After the great showing for the “Show and Tell” at the July 2018 meeting, it occured to a few of us that the club members may have projects and accomplishments that have gone unsung! Please send in a description, pictures and web links so we can feature your corner of Ham Radio:
KM6KPW (Alan)APRS iGate: “I’ve enjoyed this build and I am always thrilled to see a long distance station show up on the console. So far the farthest station from the north has been from just outside of Reno NV!” Clicking on the picture will take you to KM6KPW’s page for this project.
RCARA Board Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 6
PM before the General Monthly Club Meeting. Everyone is
Weekly West Coast Swap Meet On The Air. Every Saturday and
Sunday from approximately 1200 – 1500 hours local on 7240
Monthly: El Cajon ARC Swap Meet is held the first Saturday of
each month at the Santee Drive-In Theater on Woodside Ave. at
Hwy 67 in Santee, CA, starting at 6am, talk-in 146.52, Buyers 50
Monthly: TRW ARC Swap Meet is held the last Saturday of each
month (rain or shine) from 7 AM to 11:30 AM at the Northrop
Grumman facility on the southeast corner of Aviation Blvd and
Marine Ave in Redondo Beach, CA . The prices for sellers vary
and buyers are free. More information is available on the
W6TRW website at: http://www.w6trw.com/
History of the LEJO Perpetual Award. The Award is presented each year for exceptional, dedicated and/or accidental service to the amateur community. The handcrafted 10-pound iron keyer was the original idea of Lee Owens, WD6DGI(SK), in 1978. Lee, known for his ingenious handy work, presented the keyer to Joe Brown, W6UBQ(SK), while he was in the hospital recovering. Joe was so impressed with the novelty of the keyer, he decided to present it to the club as a perpetual trophy for others to enjoy. Hence, the LE (for Lee) JO (for Joe) award was conceived.
Selection Criteria. Criteria for the award includes: being an active member in the association; activity must have been unusual, unique or unpredictable; recipient must agree to return this key to the club at years end and to be a member of the selection committee for the next recipient; recipient shall be an average person, like the rest of us, who may have been at the wrong place at the right time or vice versa and agrees to bring the award key to each club meeting for use by the presiding officer as a gavel.
Selection Committee. The selection committee consists of the W6TJ Trustee, the Club President, and the Previous Year Recipient.
In days gone by the telegraph key was an important part of every Ham Shack. When a Ham passed away, their key became silent, hence the term “Silent Key”. This memorial is dedicated to the memory of present and former long time Riverside County Amateur Radio Association members.