March Guest Speaker……Bob Grubic, NC6Q

clip_image002Bob Grubic, NC6Q, will be our March presenter with his Vacation DXpedition in Panama presentation.

Bob has been licensed for over 40 years, and holds an Amateur Extra Class license. Though inactive for many years raising a family, he’s been very active the last 15 years. He has served in many Ham Radio positions.

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John Johnson; W6NH, Becomes a SK

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Dave Glawson, WA6CGR, is the October Guest Speaker

clip_image002Dave Glawson, WA6CGR, will present a talk on various topics for the October meeting and will be bringing test gear that will allow “deviation” testing on HTs. So if you want your HT evaluated be sure to bring it along.

FM – Our most used mode.

For our October meeting Dave Glawson, WA6CGR will present an overview of FM and its advantages and pitfalls. He will bring along a highly accurate frequency counter from “The Lab”, so bring along your HT and check its accuracy.

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Field Day ‘18


Join us for Field Day!  Set up begins at 1100 hours on Friday June 22nd.  Operating commences at 1100 Hours on June 23rd and  concludes on June 24th at 1100 Hours.  The address is 8325 3rd St., Downey, CA 90241.

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April Guest Speaker, Carole Snyder

clip_image002We are very pleased to have Carole Snyder as our guest speaker this month at our regular meeting. She is not a ham but has years of experience dealing with, and working with emergencies.

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February Guest Speaker…Radky Khlok, KJ6DKK

clip_image002Radky Khlok, KJ6DKX, is the new Emergency Manager for the City of Downey. She has a master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy from the California State University- Long Beach and has been in the field of emergency management for more than 7 years.

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DARC 2017 Ham of the Year

Congratulations to Ray Olesen, AD6AF, on becoming DARC’s 2017 Ham of the Year!


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11.05.17 Annual Luncheon

Image result for luncheon Our luncheon will once again be hosted at the Rio Hondo Country Club and Event Center in Downey on Old River School Road. Tickets are $25 per person and include a choice of beef, chicken or fish entrée, Salad and Vegetable. Doors will open at 11:30 AM, November 5th with lunch served promptly at noon.

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Gordon West , WB6NOA, Guest Speaker

Gordon West, WB6NOA, Guest Speaker for our 2017 Luncheon

clip_image002This year we are having a very special year end luncheon. Our guest speaker will be none other than Gordon West, WB6NOA affectionately known to the ham community as Gordo. It has been 14 years since Gordo last visited our club.

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Ray Day, N6HE, will be our August Guest Speaker



Ray Day, N6HE, will be presenting information on the 2017 K6PV Catalina Islands On The Air trip by the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club.


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