New Website: SkyWave-Radio the study of HF radio communications

Our own Ken (KJ6RZ) has created a web site all about HF communications and Propagation.

“The purpose of this site is the study of HF radio communications. I hope to provide information that bridges the gap between the simple and very complex.

Finally, it is intended that this be an open source website meaning that you are free to use the information provided here for non-commercial applications. Particularly for articles that you may be writing, club newsletters, and club presentations.

It is hoped that you find this web site interesting, informative, and above all useful.

Visit the site here…

— Stu

Turn on you radios and join the group!

Since we are all stuck at home, a small group of us think that this is a marvelous time to get on the air! Also, with many of us being considered in the ‘High Risk’ group for Corona, it would be a great way to communicate our individual situations with each other.

We would like to propose an informal meetup on the Bozo Repeater lasting 30 mins. every day at 09:00, 12:00, 18:00 and 21:00 local time. A place where local hams can reach out to each other and exercise their radios and their skills.

Mind you, this would not be a formal net, but just a set time to gather on the repeater and interact. No pressure, and no requirements, just a group of hams having fun and chatting!

The Bozo Repeater operates with the following settings:

Frequency:147.885MHz
Offset:
PL:127.3

If you are having trouble setting on the repeater or need assistance, please feel free to reach out via email to AG6AG stu@ag6ag.org for help!

Please join the crowd!

Stu AG6AG

Staying ahead of the fires…

As an amateur radio operator, we often find ourselves exchanging and relaying information about fires and other emergencies and disasters. For those that stepped up and helped keep the folks without power informed of the movements and evacuation area changes for the Easy and Maria Fires, I salute you all!

Thanks to Rick Slater for providing this picture from Randy Latimer. This was a shot of Randy’s plane at Santa Paula Airport during the early hours of the Maria Fire.

June is amateur radio month!

(Tuesday June 4, 2019 – Ventura, CA) At their regular meeting of June 4, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors presented a proclamation designating June as “Amateur Radio Month” in recognition of the volunteerism provided by the county’s emergency communications volunteers.

Accepting the proclamation were John Kitchens, NS6X, ARRL Santa Barbara Section Manager, and Rob Hanson, W6RH, ARES District Emergency Coordinator and ACS Radio Officer for Ventura County.

They were joined by a cadre of communications volunteers and representatives of several Ventura County Amateur Radio Clubs, each of which invited the supervisors to inspect their annual Field Day operations on June 22 and 23. .

-submitted by Jeff Reinhardt AA6JR, ARRL Public Information Coordinator, Santa Barbara Section

Rookie Roundup in Newbury Park – 2019

A group of Elmers got together on a Saturday to mentor a group of five Rookie Amateur Operators. Each Rookie had been licensed for less then three years. The result? An amazing experience for both the Rookies and the Elmers!

UPDATE: Our local Rookies took first place for Area 6 in the Multi-Op category! Congratulations from VCARS!

The Operators:

  • K3CAQ
  • KD6UTC
  • KM6GUE
  • KM6WNV
  • KM6WMW
KM6WMW learning the finer points of tuning SSB from AB6ET

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