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Archive for July, 2008

Silent Key: Frank Rogue, WB6IIV – L.A.R.K. Life Member

Posted by k6jeb on 11th July 2008

Livermore Amateur Radio Klub, Life Member, Frank Rogue, WB6IIV passed away on the morning of Wednesday, July 9th 2008.

Frank was a positive individual and lifetime advocate of Amateur Radio. Frank thought that amateur radio activities not only help the community but the individuals involved. He had belonged to several amateur radio clubs here in the tri-valley and the RCARC (Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club) in North Carolina.

Frank and I had a great time at the Dayton Hamvention a few years back . . . his first visit to the Dayton Hamvention. He drove up from North Carolina with Clyde Williams, W4YQY and they both enjoyed seeing all the vintage and new amateur equipment. Frank was sharp and he stayed current with the new technology, thus understanding how the new equipment operated and how best to use its benefits.

After Frank’s retirement from the Electronics Engineering Department of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, he taught some astronomy class, earthquake measuring classes and a special class involved HP spectrum analyzers: there function, application and operation at his home in Livermore. We are talking about giving time, energy, knowledge and asking nothing in return . . . this is a Leader by Example.

He and his wife Margie enjoyed many activities together including celebrating his 76th birthday in April of this year. Margie was very supportive for Frank during his recent health crisis and bout with cancer. I am sure she will continue to benefit by our prayers and positive thoughts. Memorials may be made to:

Stoneville First Baptist Church,
308 main Street,
Stoneville, N.C. 27048


Hospice of Rockingham County,
2150 N.C.65
Wentworth, N.C. 27375

Respectfully yours,
Robert Jensen, KK6GN

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Volunteers Needed: Marin Century, August 2

Posted by k6jeb on 9th July 2008

Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered for the Marin Century / Mt. Tam DC on Saturday, August 2. Preliminary assignments, based on your requests are being formulated.

We still need additional volunteers for several fixed locations, and for sag communicators. Assignments are available on the morning rest stops and checkpoints on Mt. Tam, and at rest stops in the afternoon and evening in West Marin and SW Sonoma County. Please contact Randy, KA6BQF if you would like to help with this event.

73 and thanks,
Randy Jenkins, KA6BQF
Vice President, VE Liason & Public Service Coordinator

Marin Amateur Radio Society

510 526.4089

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Invitation to Webinars on Red Cross Agreement Update, and APRS

Posted by k6jeb on 1st July 2008

I’ve been working with Atlantic Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, to make these programs available to members of the Pacific Division. Please note that all times are given in EDT. Pacific Division members live in several different time zones, so I will not attempt to convert the times to your local times.

The first invitation is for the “Update on Red Cross Background Checks” webinar, to be held Tuesday, July 1, 2008 9:00PM – 10:00PM EDT

This webinar will permit participants to listen to the webinar over their computer speakers without the need to dial into a long distance teleconferencing center. Please go to the following URL for registration and operational instructions:

The second invitation is to take advantage of an opportunity to learn about APRS from Bob Bruninga WB4APR, the developer of APRS, Automated Packet Reporting System, who has graciously offered to do a series of four webinars on various aspects of APRS.

The topics, dates and times are as follows:

APRS, it’s not what you think — Tuesday, July 8th from 8pm to 9pm EDT

APRS for your mobile — Tuesday, July 15th from 8pm to 9pm EDT

APRS for special events — Tuesday, July 22nd from 8pm to 9pm EDT

APRS for Satellites — Tuesday, July 29th from 8pm to 9pm EDT

These webinars will be available by VOIP and telephone. The VOIP should be audible over your computer speakers.

To sign up for any or all of these APRS webinars, go to: and click on the register button for each one you are interested in. Once you have registered, you should receive an email with the information to connect up with the webinar(s) for which you have registered.

It is anticipated that registration will fill up very quickly for these sessions and if you are interested, please sign up as soon as you are able to.

Robert Vallio, W6RGG
ARRL Pacific Division

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