I have two free books available for pickup.
1) Scannerstuff Southern California Frequency Directory
2) ARRL Repeater Directory (2011-2012) Desktop Edition (spiral-bound to
Both books are in almost-new condition. If you would like these, please
contact me to arrange picking them up.
Michael Reynolds, NO6O
*To: SBARC Distribution**
**From: Bill Talanian**
**Enclosed is a newsletter from Matt Lechliter, w6kgb, who provides
on-call tech support to SBARC.
See: Discussing Digital Radio on page 4.
I just got a flyer about the site that will be replacing the Chino Hills
Swapmeet. The first one will be held at:
Granite Creek Community Church
1580 N Claremont Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711
The swapmeet will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the Church, and
the sole sponsor is the Claremont Amateur Radio Society. Please be
respectful of your surroundings because this swapmeet is in a
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 6AM - 11AM
NO Entry Before 6AM
All Participants must have vacated the area no later than 11:00AM, No
The weather forecast is clear skies and a high of 69 degrees for our
next on-foot transmitter hunting session at Lake Los Carneros Park in
Goleta. As of this writing, nobody has signed up to build antennas and
attenuators, so we won't have a building session unless someone
registers with Marvin Johnston, KE6HTS (marvin(a)west.net) right away.
Starting at 10 AM, there will be practice transmitters and a
beginner-level international-rules course on the two-meter band. An
optional 80-meter fox transmitter may also be on the air to find. The
site area is slightly less than 140 acres. It is relatively flat,
making it a good site for foxtailers of all skill levels. If you need
some one-on-one help to get started at finding transmitters, just ask.
Full-color orienteering maps will be available. You may start the
courses at any time until 12 noon. Courses close at 2 PM. A limited
amount of RDF gear will be available for loan to beginners.
Directions to Lake Los Carneros: From US 101 about 8 miles west of
downtown Santa Barbara, take the Los Carneros Road exit, head north
about 1/4 mile and turn right into the Stow House parking lot. There
should be plenty of free parking. Look for the orange-and-white
orienteering flag. The hunt start will probably be in the parking lot.
If that is too crowded, we will move to a nearby picnic area.
For your GPS navigation system: 300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA
Ham radio talk-in is on the WB6OBB repeater, 147.000(+) PL 131.8.
Joe Moell K0OV
Hello Ken and all,
The fact that we participated made this a worthwhile event. I couldn't attend this year because I had to be out of town. Next year, I'll do everything I can to take part, as I've enjoyed many times in the past. Thank you for being part of the effort this year.
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From: Ken Alker <ka6ken(a)alker.net>
Date: 12/06/2015 1:16 AM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: Re: [Sbarc-list] Field Day
The results have been published (see link below). There were 2720 entries.
We are entry #2193 with 326 points (see my emails dated 7/28/15). So, we
were in the top 80%. We should be able to top this easily - I'm looking
forward to a great turn-out at the shack next year!
SBARC-list mailing list
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?
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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]
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