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LHARG Meeting Place

The ARG will not be holding our weekly Monday Evening meetings at the Sports Pavilion effective July 20, 2020 due to closures per our HOA. The weekly Monday evening Net will still be held at 7:00 PM on 443.225 Mhz, with a PL 167.9.

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We look forward to having a great 2021 – come and join us if you’re interested in learning about the latest technologies and activities of Ham Radio.

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LHARG Monthly News – April 2021

We are happy to announce the Group’s Repeater is back on the air. Thank you John, NQ6Q and L.C., N7VCC for your hard work. Special thanks to the Western Placer Amateur Radio Club for allowing us to use their Repeater during the down time. We continue to test and research to find the best antenna and location for the Repeater, stay tuned (no pun intended). Some of the Members spent time watching the ARRL Ham Virtual Expo on their computers. Presentations were given covering an incredible wide range of topics. Sun Cycles, Propagation, How to Solder, 3D Printing, and about 80 other topics were available for the user to select from. The Worldwide SSB Contest was held and contacts were made to the East Coast and North to Canada. We continue to Zoom our pre-Net meetings every Monday night at 6:30 PM. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in amateur radio, please check out the LHARG. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 443.2250 MHz, 167.9 PL. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – March, 2021

Keeping with the spirit of “Spring Cleaning” our Repeater has been taken down for maintenance and clean up by L.C., N7VQC. This important job has been undertaken to improve the coverage to our Lincoln Hills Community. In the event of an emergency, it is critical that our voice transmissions can be clearly heard. John, NQ6Q has been testing various antennas and compiling those results for analysis. Thank you L.C. and John. Special thanks to the Western Placer Amateur Radio Club for allowing us to use their Repeater during the down time. We continue to Zoom our pre-Net meetings every Monday night at 6:30 PM. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in amateur radio, please check out the LHARG.  The LHARG conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 443.2250 MHz, 167.9 PL. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo 2021

This weekend March 13-14, the ARRL is sponsoring the online Virtual Expo. Participants can log on and watch live presentations on many Amateur Radio topics. You can ask questions online and choose from a wide list of topics to attend. Here is the information you need to sign up.

The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is approaching fast, taking place on March 13-14, 2021. This Expo features many new speakers, kit-building workshops, panel discussions, booth prizes, and much more. Early Bird discount tickets are available for a limited time and include entry for the Live 2-day period plus the 30-day on-demand period. Register at qsotodayhamexpo.com

At the Expo, there’s something for everyone:

  • Learn from a packed lineup of 80+ renowned ham radio speakers.  Use the new calendar features to download times directly to your calendar. See the full lineup at qsotodayhamexpo.com/speakers.
  • Take part in a Live Buildathon of kit-building workshops. Purchase kits now and have them delivered prior to the Expo so you can build from the convenience of your home. Learn more and order kits at qsotodayhamexpo.com/build-a-thons.
  • Walk through the virtual exhibit hall filled with popular amateur radio suppliers. Watch live product demos of the latest equipment. New video technology will be used to provide a better experience for attendees to engage with exhibitors.
  • Visit the “Ask the ARRL Lab” and ARRL booths. ARRL Lab engineers will be available to answer questions and share tips about a project you’re working on or suggestions to overcome a problem with a station installation, antenna, or a piece of gear.
  • ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, will keynote at 2000 UTC (3 PM EST) on March 13.
  • Take advantage of the very cool virtual lounges, which allow you to meet up with fellow hams using the latest video technology.

A number of exhibitors will be doing drawings for some great prizes – including some exciting high-end items!

You can participate from the convenience of your home without spending a dime on travel! So if you’ve never been to an in-person hamfest, you can participate in the Expo and get the same benefits. The platform simulates a full convention experience. 

Come and join thousands of ham radio operators – go to qsotodayhamexpo.com now to learn more and get registered!

We look forward to having you join us at Expo for an amazing and engaging experience.

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo 2021

This weekend March 13-14, 2021 the ARRL is sponsoring the online Virtual Ham Expo. Participants can log on and watch live presentations on many Amateur Radio topics. You can ask questions online and choose from a wide list of topics to attend. Here is the information you need to sign up.

The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is approaching fast, taking place on March 13-14, 2021. This Expo features many new speakers, kit-building workshops, panel discussions, booth prizes, and much more. Early Bird discount tickets are available for a limited time and include entry for the Live 2-day period plus the 30-day on-demand period. Register at qsotodayhamexpo.com

At the Expo, there’s something for everyone:

  • Learn from a packed lineup of 80+ renowned ham radio speakers.  Use the new calendar features to download times directly to your calendar. See the full lineup at qsotodayhamexpo.com/speakers.
  • Take part in a Live Buildathon of kit-building workshops. Purchase kits now and have them delivered prior to the Expo so you can build from the convenience of your home. Learn more and order kits at qsotodayhamexpo.com/build-a-thons.
  • Walk through the virtual exhibit hall filled with popular amateur radio suppliers. Watch live product demos of the latest equipment. New video technology will be used to provide a better experience for attendees to engage with exhibitors.
  • Visit the “Ask the ARRL Lab” and ARRL booths. ARRL Lab engineers will be available to answer questions and share tips about a project you’re working on or suggestions to overcome a problem with a station installation, antenna, or a piece of gear.
  • ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, will keynote at 2000 UTC (3 PM EST) on March 13.
  • Take advantage of the very cool virtual lounges, which allow you to meet up with fellow hams using the latest video technology.

A number of exhibitors will be doing drawings for some great prizes – including some exciting high-end items! You can participate from the convenience of your home without spending a dime on travel! So if you’ve never been to an in-person hamfest, you can participate in the Expo and get the same benefits. The platform simulates a full convention experience. 

Come and join thousands of ham radio operators – go to qsotodayhamexpo.com now to learn more and get registered!

We look forward to having you join us at Expo for an amazing and engaging experience.

Winter Field Day January 30-31, 2021

Why not join in, starting Saturday January 30th at 11:00 AM PST and participate on the air for Winter Field Day? Improve your on air skills and at the same time have fun contacting fellow Hams from across the USA and Canada. WFDA’s goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services. More details can be found on the Website http://www.winterfieldday.com

Update: The Group participated in WFD and had outdoor battery powered set ups. We submitted our logs and scored over 6,000 points. We contacted 7 separate States and Canada. It was a beautiful Winter Day here in Northern California.

North America QSO Party January 16 thru January 17, 2021

Fire up your Rig for the upcoming SSB North America QSO Party! The QSO’s begin starting Saturday at 10:00 AM PST and running thru Sunday morning, ending at 10:00 AM PST. This is a great opportunity to make as many contacts as possible using Single Side Band as your mode and see how many points you can accumulate. The rules can be found at the Website https://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf. Good luck to all!

LHARG Bids Fond Farewell to Stu, K3RZB

The LHARG wishes Stu Gallant, K3RZB and Hilda the best as they embark on a new chapter of life in Florida.

The Club benefited greatly from Stu’s leadership and knowledge during his time as President.

Although Stu has relocated to Central Florida, we are sure to keep in touch with him and tap his knowledge from time to time.

Dan Lehrer, KN6DRN has been nominated and accepted the Club’s new Presidency. We wish him luck in his new position.

CQ World Wide DX Contest October 24-25, 2020 & November 28-29, 2020

Fire up your radios and CW keys for the CQ World Wide DX Contest on October 24-25, 2020 for SSB and November 28-26, 2020 for CW. The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible. See below website for further information

http://www.cqww.com

California QSO Party 2020

The California QSO Party for 2020 starts on Saturday October 3rd at 1600 UTC and runs thru Sunday October 4th 2200 UTC. Stations outside of California, worldwide, work stations in California only. The 58 counties of CA are the multipliers. Stations work all stations in or out of CA. The 50 states and 8 Canadian areas are the multipliers. Stations outside of Canada and the US add to one’s total but do not count as multipliers.

It’s a lot of fun just to make contacts even if you don’t compete seriously. For more information click the link below. have fun!

http://www.cqp.org