HAMCON 2015 Convention is September 11 thru 13.
You can save $5 by registering before August 1. Registration is $22 through July 31, $27 afterwards or at the convention door.
Also, the Torrance Marriott's special discounted room rates of $119 per night are only available through August 15, 2015--so do act now through the link on the HAMCON 2015 website, www.hamconinc.org . Convention Advertisement Flyer
Thank you and 73,
Diana Feinberg, AI6DF
Chair, HAMCON 2015
MEETING DATES FOR 2015:
July 8th | August 12th | September 9th | October 14th | November 11th | December 9th | January 13, 2016
Next Meeting Date is July 8th starting at 7:30 PM
Brackett Field Airport Administration Building, 1615
McKinley Ave., La Verne, CA 91750. The meeting is held in
the Pilots Lounge, hope to see you there.
For directions please go to:http://goo.gl/maps/cC6te
A discussion on how well Field-Day was this year.
GENERAL CLUB MEETING
TCARA holds a monthly General Club meeting on the second Wednesday of every month except for December. December is our Christmas Party which is held else where. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, licensed and non-licensed persons. Informative presentations are given by experienced amateurs in various areas of the hobby. Meetings start at 7:30 PM.
MEMBERSHIP DUES / APPLICATION
Individual - $20 / Year Due January 1st to December 31st of each year You can pay at the meeting or mail your $20 check.
If your not able to make it to the meetings! You can print out an Membership application Form from this web site and mail it with a check or money order to: Tri-County Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 75, Claremont, CA 91711
PLEASE NOTE: Please update your information on our application form if your already a member thank you.
Membership enables you to receive membership prizes, vote, Place FREE FOR SALE ads in the QRM, receive the QRM, and run for an office. It is open to any persons licensed and unlicensed.
Members can participating in a number of club activities such as: club meetings, projects, special events, any ARRL events and Sunday Nets, and being involved with the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs.
The Field Day Planning Committee would like to hear your suggestions on scheduling a better Field Day for you. We are returning to the campsites that we had in 2011, for more antenna area! Any suggestion, large or small will be treated with great interest by the Committee.
Please send suggestions for Field Day by August 15th to Bruce-AG6YS at email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your participation! Bruce Bolton-KJ6QCM Vice President of Tri-County A.R.A.
DONATING TO THE COOKIE JAR
"Please make an effort to donate what you can to help offset the club's expense for supplying the refreshments and to help with Field Day funding,"
TCARA holds a weekly Sunday evening (2-meter) net at 7:00 PM. The FM Frequency is -145.440 MHz with a minus off-set, PL Tone (T) of 136.5 Hz or Tone Squelch (T-SQ).
Our Sun eve Net is available on the following repeaters that are linked together. 145.440 MHz_ PL 136.5. and 449.880MHz_ PL 146.2. and 445.480MHz PL 131.8.
If any one of them is down the other two should be available.
73, Clint, KQ6NJ
All amateur operators are welcomed to check in on N6USO's repeater system. It is located right at the top of Sunset Ridge peak, just over 5,300 feet above the city of La Verne, Claremont and Pomona, CA. So those with beams should point to just north of Claremont. It is a high level machine with great coverage and should afford us all of the benefits. Sergeant Burton Brink with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is the repeater owner and has our thanks. So please load the frequency and PL into your rigs and join the net. The Sunset Ridge Repeater website is: http://www.n6uso.com
TIMELINE FOR THE NET:
General Club Announcements include, News of ARRL, DX Reports, Check-ins from Board Members, General Membership, Visitors and Net Control operators.
Thank you in advance for your participation! Bruce Bolton-AG6YS Net Control, Past President of Tri-County A.R.A.
Net Control vounteers need to contact Bruce Bolton, AG6YS at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling.
MEMBERSHIP PICK-UP ITEMS
50/50 DRAWING WINNERS
ARES-LAX N.E. DISTRICT
All Hams are welcome to attend ARES LAX N.E. District monthly meeting. The meeting is the second Saturday of each Month. Meeting starts at 9 AM sharp at the Huntington Memorial Hospital, the address is 721 S. Fairmount Ave., Pasadena CA 91105. The map location link is: www.goo.gl/maps/Fy6xe
ARES Net is every Thursday at 8 p.m. using the D.A.R.N and Echo-link System control. We invite hams to participate in this Los Angeles Amateur Radio Emergency Net.
The net Frequencies used from the DARN system is list at: http://www.arrllax.org/index.php?page=operations and listed on tcara's website under ARES-LAX N.E. DISTRICT.
All ARES members are encouraged to check-in and visitors are welcome of course.
- 147.360 - PL/100.0 Mt Disappointment (DARN 2m)
- 446.740 - PL/100.0 Palos Verdes (DARN 1)
- 446.240 - PL/100.0 Mt Disappointment (DARN 2)
446.940 - PL/100.0 Mt Wilson (DARN 3)
(OK signal still weak from Chino Hills using HT)
- 445.280 - PL/100.0 Verdugo Peak (DARN 4)
- 445.820 - PL/100.0 Saddle Peak (DARN 5)
- 445.260 - PL/100.0 Palos Verdes High (DARN 6)
- 445.260 - PL/114.8 Verdugo Pk Not Linked (DARN 8)
- 1286.900 - PL/100.0 Palos Verdes (DARN 11)
- 1286.700 - PL/100.0 Mt Disappointment (DARN 12)
- 1286.600 - PL/100.0 Verdugo Peak (DARN 14)
- 1287.200 - PL/100.0 Saddle Peak (DARN 15)
- EchoLink: K6VGP-R Node: 8722
This is a linked system. Use any frequency listed above to contact net control. High Frequency-R Node: 8722 High Frequency - Section Wide Net 40 Meters 7.295 MHz
NOTE: The Frequency may vary based on congestion and coordination. Which H.F. frequency will depend on for F2 NVIS propagation!
Control Operator Assistant is Bill Kendrick, N6RV
Volunteering for Control Operator is very essential to ARES (Emergency) operations.
For more information please contact LA County Section District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) Gary Wong, W6GSW at: email@example.com or go to www.arrllax.org then click on N.E. District.
ARES-LAX Member Data Base update reminder is at: www.arrllax.org/NewMembers/new_registration.php
ARES BROCHURE: http://www.tcara.org/pages/brochures/ares-brochure2012.pdf
IMPORTANT REQUEST BELOW
Battle Ship IOWA Museum:
HAM RADIO HISTORY REQUEST:
I'm looking for some historical information about ham radio in LA in 1971. In particular, HF links going to San Jose.
It seems like a strange request, but the younger hams these days don't work HF and I know back then there were a lot of Nets people would check in to (I don't know if they exist still or if they have declined over time or are as active as in the 60s and 70s). Personally, I lack a lot of HF knowledge since I became a ham to do AMSAT stuff. Any information, including possible ARES/MARS work in the LA and southern California to San Jose area would be great.
Chris-KJ4DO Christian Rodriguez firstname.lastname@example.org
K5RC WEB PORTAL IS DEVOTED TO HAM RADIO:
Tom Taormina has been an active Amateur Radio Operator since 1959. His life-long avocation has taken him half-way around the world and has been a major influence in the course of his life. This web site is devoted to sharing Tom's rich experiences and triumphs with others who share his passion for personal excellence and international goodwill. For more information, click on his web site at www.itwasrocketscience.com/ham-radio/
TCARA's CLUB MEETING PROGRAM WAS FEBRUARY 11, 2015:
PROGRAM -- How to cure RFI, work more DX, and keep your neighbors happy!
Our Special Guest Speaker was Bob Brehm-AK6R, of Tube Meister and Palomar Engineering.
Bob has all the solutions for your Ham shack and neighbors. Includes setting up your radio shack and antennas the right way.
This is a field all amateur operator should now. Their web site is: http://palomar-engineers.com
For Speaker Presentations go to: http://palomar-engineers.com/speaker-presentations
HAM RADIO IN THE 21ST CENTURY
By Doug Grant, K1DG on November 4, 2011: http://www.edn.com/design/communications-networking/4368553/Ham-radio-in-the-21st-century-4368553
EMERGENCY NETS IN THE AREA
- • Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland ACS/ARES
Net.7:00 PM 147.300 MHz (+) PL123 Contact Mike Albertson KD6GWO,
at email@example.com, or
Phone him at 909-908-5544
- • ARES- Northeast LA. County. Thurs. 8pm 147.360MHz (+) PL100. or 446.940MHz (-) PL100.
- • GEARS (Glendora) Tues. 7pm 144.950Mhz RCV. PL 141.3 (see the Repeater Directory for offset).
- • GERC (Glendora LDS) Tues. 8pm 146.715Mhz Simplex.
- • Satern (Salvation Army, S.B. County) Sun. 8pm, 146.385Mhz+ PL146.2.
PRACTICAL AMATEUR RADIO PODCAST:
My amateur radio pod cast includes plenty of episodes of Audio at: www.myamateurradio.com Written by Jerry Taylor-KD0BIK