Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin July 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.

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


  • Field Day, Wrap Up
  • Vara FM, Digital Message Protocol
  • What Have You Been Up To?

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires
Third Notice

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

King, Wayne K6BFR 5/31/2022

Promack, Ryan KF6ODE 5/31/2022
First Notice

Perrine, Hayden KG6YVD 6/30/2022

Perrine, Krissy KR6SSY 6/30/2022

Dillon, R. Don W6PLT 6/30/2022

Riley, Jr., DeMott KN6GGE 6/30/2022

Member Renew

Upcoming ARES Events 

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

July 9, 2022 ARES Meeting (Agenda topic: Field Day Anecdotes and planning upcoming Hospital Exercise)
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 


Field Day News Coverage

In this weeks Village News (6/30/22), should be pictures taken at FARC’s Field Day

An Inside Look: SpinLaunch Flight Test #7

How to Read Weather Radar

The Floppotron 3.0 – Computer Hardware Orchestra

de K6RJF

[sdgares] Field Day 2022 photo album

ARES Members, Here is a link to a photo album with shots taken at some of the San Diego County 2022 Field Day sites:
If you see a photo caption with someone misidentified, please let me know. You spent countless hours preparing for Field Day, and it showed! It was wonderful to visit with so many hams, to catch up, and to meet some people for the first time. The public sites did fantastic work reaching out as ham radio ambassadors. Thanks for the hospitality! . . . Rob K6RJF

de W6VR

How many electric cars are on the road in the United States?

Nice article:


Right to Repair Shot Down in CA

NY passes US-first moratorium on reviving fossil fuel plants to mine crypto

IMHO, a huge waste of energy in the name of speculation and trade in illicit goods. Fueling “innovation” seems like a weak argument, but campaign dollars speak loudly.

An actively exploited Microsoft 0-day flaw still doesn’t have a patch


Gas cans designed by lawyers

With BA.2.12.1 now dominant in US, experts eye new subvariants BA.4 and BA.5


FDA advisers overwhelmingly endorse Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

A “traditional” vaccine to try and convince hold-outs.

New ultra-stealthy Linux backdoor isn’t your everyday malware discovery


Why Gas Got So Expensive (It’s Not the War)

Tsunami of junk traffic that broke DDoS records delivered by tiniest of botnets


BA.4/BA.5 will soon be dominant in the US. Here’s what that means


Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Roy Noon Hall, Fallbrook, California
June 4, 2022

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, called the virtual Zoom meeting to order at 1502 hrs.

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Stephen, KC6MIE

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance April 30, 2022 $7,426.37
Petty Cash Balance April 30, 2022 $124.81

Membership Dues $140.00
ARRL Dues $0.00

ARRL Dues $0.00

Petty Cash Balance April 30, 2022 $124.81
Cash Additions March 2022 $0.00
Total $124.81

Checking Balance May 31, 2022 $7,566.37
Petty Cash Balance May 31, 2022 $124.81
Total $7,691.18

Ron, KG6HSQ, called for any announcements.

Tony, KU6E, reported that he has installed a DMR repeater at his QTH. It’s been up and running for about a month.

Ron, KG6HSQ, opened a discussion on the upcoming Amateur Radio Field Day. Hayden KG6YVD, said he is available for cooking duties and to supply pop-up and tables for the event. Ron suggested hot dogs as an easy lunch for Saturday. The Frazier School field has grass and porta-potties in place. Marking antenna locations and limited setup will begin on Friday at 1700 hours. Full setup will begin on Saturday at 0700 hours. Lee, KM6UFF, volunteered to stand post overnight both Friday and Saturday. Don, W6PLT, pledged to contribute $50.00 toward food for the event. The club has just purchased 500 ft. of new coax for FD. Hayden will bring coffee and a coffee urn. Sign-up for potluck food will be done on the club website.

Ron, KG6HSQ, presented a coiling demo for how coax and cables should be coiled during the event.

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1545 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club