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LHARG Monthly News – January, 2023

We had a special guest speaker last month, Chris, KK6VZD President of the Yuba/Sutter Amateur Radio Club. Chris described his Club’s activities and participated in our Net. Our website has been updated with 2023 schedules for State QSO Parties and ARRL Contests. Our recent addition of Echolink capabilities to our Repeater has enabled members and guests to check in from virtually anywhere in the USA. Former members who have moved away have checked in from as far away as Florida and Kentucky! Our Hams & Coffee get together held at KS Café was fun, covering a variety of topics (including Ham radio). We will be getting together again in the future, so consider joining us to rag chew, more to come. We help with programming handheld radios. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – December, 2022

The Group is looking forward to Winter Field Day Saturday, January 28th at 11:00 AM through Sunday, 11:00 AM. Similar to Field Day, operators try to get out and set up outdoors using portable battery or solar powered equipment. This type of event helps us hone our emergency communications skills and test out our gear. Our Hams & Coffee get together held at KS Café was fun, covering a variety of topics (including Ham radio). We will be getting together again in the future, so consider joining us to rag chew, more to come. We help with programming handheld radios. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – November, 2022

We are excited to recognize a newly licensed Ham Operator and member, Claude, KN6WGH. All new members get a “Welcome Package” which contains information on local Repeaters, LHARG Brochure outlining our Mission and activities and articles of interest such as “How Propagation Works.” Our Hams & Coffee get together held at KS Café was fun, covering a variety of topics (including Ham radio). We will be getting together again in the future, so consider joining us to rag chew, more to come. We help with programming handheld radios. Regarding the Ham Bands, we have noticed an increase in contacts on both the 10 and 17m Band. One of our members had a confirmed Digital contact with a station on 17m in Antarctica! Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – October, 2022

We welcomed new member Bob, KN6CWC. Bob recently received his Technicians license and the club is happy to be his “Elmer” offering help when needed. We participated in the California QSO Party, making 76 contacts with 18 States, 22 Counties and two Provinces. Another fun time on HF was the Route 66 QSO Event. The folks who run this event in Arizona send you QSL cards with a map of the famous Route. If you contact all three and line up their cards, you get a map of the route thru Arizona, we have two out of three. Our Hams & Coffee get together held at KS Café was fun, covering a variety of topics (including Ham radio). We will be getting together again in the future, so consider joining us to rag chew, more to come. We help on programming hand held radios. Regarding the Ham Bands, we have noticed an increase in contacts on both the 10 and 17m Band. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – September, 2022

We welcomed new member Craig to our Group. Craig successfully passed his Technicians exam and is looking forward to checking in to our weekly Net. Our Hams & Coffee get together held at KS Café was fun, covering a variety of topics (including Ham radio). We will be getting together again in the future, so consider joining us to rag chew, more to come. Several members helped out at the Annual Hamfest sponsored by the Western Placer Amateur Radio Group. Technical advice is shared by our members both at the meetings as well as privately between members. We help on programming hand held radios. Regarding the Ham Bands, we have noticed an increase in contacts on both the 17 and 20m Band with contacts made in Angola, Sweden, Puerto Rico as well as the continental US and Canada. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – August, 2022

We welcomed two new members to our Group, Mark, KM6HDI and Art, KI6GYY. Mark and Art are enthusiastic Hams. The equipment is working well thanks to John, NQ6Q and LC, N7VQC. Our Ham & Coffee get together will be held at KS Café September 21 at 9:00. Come on down to rag chew. Technical advice is shared by our members both at the meetings as well as privately between members. We help on programming hand held radios. Regarding the Ham Bands, we have noticed an increase in contacts on both the 17 and 20m Band with contacts made in Australia, Barbados, Italy and New Zealand, as well as the continental US. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – July, 2022

Field Day 2022 was hot and fun! We contacted 208 fellow Ham operators from all over the USA, Canada and Mexico. With 64 CW, 99 digital and 45 phone contacts, we came away with a strong sense of accomplishment and teamwork. Top States were California, Oregon and Colorado. Canada came in strong as well. Dan’s Grandson, Caleb, age 8, contacted 5 operators, several in Canada. Equally important, 14 visitors came by to learn more about Ham radio. Another high point of Field day was a visit by our Section Manager, Carol, KP4MD. Carol visited over 18 different Club sites and we were honored that she chose our site to come by and say hello and take Facebook pictures. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – June, 2022

The month of June is a particularly exciting month in Amateur Ham Radio. Every year, on the last weekend of the month of June, Ham Operators across the country and Canada grab their gear and go outdoors to make as many contacts as possible. As in past years, the Group will be setting up near the Sports Pavilion on Saturday, the 25th in the Morning. Consider coming by before playing Pickleball or Tennis and saying hi to us. We are happy to show you our equipment and explain Ham Radio in a modern, digital era. Under our licensed supervision, Grandkids can get on the air as well. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – January, 2022

CQ, CQ, CQ this is KN6DRN calling all fellow Ham Operators. Why not dust off your radios and take a new look at our Club this year. Several less active members have rejoined us and are checking into our weekly net. Senior members are happy to hear their voices on the air once again. We welcomed new member Gerry, KG6OQE who has rediscovered his interest in the hobby and has added his call sign into our Net Rotation as a Net Control Operator. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – December, 2021

We are pleased that the Board approved our request for a new Repeater. The support from the Properties & Finance Committees is greatly appreciated. Better coverage and a more reliable and modern Repeater will better serve the Community. As always, thanks to John, NQ6Q and LC, N7VQC for all their research and expertise. The equipment, owned by the Association, will be maintained by the Club. The month of January brings with it the North America QSO Party. Hams will be trying to make as many contacts as possible, on January 22nd from 10:00 AM (1800 UTC) until 10:00PM (0600 UTC). The following weekend of January 29th thru the 30th is the Annual Winter Field Day event. Starting Saturday at 11:00 AM (1900 UTC) ending Sunday, at 11:00AM (1900 UTC). Points are awarded for number of contacts as well as bonus points for portable power and setting up away from home base stations. The Group has a goal of making more contacts than last year. 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 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com