San Joaquin Valley Section
Pacific Division - ARRL
Counties of Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa,
Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
October 2009 - SM Dan Pruitt, AE6SX- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC Vacant, TC W6TE.
Hello from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.
We are starting the season of reflections and family. Holidays to celebrate those ideals we hold close. Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are the 2 up coming up in November and both give us a chance to pause and evaluate our blessings. They also show us, in this country, how we can strive for something better and actually attain it but not alone. We have allies, friends, neighbors that depend on us and we on them. As an Amateur Radio operator, I am proud and grateful for those that came before. This allows me to enjoy the hobby and I feel a responsibility to continue it by helping those new to the hobby, and my community, where I can.
I will be looking forward to all those Turkey Recipes! A lot of contesting starting up as the 'Indoor Sports' become more popular. I even noticed in Radio History going back to 1745 when the capacitor was invented, that and a lot of other inventions were started about this time of year too.
Here is wishing you all Happy Thanksgiving, 73 T U . .
As space allows I will enjoy relaying any events or occurrences that illustrates Amateur Radio as a hobby and public asset. It need not be a newsletter, if you think it important, it probably should be here.
You should also send your newsletter to the Affiliated Club Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Director (email@example.com) vice director (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to ARRL HQ (email@example.com).
Mark your Calenders: International DX Convention is April 16-18, 2010 at Visalia CA. EMCOMMWEST 2010 is April 30 to May 2, 2010 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno. Pacificon 2010 is October 15-17, San Ramon Marriott.
Contests: November-- ARRL sweepstakes Phone Nov 21 & 22.December-- 160 Meter Contest Dec 4, 5 & 6. International EME competition Dec 5 & 6. 10 Meter Contest 12 & 13. And More!
Bakersfield ARA ++ Seems like the place to go for 'Pot-lucks' w6bar.org
Clovis ARP ++ Presentation on D-Star attracted some interest. They are already active in APRS and other digital modes. www.k6arp.org
FRESNO ARC ++ Fresno's Annual Swap-meet is 13 November at 7 PM. Always a season winner. Christmas Party will be on the 12 December www.w6to.com
KERN/CENTRAL VALLEY ARA ++ It is all about the “Face Lift...”. Repeater repair, new antenna updated website. Looking good down there! www.w6lie.org
LOS BANOS ++ Dorothy W6DME, get well soon! And great New Logo for the club, very clean. Well done. Christmas Party 19 December 2009
SEQUOIA ARG ++ December dinner is on the 18. Good Packet Radio Elmering. www.sarg-krv.org
SIERRA ARC ++ “The Prez” has a great scenario on starting up a new 'Shack'. “Get on the air...”, he says, then work out the details. www.qsl.net/wa6ybn/
San Joaquin Valley ARS ++ Technician Level Class starting 14 November info: Carole firstname.lastname@example.org
STOCKTON ++ Great job on the CA QSO Party. Www.w6sf.org
TULARE COUNTY ARC ++ 14 November VE Session, 10 AM at TULARE COUNTY SUPERVISORS' CHAMBERS, 2800 W BURREL AVE, VISALIA, CA 93291. Please RSVP DAVE MILLHOUSE (559)734-0355
TURLOCK ARC ++ October Auction looked like a good one, if you've never been then pencil it in for October 2010. Grady K6IXA will make you smile and you will find something you can't live without, hi hi. Christmas Dinner December 12. www.w6bxn.org
The California City ARC and the High Desert DX Club are new clubs in the SJV Section. They are located in California City. KE6RN is the call sign of the California City ARC.
Field Day scores for the section #1 Madera ARC WF6G as 2Alpha, #2 San Andreas Faultline Survivors W6SW as 3Alpha and #3 Fresno ARC W6TO as 2Alpha. #4 was QCWA Chapter 213 W6GV as 1Alpha-Bravo. Good job! I was committed to N6S as 2Foxtrot down at #15 of 28 SJV entries. Time to plan for next year, hi hi.
W6TV won the Pacific Division Multi Op Plaque in the ARRL June VHF QSO Party.
Bob W6FAH, Ivan W6SKH, Harold N6RPY, Ed KD6HIA are SK. They will be missed.
Support HR 2160, The Amateur Radio Emergency Enhancement Act of 2009, please go to this link for information: www.arrl.org/news/stories/2009/05/12/10818.
Need to take an Amateur exam? Are you having an exam? Check the ARRL web page, http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml for exam information. You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area and register your exam..
Card Checking in the Section. You can get cards checked for awards within the section. W6XK, K6ZZ, and W6DPD can check your cards for DXCC in accordance with the rules for field checking. DXCC card checkers may now check cards dated from Nov. 15, 1945, but no 160-meter cards or cards for deleted entities. DXCC card checkers may, at their discretion, check cards for WAS, WAC, and VUCC. W6DPD and K6ZZ can check cards for the CQ Awards, WAZ, DX, Field, and Prefixes. ARRL Special Service Clubs may appoint a HF awards manager for WAS and a VHF Awards Manager for VUCC.
The Northern California Net (NCN), the Section Traffic Net, meets nightly on 3.533 MHZ at 7 PM Pacific Time. The slow speed training session of the net meets nightly on 3.533 MHZ at 9 PM Pacific Time. Handling traffic on CW is a good way to improve your CW skills. The Daytime Region 6 Traffic Net meets daily at 3:30 pacific time on or near 7.275 MHZ. The California Traffic Net meets daily on 3.906 MHZ and 6:30 PM local time. The noon time net meets on 7.268.5 MHz. This net handles a lot of messages. The Golden Bear Amateur Radio Net meets nightly at 7:00 PM local time on 3.975 MHZ. The Mission Trail Net meets nightly on 3.856 MHZ at 8:00 PM local time.
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