“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

W6SLZ Repeater Visit

A planned trip to the W6SLZ Repeater yielded an interesting surprise. A tree that had been host to an earlier (years past) installation of pager antennas had fallen very close to the repeater shack. Fortunately, no dame to the repeater or that shack occurred.

A recent visit to the W6SLZ 2m Repeater yielded an interesting surprise. Dick (W6SLZ) arranged for a small crew to head up to the repeater to check on it and determine what work, if any, would be needed to prepare the repeater and the shack for the winter.

As the crew of three, including Dick (W6SLZ), Dave (WA5GUL), and John (KM6DXY) were making their way to the repeater, they encountered their first obstacle. In the road ahead of them was a fallen tree. Fortunately, Dick and Dave were able to move the tree off to the side and the crew was able to continue on to the repeater.

Upon arriving at the repeater site, they discovered that the landscape near the shack had changed. A large tree that had supported a platform for a pager/ antenna system had fallen. Fortunately, it fell parallel to the repeater shack and did not damage it. The team was able to inspect the repeater and develope a list of “Honey Do’s” that need to be completed by winter as well as a list of potential future improvements to the site.

Join us on the adventure as you click through our photos from the trip.

Click here to go to the photo album: W6SLZ Repeater Visit – August 2021

Antenna Building Presentation by Tim Duffy (K3LR)

Join us online for a special presentation by Tim Duffy (K3LR). Tim has been invited by the Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association to give a presentation on Antenna Building.

The Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association has arranged for Tim Duffy, K3LR, to be our Virtual Guest Speaker for our July 8th General Meeting online via Zoom. The presentation starts at 1900 DST (7:00pm local).
Guests are invited to the July TARA Meeting to Enjoy our Guest Speaker Tim Duffy, K3LR.
If you already receive an invitation to our monthly meetings you will automatically receive an invitation for July’s meeting. Please RSVP and let us know if you plan to attend or not so we may send your unused invitation to someone else.
If you are not on our current invitation list please send an invitation request to Dan, AB6DM at [email protected]
There are only 68 Guest invitations available

2021 Hamvention Forums

Hello Contest University and Propagation Summit:

Registration is now OPEN for Virtual Contest University 2021 on May 20, 2021 and for 2021 Hamvention Forums on May 21, 2021. Both events are being held live through Zoom Webinar and are free. You must register to be included in the webinars. You need to register for each event (2) separately. Four Icom radios will be given away at each (2) virtual events (8 radios total). The radio drawing times are random and you must be registered and on Zoom present at the time of the drawing to win. Both events (2) will be recorded and available on YouTube at the conclusion of the events (2).

For more information please go to:

https://www.contestuniversity.com/

https://hamvention.org/forums-2021/

2021 CONTEST UNIVERSITY Live via Zoom Webinar (free) – Thursday, May 20, 2021

Hello Contest University and Propagation Summit:

Registration is now OPEN for Virtual Contest University 2021 on May 20, 2021 and for 2021 Hamvention Forums on May 21, 2021. Both events are being held live through Zoom Webinar and are free. You must register to be included in the webinars. You need to register for each event (2) separately. Four Icom radios will be given away at each (2) virtual events (8 radios total). The radio drawing times are random and you must be registered and on Zoom present at the time of the drawing to win. Both events (2) will be recorded and available on YouTube at the conclusion of the events (2).

For more information please go to:

https://www.contestuniversity.com/

https://hamvention.org/forums-2021/

“Just Because Net”

The “Just Because” Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL).

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT. The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like) Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish. Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net. We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects such as:

– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment or anything amateur radio related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

Amateur Radio Invited to Take Part in MARS Exercise on 60M

Amateur Radio Community Invited to Take Part in MARS Exercise on 60 Meters.

Amateur Radio Community Invited to Take Part in MARS Exercise on 60 Meters

04/07/2021

Amateur Radio community invited to take part in MARS exercise on 60 Meters. This and similar 60 meter interoperability exercises are conducted during the first full week of each month. Air Force MARS has Sunday, 0501 UTC through Wednesday, 1701 UTC. Army MARS picks up Wednesday, 1701 UTC through Saturday, 0501 UTC. There is no service crossover.The five USB channelized 60-meter frequencies are available for interoperability (communication between services).

More information can be found on the following two (2) websites:

  • http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-community-invited-to-take-part-in-mars-exercise-on-60-meters
  • https://qrznow.com/mars-announces-schedule-of-dates-for-60-meter-interoperability/