Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin September 2021

We Will Be Doing A Virtual Zoom Meeting.

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


  • FCC RF-Exposure Rules
  • Electronic Membership Form

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires

Zeimantz, Jane KK6LBQ 5/31/2021

McCasland, Harold N2CAX 5/31/2021
Second Notice

Swain, Julie KG6QAB 7/31/2021

Spencer, Stephen KC6MIE 7/31/2021

Jones, Randy KD6UAK 7/31/2021

Huhta, David N6EEG 7/31/2021

Taylor, Stephen K6SJT 7/31/2021

Duffy, Michael W6MJD 7/31/2021
First Notice

Bell, Ron W6BJO 8/31/2021

Olms, Randy KJ6AEU 8/31/2021

DiVecchio, Mark K3FWT 8/31/2021

Buntin, Paul KM6VXO 8/31/2021

Membership Form

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Founding Father Helps Solve 40 Year Problem of Lithium-Ion Batteries


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While they were asleep, their Teslas burned in the garage. It’s a risk many automakers are taking seriously.


FCC Releases First of its Kind Mobile Phone/Data Map

You can zoom the map for closeup views of specific areas. Even permits searching by address and works across the entire U.S.:

FCC Finalizes Changes to Part 95 Rules – Radio World

Nice summary of the CB/GMRS/FRS FCC Rule changes:

The Micro Covid Calculator

What an interesting and fun Web page. Calculate your probability of contracting Covid based on your location and lifestyle. Then change parameters and see how your chances shift. Not guaranteed to be 100% accurate but I am familiar with some of the probability numbers used and they agree with what I believe are the correct numbers based on our current scientific understanding.

Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California’s largest lake



Delta Variant: Top 10 COVID Questions and How to Prepare


News Missing the Story

Just for fun.

The State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity


One of the Greatest Speeches Ever | Steve Jobs

Deep dive into stupid: Meet the growing group that rejects germ theory


Everything Old is New Again

I love ny logo

Medcram on COVID-19


Every vehicle in the president’s motorcade, explained.

A lot of radio related support.

Boston Dynamics shares an incredible behind-the-scenes look at robot-building


What could go wrong?

It’s time to rethink personal carbon allowances, research suggests

What to know about the US COVID booster plan—and why WHO hates it


“We are set on a path that looks disastrous”: Alabama hospitals near collapse


Auto Fuses

LED Replacement Tubes

Quality much better than Home Depot. Metal backing with plastic cover. One tube was defective.

GM recalls every Chevy Bolt ever made, blames LG for faulty batteries

“Electrochemists have been working to reduce the amount of cobalt used, swapping it for nickel, which also has the benefit of boosting energy density. Unfortunately, high-nickel batteries are also more prone to fire.” Lithium Ion battery powered cars catch fire less often than gasoline powered cars. Unfortunately, they do so inside of structures when they are unattended. Gas cars mostly do so when they are being operated and away from structures.

Crashing a 1998 Toyota into a 2015 Toyota shows how far car safety has advanced


Coating and handling operation of an 8 meter telescope mirror at Paranal Observatory in Chile

The infrastructure required to support a large telescope operation is pretty amazing.

The Curious Case Of The Radio Amateur And The Insulin Pump


Not enough backup power: AT&T and T-Mobile suffer big outages in Louisiana


Teacher with COVID symptoms went maskless, making her class an experiment

Interesting statistics.

Teacher with COVID symptoms went maskless, making her class an experiment

Interesting statistics.

Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Virtual Meeting, Fallbrook, California
August 7, 2021

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, called the virtual Zoom meeting to order at 1504 hrs.

A pledge of allegiance was conducted by Jon, K6QVA.

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance June 30, 2021 $7,630.90
Petty Cash Balance June 30, 2021 $78.81

Membership Dues $60.00
ARRL Dues $49.00

ARRL Dues $47.00

Petty Cash Balance June 30, 2020 $78.81
Expenses July 2021 $0.00
Cash Additions July 2021 $0.00
Total $78.81

Checking Balance July 31, 2021 $7,692.90
Petty Cash Balance July 31, 2021 $78.81
Total $7,771.71

Ron, reported that we have two upcoming expenses. One is our post office box rental and the second is a new 2 meter antenna for the Red Mountain repeater. We have been operating on a temporary receive antenna. The new antenna is on order and will cost about $800.

John Landry and Capt. Mike Kenny returned from the USS Midway Speakers Bureau to present The Battle of the Coral Sea. The USS Midway was the longest serving aircraft carrier at 45 years. The Battle of the Coral Sea on May 4-8, 1942 was the first naval battle where there was no visual contact between aircraft carriers. John gave a very detailed and thorough presentation of the battle.

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1707 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club