Author Archives: ni6c

2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all...

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CA Hands Free Law – Update

This is shared from our San Francisco Section Manager, Bill Hillendahl – KH6GJV. We have been fielding a number of inquires on if Amateur Radio (2-way radio) is exempt from the updated “hands-free” law that went into effect on January 1st of this year.  The language of the legislation is “all...

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Parachute Mobile in SCV

Parachute Mobile is active again with our first mission of the year being held on May 31st.  Goto parachutemobile.com for all the details. We are pleased to announce that Mission 20 is scheduled for May 31. Mark, AF6IM and Michael, KF6WRW will be back in the air taking contacts from...

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Rich Siefert KE1B – Dxpedition to Anguilla (VP2EAQ/VP2EAR)

I hope that some of you were able to work us on our recent Holiday Dxpedition to Anguilla (VP2EAQ/VP2EAR). As always, we had a GREAT time, with our usual combination of radio activity, tennis, local cuisine, and plenty of personal relaxation and fun. Photos can be seen at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/51562235@N04/sets/72157649211804468/ As...

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New ARRL Appointment – SYC

The ARRL has officially published the position of Section Youth Coordinator. As some may know the SCV section had Derek Kozel AG6PO appointed as Assistant Section Manager – Youth. This ASM position was a temporary appointment while many Section Managers waited for the SYC position to be officially created. I...

Section Meeting

As Pacificon nears I would like to have a section meeting with our SCV field organization. This meeting will be a closed doors meeting, but shortly after I plan to have several open meetings for each sub org in the field organization. This is a chance for the members in...

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2013 ARRL Field Day

The ARRL annual Field Day event will be June 22-23rd this year – NEXT WEEK! I have always enjoyed attending and operating at Field Day. If you haven’t had a chance recently to go to your club, or local area’s Field Day why not make it this year? If you...

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Looking Back

Time flies! It’s hard for me to believe it, but in just two short weeks it will mark my 1 year SM anniversary. I have to say we have one amazing section. Perhaps we are just lucky that we are in the heart of Silicon Valley, but our section has the right people...

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