ARRL East Bay Section

Archive for May, 2007

Monthly East Bay Section News Summary

Posted by nj6t on 18th May 2007

The Mt Diablo ARC provided communications support for the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride on May 5th and the Devil Mountain Run the following day.

The next event for the club is the Escape from Alcatraz Swim and Triathlon on June 3rd 2007. MDARC will return to the top of Mt. Diablo for Field Day.

The club meets on the 3rd Friday of each month for more info go to their web site


The Alameda County Sheriff’s Dept presented service awards to the following members at the annual volunteer appreciation dinner on April 14th : Jerry Miller, K6UZG; Jim Latham, AF6AQ; Andy Oppel, N6AJO; Art Anderson, K6JNW; Jerry Dunn, KE6MTN, and Gene Alga, KA6FYI.

On April 23rd Comm Team Members Denis Franklin, W6EW; and Varon Smith, WS6V; who helped out during the EOC exercise with the City of Dublin, simulating an earthquake disaster. Denis Franklin, W6EW and Varon Smith, WS6V who are also working with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit reported that the Winlink communications station is up and running on the boat.

The Comm Team will be providing communications support for the Rowell Ranch Rodeo on May 19 & 20.


Vaca Valley Radio Club members provided communications support for the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon at Lagoon Valley and will help the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce with communications support for their 100 mile Bike-a-Thon in May.

The Club will hold their June meeting at the Round Table Pizza parlor in Alamo Plazza. Talk-in on 145.470 pl 127.3.


Contra Costa Communications Club members bid so long to Natalie WA6QVM, who moved to Tagard, Oregon. Natalie is a long time member of the club.

Burgie, KE6MSF, reports that Red N6UMG is doing much better now that he is home from the hospital. The Club held Pizza Night on May 9th a good time was had by all.


I went to Emcomm West in Reno and met with the Pacific Division Section Managers from SF, Sacramento, SCV, and Nevada. Also present were the SM’s from Orange Section and Idaho Section.

I would like to report a plan for mutual aid support from other sections has been agreed on The SM’s also established a weekly Pacific Division Leadership HF Net. The net is open to SM’s and their staff.

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DX News

Posted by nj6t on 3rd May 2007

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD018 ARLD018 DX news
ZCZC AE18 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 18 ARLD018
From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT
May 3, 2007

To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD018 ARLD018 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by N1RL, NC1L, UR7EU, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, DXNL, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

AZERBAIJAN, 4J. Members of the 4K7Z radio club in Baku are QRV as either 4KP7Z or 4K1V until May 14 in commemoration of the Day of Victory in WWI. QSL via UA3FDX.

. Geoff, VK3ZGW is QRV as 4W6AAD while working in Dili. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 9Q. 9Q1EK has been active at various times of the day on 160, 30, 15 and 6 meters. QSL via SM5DQC.

SCARBOROUGH REEF, BS7. A group of operators continue to be active as BS7H. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via KU9C.

PORTUGAL, CT. Members of the Portuguese Navy Amateur Radio Group will be QRV as CQ5MGP in the Portuguese Navy Day Contest. In addition, look for CS5NRA to be active in the contest as well.

. Members of the Duisburg-Huckingen radio club are QRV as DL16XXV during 2007 in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Activity is on all bands and modes. QSL via bureau.

ANTARCTICA. Mirko is QRV as DP0GVN from the Neumayer Research Base and has been active on 20 meters around 1600z. QSL via DL5EBE.

NORTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Mike, KM9D and Jan, KF4TUG will be QRV as E51QMA and E51TUG, respectively, from Suwarrow Atoll. QSL via OM2SA.

SPAIN, EA. Spanish amateur radio operators now have permission to operate on 50 to 52 MHz with some power and antenna limits.

BELARUS, EW. Hams in Orsha and Baran are QRV as EV6ZK until May 14 in celebration of the Day of Victory in WWI.

. Rocky, HL1VAU/3, Han, DS2GOO/3 and Ryou, DS4NYE/3 are QRV from Anmyon, IOTA AS-080, until May 5. Activity is mainly on the newer bands and using digital modes. QSL to home calls.

HONDURAS, HR. Members of the Radio Club de Honduras are QRV as HQ9L from Little Cay, Bahia Archipelago, IOTA NA-057, until May 6. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via HR2RCH.

ITALY, I. IC8/IZ4AKS, IC8/IZ4DPV, IC8/IK8UND and IC8/IZ8GCB are QRV from Procida, IOTA EU-031, until May 7. They will be QRV as IC8R in the ARI contest. QSL IC8R via IC8OZM.

JAPAN, JA. JA1GLE, JA3BKM, JA4JBZ and JR8GZU are QRV as homecalls/6 from Taira Island, IOTA AS-049, until May 8. Activity is on all HF bands, including 6 meters. QSL to home calls.

BONAIRE, CURACAO, PJ2. Dale, PJ2/KC2PZ will be QRV from Signal Point on Curacao, IOTA SA-006, from May 8 to 14. QSL to home call.

POLAND, SP. Special event station SN70MKK is QRV until May 10 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Morski Klub Krotkofalowcow. QSL via SP2AVE.

TURKEY, TA. TA1HZ and TA2RX are QRV as TC100FB during May in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the football club Fenerbahce Istanbul. QSL via TA1HZ.

SPECIAL EVENT. Special event station EN62EN will be QRV from May 5 to 13 in celebration of the 62nd anniversary of the end of WWII. QSL via UR4EYN. In addition, special event station EM50ARDF is QRV until the end of 2007 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of amateur radio direction finding. QSL via US0VA.

PITCAIRN ISLAND, VP6. Tom, ZL2HGR will be QRV as VP6TD for about 4 months. He will be active using mainly PSK31 but also with CW and SSB as time permits. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The New England QSO Party, ARI International DX Contest, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, MARAC County Hunter CW Contest, 10-10 International Spring CW Contest, Microwave Spring Sprint, 7th Call Area QSO Party, North America High Speed Meteor Scatter Spring Rally, US IPARC Annual CW Contest, Portuguese Navy Day Contest, Indiana QSO Party, US IPARC Annual SSB Contest and the ARS Spartan CW Sprint will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend.

Please see May QST, page 96, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

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T-Hunts by SBARA and LARK

Posted by nj6t on 1st May 2007

T-Hunts are generally held two Saturdays per month in the evenings. The startingpoints and level of difficulty vary depending on the fox’s mood. If you wouldlike to participate, contact Rich Harrington (KN6FW) at 925-462-1467.For additional information:General http://www.thunt.orgSchedule

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