Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin

May 2024

We Will Be Doing A Live Meeting May 4

Members To Get Email Invite
Visitors Will Need To Contact Webmaster.

And Zoom If Everything Works.

[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

  • Fire Radio & Lingo
  • Avocado Festival, Wrap up
  • FARC – Talk, Email List

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

NameCallDate Expires
Third Notice

Rideout, Arthur WA6IPD 2/29/2024

Eyerman, James KI6OHO 2/29/2024

Baker, Noel KI6QYU 2/29/2024
Second Notice

Rasp, Frederick KN6YDQ 3/31/2024
First Notice

Weldy, Andrew KG6YWB 4/30/2024

Member Renew

Upcoming Local Events

– Field Day 2024, June 22-23

Upcoming ARES & Community Events 

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

May 4, 2024 Tech Cram Class https://www.sandiegohamclasses.com/

May 11, 2024 @ 0800 ARES In-Person Meeting at Sharp Spectrum (with drill post-ex) 

May 11, 2024 Hams support PCT50 Mile Ultra in East County 

May 18, 2024 ARES Communicator Gateway (GOTA) @ Kearny Mesa Rec Center 

June 1, 2024 Tech Cram Class https://www.sandiegohamclasses.com/

June 7, 2024 (Friday) Hams support SD100 Mile Ultra running event in East County 

June 8, 2024 ARES In-Person Meeting at Sharp Spectrum 

June 8, 2024 ARRL VHF Contest https://www.arrl.org/june-vhf

June 22, 2024 ARRL Field Day https://www.arrl.org/field-day

June 29, 2024 ARES Activity Day at Kearny Mesa Rec Center (0800 to 1200) 

June 29, 2024 Ham Exam VE Session at ARES Activity Day in KM (@ 0930)  

June 22, 2024 Hams support Black Mtn 50K in Rancho Penasquitos

July 13, 2024 Hams support The Peak 50K at Cuyamaca State Park 

News & Views


FALLBROOK 10 METER NET Every Wednesday evening 7:30pm 28.340 USB Ruben KD6CWI Net control Join the group for a good rag chew.




TinySA RF Sniffing Around the House for RFI

Zapping a Watermelon with Lightning


Tesla blamed drivers for failures of parts it long knew were defective


NASA knows what knocked Voyager 1 offline, but it will take a while to fix


Hand sanitizer, aloe gel recalled over warnings it could cause comas or blindness


Data breach affects 73 million or 51 million customers. No, we won’t explain


The DiskMantler violently shakes hard drives for better rare-earth recovery


More In-Flight Lithium Battery fire fighting from the FAA

LastPass users targeted in phishing attacks good enough to trick even the savvy


The typewriter rebellion is here


Updating California’s grid for EVs may cost up to $20 billion


School athletic director arrested for framing principal using AI voice synthesis

Is anyone surprised that the first adopters of AI include marketeers and scammers? How long before AI becomes a “feature” in new cars?

Meeting Minutes

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Roy Noon Meeting Hall, Fallbrook, California
April 6, 2024

President Ron Patten, KG6HSQ, called the meeting to order at 1501 hrs.

The pledge of allegiance was conducted by Ron, KG6HSQ.

Brent, KJ6UMY, gave the following financial report:

Checking Balance February 29, 2023 $7,696.81
Petty Cash Balance February 29, 2023 $411.81
Total $8,108.62

Membership Dues $80.00
Total $80.00

None $0.00
Total $0.00

Petty Cash Balance February 29, 2023 $411.81
Cash Additions $0.00
Total $411.81

Checking Balance March 31, 2023 $7,776.81
Petty Cash Balance March 31, 2023 $411.81
Total $8,188.62

Ron, KG6HSQ, described several changes to the HPWREN camera links displayed on the FARC
website. These included larger thumbnails, earthquake and weather data, and camera recordings.

Ron, KG6HSQ, reported that the last Avocado Festival organizer’s meeting will occur on April
17th. The event is fully subscribed and the Art Walk is also fully filled. FARC muster will be at
0500 hours. If you park on a side street, please put a sign in you vehicle window saying
“Avocado Festival – Ham Radio Communications”.

Ron, KG6HSQ, reminded the group that there is a Space X launch scheduled from Vandenberg
at 1930 hours tonight.

Ron, KG6HSQ, introduced the new club email list “FARC-Talk”. For those signed up, a single
email sent to the list address is forwarded to all members on the list.

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

Brent Dussia, KJ6UMY
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club