Holiday in the Park – Saturday, December 10th.

Our Club Holiday Party – No Other Club Meeting this Month.

Join us for our annual club holiday party. This year it will be outdoors at Larkin Park. Come set up a radio or just hang out with us. This is a potluck so members bring food and soft drinks and the club will supply paper plates, napkins, bowls, utensils, bottled water and table cloths.  You may want to bring a chair, pop-ups and tables if you can.

White Elephant Gift Exchange – Every participant brings a gift (new or old, ham radio or gag) valued at $10-$15 or less and club members present at the event will draw for them. Please WRAP THE GIFTS in paper or a bag.

A $50 cash prize and a $100 cash prize will be given away by drawing. Members Only and MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

There will also be holiday wear prizes, games, and fun.

We will be there 10am – 3pm, if the weather cooperates. If it rains we will postpone to the next week, Dec. 10th.

Contact Grace K6FS or Jack W6BZZ w/ questions (contact info in Monday emails). 

Join us for our GOTAhams monthly simplex Net

Wednesday December 28 at 7PM – 146.580MHz

The Simplex net is hosted by Erik KN6NRQ. As usual we will be on 146.580MHz starting at 7pm. A great way to explore the reach of your 2 meter equipment without benefit of repeater, both receiving and transmitting. Bring a pad of paper and record signal reports for all you hear. Eric will collect and collate these.  Use this scale for your reports:

1=Nothing at all heard, not even noise or hiss suggesting a specific signal is present.

2=It was apparent that a signal was present but communication is impossible even with reasonable re-tries.

3=Communication possible with noise and possibly some re-tries to cover drop outs.

4=Good communication though with some noise or other artifacts, but generally solid copy.

5=Solid copy, little or no noise, full or nearly full quieting.

Be patient during silences as there will probably be participants you cannot hear and net control is likely communicating with those stations during silences.