San Joaquin Valley Section Report – June 2007

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION Report for the month of June 2007:

Greetings from the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section.

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Mark your calendars. The California QSO Party is October 6-7, 2007. Check for information. The California Historical Radio Society Central Valley Chapter Swap Meet is October 6, 2007 at the corner of 13th and X Streets in Merced. Check for information. Pacificon 2007 is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA. Check for information. The International DX Convention is April 25-28, 2008 at Visalia. Check for information.

When your affiliated club elects officers for the next year, be sure to update your club’s information on the affiliated club area of the ARRL web page so you club will get any information sent from the ARRL Club department. If you fail to update your clubs information for 2 years, your club will be placed in the inactive file.

Need to take an Amateur exam? Check the ARRL web page, for exam information. You can also search for Amateur Radio Classes in your area.

The Northern California Net (NCN), the Section Traffic Net, meets nightly on 3.533 MHZ at 7 PM Pacific Time. The slow speed training session of the net meets nightly on 3.533 MHZ at 9 PM Pacific Time. Handling traffic on CW is a good way to improve your CW skills. The Daytime Region 6 Traffic Net meets daily at 3:30 pacific time on or near 7.275 MHZ. The California Traffic Net meets daily on 3.906 MHZ and 6:30 PM local time. The noon time net meets on 7.268.5 MHz. This net handles a lot of messages.

PACIFICON, the ARRL Pacific Division is October 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon CA. This is a good time for new Amateurs and new upgrades to view the new radios and other accessories, attend many of the numerous sessions on the various aspects of Amateur Radio where you can learn something new. Amateur Exams will be given and there is a 1-day Technician class so anyone can earn an Amateur License. You can download the PACIFICON brochure at This is a .pdf file. Advanced registration is $10 and it is $15 at the door. The Antenna Seminar is all day on Friday. There is a breakfast on Saturday Morning and a banquet on Saturday night. ARRL members can be initiated into the Royal Order of the Wouff Hong at midnight Saturday night. The Swap meet is Sunday morning. This is a great event for all Amateurs, experienced and new. Full details for Pacificon can be found at This site has all the prices for the various activities that take place at the convention. Keep watching this site as new information is posted from time to time as the details are worked out.

It is my sad duty to report that K6ENQ Hal is a Silent Key. He will be missed.

A number of Amateur Radio Clubs did fireworks patrols on July 4, 2007, to look for improper fireworks and fires in the very dry San Joaquin Valley.

Top SJV Section Scores for the ARRL 2006 Ten Meter Contest were 1st KA6BIM, 2nd KW6N, and 3rd KI6VC.

Top SJV Section Scores for the 2007 ARRL RTTY Roundup were 1st NN6NN, 2nd KE6RAD, and 3rd AK6DV.

Top SJV Section Scores for the 2007 ARRL International DX Contest (CW) were 1st, WS6X, 2nd N2NS, and 3rd K6OQ. WS6X was 4th in the Pacific Division.

Congratulations to WS6X who earned DXCC on 160 Meters.

Congratulations to KB6CLV on completing the ARECC Level One Course.

Traffic for June: K6RAU 15, W6DPD 2, and W6SX 15. Total 32. PSHR: K6RAU 63 and W6SX 49.