San Joaquin Valley Section News Archives

April 2008 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org. I get very little information. If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The 65th Fresno Hamfest is May 31, 2008, at the Salvation Army in Fresno.  Field Day is June 228-29, 2008. Begin planning now. Check www.arrl.org for information. Pacificon 2008 is October 17-19, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  The 60th International DX Convention is April 17-19, 2009 at Visalia.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department. If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file. Your club will be notified if the 2-year period is about to take place.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information. You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

WD6GBX, Robert, WB6OHK, Dick, and K6BGK, Bill are Silent Keys. They will be missed.

The 65th Fresno Hamfest is May 31, 2008, at the Salvation Army, Fresno Citadel, 1854 Fulton Street in Fresno. The time is 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. There will be tech talks, ARRL Forum, Displays from clubs and served agencies. Contact Tom, KG6KYU to get up to the minute information are reserve swap spaces.

TCARES members provided communications support for the 29th Old Mill Run.

Sequoia Amateur Radio Group provided Communications support for a bicycle run from Bakersfield to Lake Isabella.

Clovis and Fresno Amateurs provided communications support for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies.

KC6LPL celebrates 75 years as an Amateur Radio Operator during 2008. The years are not continuous but this is an accomplishment.

WO6T has 5BDXCC.

W6SKH, I van, celebrates 68 continuous years as an Amateur Radio operator in 2008.

The Turlock ARC celebrated its 80th anniversary during 2008.

K6XJ, Perry, was in the winning golf group at the 2008 International DX Convention. W6YDE and W6YEP won prizes.

Top SJV Scores in the 2007 ARRL CW Sweepstakes were 1st WC6H, 2nd AA6G (W6RGG op) and 3rd K6SV.

Top SJV Scores in the 2007ARRL Phone Sweepstakes were 1st WC6H, 2nd K6SV and 3rd N6NZ.

W6BBS applied for DXCC.

W6YDE is working on QRP CW DXCC and WAS.

Traffic for April: K6RAU 42, W6DPD 1, and W6SX 25. Total 67. PSHR: K6RAU 110 and W6SX 51.


March 2008 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

From the ARRL Letter of March 16, 2008:
* Amateur Radio Exempt from California's New "Hands Free" Law: On July 1, the State of California will have new laws on the books to deal with the use of wireless telephones while driving. There has been some confusion as to whether California amateurs who operate in their car will be affected by the new law. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicle's Web site  "the use of dedicated two-way radios such as walkie-talkies or Citizen Band (CB) radios is not affected by the new law" for drivers 18 or older.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org. I get very little information. If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars. M2INC open house in April 12, 2008. Doors open at 8:00 AM with lunch at 11:30 AM.

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Swap Meet will be April 12, 2008, at the New Hope Community Church in Clovis.

The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.

EMCOMM West is May 2-4, 2008 at the Circus Circus in Reno NV.

The 65th Fresno Hamfest is May 31, 2008, at the Salvation Army in Fresno.

Pacificon 2008 is October 17-19, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department. If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file. Your club will be notified if the 2-year period is about to take place.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page for exam information. You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

EMCOMM West for 2008 has moved to the Circus Circus in Reno. The dates are May 2 to 4, 2008. This is an ARRL specialty convention devoted entirely to emergency communications. Information can soon be found at www.emcommwest.org. If you are involved in emergency communications, this is an event you should plan to attend. Dennis Dura, K2DCD of ARRL, and Gordon West, WB6NOA, are the featured speakers.

W6QON, Steve, WB6GIT, Clark, and K6KLV, Fido are Silent Keys. They will be missed.

TCARES members provided communications support for the annual Jamestown Run.

K2VCO made a clean sweep in the 2007 ARRL November CW Sweepstakes.

N2NS and K2VCO made 500 plus QSOs in the CW and SSB 2007 ARRL Sweepstakes.

Traffic for February: K6RAU 27, W6DPD 1, and W6SX 6. Total 34. PSHR: K6RAU 88 and W6SX 32.


February 2008 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.  I get very little information.  If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars.  The Turlock ARC Auction is April 5, 2008, at the Turlock Youth Center.  The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers Swap meet will be April 12, 2008, at the New Hope Community Church in Clovis.  The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.  EMCOMM West is May 2-4, 2008 at the Circus Circus in Reno NV.  The 65th Fresno Hamfest is May 31, 2008, at the Salvation Army in Fresno.  Pacificon 2008 is October 17-19, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.  Your club will be notified if the 2-year period is about to take place.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

EMCOMM West for 2008 has moved to the Circus Circus in Reno. The dates are May 2 to 4, 2008. This is an ARRL specialty convention devoted entirely to emergency communications.  Information can soon be found at www.emcommwest.org.  If you are involved in emergency communications, this is an event you should plan to attend.  Dennis Dura, K2DCD of ARRL, and Gordon West, WB6NOA, are the featured speakers.

KE6HCJ, Charles, W6BJB, Bob, WB6OHB, Bedford, WA6TPE, Charles, WA6ADZ Leonard, WA6OYP, Mel, KF6QJM, Paul, KK6I Ira, W6GUZ, Bill, and W6ECP, Ernest are Silent Keys.  They will be missed.

Kings ARC 2008 officers are pres KA6PNL, vp NW6K, sec WA7YHX, and treas N6SDD.  Check www.qsl,net/ka6q for information.

Calaveras ARS 2008 officers are pres AE6LA, vp KO6HV, sec N6IV, and treas AC6CY.  Check www.calaverasars.org for information.

Top SJV scores in the 2007 IARU HF World Championship were first N2NS, second KD4HXT, and third K6CSL.

Sierra ARC members provided communications support for the 2008 Fire Mountain Horse Ride.

Traffic for February: K6RAU 31, W6DPD 0, and W6SX 20. Total 51.  PSHR: K6RAU 97 and W6SX 50.


January 2008 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.  I get very little information.  If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars.  Radiofest is February 23-24, 2008 in Monterey.  The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.  EMCOMM West is May 2-4, 2008 at the Circus Circus in Reno NV.  The 65th Fresno Hamfest is May 31, 2008, at the Salvation Army in Fresno.  Pacificon 2008 is October 17-19, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.  Your club will be notified if the 2-year period is about to take place.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

EMCOMM West for 2008 has moved to the Circus Circus in Reno. The dates are May 2 to 4, 2008. This is an ARRL specialty convention devoted entirely to emergency communications.  If you are involved in emergency communications, this is an event you should plan to attend.  Dennis Dura, K2DCD of ARRL, and Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, of the FCC are the featured speakers.

ARRL Membership in the SJV Section increased in 2007 by 4.2% over the 2006 membership numbers.  Keep up the good work in recruiting new and renewing ARRL members.

KE6HCJ, Charles and W6ECP, Ernest are Silent Keys.  They will be missed.

Southern Sierra ARS 2008 officers are pres KD6RPJ, 1st vp KA6PTJ, 2nd vp W6TSP, sec KI6EOG, and treas N6MLD. The club meets the 2nd Thursday in Tehachapi.

Tuolumne County ARES 2008 officers are pres WA6AWC, vp KBCEG, sec KE6RGP, and treas WA7MOB.

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers 2008 officers are pres AE6GE, vp K6OSX, sec KI6KRI, and treas KD6WAW.

San Joaquin Valley ARS 2008 officers are pres W6TTF, vp K6YRZ, sec N6EY, and treas KF6FGP.

Sierra ARC 2008 officers are pres WA7RIW, 1st vp KC6UMM, 2nd vp KG6STR, sec N6VGW and treas KC6UUS.  Club members provided communications support for the Over-the-Hill Track Club’s ultra marathon.

Stanislaus ARA 2008 officers are pres KF6TEZ, vp KD6YWO, sec KF6TSY, and treas KC6TVE.

Traffic for January: K6RAU 17, W6DPD 0, and W6SX 35. Total 52.  PSHR: K6RAU 79 and W6SX 72.

December 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

Thanks to all the ARRL Field Organization Volunteers who make the Field Organization work.  The volunteers donate countless hours working to make Amateur Radio better.  Keep up the good work in 2008.

Special thanks go to Rex Emerson, KE6ZOC, for maintaining the SJV page on PDARRL. Thanks Rex.  Keep up the good work in 2008.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.  I get very little information.  If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars.  Radiofest is February 23-24, 2008 in Monterey.  The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.  EMCOMM West is May 2-4, 2008 at the Circus Circus in Reno NV.  Pacificon 2008 is October 17-19, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.  Your club will be notified if the 2-year period is about to take place.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

EMCOMM West for 2008 has moved to the Circus Circus in Reno. The dates are May 2 to 4, 2008. This is an ARRL specialty convention devoted entirely to emergency communications.  If you are involved in emergency communications, this is an event you should plan to attend.

N6HUH, Robert, K6JAG, Paul, and W6ECP, Ernie are Silent Keys.  They will be missed.

Oak Tree Radio in Oakdale now has the call sign KD6OAK.

The Turlock ARC members provided communications support for the annual Turlock Christmas Parade.

The Los Banos ARC members provided communication support for the annual Los Banos Christmas Parade.

The Fresno ARC, Amateur Radio Assn of Central CA, Turlock ARC, Central California DX Club, and West Mesa DX and Contest Club sent representatives to the pacific Directors meeting on December 1. Where were the rest of the club representatives?

Fresno ARC 2008 officers are pres KG6KYU, vp WA6OIB, sec WA6NIF, and treasurer W6ALE.

The Kern County Central Valley ARC 2008 officers are pres N6ZFN, 1st VP WA6KLB, 2nd VP WI6J, sec KD6UQZ, and treas KG6UFB.  The club conducts a road and weather net on the 145.150 MHz repeater with a pl 100 Hz during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Holiday travel periods.  This is a great service for those traveling during these weekends.

Bakersfield ARA 2008 officers are pres KB6JFL, vp KC6KGH, sec vacant and treas KA6VXC.

WA6HZN, Bart, is the 2008 president of the Western Public Service System, and KG6UCW, Curtis, is a director.  The net meets daily on 3.952 MHz at 0230UTC. 

KC6TTZ, Tim, operated from South America.

WS6X, Jim, was first in the 2006 Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge search and pounce category.

K6PTS, Phil, has qualifies for the Worked All States Award. Congratulations.

Traffic for December: K6RAU 27, W6DPD 0, and W6SX 25. Total 52.  PSHR: K6RAU 82 and W6SX 44

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November 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN,
OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

Your section staff wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.  I get very little information.  If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars.  Radiofest is February 23-24, 2008 in Monterey.  Check www.radiofest.org for information.  The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.  Check http://www.dxconvention.org/ for information.  EMCOMM West is May 2-4, 2008 at the Circus Circus in Reno NV.  Check www.emcommwest.org for information.  Pacificon 2008 is October 17-19, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  Check www.pacificon.org for information

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.  Your club will be notified if the 2-year period is about to take place.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

EMCOMM West for 2008 has moved to the Circus Circus in Reno. The dates are May 2 to 4, 2008. This is an ARRL specialty convention devoted entirely to emergency communications.  Information can soon be found at www.emcommwest.org.  If you are involved in emergency communications, this is an event you should plan to attend.

WA6HIP, Jerry; N6AJ, Jerry; and KG6KWZ, Mark are Silent Keys.  They will be missed.

Oak Tree Radio, KI6MUT, is a new club in Oakdale.

Stockton Delta ARC 2008 Officers are pres W6INP, vp KD6FVA, sec and editor N6LHL, treas KD6CPA. The club meets the second Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Bear Creek Community Church in Stockton.  Check www.w6sf.org for information.

AA6K has a SteppIR antenna.

K6YK participated in the CQ World Wide DX and the Worked All Europe RTTY Contests.

The Turlock ARC members provided communications support for the Turkey Trot in Turlock.

Amateur Radio Association of Central California 2008 officers are pres W7POR, vp WA6PTG, sec KI6JCY and treas KI6FLR.  Check www.aracc.org for information.

Mountain ARC 2008 officers are pres W6LSU, vp KB6CLV, sec WB6JAY, and treas W6HYY. The club meets the 4th Thursday in Oakhurst.  Check www.w6bw.org for information.

Sequoia Amateur Radio Group 2008 officers are pres KA6IYS, vp W6SV, sec KC6RIZ, and treas KA6CZS.  Check www.sarg-krv.org for information.

QCWA Fresno Chapter 213 2008 officers are pres W6YEP, vp W6VPS, and sec/treas W6DPD. The chapter meets the 4th Tuesday at Noon at Carrows Restaurant on Blackstone in Fresno.

K6PTS has earned WAC and the IARU Region III award.  Congratulations Phil.

SJV participants I the July 2007 North American QSO RTTY Party were WK6I, NN6NN (W6XK) and KE6SHL.

SJV Scores in the 2007 ARRL June VHF QSO Party were 1st W6TV (W6YEP, KW6N, and K6MI), 2nd W6BW (KF6CNV, and third K6YK.

Traffic for November: K6RAU 26, W6DPD 0, and W6SX 17. Total 43.  PSHR: K6RAU 81 and W6SX 44.

October 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to HYPERLINK "mailto:w6dpd@arrl.org" w6dpd@arrl.org. I get very little information. If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to HYPERLINK "mailto:w6dpd@arrl.org" w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars: SKYWARN Recognition Day is December 1, 2007. The Pacific Division Directors Meeting will be December 1, 2007, in the City Council Chambers in Livermore. Each affiliated club is permitted to send a maximum of 2 representatives to the meeting. More information will be posted when it is known. Radiofest is February 23-24, 2008 in Monterey. Check HYPERLINK "http://www.radiofest.org" www.radiofest.org for information. The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia. Check http://www.dxconvention.org/ for information. EMCOMM West is May 2-4, 2008 at the Circus Circus in Reno NV. Check HYPERLINK "http://www.emcommwest.org" www.emcommwest.org for information. Pacificon 2008 is October 17-19, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA. Check HYPERLINK "http://www.pacificon.org" www.pacificon.org for information

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department. If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, HYPERLINK "http://www.arrl.org" www.arrl.org for exam information. You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

Pacificon for 2007 was a great convention. The attendance was greater than in 2006. The exhibit hall was filled to capacity and all spaces in the hall were occupied too. There were lots of good deals to be had there. The forums were outstanding. If you have not attended a Pacificon, you should plan to attend in October of 2008. The dates are October 17-19,

2008 at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. The conventions are a great place to meet other hams and learn new things. The San Joaquin Valley was well represented among the attendees this year. If you did not attend this year, you should plan to attend next year’s event.

The 2007 ARRL Pacific Division Director’s Meeting is December 1, 2007, from 9:30 AM to 3 PM at the City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Ave., in Livermore CA. Each affiliated club may send a maximum of 2 representatives to this meeting. Confirm your attendance by sending an email to HYPERLINK "mailto:w6rgg@arrl.org" w6rgg@arrl.org. Lunch will be provided. If you have any items you would like the group to consider, please include the item(s) in your confirmation email. The items presented may be of such significance to be presented to the ARRL Board in January 2008.

EMCOMM West for 2008 has moved to the Circus Circus in Reno. The dates are May 2 to 4, 2008. This is an ARRL specialty convention devoted entirely to emergency communications. Information can soon be found at HYPERLINK "http://www.emcommwest.org" www.emcommwest.org. If you are involved in emergency communications, this is an event you should plan to attend.

Top SJV scores in the 2007 ARRL Field Day were first W6A (Madera ARC), second W6TO (Fresno ARC) and third W6SW (San Andreas Fault Line Survivors).
SKYWARN Recognition Day is December 1, 2007. This annual event has many NOAA Weather Service facilities on the air, manned by Amateurs who participate in the SKYWARN program. The SKYWARN program is very important to help make the weather service personnel aware of severe weather conditions.

The Clovis ARP and Fresno ARC members provided communications support for the American Diabetes Association’s Second Annual Step Out to Fight Diabetes Wall/run.

The Mountain ARC and the Amateur Radio Association of Central California provided communications support for the 2007 Double Century Bike Ride.

Congratulations to KF6JOQ on earning DXCC and to WI6J on earning WAC.

Traffic for October: K6RAU 24, W6DPD 0, and W6SX 30. Total 54. PSHR: K6RAU 79 and W6SX 59.


September 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.  I get very little information.  If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars:  Pacificon 2007 is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  Check www.pacificon.org for information. The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

PACIFICON, the ARRL Pacific Division is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  This is a good time for new Amateurs and new upgrades to view the new radios and other accessories, attend many of the numerous sessions on the various aspects of Amateur Radio where you can learn something new.  The tentative schedule of sessions is posted on the Pacificon web page.  Amateur Exams will be given and there is a 1-day Technician class so anyone can earn an Amateur License.  You can download the PACIFICON brochure at http://pacificon.org/Printable_Brochure.html.  This is a .pdf file.  Advanced registration is $10 and it is $15 at the door.  The Antenna Seminar is all day on Friday.  There is a breakfast on Saturday Morning and a banquet on Saturday night.  ARRL members can be initiated into the Royal Order of the Wouff Hong at midnight Saturday night.  The Swap meet is Sunday morning.  This is a great event for all Amateurs, experienced and new.  Full details for Pacificon can be found at http://www.pacificon.org.  This site has all the prices for the various activities that take place at the convention.  Keep watching this site as new information is posted from time to time as the details are worked out.

It is my sad duty to report that KE6WFJ, Howard and KC6APJ, Jerry are Silent Keys. They will be missed.

The Turlock ARC 2007 officers are pres KG6UCW, vp KI6PR, sec KB6SBH, and treas K6CP.  The club meets at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Tuesday at the War Memorial Building in Turlock.  Check www.w6bxn.org for information.

KI6CDW is training a dog to be certified for search and rescue word for the State of California.

Congratulations to those completing the Amateur Radio Communications Courses:

Level One KI6QIY and KC6WCT.

Level Two: W6NBK.

The Sierra ARC provided communications support for the 20th Anniversary Community Walkathon in Ridgecrest.

The Southern Sierra ARS provided communications support for the High Sierra Fall Century Bike Ride.  Former Tour de France winner Greg LeMond was a rider in the race.

The Mountain ARC members provided communications for the Oakhurst Heritage Days Parade.

Top SJV scores in the 2007 ARRL International DX Phone Contest were 1st N2NS, 2nd AA6K, and 3rd N6YMM.  Congratulations to all.  N2NS was 6th in the Pacific Division.

Congratulations to WS6X on receiving a DXCC Award for 160 meters.

Congratulations to John, K6YK, for taking first place for Californians in the September Spartan Sprint – a real test of operating skills on CW, and QRP to boot! Nationwide, John earned 14th place.

The Spartan Sprints take place the first Monday night of the month from 6 to 8 PM local time on 80-40-20 meters, CW only, 5 watts or less.  The "center" frequencies are about 3560, 7040, 14060 with activity a few KHz above and below those frequencies.  The sprints are sponsored by the Adventure Radio Society, web site http://www.ARSqrp.com. The basic plan is to work as many stations as you can during the 2 hour period.  The exchange is simple:  RST, State, Power.  Such as: “559 CA 5W”.  So there isn't too much to send or copy. There are fast, slow and intermediate speed stations to work.

Traffic for September: K6RAU 22, W6DPD 0, and W6SX 16. Total 38.  PSHR: K6RAU 78 and W6SX 44.


August 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org. I get very little information. If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars. The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007. Check www.cqp.org for information. The California Historical Radio Society Central Valley Chapter Swap Meet is October 6, 2007 at the corner of 13th and X Streets in Merced. Check www.californiahistoricalradio.com for information. The Turlock ARC Auction is October 6, 2007, at the Turlock Youth Center, East Ave and Minerva in Turlock. Doors open at 8:00 AM and the auction starts at 9:00 AM. Check www.w6bxn.org for information. Pacificon 2007 is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA. Check www.pacificon.org for information. The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia. Check http://www.dxconvention.org/ for information.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department. If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information. You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

PACIFICON, the ARRL Pacific Division is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA. This is a good time for new Amateurs and new upgrades to view the new radios and other accessories, attend many of the numerous sessions on the various aspects of Amateur Radio where you can learn something new. The tentative schedule of sessions is posted on the Pacificon web page. Amateur Exams will be given and there is a 1-day Technician class so anyone can earn an Amateur License. You can download the PACIFICON brochure at http://pacificon.org/Printable_Brochure.html. This is a .pdf file. Advanced registration is $10 and it is $15 at the door. The Antenna Seminar is all day on Friday. There is a breakfast on Saturday Morning and a banquet on Saturday night. ARRL members can be initiated into the Royal Order of the Wouff Hong at midnight Saturday night. The Swap meet is Sunday morning. This is a great event for all Amateurs, experienced and new. Full details for Pacificon can be found at http://www.pacificon.org. This site has all the prices for the various activities that take place at the convention. Keep watching this site as new information is posted from time to time as the details are worked out.

It is my sad duty to report that ex K6IKT now K7IKT John, ex W6AKS Arthur, K6BCL Dwain, W6ALT Walt, KE6CZ Gary, W6REZ Ludwig, and WA6RDX Cecil are Silent Keys. They will be missed.

The John H Pittman Memorial Radio Society has the W6HHD D Star System active on Mt. Bullion. The system is on 144.62 MHZ, 444.1125 MHZ and 1284.100 MHZ voice and 1249.225 MHZ for data. Contact Grady, K6IXA for information.

The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007. This state contest is perhaps the best of the state QSO Parties. This gives California stations the opportunity to be the “DX” stations and sought after by stations in other states and countries. Check www.cqp.org for information on the California QSO Party. It begins at 1600 UTC on October 6 and ends at 2200 UTC October 7. The exchange is serial number (the number of the contact) and county. You will received a serial number and state from out of state contacts and county for California contacts. Call CQ and the world will respond to you (well mostly the USA and Canada). All entrants with 100 or more QSOs receive a free certificate of achievement and are eligible to purchase a T-shirt ($12),

Kings ARC 2007 Officers are pres KA6PNL, vp NW6K, sec WA7YHX, and treas N6SDD. The club meets the third Thursday in Hanford. Check www.qsl.net/ka6q fro information.

Porterville Repeater Association 2007 officers are pres W6BJ, vp N6JQL, sec KC6ZOG and treas K6LSB. The club meets the first Saturday at 9:00 AM local time at Country Waffles in Lindsay CA. Check www.ke6wdx org for information.

The Amateur Radio Association of Central California has provided communications support for 3 bicycle races since January 1. Officers for 2007 are pres W7POR, vp WA6PTG, sec KI6JCY, and treas KI6FLR. The club is affiliated with ARRL. Check www.aracc.org for information

Congratulations to AA6K, Shirl, who had the top score for the single operator low power category for the 6th call area in the 2006 CQ WW DX SSB Contest.

Traffic for August: K6RAU 22, W6DPD 1, and W6SX 8. Total 31. PSHR: K6RAU 79 and W6SX 38.


July 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.  I get very little information.  If your club has a newsletter, please send it to me, email to w6dpd@arrl.org or via U.S Mail.

Mark your calendars. The ARRL Southwest Division Convention, HAMCON, is September 7-9, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in Torrance CA. Check www.hamcon.org for information.  The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007.  Check www.cqp.org for information.  The California Historical Radio Society Central Valley Chapter Swap Meet is October 6, 2007 at the corner of 13th and X Streets in Merced. Check www.californiahistoricalradio.com for information.  Pacificon 2007 is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  Check www.pacificon.org for information. The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.  Check http://www.dxconvention.org/ for information.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

PACIFICON, the ARRL Pacific Division is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  This is a good time for new Amateurs and new upgrades to view the new radios and other accessories, attend many of the numerous sessions on the various aspects of Amateur Radio where you can learn something new.  The tentative schedule of sessions is posted on the Pacificon web page.  Amateur Exams will be given and there is a 1-day Technician class so anyone can earn an Amateur License.  You can download the PACIFICON brochure at http://pacificon.org/Printable_Brochure.html.  This is a .pdf file.  Advanced registration is $10 and it is $15 at the door.  The Antenna Seminar is all day on Friday.  There is a breakfast on Saturday Morning and a banquet on Saturday night.  ARRL members can be initiated into the Royal Order of the Wouff Hong at midnight Saturday night.  The Swap meet is Sunday morning.  This is a great event for all Amateurs, experienced and new.  Full details for Pacificon can be found at http://www.pacificon.org.  This site has all the prices for the various activities that take place at the convention.  Keep watching this site as new information is posted from time to time as the details are worked out. 

It is my sad duty to report that W6TD Terry is a Silent Key. He will be missed.

Norm, N6JV, won the Pacific Division Single Operator Low Power in the 2007 ARRL CW International DX Contest. The Central California DX Club sponsors this plaque and another plaque in the ARRL SSB International DX Contest.

The Turlock ARC provided communications support for the July 4th parade in Turlock. The Club has the W6HHD D Star System active on Mt. Bullion.  The system is on 144.62 MHZ, 444.1125 MHZ and 1284.100 MHZ voice and 1249.225 MHZ for data. Contact Grady, K6IXA for information.

The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007.  This state contest is perhaps the best of the state QSO Parties.  This gives California stations the opportunity to be the “DX” stations and sought after by stations in other states and countries.  Check www.cqp.org for information on the California QSO Party.  It begins at 1600 UTC on October 6 and ends at 2200 UTC October 7.  The exchange is serial number (the number of the contact) and county.  You will received a serial number and state from out of state contacts and county for California contacts.

Traffic for July: K6RAU 32, W6DPD 1, and W6SX 11. Total 44.  PSHR: K6RAU 71 and W6SX 40.


June 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.

Mark your calendars. The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007.  Check www.cqp.org for information.  The California Historical Radio Society Central Valley Chapter Swap Meet is October 6, 2007 at the corner of 13th and X Streets in Merced. Check www.californiahistoricalradio.com for information.  Pacificon 2007 is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  Check www.pacificon.org for information. The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.  Check http://www.dxconvention.org/ for information.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

PACIFICON, the ARRL Pacific Division is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  This is a good time for new Amateurs and new upgrades to view the new radios and other accessories, attend many of the numerous sessions on the various aspects of Amateur Radio where you can learn something new.  Amateur Exams will be given and there is a 1-day Technician class so anyone can earn an Amateur License.  You can download the PACIFICON brochure at http://pacificon.org/Printable_Brochure.html.  This is a .pdf file.  Advanced registration is $10 and it is $15 at the door.  The Antenna Seminar is all day on Friday.  There is a breakfast on Saturday Morning and a banquet on Saturday night.  ARRL members can be initiated into the Royal Order of the Wouff Hong at midnight Saturday night.  The Swap meet is Sunday morning.  This is a great event for all Amateurs, experienced and new.  Full details for Pacificon can be found at http://www.pacificon.org.  This site has all the prices for the various activities that take place at the convention.  Keep watching this site as new information is posted from time to time as the details are worked out. 

It is my sad duty to report that K6ENQ Hal is a Silent Key. He will be missed.

A number of Amateur Radio Clubs did fireworks patrols on July 4, 2007, to look for improper fireworks and fires in the very dry San Joaquin Valley.

Top SJV Section Scores for the ARRL 2006 Ten Meter Contest were 1st KA6BIM, 2nd KW6N, and 3rd KI6VC.

Top SJV Section Scores for the 2007 ARRL RTTY Roundup were 1st NN6NN, 2nd KE6RAD, and 3rd AK6DV.

Top SJV Section Scores for the 2007 ARRL International DX Contest (CW) were 1st, WS6X, 2nd N2NS, and 3rd K6OQ.  WS6X was 4th in the Pacific Division.

Congratulations to WS6X who earned DXCC on 160 Meters.

Congratulations to KB6CLV on completing the ARECC Level One Course.

Traffic for June: K6RAU 15, W6DPD 2, and W6SX 15. Total 32.  PSHR: K6RAU 63 and W6SX 49.

May 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.

Mark your calendars. Field Day is June 23-24, 2007.  The 65th Fresno Hamfest is August 4, 2007 has been CANCELLED.  The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007.  Check www.cqp.org for information.  The California Historical Radio Society Central Valley Chapter Swap Meet is October 6, 2007 at the corner of 13th and X Streets in Merced. Check www.californiahistoricalradio.com for information.  Pacificon 2007 is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  Check www.pacificon.org for information. The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia.  Check http://www.dxconvention.org/ for information.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

Field Day is June 23-24, 2007.  If you have not done so, you should download the Field Day Package from the ARRL web page.  Be sure you plan to get all the bonus points that you can to enhance your club score.  Don’t forget your Field Day message to the Section Manager. This must be in proper ARRL radiogram form in order for you to get the points.  In previous years, many of the messages were not correct and should not have earned any bonus points. 

It is my sad duty to report that WD6GVS Kenneth and W6HAV RF are Silent Keys. They will be missed.

Louis Tristao, KG6VY, (SK) the inventor of the crank up tower was inducted in to the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame at the 2007 Dayton Hamvention©.

Congratulations to K6RYD on completing the ARECC Level One course and to WA6KZV on completing ARECC Level Two.

New Generals are welcome to join the Sunday night net on 3.820 MHZ at 8 PM.

KA6PNK, KA6PNL, AE6SX and AE6QP put on a demonstration of Amateur Radio for sixth and eighth grade students of the Huron Secondary School in Huron CA.

The Stockton-Delta ARC provided communications support for the Stockton Bike Club’s Delta Century bike ride and for the March of Dimes Walk America campaign.

The Sierra ARC provided communications support for the Git-R-Done 100 mile endurance horse ride.

SJVARS is sponsoring a General Cram class in June and an Extra Cram Class in July.  It’s open to everyone, so if there is anyone who would be interested in taking it, they are welcome.  Classes will be held at the Sentinel Building, 3rd and Clovis Avenue, in Clovis. For the General Cram, hours will be 6-9 pm on Friday, June 15th, and 8 am – 2 pm on Saturday, June 16th, with a test session available on Sunday June 17 at the Fig Garden Public Library at Bullard and Marks in Fresno.  The Extra Cram will be over three weekends in July, starting on July 7th, with the exam available on July 21st. Pre-registration is required so that we have enough materials for everyone.  Anyone interested can go to our website at http://www.sjvars.com for more details or call 559-288-7597.

Traffic for April: K6RAU 17 and W6SX 16. Total 33.  PSHR: K6RAU 48 and W6SX 52.

March 2007 - SM Charles McConnell, W6DPD- ASMs K6YK and N2NS, ACC W6DPD, SEC N6ZFN, OOC N1VM, STM K6RAU, PIC KE6IGJ, TC W6TE.

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

Your club has received a petition to get the governor to declare June 17 to 23, 2007, Amateur Radio week in California.  This is a statewide effort.  Please keep collecting signatures and return the petitions to the address in the email by April 25, 2007.

With the change in Part 97 of the FCC Rules eliminating the code exam as a requirement for upgrading, many Amateurs have upgraded to General and Extra Class. Congratulations to those getting upgraded licenses.  Enjoy your new privileges.  Technician Class Amateurs now enjoy limited HF privileges on 80, 40 and 15 CW and 10 meter SSB and CW.  As the year progresses, more Amateurs will upgrade to General and Extra.

Just a reminder, the sidebands of your signal must be within the band edges.  As a rule of thumb, on SSB you should operate no closer that 3 KHZ to the band edge to ensure that your sidebands remain within the band.  On CW you can get closer to the band edge as the CW signal are not as wide as SSB signals, but your signals must remain with in the band.  Technicians may NOT operate FM on 10 meters.  They may only operate SSB on 28.300 to 28.500 MHZ.  FM on 10 meters can only be used between 29.5 and 29.7 MHZ.

New General Class Amateurs should get a frequency chart so they will know where their bands end.  You can get a new frequency chart from the March 2007 QST or down load it from the ARRL web page.  Some new generals are operating outside the General Class bands.  General Class Amateurs need to know where the General Class bands end and stay within them.  You don’t want to receive an OO notice or an FCC Citation for out of band operation.

Courtesy dictates that you should listen, and then ask if a frequency is in use before calling CQ.  You need to call CQ when soliciting a contact on HF.  Just giving your call sign on HF is not enough to usually get a contact.

If you desire your club information and events to be listed in Section News, please send the information to w6dpd@arrl.org.

Mark your calendars  The International DX Convention is April 27-29, 2007 at Visalia.  Check http://www.dxconvention.org/ for information.  EMCOMM West is May 4-6, 2007 at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in Reno NV. Check www.emcommwest.org for information. Los Banos ARC special event station is May 12.  Tuolumne Swap Meet June 2, 2007, 8 AM to 3 PM at the Sonora East Shopping Center in Sonora.  Contact Jerry WA6AVR, jerrytanhhauser@us.army.mil for information.  Field Day 2007 is the fourth full weekend of June.  The 65th Fresno Hamfest is August 4, 2007 at the Holiday Inn at the Airport in Fresno.  Check www.w6to.com for information.  The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007.  Check www.cqp.org for information.  Pacificon 2007 is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA.  Check www.pacificon.org for information.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page.  If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, www.arrl.org for exam information.  You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

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.

It is my sad duty to report that KA6RCP Ernie and AD6RP Jack are Silent Keys. They will be missed.

Stanislaus County ARES was activated to help search for a missing person. An ARES member found the missing person who was in fine health.

Manteca ARC and San Joaquin County ARES will hold a one-day "Ham Cram"

Study session, followed by FCC testing, on Saturday, April 14, 2007 from 8:30am until 5 pm in Manteca. Fee for the training session is $16 plus $14 for testing ($30 total). All license classes offered. No walk-ins. Limited retesting available.
Location: TBA, Manteca, CA (95336) Space limited, pre-registration required.
Contact: David Coursey, Emergency Coordinator, SJ ARES, (209) 835-6893, N5FDL@ARRL.NET
W5YI-VEC

Congrats to NG6NG and W6NBK on completing the ARECC Level One course.

W6MSU, Guy, participated in the 2006 ARRL Frequency Measuring Test with an entry of 1 HZ or less.  Congrats Guy. 

TCARES provided communications support for the Jamestown Run.

Stanislaus ARA 2007 officers are pres W6UHF, vp KF6NPG, sec KD6YWO, and treas KC6TVE.  Check www.saraclub,net for information.

Calaveras ARS 2007 officers are pres AE6LA, vp KO6HV, sec WB6QVU and treas AC6CY.  Check www.calaverasars.org for information.

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