GOTAhams listed on Palomar-Engineers website

Bob Brehm of Palomar-Engineers adds his past presentations to their website. GOTAhams has it’s place of prestige proudly displayed on that site! check it out @

Speaker Presentations

Check “Tech Support” and click “Speaker Presentations” while you’re there look around at some of their useful and helpful products, do some studying on RFI suppression.

If you want really useful information, download a copy of Kurt Speaks Out, a free book graciously offered to all interested parties by Palomar Engineers.

On Behalf of I would like to Thank Bob Brehm for Presenting some really great information at our August general meeting and helping our members with their RFI (QRN/QRM) problems. We invite Bob to be a Honorary GOTAham and Club Mentor. Thank You Bob for all you do for the Amateur Radio community.

GOTAhams General meeting

Sorry it has taken so long for me to post, Kathi and I were busy with Field Day follow up, and preparing for our post Field Day General meeting, getting Thank You emails to our site visitors etc.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, Guests and potential new members for attending the July 9th meeting. it set a new high for attendance of 17, this made our host restaurant very happy.

We covered our Field Day operations and everyone shared their favorite Field Day stories, a few funny, some a little crazy but my favorite was shared by the Sutterland family about how this was such an enjoyable Field Day experience, John S. AC6FJ shared that he had attended past Field Days that were not inviting, and how the GOTAhams all welcomed his Family and had projects to offer his son James, offered them food and refreshments, allowed them to “Get On The Air” and basically treated them not as outside onlookers but embraced them as fellow hams. Personally I was quite touched by that story and extremely proud of what we are building in this fledgling club.

We also shared things we need to be working on for upcoming events, support of our member Charles KM6CEM that is going to serve at a boy scout event on Catalina Island, the upcoming Scouts JOTA/JOTI, Kathi and I attending Pacficon, Quartzfest 2020, Yuma 2020, Field Day 2020 and the many committees it will take to support all of this. Work never ends when you are a “Radio Active” club but we have a highly active membership always willing to step up not just when it’s the Visible work but all the small background stuff that overwhelms board members.

One of the “small” tasks is designing club QSL card, which had already been in design by two of those highly active members (c; Chis KI6AMK, and Jack KM6UNQ, Thanks guys for stepping up before I even asked (that’s my Goats!).

On a final note, we usually get home late after those parking lot socials (post meeting) and Kathi KD6CAF will sit down at her desk to make some notes and send last minute emails. After her GOTAhams meetings I have noticed that she is still smiling, bright eyed and seems re-energized, Thanks Goats for making Amateur Radio a really fun experience. We both look forward to each time we meet up or receive an email or phone call from any/all of you! ’73 Ken KC6WOK

Thanks for a GREAT Meeting!

I was overwhelmed by the nearly doubling of our numbers this meeting, Very inspirational Thanks GOTAhams!

I would like to personally Thank ALL the GOTAhams and our guests for a really wonderful dinner meeting Last night. So many new faces and many friends with their Wives made for some great personal exchanges and wonderful stories about how Amateur Radio has effected your lives (and your wife’s life?)

I want you all to know, THAT was the most fun Kathi and I have ever had at a Radio Club meeting.

Some of my favorite stories were actually about the bad experiences people have had at license testing sessions. these are things that GOTAhams would like to focus on in an attempt to improve peoples experiences in Ham Radio. We did have a guest (new member?) that suggested a plan to add friendly supportive test sessions to our clubs roster of events. Thank You So much Scott for your input and insight.

I believe the positive energy in last nights meeting should easily carry through to Saturdays “Radio in the Park” where we will do some practical preparations for Field Day and continue on to an exiting, Fun and Friendly Field Day event. I have never been more exited about any Field Day because of the excitement within our GOTAhams Radio Family!

’73 Ken Kc6WOK

GOTAhams Field Day planning

Kathi and I would like to Thank the entire membership of GOTAhams for your participation and invaluable input at last nights Field Day 2019 planning meeting. I have been to many Field day site/operations, but served on only one other planning committee, I’ve done LOTS of research on what other clubs do to plan and what works for other Clubs field days. The amount of interaction, comradery, focus and just plain hard work that we accomplished in a very short 2 hour meeting was inspiring and has Kathi and I energized about our inaugural Field Day. We are looking forward to THIS field Day more than any other we/I have ever attended or been involved in, GOTAhams is certainly going to make this 2019 Field Day their own and set the bar high for our Field Days in the future! Again as always I want to Remind our membership/Family/Friends that will join us to HAVE FUN and enjoy this Event. ’73 Ken KC6WOK