Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin May 2022

We Will Be Doing A Virtual Zoom Meeting May 7.

Members To Get Email Invite
Visitors Will Need To Contact Webmaster.

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The Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club normally meet at 3:00 PM on the first Saturday of the month.


  • Avocado Festival Report
  • ARES Activity Day Report
  • Field Day, June 25-26, 2022
  • What Have You Been Up To?

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires

Scott, Don KJ6DFU 1/31/2022

Flood, Michael KN6FDR 1/31/2022

McGowen, Timothy AF6GL 1/31/2022
Third Notice

Beach, Paul WA6SYA 2/28/2022

Skinner, Mark KF6MZQ 2/28/2022
Second Notice

Carpenter, Philip KB7RXT 3/31/2022
First Notice

Di Mento, Joe KD6KUV 4/30/2022

Kadan, Kenneth K1KRK 4/30/2022

Costello, Linda KM6QBD 4/30/2022

Member Renew

Upcoming ARES Events 

May 14, 2022  ARES Meeting (Agenda topic: Ramona to Ranchita, a Long Reach for Rural Hams by Steve K6SRS)

June 11, 2022 ARES Meeting (Agenda topic: Planning Field Day, VHF Contest, & Kids Day)
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 (Agenda topic: SD County Office of Emergency Services (OES) Update by Dan Vasquez)
Sep 10, 2022 ARES Meeting (Agenda topic: SD County Animal Rescues During Emergencies by DJ Gove)
Sep 23-25, 2022 ARES support Miramar Air Show  (ham POC Rob K6RJF) 
Oct 29, 2022 ARES 5th Saturday Activity Day

ARES Members 

If you were busy setting up portable equipment for the ARES Activity Day and missed the ARES HF Interoperability Net on the 60-meter band, the Interoperability Net was an outstanding success. 
This was the first time that San Diego ARES conducted an Interoperability Net, and we were thrilled that many official Government stations checked into the net using their non-ham call signs. Government agencies represented on the net using non-ham call signs included Army MARS, Air Force MARS, DHS SHARES, California OES SHARES, and Red Cross SHARES stations. We also received ham check-ins from representatives of the USCG Auxiliary, California Emergency Services Net (CESN), San Diego County OES, and San Diego County ACS.  Some of the Government stations were located in Nevada and Central California. Thank you!
Thanks also to ARES members from the San Diego Section and Los Angeles Section who checked into the net using their normal ham call signs. 
Net Control Stephen KC6MIE ran the net using a portable station set up in a parking lot behind the Fallbrook Library. Many other ARES members checked into the net using portable equipment in field conditions. Assistant Net Control Jonathan KN6LFB provided capable back-up and relays. Thank you!
The 60-meter band is a place where ham radio frequencies overlap with Government radio frequencies. From time to time, by special arrangement, hams and Government stations talk to each other on the 60-meter band. 
We will plan to do this again during the next ARES Activity Day on July 30, 2022. 
73 de. . . RobK6RJF

de N6FLY

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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