Hamcon 2017


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Dick Palmer, WB6JDH is May’s Guest Speaker



Our own Dick Palmer, WB6JDH, will be the guest speaker at May’s meeting. Dick will be presenting information on QRP operations and project building.


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DARC 2016 Ham of the Year…Rick Norwood, KD6KHJ


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DARC Activates RC-17 For NPOTA


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Chip Margelli, K7JA, to Speak at November Luncheon


Chip’s Topic…”Confessions of a Field Day Junkie” a hilarious look at why we do Field Day and what makes who we are. This should be very entertaining and funny.

Click here for K7JA’s Bio

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10.29.16 DARC’s NPOTA Operation

This event is sunrise (0609 hours) to sunset (1801 hours) on Saturday 10/29.

Directions to the Nike site.

From the 405 heading North from the 10 exit Mulholland Drive turn left and head West.

2016-10-06_18-37-45A few miles down you will come to a T intersection, Mulholland becomes a dirt road and goes left.

You do not want to go right on Encino Hills Drive.

layoutFollow the dirt road, a few miles till you come to a gate blocking the road, The road is in good shape just dusty.

Park so as not to block the gate and walk up the hill, you will see the old guard station and signage for LA 96C.

downloadWe will be set up to right, beyond the rest rooms.

See pix, Dave, N6TEB



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Clint Bradford, K6LCS, to Speak at September Meeting

clip_image002Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his 84th “How to Work the FM Amateur Satellites With Your HT” session at the Downey (CA) Amateur Radio Club on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.

“DARC has been a long-time supporter of the ARRL, quite active in their region for more than 50 years, and I am honored that they are asking me to speak,” Clint writes.

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10.08.16…65th Anniversary Special Event


Save the Date….

Come on out and join the fun on October 8th operating the Downey Amateur Radio Club’s 65th Anniversary Special event station.  Hours of operation will be from 0800 to 1600 PDT.  The location has not been finalized; however, it will be in Downey.  More details will be published here and in the October issue of the Q5.

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2016 Field Day Logo



June 24th, 25th & 26th 


Setup will begin at 1100 hours on the 24th


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05.21.16 T-Hunt

Tomorrow Saturday the 21 is our next scheduled Thunt. Be at the top of the Kirkorian parking structure at 9am. (corner of new and 2nd) where we will find the general direction the signal is coming from, then take off in our cars to chase down to the hidden transmitter.

All it takes is an HT and directional antenna like the measuring tape yagis we built to hunt it down.

You are welcome to come by and watch or go along with someone else if you want to see that THunting / Foxhunting is all about.
See you there.
Dave N6TEB

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