Regular meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 12 noon, 238-543. Open to all. Board of Directors: 4th Wednesday of each month, 12 noon, 198211, Open to all club members.
W6VIO RECEIVES WAC CERTIFICATE.
Thanks to George Williamson's extensive effort, our club station now possesses a SSB WAC certificate obtained using 180 watts pep input.
W6VIO STATION EQUIPMENT
W6VIO is now up and running with the following:
SSB Position: Collins KWM2a Transceiver
Collins 30LI Amplifier, 1 kw pep
Phone patch, 2 lines
RTTY terminal unit & keyboard/printer
Gen CW Position: Collins 75A4 Receiver
Collins 32V1 Transmitter
Johnson Thunderbolt amplifier, 1 kw
Novice Position: Heath HW-16 Transceiver Mosfet VFO
Antennae: 80 meter dipole
40 meter dipole
20-15-10 meter rotary beam
2 meter rotary beam
VHF Equipment: 2 meter AM Gonset communicator IV
SO. CALIF. AND MEXICO AMATEUR RADIO MOBILE GROUP MEETING.
A breakfast meeting was held on Sun Feb 10th at the New Convention Center in Long Beach. Our past President and President of the Local Flying Samaritans, Nash Williams presented a slide narration of their activities in Mexico.
Plans were also discussed for the 1974 LMRE convention to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 23, 24 and 25. Info may be had by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:
SOUTHERN CALIF AND MEXICO AMATEUR RADIO MOBILE GROUP
3649 Emerald Street, No. 108
Torrance, Ca. 90503
SOME NET INFO
AMSET Net Control: VNK, W3TMZ Sun 11 am pdt 14280 kHz 12n 21280
AMSAT West Coast Net Control: W6EJJ, W60AL Mon 7pm 3850
S. Ca. DX Club Bulletin Control: K6SVL Wed 8pm 14220
N. Ca. DX Club Bulletin Control: W6TI Sun 7pm 14002
WS6MVM SCHEDULE COMMEMORATING MERCURY ENCOUNTER BY MVM SPACECRAFT
WS6MVM will be operational from MARCH 27 through APRIL (excluding weekend).
Generally, the operating hours will be:
6:30 am to 8:00 am PDT
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Gen CW. 3530 7030 14030 21030 28030 KHz SSB. 3930 7230 14330 21360 28530 Novice. 3730 7130 21130 28130
28 MHz BEACON STATIONS
Region I of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has been developing a group of beacon stations in the 10meter band since 1969, for the purpose of encouraging the participation of amateur observers in the stud of varlous aspects of propagation. The International Beacon Project (IBP) has the following stations in operation:
Call Location Frequency (MHz)
DL0IGI Mt. Predigstuhl 28.195, switching to 28.200 at H +
(near Salzburg, 15-20m,and at H + 45-50 M.
3B8MS Signal Mount, 28.190
GB3SX Crowborough, 28.185
ZC4CY Limassol, Cyprus 28.180
VE3TEN Ottawa, Canada 28.175
VP9BA St. Catherines, 28.165
A further station is reported being set up in New Zealand and will be operational in the near future. Reception reports, particularly those showing a regular listening pattern over a long period of time, should be sent to the Secretariat of IARU, Region 1. (Those in USA may send them via ARRL HQs). Thanks to Telecommunication Journal, October 1973.
GEORGE WAGONER, WB6NPP,
was stricken with a heart attack almost a year ago (Mar 21st). Since then, George has been on disability from his job in Section 712 as a Plumber. George was with the Lab for 18 years and a Club member from the time it was reorganized. He has been able to resume some ham activity and can be found on 6 meters. Last year, a number of club members sent George their QSL cards with cheery notes of good wishes. Anyone wishing to let George that they're thinking of him and wish to make him feel some brighter, can send a card to:
Mr. George Wagoner, WB6NPP
1805 N. Roosevelt
Altadena, CA 91001
AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY PARTICIPATED IN AREA TELETHON
The Space Center Amateur Radio Society will be participating in the annual United Cerebral Palsy Telethon February 9 and 10 on WDBO-TV Channel 6.
Communications for the telecast have for some years been provided by members of several amateur radio clubs in the central Florida area. The Space Center Amateur Radio Society will set up a radio station in the Barnett Bank of Cam operating on the two meter (144-148 MM band to provide communications from the Brevard County telephone centers in Titusville, Cocoa and Melbourne, to the Orlando Auditorium where the telecasts originates.
A two meter repeater station In Orlando receives the signals from each of the surrounding counties and retransmits them on another frequency so that a member in the auditorium can talk with the station here using a small hand held walkie talkie, using the repeater relay.
The same principle is used by the OSCAR-6 (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) communications satellite now in its second year designed and built by the AMSAT (Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation).
OSCAR-7 will be launched as a piggyback payload by NASA this summer and will provide additional capabilities.
The Space Center Amateur Radio Society in cooperation with the Amateur Radio Relay League is assisting the NASA Public Affairs Educational Programs Office in establishing an amateur radio OSCAR ground station for the Visitor Information Center. In addition to providing improved communications among "Hams" around the world the OSCAR satellite, built by an international design team, is providing a free communications channel for classroom demonstrations, transmission of medical data from remote locations and other experimental programs, as a graphic example of the use and benefits of space technology directly by the public.
130 watts AM & CW all-band Viking I for sale or trade. Contact Bob Biswell W6MZR 286-2641 (home) or ext 6787.
WANT ANTENNA POLES OR TUBING?
Nash Williams X2047 has an interesting flyer on swim pool supplies containing poles.
LAST MONTHS VIO CALLING was completely put together from scratch by Merv W6IUV. Merv, you did a real fine job-Thanks vy much,, Ed.
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