Radio club meeting 9-29-16
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Members present: Ryan, Teresa, Tom, Kirk, Ching
A6 shack: The D8 shack will eventually go away if Aerospace gets rid of D8, the A2 shack is in need of some work, the A3 shack is owned by Security, and the D1 shack is VHF/UHF only and is on a private lab bench. A new shack in A6 could provide additional capability as well as a roof-mounted antenna that could be used by the trailer (in the event that the building is still standing but not accessible to personnel.) So far, all of the proposed rooms (the electrical room and the stairwell) have been rejected by management. The new proposals include the old networking room and a Tuff Shed on the roof. Electrical rooms in general may be problematic, which may spell trouble for the D8 and A2 shacks.
For A3, we need a replacement HF antenna as the old one is missing. The two proposed choices are the Cushcraft R9 or the GAP Eagle DX. Contact Kirk with your preference.
AEA Octoberfest: Wed Oct 19 from 11-1. We’ll have a table, 2 chairs, a canopy, and electricity. Bob and Tom will be there and others are welcome to join them. They will have the Buddipole, radio, and computer hooked up and will do a JT65 demo.
CERT Event: Oct 26 9-11 am. The whole company will do an evacuation, then hams will report to the trailer. There will be two remote sites. If possible, 2 hams will be assigned per site, one will be at the trailer (running off generator power), and one will be a runner. We’ll use one frequency for the hams to communicate with the trailer and one for the trailer to communicate with the RV.
Kirk’s satellite contact: Arrow antenna. 50-50 Saudisat 1-C. Heavens above app.
San Diego Hamfest was Saturday, Ham Con is coming to Torrance next year.
Christmas party: Don will coordinate again.
Raffle: Tom won first prize and chose the headlamp; Kirk won second and chose the screw driver set, and Teresa won third and got the tape measure.