Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Roy Noon Hall, Fallbrook, California
September 3, 2022

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, called the meeting to order at 1503 hrs.

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Stephen, KC6MIE.

Ron, KG6HSQ, Instead of the July meeting, the club participated in an activity day on Saturday, June 30th. The event was attended by 13 hams and 7 members of the public. Ron presented upcoming club dates:

  • October 22nd 1100 hrs, Memorial for Ken Dickson W6MF-SK

Grace Presbyterian Church

1450 E. Vista Way, Vista

  • October 29th, ARES Activity Day
  • November 11th, Veterans Day Parade
  • November 17th 0900-1600 hrs, Fallbrook Harvest Faire

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance July 31, 2022 $8,080.37
Petty Cash Balance July 31, 2022 $159.81

Contribution $10.00
Membership Dues $120.00

Field Day Coax $440.69
PO Box Fee $166.00

Petty Cash Balance August 31, 2022 $159.81
Cash Additions (Dues) June 2022 $0.00
Total $159.81

Checking Balance August 31, 2022 $7,603.68
Petty Cash Balance August 31, 2022 $159.81
Total $7,763.49

Ron, KG6HSQ, had the meeting attendees introduce themselves.

Bob, W6RMG, gave a presentation on the James Web Space Telescope. Robert Gill is an astronomer and physicist. He was a university professor for 35 years. Bob is still an active astronomer with equipment at his QTH.

Stephen, KC6MIE, next Friday, September 9th at 1700 hrs is the start of the Route 66 HF event. Stephen showed the certificate from last year.

Timothy, AF6GL, asked if any club members were involved in microwave operations. Ron commented that there is a subgroup of the Palomar Amateur Radio that focuses on microwave bands.

Lee, KM6UFF, has added a 24v, 5000Wh LiFePo battery to free up his 200AH, 12v LiFePo battery for remote use.

Bill, N6OUI, purchased A Cushcraft 2M/440 5 element yagi antenna. He has gone through weeks on back and forth with MFJ to obtain parts to repair the antenna and put it into operation.

Mark, N6AZX, has completed a IC-5100 mobile install in his Jeep together with a Comet SBB-5 antenna.

Capt. Don, W6PLT, inquired when we might have a lecture on HF propagation. Ron replied that this presentation will probably follow a presentation of the use of ham radio during the Rice Fire.

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1609 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club