EmComm Mutual Aid in a Digital World
by Dan Goldstein KJ6KEU
"EmComm Mutual Aid in a Digital World" builds on lessons learned from recent disasters. "Mutual Aid" answers the question, "If my team can't respond, who will help?" It also clarifies which local teams support the Red Cross, Salvation Army, hospitals, schools, tribal governments, critical infrastructure, served agencies, neighborhoods, and others. In addition, it addresses why the digital component (Internet) needs to be considered, and what resources are necessary (WinLink, AREDN, solar generators, etc.). Finally, it points to standardized training that can help us meet the government's need for resource typing to facilitate mutual aid deployments.
Dan Goldstein KJ6KEU
Dan is the Region 2 Emergency Communications mutual aid coordinator, the Administrative Sergeant for the Alameda County Sheriff's Communications Team, and the ARRL East Bay Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC). He also serves as Hayward Planning Commissioner, Hayward Education Foundation treasurer, HOA board president, and CMA chapter president. In his spare time, he plays ice hockey and rides motorcycles. He adores his two college age kids, and their Siberian Husky "Jack".
Surprisingly, these programs have not only benefited non-Ham communities but have also benefited sponsoring Clubs. In this presentation we'll cover why these Community Radio programs started, and how they might actually help to ensure the growth of our Clubs and even shape the future of our Amateur Radio Service.
Alan Thompson, W6WN
Alan was first licensed at age 11, and is a satellite Internet Field Engineer. In 2018, he was part of a Disaster Recovery Team that helped restore cell-phone service in Paradise shortly after the Camp Fire cut emergency communications and killed 85 people. What Alan witnessed there turned him into an "Accidental Evangelist" for community fire and communications safety.
Alan is a member of his local El Dorado County and Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Clubs, and serves as the Public Information Officer for CERA, The Community Emergency Radio Association, a newly-formed 501C3 non-profit. He has lived most of his life in Placerville where he and his wife, Debra, now share their home with two dogs and 12 cats.
August 19, 2022
3D Printing for Ham Radio
by Alan Biocca, W6AKB
What is 3D printing
What is 3D printing good for?
How does 3D Printing work?
Examples of 3D Printing for Ham Radio
What does it take to get started?
View/download a copy of Alan's slides in PDF format by clicking here.
Alan Biocca, W6AKB
Extra Class (formerly WB6ZQZ, WN6ZQZ)
Graduated UC Berkeley in Electronics and Software Engineering
Worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab for 37 years building systems for Scientific Research
Amateur Radio Licensed since 1968
Participating in Field Day since 1970
Making Pneumatic Antenna Launchers since 2002
3D Printing since 2017
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DMR and D-Star
by Jim Moen, K6JM
The Club is making changes to the W6CX D-STAR repeater. My presentation at tonight’s meeting will cover a bit about digital stuff, what’s called Multi-Mode and what the upcoming changes are all about.
Jim Moen, K6JM
In mid 2003, I re-tested and got back on the air using my original call K0ZXU as a vanity call. I upgraded in 2006 and got vanity call K6XZ. Finally in 2009, I was able to get this call.
May 21, 2021
John Trinterud (JT) K9ONR, Project Lead
March 19, 2021:
John Miller, K6MM
John was first licensed as WV2BQJ in 1958 while living in Syracuse, NY. In 1976, John'.s career took him to Silicon Valley, where he reconnected with amateur radio in the late 90s. Since then John has focused heavily on DXing, contesting, and recruiting new operators into the hobby. A DXCC Honor Roll member, John holds 8-Band DXCC, and is working on completing 160M for the 9th band. His article entitled "The No Excuses 160M Vertical" won the cover plaque award for the June 2009 issue of QST.
John was a DXpedition operator at PJ7E Sint Maarten, K9W Wake Atoll, K1N Navassa Island, K5P Palmyra Atoll, and KH1/KH7Z KH1 Baker Island. He was also a pilot and/or webmaster for NH8S (Swains Island), C82DX (Mozambique), FT4TA (Tromelin), 3G0ZC (Juan Fernandez), and VK0EK (Heard Island).
John is the current President of the Northern California DX Foundation, a Past-President of the Northern California Contest Club, a former Director of the Northern California DX Club, and a founding member of the CW Operators . Club. He is also a member of the editorial staff of the National Contest Journal, and Co-Chairman of the International DX Convention for 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021.
In addition to his four grandchildren, John's interests include website design, piano composition, and exploring the back roads of the Bay Area on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
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