Santa Cruz ARES AECs Build Isotropic Antenna

by Allison Hershey (KM6RMN) Antenna specialist for the Santa Cruz area Ares group, Neil Stoddard (KN6JOI), had successfully held a series of workshops for members since January 2021. Designed to teach less experienced members antenna fundamentals, these workshops had started simply and gradually introduced more complex concepts with each venture. Neil and his students were […]

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World Amateur Radio Day

World Amateur Radio Day is April 18.  Complete details are here http://www.arrl.org/world-amateur-radio-day World Amateur Radio Day, held on April 18 each year, is celebrated worldwide by radio amateurs and their national associations which are organized as member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). It was on this day in 1925 that the IARU was […]

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Technician License Course Offered Through Santa Cruz ARES

QST:  Technician license course offered through Santa Cruz ARES, starting April 12, 2021: This information courtesy John Gerhardt / N6QX.  The course is free, and is presented on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., for six weeks.  Textbook is Technician Class by Gordon West ($25.00).  Space is limited. Sign up here — https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da9a822a4f4ce9-technicial For further […]

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Congratulations to Suellene Petersen / K6CPA

Congratulations to Suellene Petersen / K6CPA, our Public Information Coordinator, who has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the San Lorenzo Valley ARES group. The certificate recognizes Suellene’s outstanding public service work in 2020 and 2021. […]

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County DSW Registration

QST de SCV DEC: County DSW Registration will take place on Saturday, April 17th, at 9:00 am. If you need the County DSW registration, or if you have lost your County DSW ID Card, sign-up  for this event. I do not know when we might be able to do this again anytime soon; so, if […]

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Great Radio Amateurs of Yesteryear

Great radio amateurs of yesteryear: The late Rudy Van Gelder (W2TMD) was a master recording engineer whose music studios in Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey were used in many famous jazz sessions on the Blue Note, Prestige, and Impulse record labels. https://tinyurl.com/h7kev62w “Rudy got interested in electronics early on, and he became a radio […]

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Plans Proceeding for Fall 2021 Willis Island DXpedition

The team from the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia (HARAOA) that’s planning a November 3 – 13 DXpedition to Willis Island (VK9HR) has expanded by one, and the DXpedition planning is on schedule. A vessel to take the team to Willis Island has been chartered to leave Australia on November 3, returning on November […]

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Dark Hair Versus Silver Hair

Dark Hair Versus Silver HairBy Suellene Petersen, K6CPA About a year or so ago my husband, Stephen Petersen, AC6P, came into the house waving a letter at me. He had a huge smile on his face when he showed me a clipping from an old newspaper that showed two handsome young men sitting in front […]

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Monster Dipole Can Deliver Monster Signal

Monster Dipole Can Deliver Monster Signalhttps://youtu.be/7ah95zW9-WM This video shows how Gary Watson, ZL3SV, in Nelson, New Zealand, installed an enormous all-band dipole with each leg extending 320 meters (about 1,050 feet). The antenna is multiple wavelengths on HF, and on 20 meters it has a gain of more than 16 dB, Watson says. It hears […]

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ARLB007 FCC Not Yet Collecting $35 Application Fee

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB007ARLB007 FCC Not Yet Collecting $35 Application FeeZCZC AG07QST de W1AWARRL Bulletin 7 ARLB007From ARRL HeadquartersNewington CT March 23, 2021To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB007ARLB007 FCC Not Yet Collecting $35 Application Fee The FCC Part 97 rules establishing a new $35 amateur radio application fee go on the books […]

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