ingram, WB6EPD, (375-7950) a note, as he is keeping the email address lists.
...Editor, Mike, WA6ARA, [email protected]
Misc Ham Equipment
And More For Sale!
Ham Radio Mobile Crank-up 55' tower, mounted on trailer.
With tool box and guy wires. Excellent for Field Day.