The A s s o c iat e d R a dio A mat e u rs o f L o n g Be ac h , I nc . W6RO
Published monthly by the ARALB, Post Office Box 7493, Long Beach, California 90807
Vol. LXXVIII, Issue VI www.aralb.org June 2005
President's Message June 3rd Meeting
by Carina Lister, KF6ZYY 7:00 PM
Signal Hill Community Center
This is Field Day Month -- the event every ham waits
for all year! And this year’s Field Day promises to
be a great one. We’ll be in El Dorado Park at the “Scanners and HT’s”
West Picnic Area (halfway between Willow and Rick diFiore, WA6KFI
Spring Streets) on Studebaker Road.. There will be plen-
ty of radios, plenty of food, and lots of fun. Come for It’s two programs in one! Tonight you’ll definitely learn
the whole weekend, or stop by for a few hours. something new. First on, you’ll hear our speaker, Rick
diFiore, who authored the book: The Scan Directory;
As you know, Field Day for us is very casual, and we Public Safety and Amateur Repeater Frequencies.
welcome anyone who stops by. Mealtime usually is a
popular time. We always can find another chair, another After Rick’s presentation, we’ll have a handy talkie (HT)
tent, another water bottle. But we might not be able to workshop. Bring your HT and its manual to the workshop.
rustle up another dinner for you unless you let us know Do you have a Yaesu, Kenwood, Alinco, or Icom? Show it
your plans in advance. Please fill out the Meal Reserva- off and learn some tricks you might not already know.
tion Form (on Page 3 of issue) and bring it to the June
meeting. You also can mail it to me at 1021 Amelia Dr., During the snack-break, you may purchase Rick’s
Long Beach, CA. 90807. You also can e-mail me your book. It’s normally priced at $20, but a special
plans, or telephone me. The important thing is to let me discount rate will be offered at tonight’s meeting.
know when you’ll be in the park at mealtime, so we can
plan how much chow to buy. I can’t emphasize this Bio:
enough. Chef Dick Boone, KF6HKA, goes to a great deal Rick is an Advanced class ham. He’s a member of numerous
of trouble (and expense) to plan the menus, purchase sup- amateur radio organizations including the SoCal. Monitoring
plies, and prepare meals and snacks for everyone. Our Cen- Association (SCMA), and the Two Meter Spectrum
tury DXer Rick Silva, WA6ES, will serve up fajitas on Fri- Management Association (TASMA). He has published an
day night. Just like a dinner party, we can’t do our best if we annual list of Rose Parade frequencies for many years.
don’t know how many people are coming. Just let us know!
At our June 3rd meeting, VP George Apt, KF6THT,
And speaking of Friday night fajitas, it would be terri- has a handy talkie (HT) workshop lined-up for us.
fic if you could bring along some trimmings: salsa, Bring your HT along with its manual, and we’ll set
beans, rice, tortillas, guacamole. Not mandatory, but aside some hands to get you HT-help if you need it, or
nice. Wow! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! to utilize your help if needed by others. Think you
already know everything about your handy talkie?
Are you ready to upgrade your ticket? You’ll have your You might be surprised to learn a few new tricks. 73,
chance at Field Day. You can take any or all of the elements
from Tech through Extra. If you’re already a VE, might Carina Lister, KF6ZYY
you be willing to be a VE for one of the tests? Contact Tom President of ARALB
Gibbons, W9EYB, at email@example.com for details. See you Friday night!
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ARALB Report of the Testing Committee Know the Code
Board of Directors and Officers
Thomas R. Gibbons, W9EYB, Chair
A .- Alpha
Carina Lister, KF6ZYY
President GLAARG-VEC Sess. #2323, CSULB 5/21/05
firstname.lastname@example.org B -... Bravo
Susan E Dewar, KF6UZO, Salome, AZ C -.-. Charlie
George Apt, KF6THT
Vice President Gary D Gerken, K6UBM, Cerritos, CA
email@example.com D -.. Delta
Technicians: E . Echo
Ken Lister ,KG6TOC Mark J Smith, Garden Grove, CA
Robert A Heffer, Redondo Beach, CA F ..-. Foxtrot
562-426-9544 Remi Harashima, San Gabriel, CA
G --. Golf
Treasurer Session Volunteer Examiners:
firstname.lastname@example.org Thomas Gibbons, W9EYB VE-in-Charge H .... Hotel
562-426-8608 Lonnie Bingham, K6CBN
Frances L Chapman, N6ELK I .. India
Donna Jean Barker, W6DJB
Past President Hank Burwash, KQ6RG
email@example.com J .--- Juliet
Alfred H Wendelbo, KK6O
Chuck Williams, KN6DB K -.- Kilo
Dennis Kidder, WA6NIA
firstname.lastname@example.org L .-.. Lima
M -- Mike
John Rogers, KF6TTR
Director & W6RO Asst. Mgr.
email@example.com N -. November
O --- Oscar
Kostas “Dino” Kitsios, KF6ECO
Director & Special Projects Chair P .--. Papa
Q --.- Quebec
Ed Koran, WA6JOK
Lot #11 Campus CSULB
firstname.lastname@example.org R .-. Romeo
S ... Sierra
Robert Dalley, KF6YGY
email@example.com T - Tango
U ..- Uniform
Michael Fox, W6MJF
Director Co n tact: F . Lo uise Ch ap man , n 6elk@ao l.co m (562)429-1355
firstname.lastname@example.org Lo catio n : 1331 Palo s Ve rde s Ave ., Lo ng Be ach , CA. 90805 V ...- Victor
Nate Brightman, K6OSC Operator of the W .-- Whiskey
W6RO Mgr. Month
email@example.com X -..- X-ray
562-427-5123 Henry Lulli,
Lonnie Bingham, K6CBN “Old Lady Zipper” Y -.-- Yankee
firstname.lastname@example.org W6RO Z --.. Zulu
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ARRL Signs MOU with CAP
from the ARRL Letter, Vol.20; #24
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and ARRL signed a Memorandum of Agreement during Dayton Hamvention® where CAP
fielded a major presence. The agreement spells out guidelines for CAP (the US Air Force Auxiliary) and ARRL (the national
association for Amateur Radio) to better use and integrate their resources during communication exercises and emergencies.
"Civil Air Patrol has one of the largest unified communications networks in the nation," said CAP Lt. Col. Maurice Tho-
mas, N3ADV. "Federal, state and local agencies call on CAP members every day for communication support in search-
and-rescue missions and disaster relief." Thomas says CAP, which has been in existence for more than 60 years, needs
"implementers" for its communication technology, and highly skilled ham radio operators are "a natural resource."
CAP National Commander, Maj. Gen. Dwight Wheless joined ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, at Hamvention to
sign the formal agreement. The ceremony took place Friday, May 20, during the "ARRL Goes to Washington for You"
forum. Wheless said radio amateurs are "highly skilled and knowledgeable about the latest in communications technology."
ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Allen Pitts, W1AGP, said, "When all else fails . . ." is more than mere words.
"They [CAP] know ham radio communication works again and again when other systems fail." He added. "One way or an-
other, hams get the message through." Radio communication plays a major role in all CAP operations, too -- including
homeland security, damage assessment, search and rescue, and disaster relief. It was key in CAP's impact assessment mis-
sions during last year's hurricanes in Florida, ice storms in Arkansas and New York, and floods in Missouri. Pitts noted that
during the course of many emergency response situations, Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Radio Amateur Civil Emer-
gency Service, and other Amateur Radio emergency groups fiound themselves working side-by-side with CAP members.
CAP’s more than 60,000 volunteers, perform homeland security, disaster relief and anti-drug trafficking mis-
sions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Visit the Civil Air Patrol on the web at: www.cap.gov.
ARALB Field Day
I plan to attend Field Day at El Dorado Park and I’ll be plenty hungry!
Please indicate the meals you will partake of at Field Day,
and please be sure to show how many people we should plan to serve in your party!
_____Friday dinner _____Saturday breakfast _____Saturday lunch
_____Saturday dinner _____Sunday breakfast _____NO meals
I will stay overnight: _____on Friday night _____on Saturday night.
I can bring the following equipment:
_____Canopy _____Picnic table and chairs
_____Other useful gear: _____________________________________________
Name: ______________________________ Callsign: _______________________
Please bring this form to the May or June ARALB meeting, or mail by Monday, June 6,
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Can You ID These HT’s?
photos from www.rigpix.com
The following Handy-Talkies (HT’s) are named in jumbled-order. Can you match the names and pictures? A. _____________
**Yaesu VX-2R**Ten Tec 2591**Icom IC-T81**Tokyo HY-Power HT-750**Realistic HTX-202** B. _____________
**Yaesu FT-33R**Mizubo MX-14S**Azde n AZ-11**Kenwood TH-D7A(G)**Icom IC W32A**
**Al i nc o DJ - 280**Ya e s u VX- 6R **Ke nw ood TH- 89**Ic o m IC- V1 **ADI AT- 800- HP** C. _____________
Answers to be revealed at our June 3rd meeting!
A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. J. _____________
I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. P. _____________
Gerritsen Released on Bond
The ARRL Letter, vol. 24, 20
Reputed Los Angeles-area radio jammer Jack Gerritsen reportedly has satisfied the requirements of a $250,000
cash or property bond and has been released from a federal lockup. The US Bureau of Prisons indicates that
Gerritsen got out of jail May 17, 2005, although he reportedly remains under house arrest at his home in Bell.
Acting on a criminal complaint, FBI special agents arrested the 69-year-old Gerritsen without incident
early May 5, at his home. Federal agents also seized his radio equipment. According to terms spelled out
by the US Attorney for the Central District of California, Gerritsen will be subject to monitored home de-
tention and barred from possessing or using any radio equipment. Additionally, Gerritsen's residence re-
mains subject to search. Unconfirmed reports say Gerritsen's passport has been confiscated as well.
The criminal complaint said an FCC investigation revealed that Gerritsen "often transmits his prerecorded political
messages and real-time harassment and profanity for hours at a time, often making it impossible for licensed radio
operators to use the public frequencies." The FCC already has affirmed a $10,000 fine against Gerritsen for operat-
ing without a license. It has proposed another $42,000 in forfeitures for alleged interference-related infractions.
Five years ago, Gerritsen was convicted in a California court of interfering with police radio transmissions and
sentenced to 38 months in prison. After his release, he applied for a Technician class amateur radio license and
was granted “KG6IRO.” The FCC promptly rescinded the grant when it learned of his earlier conviction.
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ARRL Library Video Series Scout-O-Rama -- Saturday, June 4
by Carina Lister, KF6ZYY Remember last year’s Scout-O-Rama in Hartwell
http://www.arrl.org/catalog/index.php3? Park? If not, this is your chance to share the fun
category=Library+Video+Series of helping scores of new and returning scouts obtain a
radio merit badge. They get to visit a real amateur radio
Is there an ARRL video that you’d like to see but station; talk to live Wireless Operators at W6RO; and
don’t want to purchase? The ARALB is a member send Morse coded letters to their pals via telegraphy!
of LAACARC (Los Angeles Area Council of Ama- Joe Moell, K0OV, will be there to show the kids how to
teur Radio Clubs.), and the LAACARC (how does T-hunt, and April Moell, WA6OPS, of Orange County
one pronounce this?) has a complete collection of Hospital Disaster Support Communications System
all the videos currently available from the ARRL. will be there to introduce the kids to EmComm.
Together, we’ll be providing the troops an opportunity to
Next time you browse through the ARRL web site satisfy five of eight requirements for earning a merit badge.
(see above) and find a video you’d like to watch, con- Kudos and Ding Dongs to last year’s participants: Den-
tact me at email@example.com or 562-570-5752 with the nis Kidder, WA6NIA, Scott Carpenter, K0SMC,
title. I’ll see if the video’s available from LAACARC. John Bobb, KC6TOH, John Rogers, KF6TTR, Ray Rit-
If available, you check-out a video for up to 2-months! tenhouse, KF6WZN, Nate Brightman, K6OSC, and Mi-
chael Fox, W6MJF, with special thanks to Carina Lister,
KF6ZYY, for being the Queen Mary for all the lads.
Here are just a few of the titles in the ARRL library:
Join us at 7:00 AM, in Hartwell Park, near the corner of
Amateur Radio Simulated Emergency Test ● E. Carson St. and Clark Ave., in sunny Long Beach.
Lightship Weekend ● Fox Hunting ● DXpedi- You’ll have a great time, and garner some Kudos, as well.
tions of the Year ● Space Amateur Radio Ex-
periment (SAREX) ● Operating Modes and
Interests ● Contesting ● Digital Signal Proc-
essing ● Kingman Reef K5K ● South Sand-
wich/South Georgia (VP8THU/VP8GEO) ●
Voodudes-Burkina Faso ● Amateur Radio Today
June 25-26, 2005
Always The Fourth
Full Weekend In June
Above: Ray Rittenhouse, KF6WZN and John Rogers,
Contact ARALB Prez KF6TTR, set up camp and prepare to greet the troops.
Carina Lister, KF6ZYY Below: Joe Moell, K0OV, Nate Brightman, K6OSC,
at firstname.lastname@example.org for and Michael J. Fox, W6MJF, doing the heavy lifting.
Chef Dick Boone,
the law of gravity
in El Dorado Park
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Museum Ships Weekend on W6RO Local High School Hams Ditch Final Exams!
sumitted by Larry Rolewic, WA9SVD
http://www.qsl.net/k1usn/event.html At the end of each school year, Sunny Hills High
Honors Physics Seniors are given an opportunity to
It’s easy! Just work 10 of nearly ditch their final exam. The catch? They have to take
50 participating museum ships on
July 16-17 (from 0001z to 2359z); and pass an Element-2 Amateur Radio examination.
and send in a copy of your log book
showing your MSW QSO’s to: Last year, Physics teacher and ARALB member Chris Peo-
ples, KE6BAQ, gently ‘encouraged’ 105 of his students to
take the FCC exam, and 86 of them, passed with class.
W1QWT, Mr.Bob Callahan
56 Acorn St., Scituate
MA. 02066 USA C/O MSW Nine GLAARG Volunteer Examiners (VE’s) will be
needed to administer this year’s exams at Sunny Hills.
W6RO will participate in MSW, if Lunch will be provided by GLAARG. Contact VE-in-Charge
and only if enough Wireless Opera- Tom Gibbons, W9EYB, at 562-529-8644, to sign-up today!
tors choose to participate in this
internationally recognized event. Upcoming Events
If you’re a W6RO Wireless Operator .
with a desire to work the world, June
03 ARALB General Meeting 7:00 PM
contact Mgr. Nate Brightman, K6OSC. 04 Scout-o-rama, Hartwell Park 7:00 AM
06 ARALB BOD @ ECOC 7:00 PM
13 Sunny Hills High School Testing 7:30 AM
Club Jackets 18 ARALB Testing. CSULB 9:00 AM
by Carol Apt, KF6THS 18 Reservoir Park Festival, Signal Hill 11:00 AM
21 LB Repeater Associates - Spire’s 6:30 PM
25-26 ARRL Field Day 6:00 AM
Everyone needs to get into the club spirit. One of
the ways to do this is to buy a club jacket. These 01 ARALB General Meeting 7:00 PM
are washable nylon, with a flannel lining, royal 11 (sic) ARALB BOD @ ECOC 7:00 PM
blue windbreakers . They come with a large club 16 ARALB Testing. CSULB 9:00 AM
logo sewn on the back. Some people have ironed 16-17 Museum Ships Weekend (col.1) 0001zulu
19 LB Repeater Associates - Spire’s 6:30 PM
on their own call letters, and some have had their 29-30 Orange County Fair 9:00 AM
name and call sign embroidered on the front. August
You may decorate your jacket any way you want, 05 ARALB General Meeting 7:00 PM
to give it your unique look. I have secured these 08 ARALB BOD @ ECOC 7:00 PM
jackets at a very good price -- $25.00 -- by ordering 20 ARALB Testing. CSULB 9:00 AM
several in advance. At present, we have three men’s
sizes available: small, medium and extra large. Orange County Fair Ham Radio Booth
Try on some club spirit, and give it your unique look.
Our club has been asked to staff the Ham Radio booth
Learn the Code Without a Pencil for two full days at this year’s O.C. Fair. If you can
help staff the booth Friday, July 29th, or Saturday,
Fred Wagner, KQ6Q, is now locally world famous. July 30th, contact Chuck Williams at email@example.com
Check out ARRL’s link to Fred’s Morse code tutorial at: or Robert Dalley at firstname.lastname@example.org / (562)-598-5806.
www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/learncw/ or go directly to We’ll need 3-4 people per 4-hour shift, so there’s a
www.aralb.org/Commitees/Morse_code/index.htm good chance you’ll get the time-slot you want if you
to “Learn the Code Without a Pencil” -- on your own PC. reserve a spot early. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Last year’s Ham Radio Booth took First Place in Fair.
If you’d like to share your love of ham radio with the public,
contact Chuck or Robert, soon. Some fairs may claim to be
‘kinder, simpler, funner’ but only the O.C. Fair is a “5-9-9’er.”
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A NATO Phonetic Acrostic Our ARALB Field Day Website
by Whiskey-six-Mike-Juliet-Foxtrot X M S
R I I ARALB Webmaster Mike Yaworski,
ACROSS DOWN EXAMPLES: A K E WB6VUB, has done a great job of keep-
4 Y 1 X = XRAY Y E R ing our Field Day history, up-to-date.
6 A 2 M = MIKE Check out 5-years of Field Day photos
10 T 3 S = SIERRA R
and visitor rosters, online. View a map of
11 L 5 P A
where we’ll be set up in El Dorado Park.
14 E 7 I
15 B 8 R You get the picture! There are more
17 D 9 K
19 Q 12 O great photos and links on our web-
20 W 13 J site than you’ll find in any 50 issues
21 F 16 V of our 10-page monthly newsletter!
Field Day wouldn’t be Field Day with-
out all the photos -- and Field Day
can always be found at www.aralb.org.
2005 A R R L
C o n v en ti o n
W6RO Antenna Crew Does Yeoman’s Job 2005 is the year ARRL’s Southwestern Division Con-
by Carina Lister, KF6ZYY vention returns to southern California. The Inland
Empire Council of Amateur Radio Organizations
On Sunday, May 22, the following hams put in MORE THAN A (IECARO) will be hosting the event at Riverside Con-
FULL DAY’S WORK at W6RO: John Rogers, KF6TTR; Den- vention Center the weekend of September 9-11. Ac-
nis Kidder, WA6NIA; Rick Silva, WA6ES; Rich Whited, cording to their official website at http://arrlswdconv.org/,
KG6JKJ; Scott Carpenter, K0SMC; Karl Turner, KF6HKB; if you pre-register as an Early Bird you’ll get into
Ken Lister, KG6TOC; Carina Lister, KF6ZYY; Carol Apt, the convention at a discounted fee; get an extra
KF6THS; George Apt, KF6THT; and Larry Rolewic, WA9SVD. chance to win a special “Early Bird” prize; and get
into a drawing with an extra chance of winning one
We pulled down a beam antenna; replaced parts, and of the (as yet to be specified) GRAND PRIZES.
hoisted it back back into place. Brought down the satellite This year’s banquet speaker will be Ward Silver, au-
antenna and gave it the same treatment. The telling is thor of “Ham Radio for Dummies.” This year’s pro-
easy, but the doing was very hard work. It took everyone’s grams will cover Public Service, EmComm, QRP, new
effort on the ground, in the air, even driving around in cars technologies, new modes of operation, and the latest in
shopping for parts. There was cutting, soldering, lifting, amateur radio equipment, accessories and services.
pulling, tying, lugging, smiling for the tourists, and snap-
ping pictures to record the heroic efforts of the crew.
General information: email@example.com
Vendor participation: firstname.lastname@example.org
The results are there for you to enjoy the next time you visit Reg. Confirm: email@example.com
W6RO. Hear what a difference a day (and-a-half) makes! Webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org
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C.A.R.A. Young People’s Net
The California State Military Reserve Every Wednesday
is still looking for a few good Hams 7:00-8:00 PM.
−··· all that you can −··· 147.09MHz
Calif National Guard Catalina Amateur Repeater Association, Inc.
SPC Christopher Mott
PMO CA SMR
HQ CO SUP BDE 8AM THE ARALB
40th Infantry Division BREAKFAST
Los Alamitos JFTB www.calguard.ca.gov/casmr/
W6RO -- the ARALB Station
Located aboard the RMS Queen Mary, W6RO has BEST PLACE CAFÉ
modern equipment and is a great place to try new 2099 BELLFLOWER
rigs. If you haven’t operated W6RO, come and visit. THE 4TH SATURDAY
You can become a permanent operator if you are a OF EACH MONTH
licensed amateur and willing to work one 4-hour shift
per month for a year. To learn more about this op- B.Y.O.H.T.
portunity, call Henry Lulli, W6OLZ, at 714-963-
2986, or E-mail him at W6OLZ@socal.rr.com. If
you’re already an operator and have scheduling
issues, call Nate Brightman, K6OSC, at 562-427-
5123. If you have questions about equipment, contact
John Rogers, KF6TTR,at 562-626-1755 pager/voice.
“I Just Saved a Bunch of Money on My Car Insurance”
Okay, it wasn’t, “What hath God Wrought?” but if
you caught The Tonight Show on May 13th, you had
to be impressed, and indeed proud, to be a ham.
It was that night that veteran CW ops Chip Margelli,
K7JA, and Ken Miller, K6CTW, bested the world
text messaging champ, Ben Cook and his partner, on
national TV. It must have been anticipated by many
in the audience that young Ben would win the con-
test, hands-down. But it was Chip’s smokin’
thumbs-up that signaled victory for his team and for
the superior messaging capabilities of Morse code.
Per The ARRL Letter (24;20), Chip is reported to have
said, "I completely agree with my fantastic teammate, You can spend your valuable time and money else-
Ken Miller. It was a lot of fun -- just like ham radio -- where, but let’s be Realistic. The basic communica-
and the show also delivered an important if subtle tion infrastructure that Amateur Radio provides,
message about the benefits of the basic commun- requires more than your Radio Shack provides.
ication infrastructure that Amateur Radio provides." But we have good news! You can save a bunch
Oh, and we have some good news for cell phone text messag- of money on amateur radio-related gear at
ing aficionados: “You can save a bunch of money on car in- Ham Radio Outlet and Ford Electronics, Inc.,
surance by switching-off your phone while driving your car!” and you don’t have to switch-off your HT, to save!
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Our June 3rd meeting will be held at the Signal Hill Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St.
Program: “Scanners and HT’s”, Rick diFiore, WA6KFI, author of The Scan Directory