ARRL East Bay Section

Archive for April, 2010

QST…QST…QST…YOUTH NET

Posted by af6aq on 3rd April 2010

CQ young hams…CQ young hams…

On April 10 @ 2 PM PST, we will have our Kick Off Youth Net.

It will be on the N6NFI Repeater, 145.230 -100. Young hams, 18 or younger, can also check-in through Echolink, using KR6DD-R (271122) or N6WN-R (477737).

Please help us get the word out, and if you have any questions, suggestion, etc., please contact K3SFG at K3SFG@arrl.net.

Note: Only hams 18 and younger can check-in to this net.

Please visit http://www.sbara. org/index. html and click on Youth Group in the left side bar.

Thanks and 73!

– Ryan, K3SFG

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New East Bay Section Assistant Manager for Youth Activities

Posted by af6aq on 3rd April 2010

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Ryan Lee, K3SFG, as the new Assistant Section Manager for Youth Activities for the ARRL East Bay Section. Ryan is from Fremont, 14 years old, in the eighth grade, and one of the founders of the new Youth Net that will start on April 10 on the N6NFI Repeater. He looks forward to getting more kids and teens involved in Amateur Radio and working with others who share the same goal. Besides radio, Ryan has many other hobbies and activities. He is a huge Giants fan (K3 San Francisco Giants) and baseball collector. Ryan usually displays some of his collectibles at the Alameda County Fair. He not only watches baseball, he plays little league too and is in his sixth season. Ryan has also been playing the piano for about six years. There is a lot that will hopefully happen for the youth of Ham Radio, especially with PACIFICON in October.

Please join me in welcoming Ryan to the East Bay Section Leadership Team. I encourage you to take advantage of Ryan’s interest in, and enthusiasm for, encouraging youth participation in our great hobby and service.

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Announcing Northern California JOTA April 16 – 18, 2010

Posted by af6aq on 2nd April 2010

Join Boy Scouts of America in celebrating 100 years

In 1910 the United States Congress officially chartered the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). During 2010 BSA will be celebrating its 100th year anniversary as an organization. They San Francisco Bay Area Council of BSA is hosting a centennial anniversary celebration jamboree at the Alameda County Fairgrounds April 16-18, 2010. Part of the celebration includes two “Jamboree on the Air” stations were amateur radio will demonstrated to youth and adults Scouts from across the Northern California Area. The public is invited to come and visit the Scouting Jamboree. Information is available at: http://www.100thanniversaryjamboree.org

The station will be demonstrating HF voice and code operations, VHF/UHF voice repeater operations, satellite communication, radio direction finding, and, CW practice stations.

The station (WZ6BSA) will be on the air April 16 noon to 5 M, April 17 from 9 AM to 5 PM, and April 18 from 9 AM to 12 noon (all times given are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC – 7 hours)):

            HF:
                        40 M    7.190  SSB     7.030 CW
                        20 M    14.290 SSB     14.060 CW

            VHF
                        147.540 FM Simplex

            IRLP
                        W6CX IRLP: 3057
                        N6LDJ IRLP: 7712

Satellite AO-51 (when in view of Pleasanton, CA)
145.880 FM uplink
435.150 FM downlink
no PL tone required

This station is sponsored by the Twin Valley District, of the San Francisco Bay Area Council, of the BSA, LARK members, and enthusiastic volunteers. We can always use help in operating the station during the times listed above. We are looking for great operators and if you can help out, please contact Mike Allison (kn6zt@arrl.net) and let him know when you can help. If you can’t make it to the fair grounds, please get on the air and talk to Scouts for their 100th anniversary.

Regards,Tom NS6T

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