For the August meeting we changed things up a bit and had an "Open Mic Night". Anyone who wanted club present for five minutes on any topic. It was a lot of fun and we all learned a few new things.
Good turn out for the Augst meeting. Michael K6MLE showing off a small processor. Susan KM6NFP displaying her watercolor art work.
Ken W6KWV talked about the VE program he manages. Scott KK7AIR talked about his movie camera colection from the silent move era. KK6YYD showed off a few applications he uses for SOTA.
Nancy KG6PNPN talked about her use of essential oils. Roger SWL showed off his newest SDR receiver.
Alan W6WN and Bob W1RH wrapped up the night reporting on their talks at local fire-safe council meetings and the use of GMRS.
The club had another successful Field Day event on June 22nd and 23rd. The weather was great with highs in the 70's and lows in the 40's. We managed to get eight stations on the air which put us in the 8A class for Sacramento Valley (SV). Everyone had a lot of fun and made a lot of contacts. We shared a potato bar dinner on Saturday evening. If you missed the event this year we will be back next year.
The May club meeting had an excellent turnout despite the rain showers in the area. The main topic of discussion was information about Field Day on June 22 and 23. More information about Field Day will be available on the website soon and updates will be sent via email and passed over the 2m club net on Tuesdays. After the Field Day discussion and a few show and tell items were shared, we enjoyed cookies and root-beer floats and got to socialize before the raffle and going home.
Great turn out for the Thursday meeting and Dave, W6TQ giving us all the Field day Info.
Bob, W1RH shared some pictures and stories from the 2019 Hamvention in Ohio.
Jordan, WC6J showed off his SOTA endfed antenna with 9:1 UnUn
Steffan, AF6SA has been busy working on his home brew solid state HF amplifier and QRP SDR project kit.
Fred, KB5SIR brougt his home brew 220MHz Yagi.
Another great turnout for the April meeting. The main speaker for the night was our Repeater Trustee Bob Hess, W1RH. He gave an overview of the club repeater architecture and the updates to the voting recivers that he and others have been working on. He also gave a demo of the 6m repeater autopatch system. All the club repeater frequencies are on the website under the repeater tab.
Bob, W1RH also presented an award to Dave, K6TQ from the NCCC for achieving 3rd place in the NCCC Bronze contestors category.
The meeting ended with the raffle. Next month we will have ice cream and talk about Field Day.