Baker to Vegas Run will be featured at the May Meeting

Our own President Dave Glenn, N6TEB, and our VP of Membership Kent Savage, K6WCI, will be presenting information on their latest experience doing volunteer communication for the Baker to Vegas race.

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Guest Speaker Doug Dowds W6HB

Tclip_image002his month Doug Dowds W6HB will be our guest speaker. Doug will be speaking to us about Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Association (BIARA). Doug is currently the President and co-founder of BIARA, whose mission is to support the success of the Museum Battleship Iowa, the Pacific Battleship Center and the National Museum of the Surface Navy in San Pedro, California. He will present an overview of the mission of BIARA and show us the current configurations of the radios and antennas installations that support the operations of BIARA aboard the USS Iowa.


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Bill Scholz, W1HIJ, will be December’s Guest Speaker

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“WWHI” or “what would happen if …” is a presentation targeted on how to get a “served agency” to gladly and enthusiastically sign up for volunteer assistance to support emergency communications.



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70 Year Anniversary Special Event Station Planned

clip_image002As many of you already know, this year is the Club’s 70th anniversary. In celebration of reaching this milestone, we are planning to celebrate our 70 years of service to Downey and the surrounding communities by setting up a Special Event Station.

The date for this event is November 13-14.


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Janet Margelli, KL7MF, from HRO November’s Guest Spraker

clip_image002Ham Radio Outlet is the world’s largest distributor of amateur radio equipment, and 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of HRO

Janet Margelli, KL7MF/V63QQ, will tell the story of the founding of “The Candy Store,” remembering its founders and key people who contributed to its growth and success. Her program “HRO: The Candy Store Story” takes you on a tour of the HRO nationwide network, providing an insider’s view of all the components of the HRO success story.


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Jim Stockwell, W6KC, will be our August Guest Speaker

clip_image002Jim will present his Mobile in Europe talk about his travels with Ham Radio in Europe. In 1971, shortly after graduating with an MBA degree from USC, he spent five months traveling throughout Europe in a VW camper outfitted with a Yaesu FT-101 and a Hustler mobile antenna,


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January Guest Speaker…Arnie Shatz, N6HC

clip_image002Arnie Shatz, N6HC, will be our guest speaker for January.

What is all this hype about FT-8? Is it ham radio? Can I contact a Dxpedition using FT-8? What do I need to try this new mode? Arnie, will attempt to answer these questions, and more, at our January meeting.  Don’t miss it!


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DARC Annual Luncheon

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Dick Norton, N6AA, Will Be September’s Guest Speaker

clip_image002September’s Guest Speaker ARRL Southwestern Division Director Dick Norton, N6AA, will speak on the ARRL and current happenings in Amateur Radio

Dick Norton, N6AA, was first licensed in 1955 as KN2PHF. Initially active in traffic nets and DXing, he is mostly active today on-the-air
in contests.

Operating in CQ WW DX Contests from all of the 40 zones has given him an opportunity to see the world and meet with amateurs from all corners of the globe.

Dick is currently ARRL Southwestern Division Director as well as president of the Southern California Contest Club. He has spoken frequently at Dayton, Visalia, and other conventions.


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