EMARC Relay -- Volume 25, Number 12 December, 1995
The EMARC Relay
Relay is the official monthly newsletter of the Electronics Museum Amateur
Radio Club. Club meetings are held at 7 PM on the fourth Friday of each month
except January (Winter Banquet); and 3rd Friday in June, Nov. & Dec.
Annual membership $20; family $25. Visitors are always welcome! Directions on
the back page. Talk-in on the W6APZ (145.23-, 100Hz) or W6ASH repeater
(145.27- or 224.36-).
Contributions to the newsletter from members,
family, and guests are earnestly solicited! Contributions subject to editing
and/or compression. ASCII files via packet, Internet or diskettes preferred;
but all readable forms welcome. Here are the various ways to reach the
Packet: AA6TA on the DX Cluster
VHF voice: W6APZ, 145.23- (100Hz PL)
Mail: POB 1450, Los Altos, CA 94023
'phone: 415-948-4516 (8AM-6PM)
Eyeball: at EMARC meetings.
Jim Lomasney, WA6NIL on 16 November, 1995
OUR NEXT MEETING!
Our next regular meeting takes place on Friday, 15 December. (This is
the 3rd Friday, to avoid conflict with Christmas). The meeting starts with
general socializing at 7 PM; business meeting at 7:30 PM; program
starts 8 PM. Visitors are always welcome. Directions on back page.
The topic for this meeting is Working the Amateur Satellites. The
speaker is Omri Serlin, AA6TA. The talk is introductory in nature and
will focus on what can be done with off-the-shelf equipment and simple
Omri has been an Extra class ham since the day he went on the air six years
ago; he has also been an EMARC member for the same period. He is active on HF,
with 195 countries confirmed on SSB, 36 on RTTY and 15 on CW. He has been
active on the hamsats since late 1993 and has worked all of the current
analog Oscars. The club station's sat setup borrows Omri's 2m and 70cm
As usual, the meeting will be followed by the raffle for prizes and the Wish
You Were Here drawing for all the cash in the jar! And, to spice it all up,
Ginny's famous home-made cookies will (we hope) be there (Tnx, Ginny!)
Our next-next meeting!
It's not too early to make plans for our annual
Winter Banquet, which takes place Saturday, 13 January at the usual
place, the Blue Pheasant Restaurant, 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino;
'phone 408-255-3300. No-host bar at 6 PM, dinner served at 7 PM. Our guest
speaker: Stanford Professor Antony Fraser-Smith, on earthquake prediction by
monitoring low frequency electromagnetic radiation. Fill out the Banquet
Reservation Form (see elsewhere in this issue) and mail to Shel Edelman. While
you are at it, please send in your 1996 EMARC dues as well.
It's official! Elected by acclamation at the November meeting were the
following (they take office on 1 January 1996):
President: Mikel, KN6QI
Vice President: Andy, AC6GN
Treasurer: Shel, KM6GV
Secretary: STILL OPEN!
Radio Officer: Paul, AA6PZ
Training Officer: Steve, KE6YQP
RELAY Editor: David, KD6WRG
1995: The Year in Review
This has been an eventful year for EMARC! In December, our membership
roster reached at least a six-year high of 103! In November we elected
a new slate of officers and directors.
In October Peter, KN6MO and a crew of EMARC and non-EMARC volunteers
ran a successful two-day No-Code Tech class with 12 students passing the test
on the spot; we also participated in the CQ WW SSB contest and bagged 37
countries not yet confirmed to our club station.
In September, the new HF rig was installed at the club station; our Web
home page, designed and built by Mikel, KN6QI, went on-line on Owen KB6MER's
site; we also had a successful Home Brew Contest.
In August, our club station started ham satellite activities, using
all-mode rigs borrowed from Omri, AA6TA; and, packet capability was installed
using a 286 computer donated by Shel, KM6GV, and a PK-80 TNC, donated by the
Palo Alto Red Cross.
In June we had a very enjoyable Field Day operation, despite the
oppressive heat; we also conducted a very successful Foothill Flea Market.
In May we graduated 11 new hams after a 6-week course conducted by
Peter, KN6MO, and assistants; also, a group of EMARC members enjoyed a
memorable visit (organized by Andy, AC6GN) to the Moffett Field Historical
In April, thanks to efforts by Strick, KE6RFB and Owen, KB6MER, the
EMARC automatic e-mail distribution list went on-line.
In March, the EMARC weekly net was launched (by Omri, AA6TA) on the
W6APZ repeater; we also participated in the ARRL DX 'phone contest; Ann KC6PUM
& Dennis KC6PUM Paull hosted a reception for Doug, VK3DJY & XYL,
visitors from Bendigo, Australia.
In January we had our traditional Winter Banquet with 55 people
Sadly, this was also the year when we lost four valued members, who became
Silent Keys: in March, Isabel Wilkes, KD6WRF and Wes Schrick,
AA6WH; in May, Irv Coutts, N6SCH; and in November, Jim Lomasney,
WA6NIL. They will all be missed.
Welcome New Members!
Please welcome our newest members:
...and news of other members
Edie Barrett, KE6LNR received her Tech ticket in April, 1994. She aims
to get the code down pat and go for her General one of these days. She found
out about our Club through the Town Crier notice. In "civilian life", Edie is
retired from Pac Bell where she was a marketing manager. She is a professional
registered parliamentarian and does consulting in that field. She enjoys
gardening at her Sunnyvale home; her two wonderful dogs, Happy and Parachute;
five grandchildren and three adult children.
(The above item ran incorrectly in the November issue; our sincere
apologies to Edie. -Ed.)
Doug Albrecht, KO6FJ says: "I bought my first short-wave
radio at age 12, in 1970 for $100. It was a Hammerlund HQ 129x. I sold that
big cumbersome thing when I moved into a graduate school dormitory in Berkeley
at age 17. It wasn't until 1988, after being a short-wave
listener and scanner enthusiast for the past five years that I became
determined to be a ham.
It was in 1988 that I met Andy N6JTX and his wife Janis KB6FNS. Andy
taught me code on the week-ends.
I spent a lot of time on the road listening to Morse code tapes and spent a lot
of nights in motels studying my novice theory. But it all paid off when I
received my license in August 1989. I had enough time to learn about the 2
meter/220 MHz repeater sets in the Bay area and a few months later we had the
1989 earthquake. I served as a radio operator for the first time for a
Mountain View Red Cross shelter. After that experience I knew what fascinated
me most about amateur radio, emergency communication.
I moved to Oakland in 1990 and in the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm served
several shifts as a ham radio operator for the Red Cross. While living in
Oakland I performed the first tests on the amateur radio communication
equipment that the city of Piedmont had purchased, ran the Piedmont ARES net,
and demonstrated amateur radio at many Piedmont community service events.
I moved back to Mountain View last May to study Data Communications to start a
career in computer inter networking."
Roger L. Foust, KE6ZOT was so eager to participate that he took the
time to attend a Board meeting even before he became a member! (Surely future
officer material?) He is currently a no-code Tech, having graduated from
Peter's recent 2-day crash course. He has his sights on a General class
license soon. He and wife Jaclyn (no call yet) live in San Jose.
This news isn't regarding a new member, but is about a non-member who has made
a very valuable contribution to the club. Jack Priedkeit, W6ZGN has
graciously donated to EMARC a Hy-Gain 5-band vertical HF antenna; and a
nearly-complete packet station, consisting of a PK-88 TNC and a Heathkit 2
meter synthesized radio, including power supplies for both. All are in
excellent condition and are accompanied by complete documentation. Jack also
contributed a book on packet radio, which was raffled off to some lucky winner
at our last club meting. A hearty "Tnx" from all of us at EMARC to Jack!
Minutes, EMARC Board Meeting
Omri's Office, Wednesday, Nov 29, 1995
Present: Bob, KD6VIO; Bjorn, KN6IW*; Shel, KM6GV*; Dick, N6ATD*; Peter,
KN6MO; Omri, AA6TA; Mikel, KN6QI*; Larry, KM6IU; George, K6OG; Andy, AC6GN**.
*Also 1996 elect; **VP-elect, 1996
Jim Lomasney, WA6NIL, SK: The Board expressed deep regrets on the
passing of long time EMARC member Jim Lomasney, WA6NIL. He succumbed to cancer
at age 77.
Gift from W6ZGN. The Board approved a one-year free subscription to the
RELAY for Jack Priedkeit, W6ZGN, in recognition of his generation
donation of ham equipment to the club (see elsewhere in this issue for
Banquet: Shel reported the menu has been selected and the fee set at
$25/person (same as last year). Omri volunteered to make name tags and man the
greeting table. Dick (HRO), Bob (Alltronics), Bjorn, and Mikel volunteered to
solicited prizes from local electronic retailers.
Station open house: Bob suggested that we go on with the station open
house as a regular event on Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. Bob and Omri volunteered as
VHF Contest. Omri reported that EMARC has been challenged by PAARA to
compete in the ARRL VHF Sweepstakes on 20-22 January. Rules (in the December
QST) will be distributed at the next Club meeting.
Pizza party. A "passing of the baton" pizza party for 1995 and 1996
officers and board members will take place on Wednesday, 17 January, at the
FJ&L pizza place on El Camino & Castro (for more accurate location
contact Peter, KN6MO).
Minutes, EMARC General Meeting
Covington School, 17 November, 1995
Present: Bob, KD6VIO; Bjorn, KN6IW; Shel, KM6GV; Dick, N6ATD; Omri,
AA6TA; Dave, KD6WRG; Larry, KM6IU; Mikel, KN6QI.
SK: Bob announced that Jim Lomasney, WA6NIL, a long-time member of
EMARC, became a Silent Key on 16 November. Our heartfelt sympathies to his
family. He will be sorely missed.
Elections: Officers and directors for 1996 were elected by acclamation.
See list elsewhere in this issue. We are still looking for a volunteer for the
Program: Tom Schiller, N6BT, gave a very informative and entertaining
talk on HF antennas in general, and the unique design of Force 12 antennas in
particular. Tom does not believe in traps, so some of his yagi elements
"double back" on themselves to achieve full-length in a compact design; while
others are a clever arrangement of several complete monobanders on one boom and
with one feed point. Tom has been experimenting with antenna design for a good
many years, and his knowledge showed! A great talk.
JOTA: Paul, AA6PZ, presented commemorative color patches to those who
helped with the recent Scouts' Jamboree-On-The-Air event at the club station.
The drawing for $10 was won this month by none other than our 'steamed Prez,
QRP Bob, KD6VIO; Bob generously decided to donate the amount back into the jar,
so our next WYWH pot is $15.
First Pactor QSO. The first-ever Pactor QSO from our club
station took place 15 November during the Wednesday Open House. Our contact
was in Everett, Washington. The QSO took place on 80 meters. Pactor, one of
the HF digital modes, is a new mode (about 5 years old) which combines some of
the best features of HF packet with Amtor (hence the name). Omri, AA6TA was at
the controls at our end.
...Miscellaneous noteworthy items
Eartalk info. A number of hams in our area are successfully using the
CT-221 Eartalk, which combines a microphone with an earpiece; this is less
obtrusive than a boom mike. But beware - the unit assumes a 1 K mike
impedance, so it will work poorly if at all with HTs that have a higher
impedance, such as the 2 K Icom micro-miniature units (2SAT and 24AT line).
For more info see the ad on p. 159 of the September QST.
Down under heard from. We recently received the Nov. '95 issue of
Marcspace, the quarterly newsletter of the Midland ARC of Victoria,
Australia, where the city of Bendigo is located. Bendigo is a sister city of
Los Altos; Arv, WA6UUT and other EMARC members have been keeping a weekly sked
with Doug, VK3DJY, a member of the Midland ARC who lives near Bendigo.
(Saturdays at 16:30 PST, starting on 21.300 MHz; contact Arv for details).
Tony, the Marcspace editor, extended an invitation to EMARC members
visiting VK3 land to meet with members of the Midland ARC. The
Marcspace issue will be available to pass around at our December
VHF Sweepstakes. EMARC has been challenged by Bill, AA6PA, on behalf
of PAARA, to compete in the 20-22 January ARRL VHF Sweepstakes. FM, CW and SSB
contacts on all amateur bands from 50 MHz to 5.76 GHz. Rules are explained in
the December QST, p. 107. Our satellite set-up at the club station will
do (on 2m and 70cm), although a mountaintop location would be better. In
addition the club station, EMARC members may operate from their home and still
be counted. Anyone interested in spearheading this effort and/or
participating, please let Omri know.
It was with great satisfaction that I read your response (Editor's Soapbox,
Nov. RELAY, p. 9) to the letter that was read at [the last] club meeting.
I agree with your stated position 100%. Calling the way some hams choose to
pursue their hobby as "appliance operation" implies that it is not "real
operation" and is a put down. It seeks to create divisiveness and goes against
what I consider the good of amateur radio; that of bringing people together.
This put down also misses the point of new areas of amateur radio operation.
Areas of operation unthought of even just a few years ago. It's a living hobby
and that's part of it's attraction.
I know nostalgia has always had a strong theme running through our hobby. The
folks are a fine example. And I know the letter read at the meeting is just
the nostalgia camp having their say. To that I say; "OK!" But it was good to
hear the opposing view get an airing, too.
To that I say "thank you" to you.
73 de Roger M. "QR" Pease, KE6PPI
Editor's note: Tnx vy much to Roger for his response to my editorial in
the November RELAY. Perhaps more coverage of controversial issues would
have elicited more newsletter contributions? I have had some fun putting this
publication together over the past 20 months; tnx to all who helped and to
those who offered kind words of encouragement. I certainly hope all members
will help Dave, KD6WRG, our next RELAY editor (Dave is still looking for
a volunteer to fold, staple, stamp and mail the newsletter; costs reimbursed by
the club, of course).
I'd like to take this opportunity to also thank the volunteers for EMARC Net
Control (Mikel, KN6QI; Robert, KE6TFU; Bill, KE6TGB; and Doug, KO6FJ) and to
all members who check in regularly. It would be nice to see more club officers
and more veteran club members checking into this weekly net, which is held
every Thursday at 8 PM on the W6APZ repeater, 145.230-; the 100 Hz PL is off
for the net.
73 de Omri, AA6TA
ARRL Pacific Division Update
This is a somewhat-edited version of the most recent report from Brad Wyatt,
K6WR, PacDiv Director, 18400 Overlook Rd. #5, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5850;
408-395-2501; packet: K6WR@N0ARY.#NOCAL.CA Internet: email@example.com
No Change For CW Requirements For HF Licenses:-
In late October, FCC announced the dismissal of three more petitions for
changes in the CW speed requirement for HF licenses in the U. S. See page 15
On the international front, at the World Radio Conference -
95 in Geneva, Switzerland, it was decided at the Working Group level, that New
Zealand's proposal to delete the Morse requirement for amateur operation below
30 MHz on a world wide basis will not be taken up at WRC-95.
The matter of placing it on the agenda of a future conference, probably not
before 1999, will be taken up in another Working Group, the Working Group of
the Plenary, later in the conference. Nothing is final until adopted in the
final review of documents in the Plenary, usually late in the conference. This
conference is scheduled to end November 17.
Vanity "Preferred" Call Signs - Still No Start Date:-
It appears as though the program for the actual application for individual
call signs, other than the sequentially issued club call sign part of the
program, will continue to be delayed, perhaps until 1996.
Telecommunications Reform and a Proposal to Eliminate the FCC:-
Telecommunications reform is one of the key topics in Washington DC currently
as Congress returned from its August recess. Both the House and Senate have
passed differing Telecommunication Reform Acts. Apparently these bills focus on
broadcast TV, cable TV, telephone service and related matters. It appears that
these bills do not affect the Amateur Radio Service directly, but there may yet
be surprises. A conference committee from both houses is trying to reconcile
the differences between S. 652 and H. R. 1555. The conference committees have
been named. In the Pacific Division, Anna Eshoo (D) CA 14th is a member of the
House conference committee. Little progress has apparently been made pending
the resolution of the overall budget battle which continues as this is being
written on Nov. 11. There are also various other proposals floating around
Washington DC including proposals to eliminate the Department of Commerce and
the FCC, as examples. This latter idea comes from the "Progress and Freedom
Foundation," a "Think Tank" group consisting of folks with various political
views. The proposal, essentially, is to eliminate the FCC and allocate the
entire RF spectrum on a "property rights" basis.
The mood in Congress seems to be to enact some sort of telecommunications
reform, but just what is unclear so far. The ARRL Washington Team continues to
monitor these developments and be active on our behalf. See September QST page
50, October QST page 53, and December QST page 52 for more details.
In late Oct., the FCC adopted the proposed changes announced on Aug. 17, by
FCC Chairman Reed Hundt to save money, including personnel reductions and
facility closings. In the Pacific Division, the Honolulu HI field office and
the Livermore CA monitoring station would be closed by the summer of 1996. The
Honolulu field office is now part of the FCC's San Francisco Region as the
Seattle Regional office is now closed with the retirement of the Regional
One facility, in Laurel MD, would be the central site for "electronic
monitoring." The FCC will add a new centralized FCC Call Center, where for the
first time members of the public anywhere in the United States will be able to
call one toll-free
number to reach the FCC for information or assistance. See December QST page 84
for more details.
In another announcement, the FCC is considering privatizing the resolution of
radio frequency interference to consumer electronics devices. Under the plan,
private repair shops would be used to fix problems in the field. FCC spelled
out the Commission's concept at a meeting in Tampa, saying "Since it is not
feasible for the Commission to attempt to resolve these complaints" (the most
of which come from Citizens Band operation), "it is our policy not to
investigate interference to home electronic equipment. Likewise, we do not
offer any protection from interference."
Over the past several years, the FCC has been unofficially out of the "retail"
RFI business, and parties who contact the FCC about an interference problem are
asked to work together toward a solution. Depending on what the local repair
shop found, either the shop would fix the equipment or, in the case of a
violation of FCC rules, the service shop would refer the case back to the FCC
for possible FCC action. The question of who would pay was not addressed. See
October QST page 80 for additional details.
The FCC Compliance and Information Bureau has recently released a new 24 page
color publication titled, "Interference to Home Electronic Entertainment
Equipment Handbook." This document states, "cost-cutting
manufacturing techniques, such as insufficient shielding or inadequate
filtering, may also cause your equipment to react to a nearby radio
transmitter. This is not the fault of the transmitter and little can be done to
the transmitter to correct the problem." The publication called Bulletin CIB-2,
May 1995, apparently may be obtained directly from the FCC CIB Field offices,
although reports of actual availability vary.
One known source is the U.S. Government Printing Office, PO Box 371954,
Pittsburgh, PA 15250. The price is $2.50 postpaid. See October QST page 15 for
New Pacific Division Appointments:-
Michael E. Petersen, WB6ZKF, of Placerville CA, has been appointed as a
Volunteer Counsel in the El Dorado Co. area of California. Rusty Epps, W6OAT,
after meritorious service as Assistant Director for Legal Affairs, has taken on
a new responsibility as Assistant Director for Special Projects. His first
effort will be to represent the Pacific Division in the development of the
World Radio Team Championship -
1996 to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area in June 1996. Succeeding Rusty
as Assistant Director for Legal Affairs will be Phil Kane, N6SP, who is
currently serving as a Volunteer Counsel in the San Francisco and Redwood City
areas. Phil will also continue the development of the antenna and tower
ordinance data gathering project for the Pacific Division. Please forward
copies of all antenna, tower and related ordinances to Phil Kane, N6SP, POB
280192, San Francisco CA 94128-0192,
(415) 369-7373; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read the article by Chris Imlay, N3AKD. ARRL General Counsel, "But I
Never Agreed to That" starting on page 47 of Dec. 95 QST.
Scholarships and Awards:-
There are many awards and scholarships covering a wide range of situations
available to licensed Amateurs. See the September 1995 edition of the ARRL
Section Leader or contact the Field Services Dept. at ARRL HQ for details.
Cupertino: Walk-ins on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 9-11 AM.
At Tandem, 19333 Valco Parkway, near Wolfe Rd. exit off I-280. Info:
Fremont: Walk-ins on the 1st Tuesday of each month, 7 PM. No-Code Tech
and Tech-Plus exams only. Alameda County Water District, 43885 Grimmer Blvd.,
near I-880. Info: 510-791-6818; or Greg, KJ6EP@ N6QMY. Talk-in: 147.015+
Redwood City: Walk-ins on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 11 AM. 411
Broadway (Ampex Cafeteria), near Woodside exit off 101. Info: 408-255-9000
(recording); or Joe KB6OWG@ KA6JLT. Talk-in: W6APZ, 145.23- (100Hz PL).
Sunnyvale: Walk-ins on the 2nd Saturday and last Sunday of each month,
10:30 AM. 840 W. Washington St. Talk-in: W6ASH, 145.27-. Info: 408-255-9000
(recording), or Gene AA6IY@N6LDL, or Gordon W6NLG@ KA6JLT. Talk-in: W6ASH,
ARRL License Class Hotline: 408-971-1424
FCC Inquiry Line: 717-337-1212
FCC Customer Assistance: 800-322-1117
FCC Forms Distribution: 800-418-3676
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FOR SALE: Yaesu 440 MHz handheld model FT41R, "World's smallest", 150
memories, 10 DTMF autodial memories; new condition - never used. $260.
Icom 737 HF xcvr, 100W, 160-10m, all-mode, gen.l coverage rcvr, auto. ant.
tuner, keyer, 101 memories, memo pad, scanning, etc. With Astron 20 amp power
supply. Recent purchase, new condition, boxes. $950.
Contact George K6OG, 415-941-0299.
FOR SALE: Uniden HR2600 10 meters all-mode mobile transceiver. $125.
Ginny Coutts, KC6USW, 415-366-1052.
FREE! I have an excess of my nifty, one-page 1996 wall calendars; you
can have one (or more) for the asking. I will have a supply with me at the
EMARC Monthly Meeting: Fourth Friday of the month (except 3rd
Friday in June, Nov. & Dec.) at 7 PM; Business Meeting, 7:30 PM; Program
starts 8 PM. At the Covington School in Los Altos; directions on last page.
See specific date listings below. EMARC events are also listed on
packet (to EMARC@allscv); on the N0ARY event bulletin board (type EVENT or List
Clubs); and on the automatic enunciator on the W6APZ repeater (145.23-).
(Note: there are 5 Fridays in March & Sept., so the fourth Friday is
not the same as last Friday!).
EMARC Weekly Net. Thursdays at 8 PM on the W6APZ repeater, 145.23-
(100Hz PL is off for the net).
EMARC Board Meeting: Schedule for 1996 to be determined.
Foothill Flea Market: 2nd Saturday (starts pre-dawn), March thru
September. Bring 4 quarters for the parking meters. At Foothill College, just
west of I-280 at the El Monte/Moody Rd. exit in Los Altos. Talk-in: 145.27-
Livermore Flea Market: 1st Sunday (starts 7 AM) year round, rain or
shine. At Las Positas College, Airway Blvd. exit off I-580 just west of
Livermore. Talk-in 147.120+ or 145.35-(100Hz PL). NOTE: The NorCal QRP
Club meets following the flea mart at 11 AM at the California Burger in
Pleasanton, abt. 2 miles from the flea mart.
T-hunts: See the February, 1995 RELAY under Carrier Detect
(page 6). Difficulty Levels: 1 - very easy; 2 - simple; 3 - average; 4 - hard;
5 - very hard; 6 - "never find it". For latest info and directions, call Rich
KN6FW, 510-462-1467, or via packet at KN6FW@WA6YHJ. #NOCAL
10 AM net. Weekdays at 10 AM on W6APZ, 145.23- (100Hz PL). A very
informal rag chew net with mostly EMARC members. Net control: Arv, WA6UUT.
Amsat net. Wednesdays at 19:30 on the WA6PWW repeater, 147.015+, as
well as the W6APZ repeater, 145.230-, 100 PL. Net control: Bill, AA6PA.
10-10 Net. The local net for 10 meters enthusiasts meets every Monday
at 8 PM on 28.475 MHz; net control: Neal, WA6OCP.
Events by date:
(designates EMARC sponsored events)
9-10 ARRL 10 Meters Contest.
16 Santa Clara Fox Hunt. 5 PM. Talkin: 145.27-. Level 3.
15 EMARC Monthly Meeting. 7 PM. Speaker: Omri Serlin, AA6TA
on Working the Amateur Satellites.
(3rd Friday due to Christmas). Directions back page.
13 EMARC Winter Banquet. Blue Pheasant Restaurant, 22100
Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino; 'phone 408-255-3300.
Speaker: Prof. Antony Fraser-Smith on earthquake
prediction via low frequency monitoring.
Preempts regular meeting (i.e., there is no
regular meeting this month).
20-22 ARRL VHF Sweepstakes. Contact Omri for details.
24 Winterfest '96. 7th annual hamfest put on by the Naval
Postgraduate School ARC. Monterey Peninsula College
Student Center. 7 AM - 1PM (12 noon: auction),
rain or shine. Inside and outside flea mart.
Talk-in: 146.97; Info: 408-883-0491;
Internet: max. email@example.com
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