Just a reminder, next Saturday morning will be our So. Cal. ARDF
practice. The course itself will be around 1 - 2 miles and rated easy.
More information on the homingin website at:
P.S. Saying of the day, some people collect things for a hobby. Geeks
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Change of PL
The 145.18 repeater at Santa Ynez Peak was formerly using 131.8 PL in
and out. It was found when 145.18 and 145.16 were both in transmit that
interference was caused to a government supported repeater also
operating on 131.8. To alleviate the problem the output PL of 145.18 was
changed to 146.2. The input PL remains as 131.8. No change was made to
the 145.16 repeater PL.
This is a temporary move until we can make system changes to eliminate
or reduce the intermod products.
The County of Santa Barbara is warning of the below attempt to defraud area residents.
FRAUD ALERT: Postings like the one in this photo have been put up throughout #Montecito & #SantaBarbara. These are NOT OFFICIAL flyers & there is NO "ground stability testing" being conducted on personal property. If anyone attempts to enter your property call 9-1-1 immediately.
Levi C. Maaia, K6LCM
Director at Large | Co-Chair, Telecommunications Services Committee
Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation
In light of the meeting topic last night here's something for your less
intense battery needs...
I thought this study might interest our ham community. It confirms what
many of us already suspected, that Kirkland batteries from Costco are the
best value and nearly identical to the leading Duracell cells. Make sure
you look at the attached graphic I found on Reddit which visualizes the
data from the study.
The next southern California on-foot transmitter hunting session will be
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Lake Los Carneros Park in Goleta. A ham
radio license and knowledge of radio equipment are not required. A
limited amount of RDF gear will be available for loan to beginners.
Besides some easy two-meter fox transmitters just to help you learn and
test your equipment, there will be a beginner-level international-rules
course on the two-meter band, designed by Marvin Johnston KE6HTS. One
or more optional 80-meter fox transmitters may also be on the air. 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.
For those who want to build RD F gear for use with their own two-meter
hand-held radios or scanners, Marvin will have kits for measuring-tape
yagis and active attenuators. Also available is an assembled and tested
assembly that includes the power switch, BNC connector, housing and
battery, ready to install as the tape measure beam is built. There will
be tools and soldering stations for building. If you're not an
electronic technician, don't worry because there will be experts to help
you. We want you to succeed!
If you want to build an antenna/attenuator kit, you must register in
advance. Send e-mail to Marvin (marvin(a)west.net) to pre-register and
get more information about equipment. If you already have equipment and
just want to hunt transmitters, you don't need to pre-register.
If it takes place, the building session will start at 9:00 AM. Please
be prompt. Transmitter hunting will begin about 10:00 AM. You may
start out on the course s at any time until 12 noon. Courses close at 2
PM. For those interested, we will meet at a local restaurant after all
the transmitters have been picked up for further discussion of ARDF.
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.
Ham radio talk-in is on the WB6OBB repeater, 147.000(+) PL 131.8. If
heavy rain is forecasted, check www.homingin.com on April 6 for possible
Joe Moell K0OV
A nice lady in Hope Ranch contacted me about her husbands radio/electronic magazine collection. He passed away a couple of months ago and was an avid radio fan, but never became a ham for some reason. But he spent hours every day listening to his scanners and receivers.
He had a collection of the following magazines, some going back several years.
QST, CQ, 73, Radio Electronics, Monitoring Times, and Popular Communications.
I am trying to find a home for these for her as she said she would hate to just send them off to the recycle center.
If anyone is interested in starting or adding to a collection, please let me know!
Brian - K6BPM