Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin October 2021
We Will Be Doing A Virtual Zoom Meeting.
Members To Get Email Invite
Visitors Will Need To Contact Webmaster.
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
THIS MONTHS MEETING AGENDA
- Member’s Projects, Show pictures, and/or talk about what you’ve been up to.
- Electronic Membership Form
- Christmas Parade, 12/4/21 1500-1900
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals
9/11 Video about Tom McGuinness
There was an article in yesterday’s Village News about Tom McGuiness, co-pilot on the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. He and his family lived in Fallbrook and went to Riverview before they moved east for his job. I had never seen this video before but it is so awesome and moving I thought you all might like to see it if you haven’t already. The interview took place in 2013, and the memorial service in the video was done at Riverview.
FCC’s Communications Status Report for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Ida – 8/31/21
The charts and graphs are fascinating:
Local Frequency Standards
KNX, 1070 kHz, Los Angeles, lost its GPS lock some months ago but is once again right on frequency (1070.0000 kHz).
Several TV stations are GPS locked and serve as local frequency standards. In San Diego, for example, the DTV pilot signal from KPBS(TV) is right on frequency at 500.328844 MHz. And KPBS has an excellent track record of staying right on frequency.
Is This the End for Lithium-ion Batteries? – IEEE
Mobile Teletypewriter Military Communications
My new mobil digital coms equipment, hi hi
Radio Amateur Training Planning and Activities Committee (RATPAC) comprises ARRL section managers, appointed field leadership, and membership. Together, we host nationwide Amateur Radio Zoom presentations twice-a-week, Wednesdays on general radio topics and Thursdays on amateur radio emergency communications. The topics are selected from audience recommendations that the planning committee then seeks topic experts or discussion panel members. The presentation audience consists of thousands of amateur radio operators worldwide who participate directly in the Zoom sessions or with video links of the presentation and related documentation sent out after each session.
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Presentations August 2021
Has the RF exposure evaluations video, played at last meeting.
GM throws LG under the bus as Chevy Bolt production pauses amid recall
Affordable, Foldable House
The Universe is Hostile to Computers
In space and military systems we had to deal with prompt, total dose and SEUs, depending upon the application and environment.
Ed Hare W1RFI – How to Comply With the FCC RF-Exposure Rules
Best Water Filter?
Brita, ZeroWater, PUR, Berkey, Aquaphor, AquaTrue
Project Farm is a great youtube channel for unbiased product evaluations.
Firefly Video and Analysis
Farewell Sir Clive Sinclair; Inspired A Generation Of Engineers
Owned one of these, seem to remember it came as a kit.
Trip to a Communications Site
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Virtual Meeting, Fallbrook, California
September 4, 2021
President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, called the virtual Zoom meeting to order at 1504 hrs.
A pledge of allegiance was conducted by Forrest, KK6BYR.
Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.
|Checking Balance July 31, 2021||$7,692.90|
|Petty Cash Balance July 31, 2021||$78.81|
|P.O. Box Rental||$134.00
|Petty Cash Balance July 31, 2020||$78.81|
|Expenses August 2021||$0.00|
|Cash Additions August 2021||$0.00|
|Checking Balance August 31, 2021||$7,598.90|
|Petty Cash Balance August 31, 2021||$78.81|
Ron, KG6HSQ, report that our 2m replacement antenna for the repeater on Red Mountain has
not shipped yet, the manufacturer is waiting for parts. The possible ship date is September 13th.
Ron, KG6HSQ, reviewed our new website electronic membership form. The first attempt for
payment was to use Paypal, but he could never make his way through the verification process.
Paypal did not understand clubs and required documentation unique to businesses. Ron looked
for other alternatives and settled on stripe.com. The trial form is up on the website for testing.
Ron demonstrated the use of the online forms. He hopes it will be available for actual use next
Ron, KG6HSQ, played a presentation from the QSO Ham Expo by Ed Hare, ARRL Laboratory
Manager, on the new FCC rules for hams on required RF exposure evaluations.
Brent, KJ6UMY, presented example calculations to determine is evaluation is required and
showed calculations using the ARRL online exposure calculator.
Bob, W6VR, commented on situations that might be of concern and offered additional
considerations relative to the E & M fields radiated by antennas.
Ron, KG6HSQ, reported that the Chaparral Fire is now 85% contained. Incident command has
be transferred from CalFire to USFS Cleveland. Significant progress has been made and units
have been released from the fire.
Lee, KM6UFF, commented that he has hear that most antenna radiation if from the antenna
feedpoint. Bob, W6VR, responded that there both electric and magnetic fields are radiated and
from different points on an antenna. Comprehensive surveys consider both E & M fields and the
emission points change for different frequencies on multi-band antennas.
Stephen, KC6MIE, offered that next Saturday, September 11th through September 19th the
Route 66 contest is going on. It’s a fun event with a nice certificate available. Route 66 on the air
has a special logging sheet that they want you to use.
Lee, KM6UFF, found the FCC document on of cell site and communication outages during the
hurricane, sent out by Bob W6VR, interesting. In some counties 95% of the cell sites were out.
This points out the continued importance of ham radio.
President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1620 hrs
Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club