Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin June 2022

We Will Be Doing A Live In Person Meeting,
And Possibly On Zoom Also?

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.


  • Field Day, June 25-26, 2022
  • What Have You Been Up To?

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires

Beach, Paul WA6SYA 2/28/2022

Skinner, Mark KF6MZQ 2/28/2022
Third Notice

Carpenter, Philip KB7RXT 3/31/2022
Second Notice

Di Mento, Joe KD6KUV 4/30/2022

Kadan, Kenneth K1KRK 4/30/2022

Costello, Linda KM6QBD 4/30/2022
First Notice

Turner, Forrest KK6BYR 5/31/2022

Sylvester, Edward NI6S 5/31/2022

King, Wayne K6BFR 5/31/2022

Promack, Ryan KF6ODE 5/31/2022

Member Renew

Upcoming ARES Events 

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

June 11, 2022 ARES Meeting (Agenda topic: Planning Field Day, VHF Contest, & Kids Day)

June 11, 2022 ARRL VHF Contest (starts at 11 a.m.) 

June 25, 2022 ARRL Field Day (starts at 11 a.m.) 
July 9, 2022 ARES Meeting (Agenda topic: Field Day Anecdotes)  

July 21, 2022 SD County Hospitals Full Scale Exercise (FSE) (Thursday morning exercise)    
July 30, 2022 ARES 5th Saturday Activity Day
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 Long Reach for Rural Hams by Steve K6SRS) 

Date TBD, presentation in standby, SOTA — Summits On The Air by Chris N1CLC 

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COVID long-haul symptoms: Cleveland Clinic sees these health issues most often

Here is a good reason to redouble our efforts to avoid Covid, or to understand the possible long-term symptoms in case we have had Covid:

COVID-Infected People Without Symptoms Are Much Less Likely to Pass Virus On: Study



Turn Your PC into a Shortwave Radio with the RTL-SDR Adapter

I thought this was interesting. Possible great Segway to ham radio for some.


ARRL Kids Day June 18

Please put the call out for participation in the ARRL Kids Day on Saturday, June 18. The idea is to take your mobile rig and go to a public park near where you live, and all of us can coordinate across the PARC or other club repeaters to communicate with kids at other participating locations in San Diego County. Bring some flyers about your club to distribute AND the ARRL Kids Day Certificates.
There will be a group of PARC members and friends that will be in old Poway Park in Poway and will start operating at 0930 until about 1300.
Contact [email protected] if you want to participate with fellow PARC club members and other clubs in the County.

[email protected]


Is Bamboo Fabric an Sustainable Textile Fraud?

Turns out, processing bamboo into rayon takes a host of toxic chemicals.

Some top 100,000 websites collect everything you type—before you hit submit


Switch to Moderna booster after Pfizer shots better against omicron in 60+


When Hams Helped Polar Researchers Come In From The Cold


New Bluetooth hack can unlock your Tesla—and all kinds of other devices

As always, convenience is the enemy of security. Strange, but cars unlocked with physical, old school keys are now the hardest to break into. Manual transmission cars are the hardest to steal.

Electric toothbrush covers ‘Bad Guy.’

Not really sure why I like this stuff so much…probably because it art, science and engineering rolled into one.

FCC Suspects Robocalls Come From Overseas


Plugging a Vintage Telephone Exchange Into The Internet So People Can Use It

The Implications Of GPS Spoofing And Jamming


Spam Callers

More than 1 in 5 COVID survivors may develop long COVID, CDC study suggests


Researchers Urge China to Develop Ways to Destroy Starlink Satellites


Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Zoom Meeting, Fallbrook, California
April 2, 2022

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

A pledge of allegiance was conducted by Hayden, KG6YVD.

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance February 28, 2022 $8,311.57
Petty Cash Balance February 28, 2022 $104.81

Membership Dues $60.00

Domain Registration $15.99
Web Hosting $155.88
Zoom Subscription $33.36
2M Antenna $803.97

Petty Cash Balance February 28, 2022 $104.81
Expenses March 2022 $0.00
Cash Additions March 2022 $20.00
Total $124.81

Checking Balance March 31, 2022 $7,342.37
Petty Cash Balance March 31, 2022 $124.81
Total $7,467.18

Ron, KG6HSQ, reported that Field Day will be in person at Frazier School this year. Insurance
information has been submitted and permission has been obtained. Field condition is unknown.

Ron, KG6HSQ, discussed our next event, the Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 24th. He
showed the list of current personnel sign-ups. He will be sending the event packet out via email
for the participants review

Ron, KG6HSQ, described the installation of the replacement 2m antenna on Red Mountain. He
shared pictures of the work crew and described the installation process and the successful testing
of the new antenna.

Hayden, KG6YVD, displayed his new mounting bracket for a mobile screwdriver antenna. He
reported that the 220 repeater will not be available for Tuesday night’s ARES check-in due to a
hum problem that is still being diagnosed.

Ron, KG6HSQ, reported that the solar flux index reached a record of 156 for this cycle. A M
Class flare is hitting us this week.

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1600 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club