Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin

July 2023

We Will Be Doing A Zoom Meeting July 1

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, Mark Your Calendars Field Day 2024, June 22-23, 2024
  • What Have You Been Doing

New Club Members

  • David Baker, AK6BQ
  • Adam Scelso, None

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires
Third Notice

Kadan, Kenneth K1KRK 4/30/2023
Second Notice

Beach, Paul WA6SYA 5/31/2023

Zeimantz, Jane KK6LBQ 5/31/2023

McGowen, Timothy AF6GL 5/31/2023

Magaldi, Mike K6YNP 5/31/2023
First Notice

Perrine, Hayden KG6YVD 6/30/2023

Perrine, Krissy KR6SSY 6/30/2023

Riley, Jr., DeMott KN6GGE 6/30/2023

Skinner, Mark KF6MZQ 6/30/2023

Member Renew

Upcoming ARES & Community Events 

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

June 2, 2023 (Friday) Hams support SD100 Mile Endurance Run (for info contact Rob K6RJF [email protected])
June 3, 2023 One-Day Technician Cram Class & Exam (for info contact AF6GM <[email protected]>)
June 10, 2023 ARES Meeting (with Hospital Exercise recap and Field Day prep) 
June 10, 2023 ARRL VHF Contest http://arrl.org/june-vhf
June 17, 2023 Hams support Black Mountain 50K Endurance Run (contact Rob K6RJF <[email protected]>) 
June 24, 2023 ARRL Field Day
July 8, 2023, ARES Meeting (presentation topic: Logbook of the World [LOTW] by Bruce AG6X) 
July 29, 2023 ARES Activity Day 
August 26, 2023 One-Day Technician Cram Class & Exam (for info contact AF6GM <[email protected]>) 
September 9, 2023 ARRL VHF Contest http://arrl.org/september-vhf
September 30, 2023 ARES Activity Day 
October 7, 2023 San Diego (Lakeside) Hamfest http://lakesidearc.org/
Oct 27 & Nov 4, 2023, Two-Day Extra Cram Class & Exam  (for info contact AF6GM <[email protected]>) 

Recordings of past meetings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-7mirT-kjfvMtIy27R505aqnmfCQuWNQ 

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Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club

June 3, 2023

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

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Ron, KG6HSQ.

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance April 30, 2023 $7,391.59
Petty Cash Balance April 30, 2023 $322.81
Total $7,714.40

Hat Sales $24.00
Membership Dues $240.00
Total $264.00

None $0.00
Total $0.00

Petty Cash Balance April 30, 2023 $322.81
Cash Additions $44.00
Total $366.81

Checking Balance May 31 2023 $7,611.59
Petty Cash Balance May 31, 2023 $366.81
Total $7,978.40

Ron, KG6HSQ, had the group go around the room introducing themselves for the benefit of new

Ron, KG6HSQ, conducted a recap of the Fallbrook Avocado Festival. There was one instance of
a booth being moved that was not communicated by Kennedy to the club. Kennedy block
captains should be contacted for any but minor problems. Kennedy now understands the need for
proper traffic routing and the need for better radio coordination between the Kennedy and FARC
radio systems.

Ron, KG6HSQ, reminded club members of proper radio protocol on the repeaters. If you are
testing and don’t require a response use “(your call) testing”. If you need a radio check use
“(your call) radio check” or “(your call) requesting a radio check”.

Ron, KG6HSQ, reminded the group that Amateur Radio Field Day is coming up on June 24-25
at the William H Frazier Elementary School on Gum Tree. Initial setup will be on Friday, June
23rd at 1700 hours. Setup will continue beginning at 0700 hours on Saturday, June 24th. FARC
will be operating 3 HF stations and a VHF/UHF station. On-air operating hours are from 1100 on
Saturday until 1100 on Sunday. There will be a potluck dinner on Saturday at 1700 hours, a sign-
up sheet will be posted on the FARC website (https://www.fallbrookarc.org). New hams and
guests are welcome. Ron gave a brief overview of the Field Day rules.

Ron, KG6HSQ, presented a demonstration of the FDlog program that will be used to log
contacts on Field Day.

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

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club