CANCELLED: Radio In The Park Saturday 21st

Due to a resent uptick of Covid-19 cases here in the South Land, many counties are shutting down with new restrictions starting November 20th. As a result we need to cancel our planed Radio In The Park event until further notice.

However, we can still have a little fun at home. Let’s try some Simplex and monitor these frequencies below.

  • Our primary frequency will be 145.600 MHz (Simplex – no offset/no tone needed).  Try this first and be a little patient in case our operator has stepped away from the radio.
  • If, for some unlikely reason, that frequency is unusable, our fallback frequency will be 146.550 MHz (Notice this one is 146, not 145).  But the primary frequency above will probably work and, if it does. that will be the frequency we monitor.
  • As always, we will also monitor the WA6FZH repeater at 446.400 MHz (-5MHz, PL 103.5) – the same repeater we use for our nightly nets.  Feel free to check in here if  you are having trouble with the simplex frequency.

Radio in the Park Saturday “postponed” till Nov. 21 at Larkin Park Claremont

New Date! Our Planned (Weather Permitting) “Radio in the Park” event for November is Saturday Nov. 21 10:00AM in Larkin Park Claremont at Mountain Ave. and Bonita across the street (Mountain) from El Roble Intermediate School. 660 N Mountain Ave, Claremont, CA 91711.

Our Plans for Special operations this month will focus on simplex operation to and from Mt. San Antonio Gardens to facilitate radio activities with their Amateur Radio and Cert group within the facility. They are in a “lockdown” due to Covid-19 keeping them from physically joining our field operations. This Park is less than 1/2 mile from Mt San Antonio Gardens allowing very reliable communications with our group. As always we will be monitoring 446.400 -5mhz PL 103.5 (WA6FZH Repeater)

We will be meeting in the North East corner of the Park, Some directions to this Park include; from Foothill Blvd. travel south on Mountain Ave (Claremont, Between Towne Ave and Indian Hill Blvd) to Seventh Street east (Left) to the end of the Cul-de-sac, park on the street. From Arrow Highway (or Bonita) go North on Cambridge, cross Harrison into a driveway marked by a sign “Community Building” follow it all the way to the end and park. This is a nice quiet tree covered section of the park.

  • Our primary frequency will be 145.600 MHz (Simplex – no offset/no tone needed).  Try this first and be a little patient in case our operator has stepped away from the radio.
  • If, for some unlikely reason, that frequency is unusable, our fallback frequency will be 146.550 MHz (Notice this one is 146, not 145).  But the primary frequency above will probably work and, if it does. that will be the frequency we monitor.
  • As always, we will also monitor the WA6FZH repeater at 446.400 MHz (-5MHz, PL 103.5) – the same repeater we use for our nightly nets.  Feel free to check in here if  you are having trouble with the simplex frequency.

As always, Please Wear a mask and observe “Physical Distancing” whenever possible. Many of our members and visitors are in one or more of the “At Risk” groups, including Myself! Remember Your mask is for Their/Our protection!

’73 Ken KC6WOK

GOTAhams General meeting Tuesday Nov. 10 7:00 PM

It’s already November!, GOTAhams General Meeting is this coming Tuesday 7:00 PM Again Virtually meeting on Zoom. Please make sure you have your current email on file with the Club (if you’re getting regular GOTAhams communications then it IS current) to receive your Zoom invitation link. Past invitations or our nightly “Zoom Lounge” links will not work for our monthly meeting, Each month has a unique ID.

If you would like to invite a friend or are a guest that would like to get to know us? Simply send an email to our Secretary, Kathi kc6caf@gmail.com and request an invitation. Please include your name and a call sign (if you have one).

Remember this Meeting will concern Officer elections and upcoming events. Jack KM6UNQ will also present a live operating overview of the FLEX-6400M Signature Series SDR Transceiver.

The GOTAhams executive Board and I are looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces on Tuesday!

’73 Ken KC6WOK

Missing our regular Radio Swap meets?

I realize this is a long drive but with few events happening in Southern California, Here is an opportunity to get out of the house, enjoy a drive and maybe a little sense of normal?

The Comm Shop in Inyokern CA. has recently begun hosting a Radio/Electronics Swap Meet at Robbers Roost mini Market in Inyokern 49901 Highway 14 6:00 AM Nov. 21.

Their First Swap Meet began last month (Oct.) was a great success, it is about a 2 1/2 Hour drive from San Dimas/ La Verne area but with our local swap meets in “Lockdown” it does afford us an opportunity to do some old fashioned Radio flee market browsing, reminiscing about some of that old gear we used to have and possibly find a rare treasure?