Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin October 2022

We Will Be Doing A Live In Person Meeting,
And Hopefully 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.

Normal Meeting Location, The Scout Hut, 231 E. Hawthorne St. Map


  • Spoiled Propagation
  • Harvest Faire, October 23, 2022
  • Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 2022
  • Christmas Parade, December 3, 2022
  • What Have You Been Up To?

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires
Second Notice

Bell, Ron W6BJO 8/31/2022

DiVecchio, Mark K3FWT 8/31/2022
First Notice

Gill, Bob W6RMG 9/30/2022

Worthen, Rick N6FLY 9/30/2022

Tiosejo Jr., Ruben KD6CWI 9/30/2022

Member Renew

Ken Dickson-W6MF/SK

Celebration of Life Service scheduled for 10/22 @ 11am at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1450 E. Vista Way, Vista.

Obituary is on our Facebook Page.

Upcoming ARES Events 

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

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) 
Jan 14, 2023 ARES Meeting (Presentation topic: Solar Panel RFI by Randy KQ6RS) 
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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SpaceX appeals U.S. FCC rejection of rural broadband subsidies | Reuters


California County Tells People to Shelter In Place Because of Tesla Battery Fire

Since Fallbrook has a battery energy storage facility just off E. Mission, the issue described in the following article will probably apply to us as well.

Faster, Meaner, Deadlier: The Evolution of “BattleBots”

Lithium batteries and all….

California gas heater ban by 2030

This CARB vote might only apply to natural gas heaters, not propane, based on the sentence that reads, “…signaling a sea change in ending the use of natural gas.” One way or the other, the action is significant.
If anyone has further information, please send it my way.

No More Invasive Surgery—This Pacemaker Dissolves Instead

Looks like the battery, computer chip/s etc are outside the body but glued to the chest so what is inside the body is passive and can be dissolved — a clever idea:


Emergency alert telling all of LA, ‘Eastern North Pacific Ocean’ to evacuate was sent in ‘error’: authorities




E-bike battery fires pushing NYC toward a ban in public housing


Cops wanted to keep mass surveillance app secret; privacy advocates refused


The IRS Insists its ‘Penalties’ are NOT ‘fines’

With 87,000 new IRS agents, you’ve got to wonder where this is going.

Play Stupid Games…

California’s Proposed Solar Tax is Unpopular


Years after shuttle, NASA rediscovers the perils of liquid hydrogen


New Linux malware combines unusual stealth with a full suite of capabilities


The mystery of why some people don’t catch COVID


Dear Mr. President: Seriously, please stop with these science “moonshots” | Ars Technica

Short term bursts in funding hurt long term, sustainable efforts.

HP continues to pay for abruptly blocking third-party ink from its printers


Uber was breached to its core, purportedly by an 18-year-old. Here’s what’s known

“This sort of MFA will protect users if their password is compromised through a database breach. But as has been demonstrated repeatedly, they are woefully inadequate at stopping phishing attacks. So far, the only forms of MFA that are phishing-resistant are those that comply with an industry standard known as FIDO2. It remains the MFA gold standard.”

Facebook users sue Meta for bypassing beefy Apple security to spy on millions



How Exactly does Starlink Satellite Internet Work?

Radio Noises From the Sky

Understanding HF Propagation

MIT Science Reporter—”Computer for Apollo” (1965)

Worst CAPTCHA Ever

Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Roy Noon Hall, Fallbrook, California
September 3, 2022

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

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Stephen, KC6MIE.

Ron, KG6HSQ, Instead of the July meeting, the club participated in an activity day on Saturday, June 30th. The event was attended by 13 hams and 7 members of the public. Ron presented upcoming club dates:

  • October 22nd 1100 hrs, Memorial for Ken Dickson W6MF-SK

Grace Presbyterian Church

1450 E. Vista Way, Vista

  • October 29th, ARES Activity Day
  • November 11th, Veterans Day Parade
  • November 17th 0900-1600 hrs, Fallbrook Harvest Faire

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance July 31, 2022 $8,080.37
Petty Cash Balance July 31, 2022 $159.81

Contribution $10.00
Membership Dues $120.00

Field Day Coax $440.69
PO Box Fee $166.00

Petty Cash Balance August 31, 2022 $159.81
Cash Additions (Dues) June 2022 $0.00
Total $159.81

Checking Balance August 31, 2022 $7,603.68
Petty Cash Balance August 31, 2022 $159.81
Total $7,763.49

Ron, KG6HSQ, had the meeting attendees introduce themselves.

Bob, W6RMG, gave a presentation on the James Web Space Telescope. Robert Gill is an astronomer and physicist. He was a university professor for 35 years. Bob is still an active astronomer with equipment at his QTH.

Stephen, KC6MIE, next Friday, September 9th at 1700 hrs is the start of the Route 66 HF event. Stephen showed the certificate from last year.

Timothy, AF6GL, asked if any club members were involved in microwave operations. Ron commented that there is a subgroup of the Palomar Amateur Radio that focuses on microwave bands.

Lee, KM6UFF, has added a 24v, 5000Wh LiFePo battery to free up his 200AH, 12v LiFePo battery for remote use.

Bill, N6OUI, purchased A Cushcraft 2M/440 5 element yagi antenna. He has gone through weeks on back and forth with MFJ to obtain parts to repair the antenna and put it into operation.

Mark, N6AZX, has completed a IC-5100 mobile install in his Jeep together with a Comet SBB-5 antenna.

Capt. Don, W6PLT, inquired when we might have a lecture on HF propagation. Ron replied that this presentation will probably follow a presentation of the use of ham radio during the Rice Fire.

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1609 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club