Great News! “Goat Notes” November 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, FacebookInstagramTwitter and your email for the latest news and happenings.

It is with great sadness GOTAhams received news of the passing of our Presidents Father Victor

Victor Arlotti, father of Mark Arlotti became a “Silent Key” Saturday, (not yet a ham but interested in the hobby and attended our “in the Park” picnic) he is survived by his wife, daughter, son, daughter in law, grandson and sister.

Mark his wife Vilma, Father, Mother and sister attended a “Radio in the Park” and picnic in May 2019, it was well attended and the Arlotti family helped to serve the attendees, they were gracious hosts and very personable. Marks Father did become interested in his sons Hobby that day but unfortunately became ill before he could attain his license.

GOTAhams “Radio and Picnic in the Park” 2019. left to right Vic KM6RBW, Mark KM6AHY, Victor and Bruce KM6WBI

Mark Arlotti posted late Saturday on FaceBook:

I’m sad to say that today my father has passed away. He leaves behind his wife, daughter, son, daughter in law, grandson and sister. He was loved so much and will be greatly missed. Rest with Jesus Pop.

Join GOTAhams exciting Monthly Meeting Tues. Nov. 9th, 7pm

Our presentation for this meeting will be a slide show focusing on

“What Have GOTAhams Been Up To”

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 been a great success!

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 Zoom.us 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 or check the events to the right on this website for much more information.

Join us for HomingIn.com’s Exciting #ARDF #Fox Hunt and #Picnic 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 transmitter locating (#Fox Hunting).

It’s been two years since HomingIn.com 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.

Great News! “Goat Notes” October Newsletter Posted

Click here for Web link Download PDF

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.