Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin

An ARRL Affiliated Club
January 2018
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President --  Jon Bart - K6QVA    qvajpb@gmail.com
Vice-President -- Ron Patten - KG6HSQ    kg6hsq@fallbrookarc.org
Secretary/Treasurer -- Ken Dickson - W6MF    kpdickson@sbcglobal.net

146.175 MHZ (+) Tone 107.2 Red Mtn.
445.600 MHZ (-) Tone 107.2 Red Mtn.
Local ARES NET (Every Tuesday 7:00 pm)

FARC Web Site fallbrookarc.org
Bulletins Online fallbrookarc.org/bulletin.html

The Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club normally meet at 3:00 PM on the first Saturday of the month.

Meeting location for January 6, will be at Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 2000 Reche Rd. in Fallbrook at 3:00 PM

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

Name Call Date Expires

Badolian, Shawn KK6NLZ 8/31/2017

Parkinson, Bill KI6KVD 8/31/2017

Donlevy, Al W6GNI 9/30/2017

Dudar, Gary K6GAD 10/31/2017

Foy, Bill
N6OUI 12/31/2017

Blankenhorn, Rick
K9RCB 1/31/2018

Johnson, Steve 

There will be no more paper notices mailed due to the rising cost of postage and supplies.
All future notices will  be sent electronically. See Members List for your expires date.



First Responder Pan-THANKS Breakfast
First, we would like to say a huge thank you to all in your organization who were so instrumental in fighting the Lilac Fire. The protection of our schools, our homes and our community was incredible!
We, at Bonsall Unified School District along with our parents and staff, would like to invite you all to a Pan-THANKS breakfast on January 6th at the Bonsall Community Center from 7am to 11am.
I am sending along a flyer with the details. We would be so appreciative if you could share this invitation with your colleagues. Thank you again for all that you did and continue to do.

Valerie Latimer, Debbie Hoffman and Gina McInerny

31505 Old River Rd, Bonsall

Message From Chief Abbott
On behalf of the North County Fire Protection District, I would like to take this opportunity to express our most sincere gratitude for your invaluable service provided during the Lilac Fire.  As with many other campaign fires over the last decade (Gavilan, Tomahawk, Highway, Rice), FARC has once again served an integral part in relaying important information to and from the community, which greatly assists all stakeholders in making informed decisions.

I have received several notes of thanks for your efforts, and what you were able to provide to all would not be possible without our continued relationship.  I wish to commend your members for their tireless hours of work during the Lilac fire, particularly while many of them or their friends and families were directly impacted by the fire.  Please let us know if we may ever be of any assistance in supporting FARC in the years to come.

May you all have a blessed holiday season!

Stephen Abbott, MPA, CFO, EFO
CEO/Fire Chief
North County Fire Protection District

ARES Members
When you have time, please log into www.sdgares.net for the annual verification of your ARES profile and to indicate your willingness to continue to help ARES with communications duty in the public service
if disaster strikes.

If you need a password reset, I can help with that.

If you changed your call sign or moved out of the area, please let me know.

If you would prefer to be removed from the ARES membership list,
please tell me.

Last year, 249 San Diego-area hams verified their ARES profile.

Thank you.

.. . . Rob
Assistant Section Manager (Training)

Changes Coming to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) has been the public service communications program of the ARRL since 1935. Over the program’s eight decades it has occasionally undergone updates to make sure it meets the needs of partners at all levels, adjusts to changes in the Amateur Radio Service, and incorporate lessons learned from emergency and disaster activations. However, the last major update to ARES occurred more than 40 years ago, and it is quite clear that a lot has changed since then.

So, two years ago, the ARRL board of directors created the Public Service Enhancement Working Group to study the ARRL’s public service offerings and recommend changes and improvements. The working group focused on many areas including training, volunteer management, field organization positions, and mission – all areas of concern brought to the board and staff’s attention from those in the field. The recommendations were vetted through a peer review group of field organization volunteers and readied for implementation.

In the months ahead, you will receive information on enhancements coming to the ARES program, including:
  • A new national mission statement for ARES
  • New national training requirements and local training resources for ARES
  • Updated field organization job descriptions
  • Improved ARES operating guidelines
  • New ARES group benefits
  • A new volunteer management system – ARES Connect
The first step in the next evolution of ARES is group identification. Currently there is no way to identify ARES groups or their associated volunteers with a searchable unique designator, which makes reporting and accountability difficult. Beginning January 1, 2018 ARES groups will need to sign up for their unique ARES identification number. This number will be utilized by the ARES Connect system and provide ARES groups with unique benefits (think club affiliation, but for ARES!).

Once ARES groups receive their identification numbers they will be eligible for benefits including:
  • ARES book sets (great for the EOC or Red Cross radio room)
  • New ham referral
  • Early access to the annual ARES Report
  • Email forwarding, which will provide ARES groups that have a club callsign with a uniform "call sign@arrl.net"
  • More to come!
Groups that will need an ARES identification number include local level (city/county/district) and section level. Information about the ARES identification application process will be sent out the week before the application system opens.

If you have any questions, please contact ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, ki1u@arrl.org

ARRL Public Service Enhancement Working Group
Dale Williams, WA8EFK

de W6VR
Tony & Jordan: Identical twins dazzle with magic.
America’s Got Talent 2017 on You Tube. Totally entertaining:
Where 5G is Headed
To see where “5G” cellular antenna deployment is headed, check out the last paragraph on page 1 of the following FCC document starting with the words, “But getting there — and ensuring that the United States leads the world in 5G....”  It is said that 5G is going to involve a 10- to 100-fold increase in small cellular transmitters and receivers. And local control over antenna placement with be muzzled to the greatest extent possible.
Internet “Freedom” Action
A Primer on FCC Radio Frequency Device Equipment Authorization Rules
Floating Solar Rig Produces Hydrogen Fuel
Floating solar electrolysis rigs is not a new idea, but getting the electrodes “just right” is an ongoing challenge. Here is the latest proposal:
On the Future of Television
The Future of Television: Here is an excellent interview with Gordon Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (“NAB”), as televised on C-SPAN. There is also a discussion about mandating (or not) FM broadcast receiver chips in cellphones.
Run time for this video is about 30 minutes and the interview is packed with important insights:
Air Force Could Test "Flying Aircraft Carriers" as Early as Next Year
Ham radio volunteers helped in Thomas Fire
This is a fascinating article about the co-joining of Amateur Radio and social media during the Thomas Fire. While the imbedded video (almost two hours long) is hardly worth watching, the text of the story becomes more and more interesting as you read on:

A Millennial job interview
Websites use your CPU to mine cryptocurrency even when you close your browser
At last count, over 2500 websites are doing mining.
Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal
"Loss of Net Neutrality will have no effect on the consumer, no effect I tell you!" Yeah, right.
After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters
Celebrate 50 years of Apollo
We can make plants pass out—with the same drugs that mysteriously knock us out
The hidden history of London's railings
Some real hidden history. I would have never guessed. Worth a watch.
Just 20 percent of e-waste is being recycled
Some days I think the other 80% is in my garage...
Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue
A well written recap of the program putting together the chronology.
Currency-mining Android malware is so aggressive it can physically harm phones
A side effect of $19,000 bitcoins.
New bill could finally get rid of paperless voting machines

I changed printer and I have these that need a home.  Free, I'll bring them to the next meeting if anyone wants them.

The ARES E-Letter

Letter at: www.arrl.org/ares-el?issue=current

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Roy Noon Hall, Fallbrook, California
December 2, 2017

There was no regular meeting in December due to FARCs  participating in the annual Christmas Parade.  This financial report is published for the benefit of the membership.

 Checking Balance October 31, 2017 $5,912.18
Petty Cash Balance October  31, 2017


 ARRL Dues       
Cash Donation (Deposited)       
Membership Dues


Repeater Equip, Office Supply       
Field Day Food/Supplies         $75.00
ARRL Dues Payment     $94.00
Total  $419.00

 Petty Cash Balance October 31, 2017
 Expenses November 2017   0.00

Checking Balance November 30, 2017   
Petty Cash Balance November 30, 2017    $49.78

Ken Dickson, W6MF
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club

Technical Committee: Bob-W6VR, Chris-AA4CD, Daryl-WA5QMV, Ron-KG6HSQ, Brent-KJ6UMY

Comments and items of interest for publishing should be directed to: N6FQ@fallbrookarc.org
Ron Patten - KG6HSQ

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