September 2011

September 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
Section QSL Card Checker (CC) - Russ Bentson, K6KLY


John Chen, KI6QDF, tied for 2nd place in the ARRL photo contest with a
2:30 AM picture of the tents/antennas at the WVARA Field Day site on
Mora Hill. Check out page 151 of the September issue of QST.  

How are you remembering the 10th anniversary of 9/11?  Here is how one
Amateur Radio Club plans to do it.

NW2C 911 - Special Event Station
On September 11th, 2001 our nation’s collective heart stopped as four
terrorist piloted planes took thousands of innocent lives and attempted
to destroy the American Spirit. The terrorists efforts, like those who
have wished us ill throughout our nation’s history, were futile.
Heroes immediately came forward to revive that American Spirit, combat
this evil, and ensure that we will never forget.

On September 11th, 2011, ten years after these atrocities, the
Northeast Wireless Radio Club will honor all those who have died, and
those who continue to fight the war on terror. We will broadcast a
Special Event Station, NW2C from historic Fort Totten, located in
Bayside New York, only a few miles from Ground Zero. Fort Totten was
one of many places used in the recovery and healing during 9/11.
Perhaps, in this small way, we here at the Northeast Wireless Radio
Club will contribute to our nations promise to NEVER FORGET.

We will be on the air Sunday, September 11th from 12 noon till about
6pm EDT (NYC) - 1700z - 2300z. We will be operating in the General
Bands. Please check the clusters for frequency updates. We will have
operators on Phone, Digital and CW.

Full details at:

Don't forget the monthly Flea Market at De Anza College in Cupertino.
The next two events are scheduled for September 10th and October 8th
sponsored by West Valley ARA and Silicon Valley Red Cross chapter,
respectively. More details

October 1-2, 2011 California QSO party (CQP) This year's California
QSO Party is just around the corner.  This is the biggest and best
state QSO party of them all.  Plan now to represent your Section and
our State.  Sponsored by the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC).
 You can even register a county and put it on the air.This is great
fun for portable and mobile operations. Don't miss this weekend!  Go
to for full details.

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.

Be sure to attend the open SCV Section Meeting scheduled for Saturday
morning at Pacificon. Check the Pacificon website for times and
details. This is your chance to speak with us directly about section
issues, ask questions and best of all learn more about the ARRL in your
local area. Don't miss it.

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

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