Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association – July Meeting (In Person and via Zoom)

The Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association hosts its Monthly General Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm local time. Everyone is invited. Contact Us for more information.

The Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association will be hosting its Monthly General Meetings in person and online via Zoom.  We meet on the Second Thursday of each month in the Tehachapi Police Departments Community Room.  The Tehachapi Police Department is located at 220 West C St, TehachapiCA 93561

For those wishing to join us online, please contact Dan Mason (AB6DM) via email at imprezaspeed@yahoo.com or ab6dm@arrl.net for the Zoom link and password.

We have a lot to discuss and we have several events coming up to tell you about.  Please join us and bring a friend or two.

General Club Meeting via Zoom

Don’t miss this meeting. We have a Special guest joining us. Tim Duffy, K3LR, will be our guest speaker at TARA’s July 8th Meeting. Who is Tim Duffy? He is: a world class contester, founder of Contest University, the face of DX Engineering, and much much more… The tentative subject will be about “Antenna Building”.
Join us online for our monthly General Meeting via Zoom. The link to the meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448835857?
For online security reasons you will need to IM, call or email us for the passcode. 

General Club Meeting – Online via Zoom

Join the Fun, get informed and share with fellow Ham Radio Operators during our monthly General Meeting via Zoom.

Join us for our monthly General Club Meeting online via Zoom. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be hosting our meetings online via Zoom please hop online and join the fun. For online security reasons, please call or email us for the access code/password to the event.

Join the meeting by clicking the link here or below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4883825970

SEA-PAC 2021 QSO PARTY (Day 2)

Contest Objective:  The Sea-Pac 2021 QSO Party is to encourage Radio Amateurs in the Pacific Northwest and beyond to work as many stations as possible in celebration of our annual SEA-PAC Ham Conventions, past and future.   The format and scoring is intended to reward and encourage the new and casual operator who may not be an active contester.  Categories reflect reported mode activity from 2020. To be held in conjunction with the 2021 “Virtual SEA-PAC Convention”. Join our 2nd annual SEA-PAC  QSO Party for a “Ham-tastic” time on the air-waves!

SEA-PAC 2021 QSO PARTY (Day 1)

Radio Amateurs in the Pacific Northwest and beyond to work as many stations as possible in celebration of the annual SEA-PAC Ham Event.

Contest Objective:  The Sea-Pac 2021 QSO Party is to encourage Radio Amateurs in the Pacific Northwest and beyond to work as many stations as possible in celebration of our annual SEA-PAC Ham Conventions, past and future.   The format and scoring is intended to reward and encourage the new and casual operator who may not be an active contester.  Categories reflect reported mode activity from 2020. To be held in conjunction with the 2021 “Virtual SEA-PAC Convention”. Join our 2nd annual SEA-PAC  QSO Party for a “Ham-tastic” time on the air-waves!

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/

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/

World Amateur Radio Day 2021

World Amateur Radio Day, held on April 18 each year, is celebrated worldwide by radio amateurs.

2021 World Amateur Radio Day is April 18

What: 2021 World Amateur Radio Day

Who: All amateur radio operators worldwide

When: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 0000 UTC until Monday, April 19, 2021 at 0000 UTC

Where: A global event covering all regions of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

Why: World Amateur Radio Day, held on April 18 each year, is celebrated worldwide by radio amateurs and all radio amateurs are invited to take to the airwaves to enjoy our global friendship with other amateurs, and to show our skills and capabilities to the public.

“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.