Socorro Amateur Radio Association Tail Gate and Family Camp Out

Socorro Amateur Radio Association Tailgate and Family Camp Out

San Antonio Park, San Antonio NM

Friday May 13 Noon to Sunday May 15 Noon

Event will be held regardless of weather

No Reserved places, just arrive and set up

Donations Accepted

Door Prizes awarded at 13:00 Saturday

Contact Jim Boswell 505-412-3732

Porta-potties on site

Tent Campers welcome

Rv campers welcome

No water, no waste dumps, not electric hook ups

Families

There are slides, swings, monkey bars

Shade Trees and some picnic tables

Fire Restrictions may be in effect

Directions: Take I-25 to exit # 139 Drive 1/4mile toward town.

Park is on the right (South) side of the road.

Talk in repeater 146.68, 100 tone

GPS coordinates: 33.9165 106.8739

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TARC Next Meeting

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS May 12, 2016

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

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Tarc Meeting Minutes April 14, 2016

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2016

Club Officers

President Dave KE7ILU

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Don KJ5GQ

Treasurer Bobby N5XDQ

Trustees

Paul NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

Doug NQ5G 1yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS May 12, 2016

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

The meeting was called to order by Dave Jordan, K5AVO, at 19:30.

There were 13 attendees.

Treasurer’s Report

March 2016, Read by Bobbie N5XDQ. Beginning Balance, $3378.62 Income, 1 dues paid, 15.00, Interest: March, $0.02 Expenses, $130.00 US Postal Service Box Rental, Ending Balance,$3263.64. Motion to accept as read by Bill KK5ZH, seconded by Doug NQ5G, Motion passed.

Secretary’s Report

The minutes of the March meeting were emailed to members that the Secretary has email address for and posted to the web site, motion to accept the minutes as posted by Bobbie K5XDQ, seconded, by Bill KK5ZH, motion passed.

Old Business

Welcomed the 3 New Members to the club.

Ham Radio VE Test Secession April 16, 2016 in Durango.

Field day Undecided for location most like the Mancos CO location. Rumor has it that Durango Club is getting t-shirts made $15.00. Field Day June, 25-26 noon to noon.

National Parks on the Air is going on in honor of the National Parks 100th anniversary. You can find information ARRO NPOTA, runs throughout the year. Dave is wanting to coordinate a weekend where we all go to the different National Park/Monuments in the 4 Corners area and active these parks. If you are interested in camping out at one of the area sites for the weekend and want to do Ham Radio get with Dave K5AVO to set a weekend for doing this.

Boy Scout Jamboree on the air (JOTA). The local Boy Scout District has decided to hold their Fall Camporee this weekend in order to participate in the JOTA. The Official Dates for this year’s JOTA is October 14, 15, 16, 2016. Dave K5AVO and Gary K5RIZ are willing to be coordinators for this event so if you are interested in helping with this event contact Dave or Gary. If you want to know more about what the JOTA is there are websites for the BSA and ARRL about it.

The club held the cleanup of our sponsored Mile on the La Plata Highway April 2, 2016, We had 10 Volunteers. A local lady stopped and ask how she could be involved Bobbie has her number and will call her when we plan the next clean up in the fall.

Ham hwy cleanup 002

The Road Apple Rally bike race will be held October 1, 2016 We help with monitoring the race at various locations to aid getting safety personnel to help if needed. Bobbie will start lining up volunteers.

No update on the Hart Canyon/Alien Race.

New Business

The Corporation Fee is due for the year. Motion to pay the Fee made by Bill KK5ZH, Seconded by Doug NQ5G, Motion passed the Secretary will handle it as he did it last year.

Saturday May 1st any one interested in help or learning about building Band pass filters for Field Day can meet at Doug’s NQ5G house to help build some at 1pm.

Sarah KB5SPX donated a Field Day tee shirt for door Prize, it was won by Linda H.

There were 3 of the club vest available for members. 2 were returned from old club members and one we have had.

Motion to adjourn made by Bill KK5ZH, second by Doug NQ5G, Meeting

Adjourned 20:30

Reminders

Join us for an informal breakfast gathering at Los Hermanitos Restaurant East in the Middle Fork Square on East Main St. at 7:30 am on Saturdays. Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to come eat, chat and get to know us.

Some thing of Interest

Socorro Amateur Radio Association Tailgate and Family Camp Out

San Antonio Park, San Antonio NM

Friday May 13 Noon to Sunday May 15 Noon

Event will be held regardless of weather

No Reserved places, just arrive and set up

Donations Accepted

Door Prizes awarded at 13:00 Saturday

Contact Jim Boswell 505-412-3732

Porta-potties on site

Tent Campers welcome

Rv campers welcome

No water, no waste dumps, not electric hook ups

Families

There are slides, swings, monkey bars

Shade Trees and some picnic tables

Fire Restrictions may be in effect

Directions: Take I-25 to exit # 139 Drive 1/4mile toward town.

Park is on the right (South) side of the road.

Talk in repeater 146.68, 100 tone

GPS coordinates: 33.9165 106.8739

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TARC next Meeting

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS April 14, 2016

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

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Meeting Minutes March 10, 2016

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2016

Club Officers

President Dave KE7ILU

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Don KJ5GQ

Treasurer Bobby N5XDQ

Trustees

Paul NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

Doug NQ5G 1yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS April 14, 2016

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

The meeting was called to order by Dave Jordan, K5AVO(note the new call), at 19:30.

There were 13 attendees.

Treasurer’s Report

February 2016, Read by Bobbie N5XDQ. Beginning Balance, $3258.60 Income, 7 dues paid, $105.00, and 1 dues paid, 15.00, Interest: February, $0.02 Ending Balance, $3378.62. Motion to accept as read by Paul, NM5PH, seconded by Bill, KK5ZH Motion passed.

Secretary’s Report

The minutes of the February meeting were emailed to members that the Secretary has email address for and posted to the web site, motion to accept the minutes as posted by Sturg WA5K, seconded, by Ron K5DJ motion passed.

Old Business

Hart Canyon Race not update.

DOD Comex Gray listened all day didn’t hear anything.

Ham Radio VE Test Secession April 16, 2016 in Durango.

Field day Undecided for location most like the Mancos CO location. Rumor has it that Durango Club is getting t-shirts made $15.00. Field Day June, 25-26 noon to noon.

National Parks on the Air is going on in honor of the National Parks 100th anniversary. You can find information ARRO NPOTA, runs throughout the year. Dave is wanting to coordinate a weekend where we all go to the different National Park/Monuments in the 4 Corners area and active these parks. If you are interested in camping out at one of the area sites for the weekend and want to do Ham Radio get with Dave K5AVO to set a weekend for doing this.

Your road mile cleanup is scheduled for April 2, 2016 and details will announced on the nets. Come help clean up our sponsored mile of the La Plata Highway.

Boy Scout Jamboree on the air (JOTA). The local Boy Scout District has decided to hold their Fall Camporee this weekend in order to participate in the JOTA. The Official Dates for this year’s JOTA is October 14, 15, 16, 2016.The District is looking at holding Camporee at McGee Park. Dave K5AVO and Gary K5RIZ are willing to be coordinators for this event so if you are interested in helping with this event contact Dave or Gary. If you want to know more about what the JOTA is there are website for the BSA and ARRL about it.

New Business

The rent on the TARC Post Office Box is due, $130.00. Motion made to pay the rental fee made by Bill KK5ZH, seconded by Lee KE5MDP, Motion vote was held on the 3 new member applications All Passed. Welcome to the new members Billy H., Linda H. and Allen P. The Secretary will try and contact the new members with the good news.

Motion to adjourn made by Bill KK5ZH, second by Doug NQ5G, Meeting

Adjourned 20:30

NOTES to ALL:

Dues ($15.00) for the New Year are Due contact Bobbie N5XDQ

Reminders

Join us for an informal breakfast gathering at Los Hermanitos Restaurant East in the Middle Fork Square on East Main St. at 7:30 am on Saturdays. Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to come eat, chat and get to know us.

Interested in the Fox, hunting here is some information that Brooks Marshall N5SXN found on Fox hunting antennas and attenuators. He has shown a couple of easy to make Measuring tape antennas at past meetings. The instructions for these item can be found at the following links online.

The tape instructions

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/tape_bm.htm

 

The attenuator:

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/a_atten.htm

 

And another type of active attenuator, different schematic:

http://ardf.veron.nl/files/Offset%20Attenuator%20Project.htm

An overview of a bunch of projects:

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/rdf.htm

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HAM VE Testing

Durango April 16th 2016

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Next Meeting of the TARC

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS:  March 10, 2016

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64). 

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Minutes for February 11, 2016 Meeting

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2016

 

Club Officers

President Dave KE7ILU

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Don KJ5GQ

Treasurer Bobby N5XDQ

 

Trustees

 Paul NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

Doug NQ5G 1yrs remaining 

 

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS:  March 10, 2016

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64). 

Introduced Special Visitor Ed James KA 8JMW Section Manager for ARRL . 

The meeting was called to order by Dave Jordan, KE7ILU, at 19:30.  

Introductions, There were 17 attendees with 4 new visitors. 

Treasurer’s Report

December 2105

Beginning Balance $3003.52, Income $0.00, Interest Nov. $0.03, Dec. $0.02, Expenses $0.00, Ending Balance $3003.57.

January 2016

Beginning Balance $3003.57, Income 15 Paid dues $225.00 2 Paid Dues $30.00, Interest Jan. $0.03, Expenses $0.00, Ending Balance $3258.60

Presented by Bobbie N5XDQ.

Motion to Accept by Paul NM5PH 2nd by Bill KK5ZH. 

Secretary’s Report 

The minutes of the January meeting were emailed to members that the Secretary has email address for and posted to the web site, motion to accept the minutes as posted by Bill KK5ZH, seconded, by Bobbie N5XDQ motion passed.  

Special Speaker for the Evening 

Special Guest Ed James KA 8JMW spoke for a while about the ARRL and what it does for Ham Radio. He also came bearing gifts, He gave the TARC an ARRL Banner, and a 2015ed. of “The ARRL Hand book For Radio Communication”. He also had a copy of the ARRL Repeater Guide which he hand out to lucky member who was Wayne W0ZW.  Look for Ed on the Breakfast Club net on 39.39 say hi. 

Old Business

Doug’s supply of used Ham parts and pieces has been just about used up as in some picked it all up and it is gone. 

Boy Scout Jamboree on the air. No news still waiting to hear from the Boy Scout District office. 

Items mentioned in passing Dues remain at $15.00, the Annual Audit was completed and reported last month. 

New Business 

Bobbie and Ben mentioned that they have been asked about helping with a bike race in May. Information is still thin but it is the Hart Canyon Race. 

School Ham Club Contest 8th through 11th, I failed to get what month written down. 

DOD Comex Friday nationwide, 39.39 Road Runner Net, 7236.5 on 40 meters, and the Mega Link on 2 meters. 05:00 to 17:00hrs. 

Highway Clean up April 2, meet at the La Plata gas station 9:00-9:30ish, after breakfast (see note below about breakfast). 

Ham testing will be in Durango April 16th 2016 

Field Day Jun25-26 noon to noon. 

National Parks on the Air is going on in honor of the National Parks 100th anniversary. You can find information ARRO NPOTA, runs throughout the year. 

We received 3 New Member Applications. 

Motion to adjourn made by Bill KK5ZH, second by Doug NQ5G, Meeting

Adjourned 20:30 

NOTES to ALL:

Dues ($15.00) for the New Year are Due contact Bobbie N5XDQ 

The Secretary is going to purge the Email list in well maybe March if he gets enough time, if you have not paid your dues your name will be removed from the Email list to receive the Minutes.

Reminders 

Join us for an informal breakfast gathering at Los Hermanitos Restaurant East in the Middle Fork Square on East Main St. at 7:30 am on Saturdays. Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to come eat, chat and get to know us. 

Interested in the Fox, hunting here is some information that Brooks Marshall N5SXN found on Fox hunting antennas and attenuators. He has shown a couple of easy to make Measuring tape antennas at past meetings. The instructions for these item can be found at the following links online. 

The tape instructions

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/tape_bm.htm 

The attenuator: 

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/a_atten.htm

And another type of active attenuator, different schematic: 

http://ardf.veron.nl/files/Offset%20Attenuator%20Project.htm 

An overview of a bunch of projects: 

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/rdf.htm

 

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Next Meeting of the TARC

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS:  February 11, 2016

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

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Meeting Minutes for January 14, 2016

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2016

 

 

Club Officers

President Dave KE7ILU

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Don KJ5GQ

Treasurer Bobby N5XDQ

 

Trustees

 Paul NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

Doug NQ5G 1yrs remaining

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS:  February 11, 2016

 

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64). 

The meeting was called to order by Dave Jordan, KE7ILU, at 19:30.  There were 15 attendees with 2 new visitors. 

Treasurer’s Report

No Treasurer’s Report, Bobbie N5XDQ was not present. 

Secretary’s Report 

The minutes of the December meeting were emailed to members that the Secretary has email address for and posted to the web site, motion to accept the minutes as posted by Doug NQ5G, seconded, by Gary K5RIZ motion passed.  

Old Business 

1st of the year brunch is January 9th at Doug NQ5G and Betty’s KB5RUA 

Boy Scout Jamboree on the air. Gary K5RIZ Emailed the District Rep. about doing the Fall Camporee in conjunction with the Jamboree on the air in the fall. He has not heard back if they are wanting/going to do that. One possible location was Lions Wilderness Park, a second possible location might be Magee Park. 

The Election of officers was last month and were reviewed. See the list at the top of the page. 

Dues were officially voted on to remain at $15:00. Motioned by Lee KE5MPD, second by Paul NM5PH, motion passed. 

The interference the repeaters have been experiencing is known about and is being hunted down but had not been found. 

New Business 

The Annual Audit by the Trustees was held January 9th and the report was presented the club by Paul NM5PH Motion to accept the report was made by Gary K5RIZ, 2nd by Sterg WA5K, Motion passed. 

Doug’s supply of used Ham parts and pieces has been just about used up as in some picked it all up and it is gone. 

Don KJ5GQ asked if anyone had been watching the web site as he has been trying to up load the minutes and do a few other things while he is in there. The two visitors found out about the meeting from the web site. 

Ham Fest the last Saturday of January Hoffman Town Shopping Center Albq. 

Motion to adjourn made by Doug NQ5G, second by Lee KE5MPD, Meeting

Adjourned 20:30 

NOTES to ALL:

Dues ($15.00) for the New Year are Due contact Bobbie N5XDQ 

The Secretary is going to purge the Email list in February if you have not paid your dues your name will be removed from the Email list to receive the Minutes. 

Reminders 

Join us for an informal breakfast gathering at Los Hermanitos Restaurant East in the Middle Fork Square on East Main St. at 7:30 am on Saturdays. Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to come eat, chat and get to know us. 

Interested in the Fox, hunting here is some information that Brooks Marshall N5SXN found on Fox hunting antennas and attenuators. He has shown a couple of easy to make Measuring tape antennas at past meetings. The instructions for these item can be found at the following links online. 

The tape instructions

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/tape_bm.htm 

The attenuator: 

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/a_atten.htm 

And another type of active attenuator, different schematic: 

http://ardf.veron.nl/files/Offset%20Attenuator%20Project.htm 

An overview of a bunch of projects: 

http://theleggios.net/wb2hol/projects/rdf/rdf.htm

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