Father Ted, K6LEY, is the trustee of the ARRL-affiliated student radio club KN6GLA in Downtown Los Angeles. He contacted me recently to see if SBARC members might help him demonstrate the power of amateur radio for his young hams while they are out on the water!
He is taking a group of high schoolers from the group out to Santa Cruz Island in November and he’d like to make contact with as many stations as possible through the SBARC linked 2m repeaters (.79, 5.18 and Diablo) while they are maritime mobile-ing on the Channel.
Please mark your calendars and be on the air to listen for K6LEY early on Saturday morning, November 20. They leave by boat early and expect to arrive at the island by 10 AM. So start listening out around 8 AM for them.
This is a great opportunity to make a positive impression with young hams and prospective hams without even leaving your shack!
Levi C. Maaia, K6LCM
Director at Large | K6TZ Trustee
Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club
Santa Barbara Wireless Foundation
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation
www.levimaaia.com | www.k6lcm.com
YEA!!! I just checked, and the 2022 Yuma Hamfest is on! It is also
scheduled to be the site of the SW Division Convention. The hamfest
dates are February 18,19 2022.
The website you can follow for the latest information is:
The registration website for camping, tailgating, and booth is not up
yet, but should be up and running soon.
Be sure to listen to the ARRL newsline broadcast tonight at 7:30pm on the
SBARC repeaters. I listened to it earlier in the week on a different
repeater down here in Ventura, and in this episode they mention the new
SBARC club station being built in Carpinteria within the first 10 mins of
the program. Exciting to hear our club on Newsline!
Lead Plane is on 167.950.
On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 3:14 PM Ken Alker via SBARC-list <
> Attached is a .csv export from Chirp of a list I made during the Thomas
> Fire... it had all my defaults that I got from K6BPM (Brian) many years
> plus more I found during Thomas Fire (likely mostly air support). [If you
> want the chirp .img file, let me know).
> I have another one I'll send in a moment that is the one I'm actually
> right now that is getting lots of hits.
> --On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:50 PM -0700 Dave Schmidt via SBARC-list
> <sbarc-list(a)lists.netlojix.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone have scanner frequencies that are active for the Alisal fire
> > that they can share? The freqs I have programmed into my BCT-15X at
> > work are pretty quiet. (they were sourced from Radio Reference)
> > Thanks,
> > Dave
> > AI6VX
> SBARC-list mailing list
Does anyone have scanner frequencies that are active for the Alisal fire
that they can share? The freqs I have programmed into my BCT-15X at work
are pretty quiet. (they were sourced from Radio Reference)
The next southern California on-foot radio direction finding session
will take place Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Bonelli Regional Park. It
is intended for both beginner and intermediate level transmitter
hunters. A ham radio license and/or knowledge of radio equipment are
not requirements. Try your hand at some easy two-meter transmitters set
by Joe Moell K0OV plus a 5-fox two-meter international-rules course of
moderate difficulty set by Scott Moore KF6IKO. A transmitter on the
80-meter band may also be set up to try.
Participating in this session will be the GOTAhams and the Tri-County
Amateur Radio Association. They will provide a barbecue lunch for all
If you have receivers, scanners, directional antennas, attenuators, or
other equipment suitable for on-foot RDF, be sure to bring it. Make
sure all batteries are fresh. A limited amount of RDF gear will be
available for loan.
For those who want to build RDF gear for use with their own two-meter
hand-held radios or scanners, Marvin Johnston KE6HTS will bring kits for
measuring-tape yagis and active attenuator circuit boards. He also has
complete antenna/attenuator kit 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. Send e-mail to Marvin (marvin(a)west.net) to
pre-register and get more information about equipment. The building
session will only take place if there are sufficient advance
registrations. 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 9:30 AM. Please
be prompt. Beginner transmitters will be on the air at that time. The
main 5-fox hunt will start about 10:30 AM. Hunters may start the
advanced course at any time until 12 noon. Courses close at 3 PM.
For the advanced 2-meter course, electronic scoring will be used. If
you have an "e-stick," be sure to bring it. A $5 donation is requested
for the advanced course to cover expenses related to e-punch equipment
and maps. The beginner course and the 80-meter transmitter hunt are
free of charge and e-punch is not required for them.
Trails are primitive in some areas of the park, so wear sturdy shoes.
All ages are welcome, but young children must be accompanied by an adult
at all times.
Bonelli Regional Park is near Raging Waters, Brackett Field, and
Puddingstone Reservoir. From the 57 freeway north of I-10, take the Via
Verde exit and go east through the entrance to the park. There is a
per-vehicle entry fee. Go approximately 1/4 mile beyond the entrance
and turn left into the parking lot for the former Snack Shoppe and bike
rental stand. Look for the orange-and-white orienteering flag directing
you to the starting area. Talk-in is on 146.97 MHz simplex. A map to
get you to the park is at www.homingin.com.
Joe Moell K0OV