Join Us Saturday March 19th for “Radio Elmers in the Park”

Hams new and old Looking to experience Antenna testing using an Analyzer, why you need or don’t need one! experienced Elmers other interested Hams and a great day! Meet up with GOTAhams for “Radio Elmers in the Park” at Los Flores Park 3175 Bolling Ave, La Verne, CA 91750 from 10:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM

Along with our regular event we will be celebrating the third birthday of GOTAhams Amateur Radio Club! so come by say hello, have some birthday cake.

From left Sheila KM6KNO, Jack KM6UNQ, Micheal KJ6RIH (Sheilas Brother) Bob Brehm AK6R, Bruce V. KM6WBI

Join GOTAhams exciting Monthly Meeting Tues. March 8th, 7pm

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 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 on this website for much more information.

A Zoom.us 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 wg6ota@gmail.com We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Welcome All! to GOTAhams hybrid Board Meeting March 1st 6:00PM

We will be holding a Hybrid style meeting in-person at Casa Jimenez Mexican Restaurant 921 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711 and Video Conference using Zoom.us on Tuesday @ 6:00pm! for those attending at the restaurant please arrive one hour early to order and complete your meal ahead of the meeting. If you are a board member or regular attendee, you will receive an email before the meeting with the Zoom video link. All members that wish to join our monthly Board Meetings via Zoom must request an invitation via email at wg6ota@gmail.com.

Membership Picnic Saturday Feb. 26th at Larkin Park Claremont

members and guests are invited to a picnic (yep just a social gathering) at

Larkin Park 660 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

We will share a meal, our experiences in Ham Radio, some field day plans, what the newly formed repeater group is doing, and especially what our members ideas are for the future of GOTAhams… Sorry, I almost forgot! the time is from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

We’ll be taking suggestions for picnic suggestions i.e. Potluck, pizzas, burgers? send suggestions to wg6ota@gmail.com

Donnie Crews, N6ZOL SK

Donnie Crews, N6ZOL became a SK this morning at age 83. Donnie wasn’t a member of the GOTAhams but he was a good friend to many of us. You might have met him at the CARS swap meet. Donnie lived in Chino, was a retired Jockey and a HAM for many years. Donnie may have been short in stature, but he was long on heart. He was strong willed and always had opinions that were tempered by a great sense of humor. R.I.P Donnie.  You will be missed.

This was shared by our Treasurer Jack KM6UNQ. I have met and spent time conversing with Donnie, a great supporter of our hobby and friend of GOTAhams.

updates to our “nightly net”

At the present our Usual nightly net Host repeater AE6TV 449.160 is down with controller problems. our alternate host N6USO 145.440 has commitments to the WALA linked repeater system on Mondays, we are working to help resolve some issues and considering alternatives options to bridge the gaps in repeater availability. Please bear with us as we attempt to resolve these temporary issues.

The tentative schedule for Wednesday February 9th is our regular 8:00 pm net on the N6USO 145.440 – (136.5) continuing until AE6TV 449.160 is restored

Alert! Nightly Net changes

Our nightly “roundtable” net has moved to the N6USO 145.440 (136.5) repeater

Due to the AE6TV repeater having controller failures, GOTAhams has moved to the N6USO 145.440 Sunset Ridge repeater, Burton Brink N6USO, a friend of GOTAhams and supporter of TCARA has graciously offered the use of his equipment, although linked to the WALA system he will unlink N6USO-R for the duration of our net. Thank You Burton Brink for your generous offer!

Join GOTAhams exciting Monthly Meeting Tues. March 8th, 7pm

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 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 on this website for much more information.

A Zoom.us 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 wg6ota@gmail.com We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Update: GOTAhams Virtual only Board Meeting Feb. 1st 6:00PM

Unfortunately, several board members and our “Hybrid” facilitator have been directly or indirectly exposed and at least one has tested positive for Covid-19. With everyone’s health and safety in mind we are forced to return to a “virtual” Zoom board meeting for this month. We will take the proper precautions, self-isolate and follow recommendations for quarantine times. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we should be back to normal in time for our general meeting on February 8th and our “in the park” event the following Saturday. Thank You for your understanding in these uncertain times/circumstances.

We will be holding a Hybrid style meeting in-person at Casa Jimenez Mexican Restaurant 921 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711 a Video Conference using Zoom.us on Wednesday @ 6:00pm! for those attending at the restaurant please arrive one hour early to order and complete your meal ahead of the meeting. If you are a board member or regular attendee, you will receive an email before the meeting with the Zoom video link. All members that wish to join our monthly Board Meetings via Zoom must request an invitation via email with our Secretary Kathi Mixon at wg6ota@gmail.com.