CLUB MEETING INFORMATION
March 12 — April 9 — May 14 — June 11 — July 9 — August 13 — September 10 — October 8 — November 12 — December 10,
Meeting starts at 1930hrs (7:30 p.m.)
MARCH PROGRAM—Introduction to National Weather Service-SKYWARN
Expand your skills. Come and learn about the National Weather Service’s Skywarn program and how you can use your ham radio skills and become a Skywarn spotter. This will be an excellent program by representatives from the National Weather Service in San Diego and Oxnard.
The information provided by Skywarn spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled the National Weather Service to issue more timely and accurate warnings for weather hazards including, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and the wild weather of Southern California that threaten lives and property.
NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service and access to communication, such as ham radio, to join the Skywarn program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers, and other concerned private citizens. If you know somebody in addition to you who should attend, invite them.
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
GENERAL CLUB MEETINGS
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. Tri-County holds a 50/50 cash drawing. To win, you must purchase a ticket for $1. The tickets will be placed into a drawing bucket. At the end of the presentation a single ticket will be drawn, and 50% of the total dollar amount collected will be given to the lucky winner. The other 50% of the cash will be placed into the clubs Field Day fund. This new drawing ensures that everyone in attendance has a chance to win.
TCARA holds a weekly Sunday evening (2-meter) net at 7:00 PM. The FM Frequency is -145.440 MHz with a 136.5 Hz Tone (T) or Tone Squelch (T-SQ). All amateur operators are welcomed to check in. N6USO repeater system is 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 News of ARRL, DX Reports, General Club Announcements, Check-ins from Board Members, General Membership, and Visitors.
A list of Net Control volunteers.
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-KJ6QCM at email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your participation! Bruce Bolton-KJ6QCM Vice President of Tri-County A.R.A.
MEMBERSHIP PICK-UP ITEMS
50/50 DRAWINGS WINNERS
ARRL LICENSE TESTING
TCARA LIC TESTING SPONCERED BY THE AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE (ARRL),
—Technician through Extra Class. The time line for the class is the last Saturday of each month except for December (Christmas party). The starting time is 1PM (1300 hrs.)
Please be on time, for more information click here.
ARES-LAX N.E. DISTRICT
To all Ham's interested in Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), please come to our regular meeting. Our meeting is the second Saturday of the month. Meeting starts at 9 AM sharp
ARES Net is every Thursday at 8 p.m. (Using the D.A.R.N System, and Echo-link) Control.
- 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) (Good signal 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
Net Frequencies used from the DARN system with any of the following frequencies are also listed at: http://www.arrllax.org/index.php?page=operations.
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: Bill Kendrick, N6RV ASSISTANT plus ARES volunteer controllers for experience is needed and appreciated. All ARES members are encouraged to check-in and visitors are welcome of course.
More information at ARES NE District website: http:///www.arrllax.org
We invite all ham's to participate in this Los Angeles Amateur Radio Emergency Net. If you need to e-mail or speak to someone, please contact Brian Moore, W6PST at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian is the LA County Section District Emergency Coordinator (DEC).
IMPORTANT REQUEST BELOW
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 email@example.com
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HAM RADIO IN THE 21ST CENTURY
By Doug Grant, K1DG - 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: Monday Net.7:00 PM 147.300 MHz (+) PL123 Contact Mike Albertson KD6GWO, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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