1) Santa Barbara Independent coverage of K6TZ Field Day:
Please note, someone named John Kendall put what I believe is an erroneous
comment at the bottom of this article. It needs to be corrected. Can
someone with knowledge about the radios in the shack please submit a
response (politely, despite his demeanor)? Is there really a marine radio
in there? Perhaps someone could submit the exact radio and model number
and capabilities (not marine?) in a reply (assuming he's referencing the
one that the left-most operator is using??). Or, let me know, and I can
2) Below is a summary of the Field Day entry form that I submitted this
morning. It is due by 2059UTC today. If anyone sees any
errors/corrections, please let me know [by calling me at 685-2030 as I'll
be away from email]. I submitted 176 points for the below listed contacts,
which includes bonus points for media coverage (thanks, Brian), and bonus
points for submitting results via the ARRL web site. The form requests the
number of participants but I'm not sure how many operators we had (Theo,
who ran the event - thanx!, Leigh, me, and a new member/visitor who brought
his son [sorry - forgot name]) - any I missed? I'm not sure who is
pictured in the article at left - perhaps another operator I missed?
------------ Forwarded Message ------------
Date: July 28, 2015 at 3:04:35 PM +0000
To: fieldday(a)arrl.org, ka6ken [AT SIGN] alker [DOT] net
ARRL Field Day Entry Form
Datestamp: 2015-07-28 08:04:35 PDT
Use the following link if you want to update your Field Day entry: xxxxxxxxx
Call Used: K6TZ GOTA Station Call: (none) ARRL/RAC Section: SB
Participants: 4 Club/Group Name: Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club
Power Source(s): Commercial
Power Multiplier: 2X
Media Publicity 100
Submitted via the Web 50
Total Bonus Points 150
CW Digital Phone Total
Total QSOs 0 0 88
Total Points 0 0 88 88 Claimed Score = 176
Ken Alker, KA6KEN
290 Winchester Canyon Road
Goleta, CA 93117
Band/Mode QSO Breakdown:
CW Digital Phone
QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W)
40m 29 100
20m 33 100
15m 26 100
TOTAL 0 0 88
Supporting documentation for Bonus Points will be sent via e-mail to:
fieldday(a)arrl.org [LINK TO SB INDEPENDENT SENT]
---------- End Forwarded Message ----------
The Ballots for the ARRL Santa Barbara Section Manager Election must
arrive at ARRL Headquarters by Friday, November 20th. Have you
mailed your's in? If not, you need to do so now!
This is your opportunity to determine who will serve as your
representative in the ARRL Field Services organization. I encourage
you to vote.
My campaign information is available here:
My QRZ Bio is available here:
Thank you for your consideration.
73, - Jim Fortney, K6IYK
The Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club election of officers and directors
will take place at the regular SBARC meeting on November 20, 2015 at the
Goleta Union School District, 401 N. Fairview Ave. in Goleta at 7:30 PM.
The nominating committee has proposed the following slate of officers,
all of whom have agreed to serve if elected. Additional nominations may
be made from the floor.
The nominations are as follows:
President and CEO -- Brian Milburn K6BPM (Current board member)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) -- Tom Saunders N6YX (Incumbent)
Secretary -- Dorothy Oksner K6DSO (Incumbent)
Director at Large -- Theo Howe KK6YYZ (Incumbent)
Director at Large -- Levi Maaia K6LCM
Director at Large -- Frank Dambach K6FLD
* Director at Large -- Jay Hennigan WB6RDV (Current President)
* This seat is uncontested and provided for in Bylaws Article 4, Section
3 for past president.
Voting by proxy is allowed. Please download the proxy ballot form below.
More instructions are included in the document.
If you direct the Club Secretary to cast your vote on your behalf, you
can deliver it in two ways:
1. You may return a properly completed ballot by mail to the following
address. Please make sure you allow plenty of time as we cannot
guarantee how quickly it will be delivered by the USPS.
Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club
Post Office Box 3907
Santa Barbara, CA 93130-3907
2. You can also send a scanned copy of your completed ballot
tok6dso(a)sbarc.org <mailto:email@example.com>. Emailed proxy votes must be
receivedno later than 3:00pmon election day, November 20th, 2015.
There is plenty more on tap for the November meeting too. We have a
great speaker, a lot of new gear for sale, and it is also Home-brew
night. Check out the announcement on our website at http://www.sbarc.org.
We hope to see you there!
SBARC Board of Directors
Brian - K6BPM