Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin

November 2023

We Will Be Doing A Live Meeting November 4

And Zoom If Everything Works.

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

This Months Meeting Agenda

  • Web Page Resources
  • Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 0845 Stage, 1000 Start
  • Christmas Parade, December 2, 1500 Stage, 1700 Start
  • Club Emergency Service Sticker

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires

Pacheco, Robert KN6NDQ 7/31/2023
Second Notice

Gill, Bob W6RMG 9/30/2023

Allen, Tony KU6E 9/30/2023

Tiosejo Jr., Ruben KD6CWI 9/30/2023
First Notice

Carlson, David WA6DKN 10/31/2023

Somers, Robert KN6PIL 10/31/2023

Deville, Dennis KN6QJL 10/31/2023

Member Renew

Upcoming Local Events

– Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 0845 Stage, 1000 Start
– Christmas Parade, December 2, 1500 Stage, 1700 Start
– Field Day 2024, June 22-23

Upcoming ARES & Community Events 

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

Nov 18, 2023 ARES Meeting (date moved) 
December 2, 2023 One-Day Technician Cram Class & Exam (for info contact AF6GM [email protected]

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

News & Views


FALLBROOK 10 METER NET Every Monday evening 8:00pm 28.340 USB Ruben KD6CWI Net control Join the group for a good rag chew.


CONELRAD: The Voice of Armageddon

Instructograph Morse Code Trainer

de W6VR

Amazon launches Project Kuiper satellite internet prototypes

A fascinating video is imbedded in the following story: “Inside Amazon’s Satellite Factory.” The end of the interview touches on a number of different subjects and is interesting too:

On Improving Wireless Emergency Alerts



“Real Water” that poisoned dozens contained chemical from rocket fuel

“We’re hoping that the punitive award sends a message to people that they should test bottled water products before they put them on the market,” Kemp told Ars. Many reports of alkaline water not being so good for you…

Wiring Up 100 Car Batteries So You Don’t Have To


Which Wouxun radios are superheterodyne?


Learning to drive during 1960s with this thing

I remember something similar from high school driver training, without the bells and whistles such as data logging. I don’t remember spending much time using it.

New CA Law Will Allow YOU to Control the Use of Your Private Data

We’ll have to see what passes for enforcement…

Amazon takes action against vendor after hundreds of Amazon boxes sent to Virginia address

Chinese sellers, who don’t want to pay the cost of product returns to China, use random addresses in the US for product returns.

How many ferrite beads?

FCC robocall enforcement does little to stop illegal calls, Senate hears


Backlash forces T-Mobile to cancel automatic migrations to pricier plan


Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club

October 7, 2023

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

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Ron, KG6HSQ.

Ron, KG6HSQ, invited the attendees to go around the room and internet and introduce

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report.

Checking Balance August 31, 2023 $7,473.86
Petty Cash Balance August 31, 2023 $366.81
Total $7,840.67

Contributions $5.00
Membership Dues $160.00
Total $165.00

None $0.00
Total $0.00

Petty Cash Balance August 31, 2023 $366.81
Cash Additions $5.00
Total $371.81

Checking Balance September 30, 2023 $7,633.86
Petty Cash Balance September 30, 2023 $371.81
Total $8,005.67

Ron, KG6HSQ, Gave a report on the club’s Red Mountain 2m repeater antenna problem. The
problem was traced to water in a connector between the antenna and the 0.5 inch dia coax jumper
connecting to the tower hardline. A new connector has been delivered and a return to the
mountain for the repair is pending.

Ron, KG6HSQ, announced that club decals are now available at no charge to club members that
sign up with San Diego ARES. See sdgares.net for sign up. To participate in ARES, members are
encouraged to take online ICS classes, IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800 are recommended as a
start in becoming familiar with the Incident Command System.

Ron, KG6HSQ, reminded members that the North County Fire open house is scheduled for next
Saturday, October 14 from 0900-1300 hours. Club table setup will begin at 0800. Member are
encouraged to attend.

Bob, W6RMG, noted that a partial solar eclipse (70%) will happen on Saturday, October 14 from
0800-1100 hours. Indirect viewing or mylar glasses specifically for direct sun viewing are

Ron, KG6HSQ, announced that this years Fallbrook Harvest Faire will be on Sunday, October
22 from 0900-1600 hours. Volunteers are needed, arrival at 0730 hours. Send an email to
[email protected] to sign up as a volunteer. This is a great prep for anyone wanting to
work the Fallbrook Avocado Festival.

Ron, KG6HSQ, reported that this year’s Veteran’s Day Parade will be on Saturday, November 11 Staging at 0845 with a 1000 hrs start. Send an email to [email protected] to sign up as a volunteer.

Ron, KG6HSQ, announced this year’s Fallbrook Christmas Parade will be on Saturday,
December 2. Send an email to [email protected] to sign up as a volunteer.

Ron, KG6HSQ, has updated the club webpage to include several new sections, including a Fire
Department info.

Forrest, KK6BYR, reported that ground breaking has occurred for a new park in Fallbrook. The
park will be south of Fallbrook Street between Golden Road and Morro Road.

Ruben, KD6CWI, reminded us of this 10m net each Monday at 2000 hours on 28.340 MHz.

Bob, W6VR, reported on his work with broadcast station KWVE 107.9 which has purchased the
former KDIS/KRDC, 1110 KHz Los Angeles. Their transmitting antenna is built on landfill and
is sinking. Work is in progress to correct this condition. The antenna array on that site will be
diplexed for use by two stations.

Don, W6PLT, updated that he is now up on HF with a little help from Hayden, KG6YVD.
Frederick, KN6YDQ also reported HF progress with help from Hayden.

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, adjourned that meeting at 1555 hrs.

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club