Steve Townes WB4ILW, our club president, gave an update on the club status and activities. A PDF version of his presentation is available (see below). Note that this presentation includes a our new HF equipment in the Building 329 “Shack” (see page 11). This equipment was purchased by JEARS, the JPL Emergency Amateur Radio Service, an official JPL entity. The primary purpose of the equipment is for NASA inter-center contacts in case of an emergency.
By: Steve Townes, WB4ILW
I went up to the Mesa last Friday with Jonathan Cameron, KF6RTA, to evaluate the condition of the HF antennas. Here is a short update.
We welcomed Will Michael KF6LOK of the Emergency Management Services at JPL. We discussed the recent progress in getting the HF equipment set up in the Building 329 “Shack”for communicating with other NASA centers during emergencies. We also discussed several items related to the future of JPL-supported radio equipment (via JEARS). We did not have a quorum, so no official actions were taken.
Attending: Steve Townes WB4ILW (President), Jonathan Cameron KF6RTA (Vice-President), and William Michael KF6LOK. By Phone: Walt Mushagian K6DNS, Chuck Sarture KG6NF (Treasurer), and Bill Weber N6NI.
The JPL ARC Board of Directors met on July 13, 2018. The meeting had presentations of the results of Field Day (by Jim Marr AA6QI) and an update on our NASA On The Air (NOTA) operations (by Rob Smith W6GRV).
The JPL ARC Board of Directors met on June 15, 2018. The focus of the meeting was last minute Field Day Preparations.