Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin August 2022

No August Meeting, We Did Outdoor Activity Day On Saturday, 7/30/2022.

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


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Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires
Second Notice

Di Mento, Joe KD6KUV 4/30/2022
First Notice

Spencer, Stephen KC6MIE 7/31/2022

Jones, Randy KD6UAK 7/31/2022

Huhta, David N6EEG 7/31/2022

Member Renew

Upcoming ARES Events 

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

Aug 13, 2022 ARES Meeting (Presentation topic: SD County Office of Emergency Services (OES) Update by Dan Vasquez)
Sep 10, 2022 ARES Meeting (Presentation topic: SD County Animal Rescues During Emergencies by DJ Gove)
Sep 23-25, 2022 ARES support Miramar Air Show  (ham POC Rob K6RJF) 
Oct 8, 2022 ARES Meeting (Presentation topic: Building and Deploying a VARA FM UHF Digital Gateway by Mike N2DDS) 
Oct 29, 2022 ARES 5th Saturday Activity Day 
Nov 12, 2022 ARES Meeting (Presentation topic: Winlink World Update by Mike xe2/N6KZB)
Dec 10, 2022 ARES Meeting (Presentation topic: Ramona to Ranchita, a Plethora of Unique Challenges by Steve K6SRS) 
Date TBD, presentation in standby, SOTA — Summits On The Air by Chris N1CLC 

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

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Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Roy Noon Hall, Fallbrook, California
July 2, 2022

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

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Forrest, KK6BYR.

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance May 31, 2022 7,566.37
Petty Cash Balance May 31, 2022 $124.81

Contribution Field Day Food (Capt Don) $50.00
Membership Dues $220.00
ARRL Dues $49.00

ARRL Dues $47.00

Petty Cash Balance May 31, 2022 $104.81
Cash Additions (Dues) June 2022 $20.00
Total $144.81

Checking Balance June 30, 2022 $7,838.37
Petty Cash Balance June 30, 2022 $144.81
Total $7,983.18

Ron, KG6HSQ, presented the Field Day pictures from the Village News and Bill’s, N6OUI, pictures from the SD ARES website. Ron’s modifications to the tower trailer for the storage of antennas and other items were a great success. Ron reviewed the Field Day submission information, including the number of contacts by band, state and operator.

Ron, KG6HSQ, gave a live demonstration of VARA/Winlink on the VHF band using an external TNC and a Kenwook mobile rig together with the VHF/UHF antenna on the Scout Hut.

Bob, W6RMG, displayed a T-Finder antenna and electronics used to locate aircraft emergency beacons on 121.5 and 243 MHz, with test beacons on 121.6 MHz.

Stephen, KC6MIE, discussed the possibility of operating FT8 at the next Field Day.

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1620 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club