Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Roy Noon Meeting Hall, Fallbrook, California
June 1, 2024

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, called the meeting to order at 1500 hrs.

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Ron, KG6HSQ.

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report:

Checking Balance April 30, 2024 $7,762.94
Petty Cash Balance April 30, 2024 $411.81
Total $8,174.75

Merchandize Sale – Cap $10.00
Membership Dues $80.00
Total $90.00

None $0.00
Total $0.00

Petty Cash Balance April 30, 2024 $411.81
Cash Additions $20.00
Total $431.81

Checking Balance May 31, 2024 $7,832.94
Petty Cash Balance May 31, 2024 $431.81
Total $8,264.75

Ron, KG6HSQ, gave a report on the foreign signal interfering with the 2m repeater. He showed
an example spectrum. After many trips up to Red Mountain, he has increased the squelch setting
to help alleviate the interference.

Ron, KG6HSQ, introduced the County’s new Genasys EVAC mapping system. The system uses
a more logical division of county areas based upon roads and neighborhoods, not just an overlaid

Ron, KG6HSQ, announced Amateur Radio Field Day upcoming this month on the 22nd and 23rd.
Friday, June 21, 1900 hrs, site preparation
Saturday, June 22, 0700 hrs, setup begins
Saturday, June 22, 1100, on-air activity begins
Saturday, June 22, 1700 hrs, potluck
Sunday, June 23, 1100 hrs, on-air activity ends, tear down begins

Potluck sign-up is available at the FARC website (

Ron, KG6HSQ, had the attendees go around the room with introductions.

Ron, KG6HSQ, gave a presentation of the spurious emissions of various handy talkies. Baofeng
radios didn’t test well with a majority not passing FCC requirements. It is each amateur’s
responsibility to meet FCC regulation for spurious emissions, not just the radio manufacturer’s.
Ron will be testing radios after the meeting

on, KG6HSQ, called for anyone with a license upgrade. Forrest, KK6BYR, has upgraded to
Amateur Extra.

Ron, KG6HSQ, reported that the FCC website has been hacked. Notably, Log Book of the
World (LOTW) has been affected.

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1548 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club