Frank Macado, W6MLX, passed away February 18th, 2005. Frank was a ham
since 1935, and retired at the age of 80 as principle engineer of
electronics of General Dynamics, Avionics Division. He was born in Santa
Barbara, but lived in San Diego. He was 91 years old.
That's right, the ATV Net is back! My other interfering commitments are
behind me now and I can jump back into this with both feet.
We can do all of the neat things we used to do and more. ATV, SSTV,
computers, gadgets, gizmos, history, and just about anything else that's
related are fair game. You don't need to be involved in any of these things
to participate. In fact, "lurkers" (those who only listen) are welcome, but
we prefer you to jump in and talk with us.
One new and interesting topic is WiFi. Do you wonder how it works? What
does this have to do with Ham Radio? Why do Ham Radio operators have a big
advantage over other users? What can we do with it? What is being planned?
What is already operational? How easy is it to get on the air?
If this is interesting to you, please check in this Tuesday night at 7:30pm
on the 146.19/79 repeater.
The theme is "Dream, Learn and Make It Happen!" You can be part of it.
I am writing to ask if anyone knows of a house or condo we might be able
to rent for the month of June.
We would prefer SB, Carpinteria, Ventura, Goleta - but we are open.
We have two weddings in Santa Barbara, one over Memorial weekend and the
other on June 25th and we thought it would be fun to visit SB for the
entire month of June.
We are probably looking for a three bedroom, but could make due with
two. It will be Tiffany, Sydney (now 3 yrs. old!) and myself, and we
will have a 6-7 week old new baby with us!
If anyone has any good connections with vacation rental places let us
know as well.
Thanks again for any help and hope to see some of you in June.
If anyone knows Kip's email address, please pass this along as well.
We miss you all from Florida!