ORANGE COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.
VOL. XLVII NO. 1 P.O. BOX 3454, TUSTIN, CA 92781-3454 January 2006
The Prez Sez: bring along some amateur radio pro- HAM SURVIVES COAL
jects you have been working on and MINE EXPLOSION
amaze us all!
Dateline Sago, West Virginia
Welcome to 2006!
73’s, where the lone survivor of a coal
mine explosion appears to be a
This should be a Willie - N8WP
ham radio operator.
great year for
OCARC if 2005 is
According to news reports,
any indicator. We January Program Randal McCloy Jr, KC8VKZ, is
said goodbye to some friends and Kure Atoll DXpedition!
[see COAL MINE, page 3]
made some new ones. Enjoyed a great
Field Day. Held a new potluck club Where is the Kure Atoll? Why did a
team of Amateur Radio operators go
event that was well-attended and great
there? And just how much work was
fun. Participated in the Orange County involved in putting together this Dxpedi- In This Issue: Page
Fair. Hosted a great Christmas Party. tion?
Hosted some good speakers at the THE PREZ SEZ………………… 1
meetings. The OCARC raffles are bet- These and other questions will be an- HAM SURVIVES EXPLOSION.. 1
ter than ever. Who would have ever swered at the next general meeting on
JUNE PROGRAM……………... 1
Friday, January 20, 2006 as Arnie Shatz,
thought we would be raffling off such CLUB INFORMATION…………. 2
N6HC, gives us a look into what was
great prizes! hailed as one of the most interesting and OCARC CHRISTMAS PARTY... 3
talked about Dxpeditions. You don’t PROPAGATION REPORT…….. 4
This year I would like to host a few want to miss this meeting.
more club events that get family more TECH TALK…………………….. 5
involved with our group. This years HISTORY OF OCARC PREZ’s.. 6
Field Day will be better than ever; BOARD MEETING
Family friendly with lots of great food MINUTES…. 7
and opportunities for everyone to get THE NEXT GENERAL CONTEST CALENDER..………. 7
on the air. I have two more ideas that I
would like to run by the membership. A MEETING WILL BE YUMA HAMFEST………...…….. 8
ARRL SW DIV. CONVENTION.. 8
fox hunt that ends in an Orange ON DX REPORT…………………….. 9
County park with a picnic at the end. I
would also like to sponsor a Mini
DXpedition on Catalina Island. FRIDAY,
Starting with the January meeting I JANUARY 20, 2005
would like to start a Show and Tell. So
@ 7:00 PM
January 2006 - RF Page 1
Technical: Monthly Events:
THE ORANGE COUNTY
Kenan Reilly, N6CCE General Meeting:
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, (714) 543-5073 Third Friday of the month
INC. firstname.lastname@example.org At 7:00 PM
P.O. Box 3454, Tustin, CA 92781
American Red Cross
Members At Large: 601 N. Golden Circle Dr.
Ken Konechy, W6HHC (near Tustin Ave. & 4th St.)
(714) 744-0217 Santa Ana, CA
and… Club Breakfast:
First Saturday of the month
Lowell Burnett, KQ6JD at 7:30 AM
(714) 997-0999 Katella Grill
email@example.com 1325 W. Katella Ave.
(SE corner at Main St.)
2005 Club Appointments:
Club Nets (Listen for W6ZE):
W6ZE Club License Trustee: 7.086 ± MHz CW OCWN
2005 Board of Directors: Sun- 9:00 AM – 10 AM
Bob Eckweiler, AF6C
(714) 639-5074 Rick KF6UEB, Net Control
Willie Peloquin, N8WP firstname.lastname@example.org 28.375 ± MHz USB
(714) 318-4047 Wed- 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
email@example.com Club Historian: Bob AF6C, Net Control
Bob Evans, WB6IXN
Vice President: (714) 543-9111 146.55 MHz Simplex FM
Kristin Dankert, K6PEQ firstname.lastname@example.org Wed- 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
(714) 832-1227 Bob, WB6IXN, Net Control
email@example.com RF Editor for January:
Kenan Reilly, N6CCE VISIT OUR WEB SITE
Secretary: (714) 543-5073
Steve Brody, N1AB firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.w6ze.org
(714) 974-0338 for up-to-the-minute club in-
email@example.com WEB Master: formation, the latest member-
Ken Konechy, W6HHC ship rosters, special activities,
Treasurer: (714) 744-0217 back issues of RF, links to
Cheryl Peloquin, KC6KTT firstname.lastname@example.org ham-related sites, vendors
(714) 318-4047 and manufacturers, pictures of
Cherool@escapees.com ARRL Assistant Director: club events and much much
Ken Konechy, W6HHC more.
Membership: (714) 744-0217
Bob Eckweiler, AF6C email@example.com Club Dues:
(714) 639-5074 Regular Members ...$20
firstname.lastname@example.org ARRL Awards Appointee: Family Members* ...$10
Larry Beilin, K6VDP
(714) 557-7217 Teenage Members ..$10
Activities: email@example.com Club Badge** …....$3
Dan Dankert, N6PEQ Dues run from January thru December
(714) 544-9846 & are prorated for new members.
firstname.lastname@example.org OCCARO Delegate:
Kristin Dankert, K6PEQ *Additional members in the family of
(714) 534-2995 a regular member pay the family
rate up to $30 per family.
Tom Weed, K6CCD email@example.com
(714) 838-9672 **There is a $1 charge if you’d like to
firstname.lastname@example.org have your badge mailed to you.
January 2006 - RF Page 2
2005 OCARC CHRISTMAS
[COAL MINE, from page 1]
in critical condition and receiving HUGE SUCCESS!!
Oxygen Therapy in a Pennsyl-
vania hospital's Hyperbaric
Chamber. On December 16, fifty OCARC
members, guests, and visitors
An explosion early Monday,
January 2nd trapped the 26 year gathered for an outstanding eve- Fig 3 – A few of the Hams at
ning of fun, food, recognition, eye- Table 1
old McCloy and 12 other miners
more than two miles inside a ball QSOs, and raffle prizes.
Through a series of pictures (con- We also had visitors from far away
mountain. The blast also
tributed by Bob-AF6C and Ken places. Figure 4 shows Carl Gar-
released toxic carbon monoxide
that prevented rescuers from W6HHC), we will summarize the denias – WU6D, the ARRL Orange
reaching them for more than 40 highlights of the event. Section Manager, talking to Vice
hours. President Willie-N8WP. Seated
“Dapper Dan” – N6PEQ, our Mem- nearby is Frank-WF1A who wan-
Only Mr. McCloy survived but bership Chair, greeted members ders around the country in his RV
doctors fear that he has suffered (escaping snow).
and visitors as they entered the
damage to his heart, kidneys,
lungs and possibly his brain. He Jagerhaus Restaurant on Ball
is listed in critical condition and is Road, next to the 57-FWY.
expected to remain at Allegheny
General Hospital in Pittsburgh
until further notice.
The bodies of the other 12 men
were removed from the mine on
Wednesday, January 4th. Light-
ning is believed to have caused
the blast. Fig 4 – Willie-N8WP, Carl-WU6D
(Orange SM) , and Frank – WF1A
DON’T FORGET TO JOIN
US ON THE AIR FOR THE Each year the OCARC chooses a
W6ZE CLUB NETS EACH recipient for the “Good of the Club
Fig 1 – Dan-N6PEQ & Kenan-N6CCE
AND EVERY WEDNESDAY Acted as Greeters Award” to recognize their extra
EVENING STARTING AT contributions to the club. This year
7:30! the award was presented to Kristin-
We filled three long tables with club K6PEQ and Dan-N6PEQ who have
members and their guests. The done so much for the OCARC.
10 METERS… German family-style was great.
28.375 MHz USB
Wed- 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
146.55 MHz Simplex FM Fig 5 – Kristin-K6PEQ & Dan-N6PEQ are
Wed- 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Fig 2 – Some Club Members at Presented “Good of the Club Award”
[see PARTY, page 4]
January 2006 - RF Page 3
[PARTY, from page 3] PROPAGATION REPORT for
JANUARY 13, 2006
The club gavel was passed by
outgoing President Ken-W6HHC Geomagnetic conditions have
to incoming President Willie- been very, very quiet. This week
N8WP. has seen many periods when the
K index, both planetary and mid-
latitude, was 0 or 1. The average
planetary/mid-latitude K index
this week dropped from 5.4/5.1
(last week) to 3.3/3.4, respec-
Fig 8 – And the Winner is.... tively.
The winner of the Icom IC- Of course, this low in the solar
7000 was Jim N6DHZ. Does cycle, it is not surprising that sun-
Jim look happy...or what??? spot numbers and solar flux
dropped also. Average daily sun-
spot numbers dropped by 35
points from last week to 14.7,
Fig 6 – The Passing of the Club Gavel to and solar flux was down 7.5
the Prez for 2006, Willie-N8WP points to an average of 79.4.
Over the next week expect these
conditions to stay the same, with
possibly some slightly unsettled
geo-activity on January 16.
Fig 9 – Kristin-K6PEQ and Dan-N6PEQ
Users of Canada's Dominion Ra-
Present Jim-N6DHZ with IC-7000
Grand Prize dio Astrophysical Observatory
data were caught off-guard this
An unexpected donation of $500 week when our source of thrice-
was provided to the OCARC by daily solar flux readings seemed
the US Sensor Company in Ana- to disappear from the net.
heim (owned by the father of
Fig 7 – The Outgoing Prez, Ken-W6HHC, Dan-N6PEQ, Roger-N6EGC). By Googling around and using a
Receives a President’s Plaque from Out- Notice the antics of Tuck Miller- freeware program called Xenu
going VP Willie-N8WP and the Board
NZ6T, ARRL SM for San Diego, Link Sleuth (a handy desktop
who was a visitor to the dinner. web spidering application, which
The best part of the night may you can also find via a Google
have been where the raffle prizes search) I finally discovered the
were awarded. Kristin-K6PEQ, new home of the Current Flux
our club Activities Chair, had or- Archive. It now appears at
ganized a nice array of gifts for http://www.drao-ofr.hia-iha.nrc-
the ladies, plus an outstanding cnrc.gc.ca/icarus/www/current.txt
group of ham radio raffle prizes .
for $1-per-ticket. The Grand Prize The observatory's servers seem
was a brand new Icom IC-7000 to have moved from drao.nrc.ca
rig. When the winning ticket was to the much longer domain
being pulled there was a lot of Fig 10 – Dan-N6PEQ Presents Dona- shown in the URL.
quiet anticipation.... tion from US Sensors to the Prez for
[see PROPAGATION, page 5]
January 2006 - RF Page 4
[PROPAGATION, from page 4] TECH TALK #47: but the fit to too tight or the mo-
Challenges of Going Mobile in tion of the trunk lid while opening
More 10 meter mail arrived this a T-Bird is just wrong for this concept to
week. Glenn Stewart, N7NRA of work.
Mesa, Arizona reminds us to check Part 2 of 2 –
for beacons between 28.2 and 28.3
Mounting the Antenna Cold weather and the coming
MHz. Glenn says, "If you hear bea-
cons, there is a very good likelihood rainy season threatened my
By Ken Konechy W6HHC “make shift” antenna set-up
that you can raise a PSK31 contact
or two by calling CQ on PSK at where I mounted the mag-
28.120. Chances are excellent that In Part One of this “going mobile” mounted it behind the passenger
you'll raise a phone series (published in the August 2005 seat. This temporary set-up only
contact or two. The band's not dead. issue of the RF Newsletter) I ex- works when the convertible top is
The problem is that everyone is lis- plained that there were three major down. So with fresh eyes, I
tening. No one is calling CQ. Give it challenges to going mobile in my thought I could mount a metal
a try!" new T-Bird convertible. These three
bracket to the trunk frame and
1) How to run the cables be- have the metal bracket extend
If you would like to make a comment
or have a tip for our readers, email tween the trunk (where the out the back below the trunk lid.
the author at, email@example.com. main rig is located) and the But, with my wife’s caution of “no
passenger compartment holes”....I tried a compromise of
For more information concerning where the control-head, “NO VISIBLE HOLES”.
radio propagation and an explanation speaker, and mike need to
of the numbers used in this report be. My plan was to “hide the holes”
see the ARRL Technical 2) How to mount the control- for mounting the metal bracket
Information Service propagation head and speaker in the under the flaring of the rear light
page at, passenger compartment assembly on the T-Bird. Figure
http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/propagatio (there are very few places
1 show the bracket mounting
n.html. An archive of past propaga- for mounting)
3) How to mount an antenna area with the rear light assembly
tion bulletins is found at,
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/prop/ (magnetic mounts won't removed from the T-Bird.
work because most of the
Sunspot numbers for January 5 car body is not steel).
through 11 were 23, 24, 11, 11, 11, Well, in Part One I explained how I
11 and 12 with a mean of 14.7. 10.7 conquered Obstacle #1 and Obsta-
cm flux was 83.4, 82, 79.2, 78.2, cle #2. In this article, I will explain
77.6, 77.8, and 77.3, with a mean of how I finally mounted the antenna.
79.4. Estimated planetary A indices
were 3, 6, 5, 4, 2, 1 and 2 with a The final challenge was to mount an
mean of 3.3. Estimated mid-latitude antenna on the car. As I had ex-
A indices were 3, 6, 6, 5, 1, 2 and 1, plained in the earlier article, most of
with a mean of 3.4. the 2003 T-Bird body is made from
fiberglass or aluminum. Only the Figure 1 – Bracket Mounting with Rear
side fenders are steel. So a mag- Light Assembly Removed.
mount will not work on the body. On
Code Fosters Mental Agility my last plastic-body car (I have I bought a piece of steel strip that
owned four, so far) I used a trunk lip- is 1.5 inch wide and 1/8 inch thick
Difficulty in learning to read? Trouble mount bracket. But, the trunk lips on
with short-term memory? How’s this at the local Ace Hardware store
the T-Bird are too thick to accept a
for a solution: to use as the antenna mounting
standard Comet lip-mount and my
According to a recent article by Lind- wife, Diane, has cautioned me about
bracket. I then used a work-
say Kastner in the Richmond Times- filing down the trunk lip thickness or bench vise and a hand-sledge-
dispatch, the National Institute for drilling holes. I tried putting a metal hammer to bend the bracket to fit
Learning Disabilities in Norfolk, VA, the mounting area.
plate beneath the trunk lid panel, but
has discovered the following as part of
educational therapy: The therapy in- the magnetic mount would not "bite
cludes rhythmic writing, lessons with enough" to satisfy me. I tried to
the buzzer (Morse code) and other mount a strip of metal to pop up be- [see TECH TALK, page 6]
techniques to improve short-term tween the trunk lid and the body,
memory, posture and penmanship.
January 2006 - RF Page 5
ground plane under the antenna. A HISTORY of OCARC
[TECH TALK, from page 5] The solution is to use “half-
wavelength” antennas that do not PRESIDENTS
Figure 2 shows a close-up of require a ground plane for proper
the final shape of the antenna operation. This antenna model pro- by Ken Konechy W6HHC with great
mounting bracket. vides a half-wave on 144 MHz (36- assistance from our
Club Historian, Bob Evans -
inchs long) and two collinear half-
waves on 440 MHz. The final re-
sults are that the antenna operates
great and even fits under my ga- YEAR
rage door, too. 2006 N8WP Willie Peloquin
2005 W6HHC Ken Konechy
2004 N1AB Steve Brody
2003 KQ6JD Lowell Burnett
2002 KE6WIU Cory Terando
Figure 2 – Close-up View of Steel
Mounting Bracket Shape. 2001 KD6BWH Bob Buss
2000 K6LDC Larry Hoffman
In Figure 3 you can see how the
1999 WA6VPP Bud Barkhurst
antenna mounting bracket looks 1998 KD6BWH Bob Buss
with the rear light assembly re- (now KØBWH)
installed. There are no mounting 1997 WA6VKZ Frank Smith
holes visible after the rear light is Figure 4 – Finished Mounting of An-
1996 AF6C Bob Eckweiler
tenna on T-Bird.
installed. I am pleased to say I 1995 N6XTJ Jim Roberts
even received my wife’s approval 1994 KJ6ZH Chris Breller
of “no holes showing”. Now I can continue to enjoy 1993 KC6TAM Jane Breller
144/440 MHz mobile operations as 1992 WA6VKZ Frank Smith
I drive to work or around the 1991 W6HHC Ken Konechy
county, even in the rain. If you 1990 KJ6ZH Chris Breller
have any questions about the an- 1989 WA6VKZ Frank Smith
tenna mount, send me an e-mail at 1988 W6HHC Ken Konechy
1987 N6JSV Jim Talcott
W6HHC@W6ZE.org. 1986 WA6VKZ Frank Smith
1985 AF6C Bob Eckweiler
1984 KA6IMP Chris Breller
DID WE MENTION THAT (now KJ6ZH)
THERE’S A W6ZE CLUB NET 1983 W6IBR Al Watts
EACH AND EVERY 1982 KA6HNY Robin Hoff
WEDNESDAY EVENTING 1981 WA6VKZ Frank Smith
1980 WA6FOW Ernie Prichard
STARTING AT 7:30?
1979 WB6IHZ Terry Mathers
Figure 3 – Antenna Mounting Bracket WELL…WE DO!!! 1978 WA6LFF Jim Kingsbury
with Rear Light Assembly Installed. 1977 WA6WZO Fried Heyn
1976 WB6PEX Martin Raymond
I added the Comet lip mount for 1975 WA6LHB Art Sheldon
the antenna to the extruding an- 28.375 MHz USB (now K7ZE)
tenna bracket and added some Wed- 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 1974 W6HHC Ken Konechy
black paint to prevent rusting. 1973 WB6QNU Bob Eckweiler
AND (now AF6C)
Figure 4 shows the finished an-
tenna mounting project. The an- 146.55 MHz Simplex FM 1972 WA6FIT Ron Cade
tenna is a Comet model CA- Wed- 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2X4SRB for 144 MHz and 440
MHz. A problem with this mount- [see PRESIDENTS, page 7]
ing technique and plastic-body
cars in general is that there is no
January 2006 - RF Page 6
four ten foot sections with a base [PRESIDENTS, from page 6]
OCARC Board Meeting
and top piece. The cost will be
Minutes $1,019 for both with a shipping
cost of $123.40. YEAR
1971 WB6CQR Billy Hall
For January 7, 2006 (now N6EDY)
Submitted by 1970 WB6UDC Jack Hollander
Steve Brody -N1AB (now N6UC)
There were a total of 12 mem- Secretary 1969 WA6ROF Jerry VerDuft
bers and visitors were in atten- (now ADØA)
dance at the first breakfast meet- 1968 W6COJ Dave Hollander
ing of the new year, with all but 1967 WB6GPK Jim Hill
two of the Director's present. 1966 WA6YWN Jack Shaw
1965 K6KTX Rolland Miller
Although at the time of the board 1964 W6WRJ Ralph Alexander
meeting, the finances from 2005
1963 W6DEY Roy Maxson
were unaudited, the reported total 1962 K6LJA Ted Glick
amount of money coming into the 1961 K6IQ Roy Morriss
club during 2005 was $4,935.09 1960 K6TXS Charles “Ed” Edwards
and the outgoing amount was 1959 W6BVI Ken Kesel
$3,446.77. The raffle expenses CONTEST 1958 W6BVI Ken Kesel
and receipts were both the major CALENDER 1957 - CLUB DISBANDED -
expense and the major revenue 1956 W6HIL Bob Swenson
-.-. --.- - . … - 1955 W6BVI Ken Kesel
Here are just a few of the Ham Radio 1954 W6UPP Marinus Conway
contests that are coming your way.
Several motions were made and Visit www.arrl.org for more details. 1953 Probably only informal
voted on. meetings, no officers?
ARRL January VHF 1952 W6QZQ Horace Bates
Sweepstakes January 21 – 23 1951 W6LDJ Sam “Mac” McNeal
1. Dan and Ken will be contacting 1950 Probably only informal
Newsline requesting information ARRL International DX Contest meetings, no officers?
about their yearly expenses. This (CW) February 18 - 19 1949 W6CGF Chuck Lunder
came about by some people 1948 W6BWO Dale Bose
questioning how their financial ARRL International DX Contest
1947 W6ALO Tommy Gentges
(Phone) March 4 – 5
resources were being utilized. 1946 W6DEY Roy Maxson
ARRL June VHF QSO Party
1945 W6DEY Roy Maxson
2. The new membership chair- June 10 – 11 1944 - ALL OFF TO WAR!!
man (AF6C) will be responsible 1943 - ALL OFF TO WAR!!
1942 W6IBN Roy Cumpston
for obtaining the monthly new ARRL Fiielld Day
A R R L F e d D ay 1941 W6BAM Shelley Trotter
ham list from the ARRL..
June 24 – 25
J une 2 4 – 2 5 1940 W6KLU Harold Christensen
1939 Probably only informal
3. Field Day planning will begin in meetings, no officers?
February. IARU HF World Championships 1938 W6NSA Les Gates
July 8 – 9
1938 W6ADT Noral Evans
4. Beginning January 2006, the ARRL UHF Contest 1937 W6LYN Noral Evans
RF will become a web only publi- August 5 - 6 (Also reissued W6ADT)
cation. There will however be a 1936 W6LYN Noral Evans
few printed copies available dur- (Also reissued W6ADT)
ing the monthly meeting for the 1935 - CLUB DISBANDED!!
use of visitors. 1934 W6IGO Earl Moore
1933 W6IGO Earl Moore
5. Two aluminum towers for use
during Field Day will be pur-
chased. Each tower will have
January 2006 - RF Page 7
THIS JUST IN… lite radio, home satellite sys- UPCOMING HAMFESTS…
tems, and other forms of radio- THE ARRL SOUTHWESTERN
based communications. In addi- DIVISION CONVENTION
YUMA HAMFEST & tion to radio-related products,
ELECTRONICS EXPO SAN DIEGO
the three-day event will also
SEPTEMBER 22nd – 24th, 2006
FEBRUARY 18 - 19 promote computer technology
and other forms of modern
electronic technology. The San Diego Southwestern Divi-
The 2nd Annual 2006 Yuma sion Convention will be held at San
Hamfest will take place February The best way to keep up with Diego Marriott Mission Valley at 8757
17 through 19 at the Yuma what is going on regarding the Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA
County Fairgrounds in Yuma, AZ. Yuma Hamfest & Electronics 92108. The San Diego Trolley stop is
This year will be a combination Expo is by visiting our website. just steps away from the hotel. Bus
Hamfest & Electronics Expo for stops are close by too - About 10
all things electronic. Items fea- The website can be found at miles from Lindbergh Field Air Port.
tured at the event will be all kinds www.yumahamfest.com. Or Getting here is easy. All you have to
of radio gear, including Amateur you can telephone the Yuma do is have fun. The San Diego Zoo is
Radio Equipment, Family Radio Hamfest & Electronics Expo one of the best and is only moments
Service radios, Cellular Tele- hotline at (928) 782-0534. away.
phone Equipment and Services,
and satellite equipment. Another Additional information can be We will have venders from all as-
major emphasis of the show will had by contacting the following pects of Ham Radio. Guest speakers
be computer equipment. You will individuals: will be talking about all kinds of Ham
have a chance to buy new Radio topics. Come and see all the
equipment and haggle over the 2006 Committee Chairman latest radio technology coming down
price of used gear. Jack Koeckes KC7DUU the road. A Swap meet will be out-
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org side before the convention starts.
On Saturday February 18, the Prizes will be awarded every hour
main day of the event, there will Chairman Keeper from start to the very end of the Con-
be drawings for door prizes held BJ Koeckes KB7WBH vention. We will also have a Grand
throughout the day. Approxi- email: Prize. So come on down and enjoy
mately every hour email@example.com the fun of Ham Radio. You may even
an announcement for a door visit one of the many seminars that
prize will be made over the loud- Commercial Vendor
will be going on throughout the Con-
Chairman Hal Johnson
speaker system at the Fair- vention. You may wish to get on the
grounds. You must be present to firstname.lastname@example.org air at our Convention Shack. You can
win the door prizes and claim even take a test to get and/or up-
them by 5:00 PM that day. On VE Testing Chairman grade your license. There is some-
Saturday evening, in what has Robert Sidebottom K0LQB thing for everyone here at the Con-
already established itself as an email:lsidebotto@adelph vention or take in the sites of San
annual tradition, the Buzzard ia.net Diego. We even have a T-Hunt
BBQ will be held in the Main Hall planned so bring your gear, good
at the Fairgrounds. Even more luck.
prizes will be given away follow- Buzzard Bar-B-Q Dude
ing the Bar-B-Que dinner. Scott Seamans W7RFI For more info contact:
Last year's event, the 2005 Yuma email@example.com Convention Chair: Mike Maston,
Hamfest, was primarily focused N6OPH at
on Amateur Radio. The 2006 firstname.lastname@example.org
show will expand to include all
facets of radio, including cellular [see SAN DIEGO CONVENTION, page 9]
phones, Internet Wi-Fi, FRS ra-
dios, Citizen Band, GMRS, satel-
January 2006 - RF Page 8
[SAN DIEGO CONVENTION, from page 8] SSB. QSL via operator's instructions.
Registration Chair: Bob Boehme, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Tibor, HA7TM will be QRV as HA7TM/HI9 from
W6RHV at email@example.com Las Terrenas, Samana, from January 18 to February 2. Activity will be on the
HF bands, and possibly 160 meters. QSL via operator's instructions.
Exhibits Chair: Steve Early, AD6VI
SAUDI ARABIA, HZ. Manfred is QRV as HZ1IK and has been active on 40
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
meters using SSB around 0055z. QSL via DK7YY.
Media Chair: Paul Rios, KC6QLS
ANTARCTICA. Station LU1ZB will soon be QRV from Melchior Base in the
Melchior Islands, IOTA AN-012. QSL via LU4DXU.
You can also log onto the main
SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Look for LU1ZC to be QRV from Deception
website for the convention at Base on 20 meters. QSL via LU4DXU.
ARUBA, P4. Bob, W3BTX and Roy, W3TEF are QRV as P40/homecalls until
January 18. Activity is on all bands, but mainly on 30 and 6 meters. QSL to
THIS WEEK’S DX REPORT
SEYCHELLES, S7. Team members DL2NUD, DL9GRE and DM1CG are
This week’s bulletin was made possi- QRV as S79HP, S79GRE and S79CG, respectively, during what may be the
ble with information provided by first-ever S7 Worldwide EME DXpedition. In addition to being active on 40 to
F6AJA, NC1L, QRZ DX, the OPDX 6 meters, they are also QRV with EME and JT65 CW on 2 meters. QSL via
Bulletin, The Daily DX, 425DXnews, operators' instructions.
DXNL, WA7BNM and Contest Corral
from QST. Thanks to all. WESTERN KIRIBATI, T30. Udo, DL9HCU is QRV as T30HC and has been
active on 20 meters SSB around 0450z. He also operates CW QRP on 20
NEPAL, 9N. Pop, YU7EF is QRV as meters around 0530z. QSL to home call.
9N7JO and has been active on 80 me-
ters using CW around 1700z. He has PALAU, T8. Operators JA6EGL, JH6WDG and JA6CM are QRV as T88SM,
also been active on 40 meters around T88AQ and T88CM, respectively, until January 17. Activity is on 160 to 6
1440 to 1600z. QSL to home call. meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.
OMAN, A4. Chris, A45XR has been SOMALIA, T5. Look for a group of Italian operators to be QRV as6O0N from
active on 160 meters around 0230z. January 19 to February 2. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB
QSL to home call. and RTTY. QSL via I2YSB.
ANGOLA, D2. Janna is QRV as ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Ilya, UA0FBS is QRV from Sakhalin Island, IOTA
D2DX. She has been active on 20 AS-018, until January 31. He is normally active on 20 meters SSBfrom 0500
meters around 1800 to 2000z and 30 to 0700z. QSL direct to home call.
meters as well. QSL via OH2BAD.
BELIZE, V3. Art, NN7A is QRV as V31JZ/p from South Water Caye, IOTA
CHILE, CE. Marco, CE6TBN will be NA-180, until January 15. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, including the newer
QRV as CE6TBN/7 from Las Huichas bands near the IOTA frequencies. QSL to home call.
Island, IOTA SA-046, on January 14
and 15. Activity will be on 40 and 20 OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC. The following operations are ap-
meters using CW and SSB. QSL to proved for DXCC credit: Angola, D2DX, current operation as of December 15,
home call. 2004; Wake Island, KH9/W0CN, from September 17 to 28, 2005.
NEW CALEDONIA, FK. Tibo, FK8HW THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American CW QSO Party,
has been QRV on 20 meters using Hunting Lions in the Air Contest, 070 Club PSKFest, MI QRP January CW
SSB around 0700 to 1200z. QSL via Contest, Midwinter CW/SSB Contest, NRAU-Baltic CW/SSB Contest, HA DX
VK4FW. CW Contest and the Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are all scheduled
for this weekend. Please see January QST, page 101 and the ARRL and
JERSEY, GJ. Bert, PA3GIO is QRV WA7BNM contest websites for details.
as MJ/PA3GIO/p until January 15. Ac-
tivity is on 160 to 10 meters using
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