Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club Bulletin

An ARRL Affiliated Club
May 2017
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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

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



Fallbrook Amateur Radio Renewals

Name Call Date Expires
FINAL NOTICE




Hansen, AndreK6AH 2/28/2017

Lara, Conrad KG6JEI 2/28/2017
SECOND NOTICE



Allen, Tony KU6E 4/30/2017

Bixby, Don KK6SIA 4/30/2017
FIRST NOTICE



Brooks, Steven       
KE6GXP 5/31/2017

Edwards, Nick       
KG6QWR 5/31/2017

Turner, Forrest       
KK6BYR 5/31/2017

Zeimantz, Jane       
KK6LBQ 5/31/2017

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.


THIS MONTHS MEETING AGENDA
NEWS & VIEWS



High Power Ham Station For Sale
Please announce that I am disposing of my ham equipment, including a Kenwood TS-850S and an Alpha 9500 linear.

Interested hams can contact W9WV, "Mac," via email. LoyalHanson@roadrunner.com

Thanks.

Mac


International Style On-Foot T-Hunt
Saturday May 6th, 2017 Lindo Lake County Park, 12660 Lindo Lane, Lakeside,CA 92040 

Sponsored by the San Diego T-Hunt Group & CQ Magazine World Wide Fox Hunting Weekend Starting times will be 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 5 minute intervals.  If you start at 2:00 you will have until 3:30 to complete the course.  NO REGISTRATION  FEES!  There will be 5 hidden T’s using the MOE-MOI-MOS-MOH-MO5 format.  You will be issued a “Punch card” and there will  be orange & white flagging tape at each punch located close to the T’s which will be concealed.  Antennas will all be vertically polarized with approximately the same radiated power from each “T”.  This will be a very flat and short course compared to past hunts!  For information on “International Style Transmitter Hunting” you may go to Joe Moell, k0ov’s excellent website….. www.homingin.com/intlfox.html   We will have limited  equipment for loan for those that do not have small 2-M beams.   Bring a connector to go from your HT antenna connector to a BNC cable ( Chinese HT’s not recommended).  There will be experienced Hams present to demonstrate techniques for those that want to learn about  “On-Foot”  Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ADRF) and a “Practice T” to experiment with before you start the course.   You do not need a Ham Radio License to participate!  You will be issued a map of the area with major  features  delineated.   A compass, clipboard and pencil may be handy to plot bearings with.   Dress appropriately and plan on taking water with you while hunting.  There are several restrooms in the Park.

A BBQ is planned for about 3:00 PM for those interested.   We will have burgers & hot dogs, buns, condiments, potato salad, drinks, chips & salsa.   BBQ donations can be made on site.

For information contact : Joe Corones, N6SZO     @ H-858.484.3582, C-858.603.5545,   jcorones@gmail.com    OR… …  Joe Loughlin, KE6PHB  @ H-619.461.7845, C-619.403.3149,  ke6phb@cox.net 

Directions:  From Interstate 8 take Hwy 67 North and from E/B 52 take Hwy 67 North to the Winter Gardens Blvd. exit staying to the right.  Immediately after you turn onto Winter Gardens make a left on Woodside Ave. and go straight until you hit the Park, about 6-7 streets.   The road curves to the right and then to the left, after the left curve turn into parking lot on your left by the VFW and Park entrance.    Look for signs/banner for T-Hunting towards the back end of the parking lot.  Coordinates are 32° 51’ 24” N, 116° 55’ 07” W.    
COME  OUT AND EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT ASPECT OF HAM RADIO


de W6VR
Here Are the Software Skills That Will Get You the Highest Salary
The article notwithstanding, computer security is probably the highest paid profession as one reader pointed out: http://spectrum.ieee.org/.....
Restoring 'Privacy' on the Internet
People are concerned that their Web search histories and other somewhat confidential things will soon be sold by our Internet Service Providers to advertisers and others. This ain't necessarily the case according to this press release from the Chairman of the FCC -- and will hopefully never be the case: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-344205A1.pdf

It always good to get the 'other side' of the story and now we have it.  That said, the Internet is still not a confidential environment by any stretch of the imagination. Strong recommendation: Never put anything into an unencrypted e-mail that you would not put on a postcard.

As if adding a "P.S." to the Internet privacy discussion, FCC Commissioner O'Rielly (a Republican) said this:
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-344204A1.pdf
Bernie Appel, ‘Mr. RadioShack,’ Dies At 85
http://www.twice.com/news/people/bernie-appel-mr-radioshack-dies-85/64710
More on First Net
From the latest Amateur Radio Newsline (Report 2058):

NEIL/ANCHOR: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has announced a deal for a nationwide wireless network for first responders. It's called FirstNet, as we hear from Phil Thomas W8RMJ in this report courtesy of Amateur News Weekly.

PHIL: The U.S. government has awarded AT&T the FirstNet Project. It is a $6.5-billion deal with AT&T to build a nationwide wireless network for first responders, a project that was first proposed after the 911 terrorist attacks. This decision is a major step forward for FirstNet. This will be a nationwide wireless broadband network that police, fire and other police responders will use exclusively during a major emergency. This is one of a dozen of recommendations made by the 911 Commission in 2004. Currently, the first responders share wireless networks with regular customers, meaning communications get clogged due to network congestion during a major emergency. Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a 25-year contract with AT&T and its partners which include Motorola Solutions. Working with FirstNet, AT&T will build and manage a network that will strengthen and modernize public safety communications capabilities enabling them to operate faster, safer and effectively when lives are on the line. AT&T will work with FirstNet to deliver a system that will cover all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Work on FirstNet is expected to generate 10,000 jobs across the company as well as its contractors over the next two years. The network buildout is scheduled to begin later this year.

NEIL: That report was from Phil Thomas W8RMJ of Amateur News Weekly. For more of Amateur News Weekly, visit their website at amateurnewsweekly.com
Technology | Enchroma
Enchroma glasses - this page explains how they work via notch filtering. Note that they just work in red-greeen color "blindness" cases: http://enchroma.com/technology/ Fascinating.
Emergency Communications Driving Increase in Amateur Radio Operators
http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Emergency-Communications-Driving-Increase-in-Amateur-Radio-Operators.html
Ford Model T - 100 Years Later - SafeShare.TV
A delightful short video on the construction of the rugged Ford Model T: https://safeshare.tv/x/ShbgvwazCZ
Rare roundabout to be built (or already built) on state highway 76 December 2016 article:
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-roundabout-20161220-story.html


de KJ6UMY
Uber said to use “sophisticated” software to defraud drivers, passengers
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/uber-said-to-use-sophisticated-software-to-defraud-drivers-passengers/
Booby-trapped Word documents in the wild exploit critical Microsoft 0day
This is why I'm always complaining about corporate and government entities delivering info as Word documents instead of PDFs. A lot more attack surface is available.
https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/04/booby-trapped-word-documents-in-the-wild-exploit-critical-microsoft-0day/
The making of a traditional dugout canoe from start to finish
http://www.wimp.com/the-making-of-a-traditional-dugout-canoe-from-start-to-finish/
66-year-old man sees color for the first time
http://www.wimp.com/66-year-old-man-sees-color-for-the-first-time/
These automated, package-sorting robots are totally mesmerizing
http://www.wimp.com/these-automated-package-sorting-robots-are-totally-mesmerizing/
Microswitches: Past The Tipping Point
Microswitches: Past the Tipping Point | Hackaday
http://hackaday.com/2017/04/17/microswitches-past-the-tipping-point/#more-250665
Mission Control is a wonderful movie. Go see it now | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/mission-control-is-a-wonderful-movie-go-see-it-now/
Nickel-Zinc Battery Program
The Ni-Zn battery program I've worked on finally got some press:
Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Mean Safer, Lighter Cars and Smartphones - IEEE Spectrum http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/transportation/advanced-cars/zincbased-batteries-can-provide-more-energy-safety-than-liion
Mike Burz was the program manager I worked with at Nissan Performance Technology.
Tour the rare wonders housed in the world's largest library
https://www.wimp.com/tour-the-rare-wonders-housed-in-the-worlds-largest-library/


de KG6HSQ
Micro Laser Soldering System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnyB9btlhS8



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

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Roy Noon Hall, Fallbrook, California
April 1, 2017


The meeting was called to order by President Jon Bart, K6QVA, at 1500.

The Pledge was recited.

Jon , K6QVA, gave the following financial report.


Balance February 28, 2017
$5,429.16
Petty Cash Balance February 28, 2017    
      $64.78
Total
$5,495.33


MARCH  INCOME


ARRL Dues
$98.00
Cash Donation (Equipment Sales)   
$14.00
Membership Dues      $120.00
Total
$232.00


MARCH  EXPENSES


ARRL Dues  $64.78
Expenses March 2017
   0.00
Total  $64.78


PETTY CASH
Petty Cash Balance February 28, 2017   
$64.78
Expenses February 2017     $0.00
Total
$64.78


Checking Balance March 31, 2017
$5,567.16
Petty Cash Balance March 31, 2017    $64.78
Total
$ 5,631.94

Ron, KG6HSQ, Fallbrook Avocado Festival information for the ham volunteers and the club booth at Wells Fargo.

Brent, KJ6UMY, presented a power point talk on resistors.

Jon , K6QVA, showed off a Cold War Spy Radio. http://cryptomuseum.com/spy/rs6/index.htm


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


Duane, AA6EE is offering FARC members discount prices on ARRL items:
Duane, AA6EE is offering FARC members the Callbook 2017 Winter Edition CD for $6.95.
Free shipping to FARC members if order confirmed by 5/05.
Duane Heise, AA6EE
16832 Whirlwind #F
Ramona CA 92065
(760) 789-3674
Callbook & ARRL distributor for 30 years
Any other ARRL item available @ discount: e-mail for price.
Email: aa6ee@cox.net
CA residents: add tax.
--- Callbook 2017 Winter Edition CD---
  • Run directly from CD, no installation needed
  • More than 1,600,000 listings
  • More than 60,000 QSL manager listings
  • Displays the station location on more than 250 detailed amateur radio maps including maps for all U.S. states
  • Online help for each screen
  • Label printing facility
  • Beam headings & distance information
  • Many additional features
  • Multi-Lingual: English, Spanish, German & French selectable
Comments and items of interest for publishing should be directed to: N6FQ@fallbrookarc.org
Ron Patten - KG6HSQ

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