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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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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