Great News! “Goat Notes” October Newsletter Posted

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Sorry for the delay, the “Goats” have been busy recently and there is a lot of information to communicate. we hope you enjoy the read, we have much more to come as our group is growing, adding friends and interacting with the larger amateur radio community. Stayed tuned to the nightly nets and watch the website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and your email for the latest news and happenings.

Let’s try something New! Thursday Night Simplex, 7:30pm

We will be trying a Simplex net on VHF 146.580 Thursday night 10/21/21 at 7:30pm. All licensed hams are welcome to join in on the fun.

Attempted area of coverage will be the local member QTH’s around Inland Empire, Southern California. most operators will be low level, many on HT’s, Operators with mobile/base units equipped with high gain antennas and 40/50 watts may have to relay operators that are heard by yourself but not the control operator. All operators please be patient and realize that we are simulating infrastructure failures. We are looking forward to hearing on this emergency communication (EmComm) exercise.

Join Us for Thursday’s Great ShakeOut! Oct 21, @ 10:21- Hang On! & Check in to145.600 Simplex

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GOTAhams will be be operating a high elevation “Mock” Command post/relay station to facilitate simplex check-ins for the “Great Shake-out” Event on 145.600 (alternate 146.580) in the inland empire covering the Pomona Valley/chino basin. Get more information on our Events/Activities>Get involved>ShakeOut page all local Hams and any agency, Cert team, or other emergency ops group are encouraged to check-in to our simplex net.’s Exciting ARDF “Fox Hunt” at Bonelli Regional park San Dimas Saturday Oct. 30

Tri-County Amateur Radio Association is hosting a picnic during this event. It is a Family friendly day in the park with several Radio Clubs, Lots of Hams willing to “Elmer” other hams and anyone interested inn participating in transmiitter locating (Fox Hunting).

It’s been two years since has held an open event at Bonelli Park, the last fox hunt GOTAhams Amateur Radio Club hosted a picnic, many folks brought their children and we had a wonderful day in the park.

Joe Moell K0OV and Marvin Johnston KE6HTS, offer “Tape Measure Yagi” kits that can be built at the event.

Join in at Claremont HAM Radio Swap Meet, Community event

October 16, 2021 6:00am – 11:00am

The Monthly Claremont Amateur Radio Swap Meet has turned out to be quite an event for us GOTAhams to attend. We will have a booth set up to promote our club offering free donuts and coffee. We will also have an HF station set up for you to operate or maybe test that new antenna you just purchased at the meet. This is a reoccurring event every third Saturday of the month, except in the month of December. Granite Creek Community Church, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711 –  6am – 11am

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Disclaimer, GOTAhams is NOT affiliated with the CARS Claremont Radio/electronics swap meet. We participate as attendees and pass this information as a courtesy only.

Join GOTAhams exciting Monthly Meeting Tues. Oct. 12th, 7pm

This month, Tim N6DLC, will have a presentation on “Hot Spots”!

Our original venue at Casa Jimenez Restaurant at 921W. Foothill Blvd. Claremont Ca. 91711 has been made available for our members wanting to meet in-person and dine with others. We have been meeting here Since June. Several new members and guests have joined, and our “Hybrid” adaptation has presented some challenges but has worked well.

To allow time for Socialization and to expedite meal service please come to the Restaurant Early, We recommend arrival at least one hour early 6:00PM. Our Hybrid adaption video conference will also begin well before 7:00 allowing our Virtual guests to socialize. This is due to the venue closing earlier than before Covid, because of staffing shortages.

Please visit our Events/Activities – GOTAhams Monthly meeting – page on this website for much more information.

A invitation (link) will be emailed to members registered with our secretary Kathi, if you want to attend as a guest you are welcome to join (no license necessary) email We look forward to seeing everyone there!