Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin

August 2023

We Will Be Doing A Live Meeting August 5

And Zoom If Everything Works.

Members To Get Email Invite
Visitors Will Need To Contact Webmaster.

[email protected]

The Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club normally meet at 3:00 PM on the first Saturday of the month.

Normal Meeting Location, The Scout Hut, 231 E. Hawthorne St. Map


  • Repeater 101
  • What Have You Been Doing

Upcoming Events

– Harvest Fair, October 22
– Veterans Day Parade, November 11
– Christmas Parade, December 2
– Field Day 2024, June 22-23

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

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Third Notice

Beach, Paul WA6SYA 5/31/2023

Zeimantz, Jane KK6LBQ 5/31/2023

Magaldi, Mike K6YNP 5/31/2023
Second Notice

Perrine, Hayden KG6YVD 6/30/2023

Perrine, Krissy KR6SSY 6/30/2023

Riley, Jr., DeMott KN6GGE 6/30/2023

Skinner, Mark KF6MZQ 6/30/2023
First Notice

Swain, Julie KG6QAB 7/31/2023

Spencer, Stephen KC6MIE 7/31/2023

Huhta, David N6EEG 7/31/2023

Pacheco, Robert KN6NDQ 7/31/2023

Member Renew

Upcoming ARES & Community Events 

Join ARES to get more information. https://www.sdgares.net/

August 12, 2023 ARES Meeting 
August 26, 2023 One-Day Technician Cram Class & Exam (for info contact AF6GM [email protected]
September 9, 2023 ARES Meeting 
September 9, 2023 ARRL VHF Contest http://arrl.org/september-vhf
September 30, 2023 ARES Local Activity Day & Regional Simulated Emergency Test (SET) 
October 7, 2023 San Diego (Lakeside) Hamfest http://lakesidearc.org/
October 14, 2023 ARES Meeting 
Oct 27 & Nov 4, 2023, Two-Day Extra Cram Class & Exam  (for info contact AF6GM [email protected]
Nov 18, 2023 ARES Meeting (date moved) 

Recordings of past meetings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-7mirT-kjfvMtIy27R505aqnmfCQuWNQ 

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Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club

July 1, 2023

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, called the Zoom meeting to order at 1501 hrs.

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Frederick, KN6YDQ

Ron, KG6HSQ, had the attendees introduce themselves and new ham David Baker give the
group a little of his background.

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance May 31, 2023 $7,611.59
Petty Cash Balance May 31, 2023 $366.81
Total $7,978.40

ARRL Dues $98.00
Contributions $80.00
Membership Dues $220.00
Total $398.00

ARRL Dues $98.00
Total $98.00

Petty Cash Balance May 31, 2023 $366.81
Cash Additions $0.00
Total $366.81

Checking Balance June 30, 2023 $7,911.59
Petty Cash Balance June 30, 2023 $366.81
Total $8,278.40

Ron, KG6HSQ, conducted a recap of Amateur Radio Field Day. He presented pictures from our
and other San Diego County Field Day sites. Ron showed a tally of our field day results
including total points and a breakdown of contacts by band, operator, logger and states. He
presented pictures of the FARC site taken by various club members.

A discussion of end fed antennas by John K6QVA, Ron KG6HSQ, Stephen KC6MIE and Brent
KJ6UMY gave their experiences with the My Antennas End Fed Half-Wave antennas

Stephen, KC6MIE, described his new QRP Labs QDX digital only transceiver which covers 20,
30, 40, 60, and 80 meters at 5W.

Ron, KG6HSQ, presented coming events.
– Operating Day, July 29-30, 2023
– Veterans Day Parade
– Harvest Fair- Field Day 2024, June 22-23

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1632 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club