August 2011

August 2011


Section Manager (SM) - Phil Steffora, K6TT
Assistant Section Manager (ASM) Tom Walsh, K1TW
Assistant Section Manager (ASM) Michael Pechner, NE6RD
Assistant Section Manager (ASM) Brandon Bianchi, NI6C
Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) - Lawrence W. Carr, KE6AGJ
State Government Liaison (SGL) - David C. Wolfe, AA6XV
Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) - Andrew Korsak, KR6DD
Technical Coordinator (TC) - Kit Blanke, WA6PWW


July 26th, Richard Hillbun, AF6TP was appointed acting DEC for Monterey
County. Richard is taking the position vacated by the passing of Jim
Lacalamita, WB6YAM. Rocky Braudrick, W6DNE and Bill Randolph, KG6CGO
were appointing as ADECs for Monterey County. We would like to thank
these dedicated amateurs for accepting the positions.

VHF/UHF weak-signal operators across North America are making final
tests on their stations in preparation for the 2011 ARRL August UHF
Contest, scheduled for the weekend of August 6-7. Most VHF+ SSB/CW
operation takes place on the two lowest-frequency bands of the VHF
spectrum: 6 and 2 meters. But a lot of activity takes place above 144
MHz in the UHF portion of the radio spectrum and beyond. This contest
will focus on 220 MHz and above and there will be lots of activity --
and hopefully lots of propagation, too! For more information check out
Check out the SBARA slow speed CW practice net: Thursday and Sundays at
7:30. Use 144.175, check-in on 147.015+ (generally no PL required).

The Youth Net on the Air. Talk with other young hams about radios, ham
activities, about what excites you or presents a challenge.  Join us
for the youth net session, and the rest that will follow! When: Every
Saturday @ 2 PM PDT  Where: 145.230  PL 100 or Echolink KR6DD-R or
N6WN-R Who: All interested hams who are 18 and younger. NOTE: YOUTH
ONLY are invited to check-in. Purpose: Encourage young hams to become
more ham-radio-active and to educate them while making new friends, and
having fun.


Check the Event Calendar for upcoming events in July at  If you have a club event that isn't listed
please email Tom <> and we will add it.

The Northern California DX Club NCDXC) has it's annual member picnic
scheduled for August 15th 10:30am - 2pm at Shoup Park in Los Altos, CA
(400 University Ave, Los Altos, CA). More information can be found on
the NCDXC website at

Don't forget the monthly Flea Market at De Anza College in Cupertino.
The next two events are scheduled for August 13th and September 10th
sponsored by SVECS and West Valley ARA respectively.  More details at

Finally, plan now for the Pacific Division Convention which will be
held this year in the Santa Clara Valley section from October 14-16 at
the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, CA. Go to the Pacificon website at for more detail.

Contact the SCV Staff with your Club News and other items of interest
to SCV amateurs.


You will find contact information for all of the SCV section staff on
our web page at  We need to hear about your
club news and other items of interest to the amateur radio community in

News item, club events and other information you would like listed on
the SCV wiki can be sent to Tom <>

ARRL Santa Clara Valley Section
Section Manager: Phil Steffora, K6TT