Attached is a picture of free antennas available to anyone that wants them.
Please contact David KM6WVH – email@example.com
You are invited to the annual RCARA
14, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Kountry Folks Restaurant
3653 La Sierra Ave.
No host dinner
Optional $20 gift exchange
Door Prizes for licensed hams
Three $100 HRO Gift Certificates
Baofang HT radio
RSVP to Marlene firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ron (951) 369-5149
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ:
Check in to the RCARA Public Service Net tonight, 7:00 p.m. on the w6tj repeater.
Thursday, November 8th is the final FORMAL meeting of 2018 for RCARA. It is probably one of the most important meetings of the year because elections will be held for the new Board of Directors for 2019.
Please consider volunteering or nominating someone who is willing to be a part of the planning and implementation of club activities. Without these dedicated members, RCARA could cease to sustain the status of an outstanding and functional radio club. Nominations can be made from the floor at the November meeting prior to the election.
All positions are open for nominations. The following club members have volunteered to serve:
APPOINTED POSITIONS: All positions are open. The following members have volunteered to continue in their present roles:
Annual Club Dues for 2019 are coming up. There has been a change in the dues structure and amount as well as in the application methods. You can find the information on the w6tj.org web site in the Club Membership Link.
The Annual Christmas Party is scheduled for FRIDAY, December 14, 2018 at Kountry Folks Restaurant, 3653 La Sierra Avenue, 6:00 p.m. Further details on the web site in the Upcoming Events link.
Michael McBride K6MJM has come up with an “On Line Tech Class” using specialized software and will share details at the meeting. We will need a couple of volunteers to assist.
SOCIALIZING IS FUN TOO
Several of us meet prior to the meeting, 4:00 p.m. for dinner at the Kountry Folks Restaurant before proceeding on to the meeting. Everyone is invited to join us.
Tuesday, November 13 the Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch will gather at the Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson Street at Brockton, 11:00 a.m. Join us for some further socializing and camaraderie.
Your attendance at the November meeting is very important for the reasons stated above. I look forward to your attendance and participation.
Wanted 220 radio please contact Jeff at: jclloyd58 @ gmail.com
FIELD DAY BEHIND THE SCENES:
W6TJ’s Field Day eQSL Cards
The tradition of exchanging post cards (QSLs) to confirm radio contacts goes back to the very first ham radio operators. The cards usually bore the call sign, and station and contact information, of the station sending. Many ham shacks even today have these cards plastered on their walls. ARRL Awards such as Worked All States, DX Century Club etc. required the submission of these cards as proof of contacts made. The ARRL manages bureaus for incoming and outgoing paper DX QSL cards, primarily for this purpose. For information go to ARRL.org web site.
In recent years online electronic QSLs have become popular through eQSL.cc.
These are often received in one’s inbox, shortly after a contact is made. Registration and use, is free, and set up is easy. Check it out at www.eQSL.cc.
For the past twenty years, Clair, K6LG, has been managing the W6TJ eQSL account. We have received many (800 to date) from our Field Day contacts, and other public demonstrations . All incoming eQSLs have been sent the W6TJ QSL shown below. Some of the incoming eQSL’s for Field Day contacts are also shown:
Highlight photos from Field Day 2017: