ARRL East Bay Section

Archive for August, 2007

Silent Key

Posted by nj6t on 21st August 2007

N6ZA- Stan Poland ( Dec. 8, 1929-Aug 8, 2007)

Stan was a longtime member of MDARC

Poland, Stanley R.
In Loving Memory of Stanley R. Poland Dec. 8, 1929 – Aug. 8, 2007 Resident of Concord Stan was retired Air Force and very active in ham radio. Stan is survived by 3 granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed. A private celebration of Stan’s life will be held at a later date.
Published in the Contra Costa Times from 8/15/2007 – 8/16/2007.

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California QSO Party

Posted by nj6t on 19th August 2007

For complete details see

1. When is the CQP?

The first full weekend of October.
(Begins: 1600 UTC – 6 October 2007
Ends: 2200 UTC – 7 October 2007)

2. What frequencies are recommended?

160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters
160m. CW – 1815 kHz
CW- 80-10 meters –  40 kHz up from HF band edge (3540, 7040, 14040, 21040, and 28040)
CW- 2m 144.200 MHz

Phone :
1845, 3850, 7230, 14250, 21300, and 28450 kHz
Phone: 2m   SSB 144.200, 2m FM 147.54 MHz

For 6m SSB/CW:  first try 50.135. If no activity, make short call
on 50.125  then QSY back.

3. What rally times are suggested?
a.. CW (all bands) at the half hour
b.. 160m at 0500 UTC
c..  80/75m at 0300 and 0700 UTC.
d.. 6m at 2000 and 0400 UTC
e.. 2m at 2000 and 0400 UTC.

– the California QSO Party (CQP) is the most fun that a new HF ham in California can have on the radio

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“I Can’t Afford to Join the ARRL.”

Posted by nj6t on 10th August 2007

“I Can’t Afford to Join the ARRL.”
By Sherri Brower, W4STB

Most of us manage to afford things that last a lot less time than a
year’s membership to an important organization. Basic membership in
the ARRL is $39.00 per year. It’s about twice the amount of one
year’s dues for a local radio club. It’s about average for other
national organizations. It’s less than one cup of coffee per week
for a year, less than a month of cable television service, and less
than most monthly cell phone bills.

It’s not the “afford” that we should be concerned about. Rather it’s
the value for that $39.00.

What do you get for the dues? You get a full year’s membership, a
monthly magazine, e-mail newsletters delivered straight to your
inbox, a package of services that you can personally use, a cadre of
volunteers in your local area to assist you with a variety of amateur
radio matters and activities, a voice in Congress, specialists at
Headquarters, and much more.

When you pay the yearly dues you can often choose a gift of a
publication or you can pay through your local club. Did know that
the local affiliated club can retain a portion of the dues to use in
your local area? The club can keep $15.00 for a new member and $2.00
for each renewal application.

The ARRL is an association of amateur radio enthusiasts joined
together by a common interest and a voice — a voice that protects
our frequencies and provides the insurance for us to remain active on
the radio. Other organizations– labor, farmers, merchants,
hobbyists, companies — join together to increase their
effectiveness. Why not hams?

ARRL — a great value. Join TODAY.

(This is the first in a series of articles featuring ARRL benefits.
The ARRL Public Relations Committee will be providing these articles
Sherri Brower – W4STB, Southern Florida Section Manager and Chairman, ARRL
Public Relations Committee)

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Calif QSO Party

Posted by nj6t on 6th August 2007

Perhaps the most fun that a new HF ham in California can have on the
Operating hints at 
California QSO Party (CQP) 2007
Begins: 1600 UTC 6 October 2007 Ends: 2200 UTC 7 October 2007
The 3 R's - Rules, Results & Records
   Rules - 
   Results - 
   Records -

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Local Scholarship Winner

Posted by nj6t on 2nd August 2007

winner of scholarship awarded through the
Foundation for Amateur Radio:

Tulare County Memorial Scholarship - $1000
Colin Koutney, KF6PTB -- Union City, CA.
Congratulations Colin

The Foundation For Amateur Radio (FAR) is a nonprofit organization,
located in the Washington, D.C. area, with a mission that includes
administering amateur radio scholarships on behalf of amateur radio
clubs and other
sponsors.  FAR is the first organization to administer amateur radio
scholarships on behalf of sponsors, pre-dating the ARRL Foundation by
several years.  FAR administers more amateur radio scholarships than
does any other organization and does so without charge to its sponsors.

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