At the November meeting we held our annual club officer elections and had a couple of quick presentations.
Jordan, WC6J gave a quick talk about one of his recent SOTA adventures to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada.
Phil, KK6YYD showed off his new satellite tracking and communications device that keeps his family up to date of his location during SOTA trips and lets him spot his working frequencies during the SOTA activation.
The club election was completed, and the 2019 club officers and board are:
President Jay Harmor KE6GLA
Vice President Jordan Heichman WC6J
Secretary Aaron Tassin W6CK
Treasurer Nancy Harmor KG6PNP
Board Member Dave Sanders K6TQ
Board Member Don McCallum AF6ND
Board Member Bob LeClerc W6RC
Board Member Michael Pico K6MLE
Board Member Sue Mosbacher KM6ILP
Board Member Phil Mosbacher KK6YYD
Several club members took a tour of the 2,029 ft KOVR transmitter tower located in Walnut Gove, California. The tour was hosted by Bob, W1RH. It is the tallest stucture in California and provides the OTA TV signal for KOVR Channel 13 in the Sacramento / Stockton area. Every ham dreams about having a tower like this!
Photo by Michael, K6MLE
Nice turnout for the October meeting. A few of the members gave their impressions about Pacificon and showed off some new treasures they found at the conference. Bob, W1RH gave a talk about his DXpediton for the 2018 CQP contest using a very remote Air B&B. One of the meeting participants went home with a new tri-band handheld radio after the raffle.
The El Dorado County ARC supported the Garden Valley Youth Expo on Sunday, October 15th. The club has been supporting the Youth Expo for over a decade. We bring the ARES trailer and raise up the big mast to support the HF antenna. Inside the trailer we have all the radios buzzing with activity and an APRS demonstration. We made several contacts on HF to Pennsylvania and Arizona and Texas and had a few visitors stop by.
Don, AF6ND talking to a few of our visitors.
Phill, KK6YYD explaining HAM radio to another one of our visitors.
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