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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DARC Field Day ‘19


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Joe Ayers, AE6XE, April guest speaker

clip_image002Joe Ayers, AE6XE, will be our April guest speaker on the topic of Mesh Networks.

Joe has been a ham since 1974 starting with WB0TWC, N5OVO, AD6VD, then AE6XE.

Professionally Joe has worked in product development for over 30 years, starting out at Texas Instruments in the 1980s and now works for Schnieder Electric in the Industrial Automation R&D group creating control systems to automate industrial facilities, including oil refineries, nuclear, and coal power plants.

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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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