SARC Owned and Maintained Repeaters
THE AIRWAVES CALENDAR
From the President's Shack
It is now Fall and things are cooling down. Time to think about putting that swamp cooler to bed and firing up the heater. We will be having the horse rides coming up soon after the first of the New Year, so think about your mobile capabilities and staying warm on the outings to help keep the horses and riders on track.
We had a good Jamboree-On-The-Air in October thanks to Phelps, W6PTH, Greg, WA7IRW, Mike, WA6ARA, Bill, WA6QYR, John, KC6UWM and Lorilyn, KG6LEW who came out and set up the tower trailer and HF station, T Hunt area, kit building things, and a satellite station. A number of families interested in Scouting came by along with several Cub Scouts from local packs. We had some good contacts using K2BSA/6 call sign from National Boy Scout of America International Division advisor Ray Moyer in Texas. Phelps contacted one other K2BSA station in 7 land. Another K2BSA/9 was heard but not contacted.
Club elections and installation dinner are coming up soon, so please
volunteer to help out in the operations of the events. This club
operates with the help of great volunteers. Thanks to all who help
keep us running.
The board meeting was called to order at 1900 hours by the president Bill Burns.
1. Who plans on retaining office for the coming year? 2. The nominating committee was selected from volunteers during the general meeting which follows. 3. Gene Brewqer and Bruce Ornsten volunteered for the audit committee 4. The Installation Dinner was discussed. A vote would be taken during the General Meeting which follows. 5. A speaker was requested. The Secretary (Lloyd) suggested Harry Hodges, AAM9LX sometime in the coming year. Lloyd will arrange if possible. 6. Fify/fifty tickets were sold. General Meeting The general meeting was called to order by president Bill Burns at 1930 hours. 1. Greg Roush gave a Walk-A-Thon report. 516 walkers. There was enough communications help, some confusion in the water supply team. 2. Mike Cash gave a report on the Orange County RACES meeting. New systems are being organized (SIMS replaced with RIMS and FEMA courses are being required for membership.) A background check is being required as well. 3. The Program was presented by Chuck Swedblom on the Owens Valley Radio Astronomy group outreach program. The dish antennas are being used as moon bounce (EME) and tried out by the children in the area and adults in Southern California. Chuck and Bill Burns built the devices needed to modify the huge antennas. Cal Tech is cooperating of course. A film was shown when the first EME contact was made on microwave. 4. Tammy Johnson, KG6VYA, won the $12.00 drawing.Lloyd Brubaker WA6KZV - Secretary
Treasurer's Report as of November 1, 2006:
Draft Account $ 507.09 Share Account $ 5,115.89 BALANCE: $ 5,622.98submitted by Pam Evans, KC6UUS
IWV Emergency Net
Net check in for October is as follows:
02 Oct - 19 checkins 16 Oct - 18 checkins 23 Oct - 16 checkins 30 Oct - 17 checkinsNovember SARC Meeting
The November meeting will bring us two activities. The first will be a presentation on the Military Affiliated Radio Service, or MARS. The second portion will be a show and tell on ham radio related items. Bring something you have built, bought or think is neat to the club meeting and share it.
Over The Hill Track Club Ultra Marathon
The Over The Hill Track Club Ultra Marathon will be held
December 3 and we have been asked to provide
communication support. I am looking for 5 or 6 operators to
help out with the communications. We will be starting at
about 0630 and go a good portion of the day. We will set
up communications at the various aid stations. In the past
we have been crucial, in relaying the status of the race,
locating possible lost runners, and relaying info on injured
runners. Please let me know if you can volunteer.
SARC JOTA 2006
ZCZC AG19 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 19 ARLB019 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 12, 2006 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB019 ARLB019 FCC releases long-awaited ''Omnibus'' Amateur Radio Report and Order Ending a protracted waiting period, the FCC's Report and Order in the so-called ''Omnibus'' Amateur Radio proceeding, WT Docket 04-140, was adopted October 4 and released October 10, 2006. In it, the FCC adopted nearly all of the proposed changes in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released back in 2004. The FCC has: + expanded the phone subbands in the 75 and 40 meter bands; + permitted auxiliary stations to transmit on portions of the 2 meter band; + permitted the use of spread spectrum on 222-225 MHz; + permitted amateurs to retransmit communications from the International Space Station; + permitted amateur licensees to designate a specific Amateur Radio club to receive their call sign in memoriam; + prohibited an applicant from filing more than one application for a specific vanity call sign; + eliminated certain restrictions on equipment manufacturers; + permitted Amateur Radio stations in Alaska and surrounding waters more flexibility in providing emergency communications; + clarified that ''amateur stations may, at all times and on all frequencies authorized to the control operator, make transmissions necessary to meet essential communication needs and to facilitate relief actions''; + deleted the frequency bands and segments specified for RACES stations; + deleted the requirement for public announcement of test locations and times. In addition, the FCC took several other miscellaneous actions. In ''refarming'' the frequencies currently authorized to Novice and Technician Plus licensees, the Commission increased the voice segments for General, Advanced and Amateur Extra licensees. On 75 meters, Generals will be able to use voice from 3800-4000 kHz, an increase of 50 kHz. Advanced class licensees will be able to use voice from 3700-4000, an increase of 75 kHz, and Amateur Extras will be able to use voice from 3600 to 4000 kHz, a generous increase of 150 kHz. On 40 meters, Advanced and Extra Class licensees will be able to use voice from 7125-7300 kHz, an increase of 25 kHz. General class licensees will be able to use voice on 7175-7300 kHz, an increase of 50 kHz. On 15 meters, General class operators will have phone privileges on 21275-21450 kHz, an increase of 25 kHz. ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, expressed the ARRL's gratitude to the FCC Commissioners in a letter dated October 11: ''On behalf of the ARRL and the Commission's licensees in the Amateur Radio Service I want to express appreciation for your release yesterday of the Report and Order in WT Docket 04-140 (FCC 06- 149) amending Part 97 of the Commission's Rules. The Commission's action in clearing this pending proceeding will assist the Amateur Radio Service in meeting its objectives, particularly with regard to providing emergency and public service communications.'' The changes will go into effect 30 days after the R&O is published in the Federal Register.Stuff For Sale!
New, unused Cushcraft A4S HF Yagi. $500.00 Nearly $750 from a business.
Updated Fri Nov 3 15:01:50 PST 2006