Fullerton Radio Club will be having our regular net tonight at 7:30 on the K6QEH repeater (146.970- PL 136.5 Hz) followed by our 3rd Wednesday General Meeting at 8 on Zoom.
For the past ten months, we have been “meeting” each other every Wednesday by using the Zoom communications platform. I’m not sure if any of us had used Zoom before March. I had never heard of it. While many club members have become proficient at using Zoom to join a meeting and participate in the conversation, several folks have mentioned not being confident in using all of Zoom’s features, such as selecting and using virtual backgrounds, video filters, screen sharing, sharing your phone’s screen (makes a good remote camera), and other features. Let’s make Wednesday’s meeting a workshop of using Zoom.
In preparation for the meeting, I would like to assign you some “homework.”
If you have not had much opportunity to use Zoom’s “screen sharing” feature, come to the meeting with a picture or document to practice sharing already open on your computer’s desktop.
If you have more experience with Zoom, prepare to share a feature you would like to highlight and demonstrate to the group. I hope to learn more about Zoom from those of you who use it frequently.
By the end of our meeting I would hope we will all be comfortable using screen sharing, as it is a feature that really enhances your ability to share and demonstrate things on Zoom.
Fullerton Radio Club will be having our regular net tonight at 7:30 on the K6QEH repeater (146.970- PL 136.5 Hz) followed by our 2nd Wednesday meetup at 8 on Zoom.
If you have a project to share, or something you think will be of interest to the group, you are encouraged to share it. If you just want to listen to what everyone is up to, that’s absolutely okay, too.
Fullerton Radio Club will be having our regular net tonight at 7:30 on the K6QEH repeater (146.970- PL 136.5 Hz) followed by a meetup at 8 on Zoom.
In addition to anything you would like to share or talk about, we will talk about Ham Nation leaving the Twit.tv network after almost 10 years and joining forces with Josh Nass’s Ham Radio Crash Course You Tube channel.
We will have our usual net Wednesday at 7:30 on our regular repeater (146.970- PL 136.5 Hz) followed by a meetup at 8 on Zoom.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Amateur Radio on the ISS, the ISS 2 meter station will be transmitting slow scan television images from 8 am PST 12/24 until noon PST 12/31. We will talk about the (pretty simple) equipment needed to capture these images. Come and join us.
We will have our usual net Wednesday at 7:30 on our regular repeater (146.970- PL 136.5 Hz) followed by a presentation on APRS at 8 on Zoom.
Bob Houghton AD6QF will lead a presentation and discussion on the topic of the Automatic Packet Reporting System, or APRS. Bob will give a brief history of APRS followed by an overview of some of the capabilities of this system. He will highlight some of the radios that have APRS features built-in. He will also demonstrate some websites where APRS stations can be viewed on a map. The presentation will also demonstrate sending and receiving short text messages through digipeaters, both with and without help from the internet. Finally, Bob will be surveying club members for interest in starting an APRS experimentation group with the intention of getting other club members to try out this interesting mode.
Please, everyone; do have something of scientific interest on your own computer that you can show us while talking about it. It doesn’t have to be presentation; just whatever you can click on so that what you see on your screen will be what we all see. (Look for the green “share” button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.)
The past two Wednesdays, we have started discussing ways to increase “hands-on” activity at our meetings. Come join us this Wednesday as we explore ways to promote amateur radio “lifelong learning.” The proposal is to devote some of our meeting time to exploring various amateur radio topics. For some members, this will be a way to revisit and review things that you have already experienced. For other members this will be a way to get exposed to some new ham radio activities. The goal is to have fun and learn some things at the same time.
Here are a few possible areas for exploration. Please feel free to add to this list.
APRS DMR Hotspots Echolink (IRLP?) Portable Operation / QRP Antennas Kit building Weak signal digital modes: WSJX – FT8, JT4, JT9, JT65, QRA64, ISCAT, MSK144. WSPR ARDF / Mobile T-hunting Satellite operation Website design and oversight – developing content for the website Get on the Air night – exploring different bands and modes Zoom tips and tricks – presenting, virtual backgrounds, hosting CW
We will start at 7:30 with our regular 2 meter net. (146.970- PL 136.5) followed by meeting on Zoom. Same meeting number and password as usual.
Join us Wednesday evening for a casual roundtable net at 7:30 pm (see below for details), followed by our monthly general meeting on Zoom at 8:00. At this month’s meeting, we will be discussing future plans for the club as well as holding our annual election of officers.
Zoom meeting credentials are the same as we have been using. Check your email for details.
We will have our usual net Wednesday at 7:30 on our regular repeater followed by a meetup at 8 on Zoom. I’ll have a few trivia questions for the net. Come to Zoom to share what you have been up to lately.
Repeater: K6QEH – 146.970 MHz- PL 136.5 Hz
All hams welcome. Stop by and say hello.
Followed by an online meetup on Zoom at 8. You can tell us about a project you are working on, chat with the group, or just listen. Same meeting number and password as usual.
Join us Wednesday evening for a casual roundtable net at 7:30 (see below for details), followed by our monthly general meeting on Zoom at 8:00. Our speaker this month will be Dennis Kidder, W6DQ, co-author of Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio.
Dennis will be talking about the Arduino and its application to amateur radio.
Did you know the FRC now has a Weekly Wednesday Net?
We have revived a very old FRC tradition. Come join us for our Wednesday Night 2 meter roundtable net. If you haven’t been on 2 meter FM for a while, this is a good excuse to be sure your batteries are charged and your radio still works! See below for frequency and PL.
Since we are not currently meeting in person monthly, we have rearranged our schedule to meet weekly, but virtually, using Zoom. You are welcome to join us on 2 meters for a casual roundtable net every Wednesday evening at 7:30, followed by a session on Zoom at 8:00. Since the propagation is always excellent on Zoom, we have been seeing some familiar faces who live too far away to attend in-person meetings.
First Wednesday of the month 7:30 pm – 2 m Roundtable Net 8:00 pm – Chat, listen, or ‘show and tell’ if you like on Zoom
Second Wednesday of the month 5:40 pm – Board Meeting on Zoom (all members are always welcome) 7:30 pm – 2 m Roundtable Net 8:00 pm – TAG on Zoom (You can bring something to share, or just see what projects other folks have been working on.)
Third Wednesday of the month 7:30 pm – 2 m Roundtable Net 8:00 pm – FRC ‘regular’ monthly meeting on Zoom. Usually a talk / presentation.
Fourth Wednesday of the month 7:30 pm – 2 m Roundtable Net 8:00 pm – Chat, listen, or ‘show and tell’ if you like on Zoom
Fifth Wednesday of the month (If there is one) 7:30 pm – 2 m Roundtable Net 8:00 pm – Chat, listen, or ‘show and tell’ if you like on Zoom
Our net is held on the K6QEH (Raytheon Fullerton) repeater. 146.97 Hz – offset. PL is 136.5 Hz
If you would like to visit one of our meetings, contact Bob AD6QF and he will send you the Zoom meeting information.