Monthly meetings and speakers

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our usual in-person meeting location is still unavailable. Therefore, we will VIDEO-CONFERENCE our monthly meetings using ZOOM. If you are a member of our Group at, look for an invitation email via that Group. Or you can contact aa6qi (at) arrl (dot) net for more info.

Our club holds a general meeting of members and visitors on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., except in December. The Club's Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:15 p.m.

Each general meeting includes general business and a featured speaker. Below is information about forthcoming and previous speakers.


Speaker to be announced.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023: Nancee Darline K8NBD, Anne Nowlin K6ALH, and Doug Clark WA6IFY: Local ham radio service opportunities

Tuesday, April 25, 2023: John Krug N9UPC: Yaesu's System Fusion and WIRES-X

Tuesday, March 28, 2023: Anthony Luscre K8ZT: QRP operating

Tuesday, February 28, 2023: Michelle Thompson W5NYV: Advances in open-source digital radio and amateur satellite design arising from use of Linux

Tuesday, January 24, 2023: Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA: Solar C:ycle 25 and Propagation

Tuesday, November 22, 2022: Jim Marr AA6QI: CW — The Why and the How

Tuesday, October 25, 2022: Marty Woll N6VI: Playing Radio from the Other Side of the World: the 3B8M Story

Tuesday, September 27, 2022: Joe Moell K0OV: Hidden Transmitter Hunting for the Whole Family

Tuesday, August 23, 2022: Club members: Field Day 2022, individual experiences

Tuesday, July 26, 2022: David Hodge N6AN: Simple wire antennas for portable and temporary use

Tuesday, June 28, 2022: Austin Fikes KM6INI: Space Solar Power: feasible or fantasy?

Tuesday, May 24, 2022: Liam Connor: Broadband radio pulses from across the Universe: an intro to FRBs


Tuesday, April 26, 2022: Alan Wolke W2AEW: Introduction to VNAs & the NanoVNA

Tuesday, March 22, 2022: Ara Kourchians N6ARA: 3D printing and ham radio uses

Tuesday, February 22, 2022: Doug Grant K1DG: Moonbounce

Tuesday, January 25, 2022: Jim Marr AA6QI: Taming an unruly W6MPH repeater

Tuesday, November 23, 2021: Chris Parker AF6PX and Gary Lopes WA6MEM: Identifying, Locating, and Resolving Powerline Noise

Tuesday, October 26, 2021: Courtney Duncan N5BF: Mars Helicopter Telcom

Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Dennis Kidder W6DQ: Just what is this Arduino thing, anyway? — getting to know the Arduino IDE

Tuesday, August 24, 2021: Jim Lux W6RMK: SunRISE — Watching the Sun from 0.1 to 25 MHz

Tuesday, July 27, 2021: Scott Bovitz N6MI and Mike Nicastro KN6OGP: Field Day in the Mountains: Reports from KN6OGP (his first FD) and N6MI (his 52nd FD)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021: Marty Woll N6VI: NVIS — the ultimate backup in reliable regional communication

Tuesday, May 25, 2021: David Hodge N6AN: How to do Field Day from home

Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Lynn O'Connell KG6DNY: Collecting and operating military radios

Tuesday, March 23, 2021: Oliver Dully K6OLI: DYFI: How Amateur radio operators can help provide earthquake-related observations when others cannot

Tuesday, February 23, 2021: Tom Mikkelsen WA0POD: An unusual piece of ham radio gear

Tuesday, January 26, 2021: Matthew Bennett AC6X: Elevating your DX and HF contesting performance, literally

Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Matt Bennett, AC6X, and Jean-Pierre de la Croix, KN6DVC: Small magnetic loop antennas: Theory, design, assembly, RESULTS

Tuesday, October 27, 2020: David Hodge N6AN: Is my band open? Propagation tools for yesterday, right now, and tomorrow

Tuesday, September 22, 2020: Doug Clark WA6IFY: 2m tape measure Yagi antenna

Tuesday, August 25, 2020: Jim Marr AA6QI: Antenna Analyzers, Feedlines, and Antenna Tuners

Tuesday, July 28, 2020: Jim Marr AA6QI: HF Digital Voice

Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Jim Marr AA6QI: Troubleshooting methodology with examples

Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Mike Newman KM6KAQ: Surface mount technology

Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Frank O'Donnell K6FOD: Adventures in FT8

Tuesday, March 24, 2020: Stephen A. Townes WB4ILW: Deep Space Communication and the Deep Space Network

Tuesday, February 25, 2020: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Power-user tips for repeater operation

Tuesday, January 28, 2020: David Hodge N6AN: SOTA??? What's that?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019: Triple event meeting: Dinner, Show-and-Tell, Elections

Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Jim Lux W6RMK: Ionospehric models and HF propagation

Tuesday, September 24, 2019: Diana Feinberg AI6DF: The Government Affiliated Disaster Amateur Radio Groups of Los Angeles County

Tuesday, August 27, 2019: Bruce Nolte N1BN: W6KA Field Day 2019 Movie

Tuesday, July 23, 2019: Jim Lux W6RMK: The NASA/JPL FINDER Project

Tuesday, June 25, 2019: Rob Smith W6GRV: Getting Started with Amateur Satellites

Tuesday, May 28, 2019: Ed Fong WB6IQN: VHF/UHF Dual Band J-Pole

Tuesday, April 23, 2019: Dick Norton N6AA: ARRL and ham radio happenings

Tuesday, March 26, 2019: Jim Marr AA6QI: Inter-station interference during multi-station operations

Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Marty Woll N6VI: Mobile radio operating

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: PRC Holiday Dinner: at Coco's in Arcadia

Tuesday, November 27, 2018: Scott Hanley WA9STI: Summits on the Air (SOTA)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018: Richard Saunders K6RBS: ARRL Official Observer for Southern California

Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Bruce Nolte N1BN: W6KA Field Day 2018 — the movie

Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Scott Bovitz N6MI: Almost 50 years in the dirt: Portable contesting and transmitter hunting with N6MI

Tuesday, July 24, 2018: Gary Wong W6GSW and Oliver Dully K6OLI: Mesh networking

Tuesday, June 26, 2018: Chandler Friedman W2NP: The FT8 digital mode

Tuesday, May 22, 2018: Courtney Duncan N5BF: Moon Bounce: 1.2 GHz EME

Tuesday, April 24, 2018: Allen Wolff KC7O: Troubleshooting

Tuesday, March 27, 2018: Rick Fearns K6VE: RF coordination for TV productions, and more...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018: Dick Norton N6AA: ARRL and Amateur Radio Happenings

Tuesday, January 23, 2018: Tom Mikkelsen WA0POD: Ham radio satellites and “A Fleet of FM Arrivals!”

Tuesday, November 14, 2017: Michael Rickey AF6FB: Digitial Mobile Radio (DMR)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Kathryn Hoxsie KC8CLO: Weather events in Southern California

Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Bruce Nolte N1BN: World Premiere! Field Day 2017 - the Film

Tuesday, August 22, 2017: David Goldenberg W0DHG: How to install NBEMS/FLDIGI on your computer

Tuesday, July 25, 2017: Clint Bradford K6LCS: You can work amateur satellites with just your HT

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: Mike Jones KK6EZP: The EMCOMM BOX — the why, what, and how of emergency communication

Tuesday, May 23, 2017: Gurbux Singh W6BUX: Amateur radio in Burma

Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Jonathan Kramer W6JLK: "I'm from the Government (Planning Department) and I'm here!"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Marty Woll N6VI: NVIS — the ultimate backup in reliable regional communication

Tuesday, February 28, 2017: Diane Feinberg AI6DF: Why the 222-225 MHz amateur band is finally having its day

Tuesday, January 24, 2017: Allen Wolff KC7O: Now For Something Completely Different – 3D Printing

Tuesday, November 22, 2016: Jim Walls K6CCC: Listening to scanners and how to program them

Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Kevin Zanjani, KI6DHQ: An overview of lithium iron phosphate battery technology

Tuesday, September 27, 2016: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Field Day 2016 — the Film

Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Scott Edson W6EDS: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and County Disaster Communications

Tuesday, July 26, 2016: Bob Brehm AK6R: ABCs of RFI for hams

Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Chris Wilson N0CSW: Yaesu's Fusion digital radio system

Tuesday, May 24, 2016: Allen Wolff KC70: Coax, not just a RF hose

Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Jim Marr AA6QI: Building a quadrifilar helicoidal antenna for satellite work

Tuesday, March 22, 2016: Don Minkoff NK6A: Summits on the Air (SOTA)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016: Gary Wong W6GSW: The Winlink global messaging system

Tuesday, January 26, 2016: Arnold Schatz N6HC: The TX3X DXpedition

Tuesday, November 24, 2015: Paul Gordon: Paul's Potpouri and Potluck Dinner

Tuesday, October 27, 2015: Tom Mikkelsen WA0POD: Ham radio satellites and the new Fox-1A

Tuesday, September 22, 2015: Duane Mariotti WB9RER: The Future Obsolescence of Amateur Radio Emcomm

Tuesday, August 25, 2015: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Field Day 2015 — the movie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015: Doug Millar K6JEY: Sidewalk EME (Earth-Moon-Earth)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015: Mark Weiss K6FG: Remote ham radio over internet

Tuesday, May 26, 2015: Brian Thorson AF6NA: How Much RF is Too Much? — A Look at Low-Level Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure and Current Science

Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Allen Wolff KC7O: J-pole antenna construction

Tuesday, March 24, 2015: Charlie Sufana AJ9N: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015: David Malin AA6RV: An introduction to DSTAR

Tuesday, January 27, 2015: David Ziskin AG6E: Maritime radio

Tuesday, November 25, 2014: Dave Glenn N6TEB: VHF rovering

Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Ray Day N6HE: Rancho Palos Verdes ARC activates Catalina Island IOTA NA-066

Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Diana Feinberg AI6DF: Amateur Radio's International Lighthouse & Lightship

Tuesday, August 26, 2014: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Field Day 2014 — the movie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014: Arnold Shatz N6HC: Dxpedition doctoring

Tuesday, June 24, 2014: Harold 'Skip' Bolnick KJ6Y: Towers and antennas

Tuesday, May 27, 2014: Travis Williams: Radioscouting: What's in it for me?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014: Joe Moell K0OV: Hidden transmitter hunting for the whole family

Tuesday, March 25, 2014: Dennis Kidder W6DQ: Grounds — facts and fantasy

Monday, February 24, 2014: Gary Wong W6GSW: Broadband Hamnet

Tuesday, January 28, 2014: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Ham radio websites and apps

Tuesday, November 26, 2013: Art Goddard W6XD: Amateur radio in the 21st century … mainstream or backwater?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013: Walter Clark: Two demonstrations that help visualize radio waves, in this case mirowaves

Tuesday, September 24, 2013: Dr. Kate Hutton K6HTN: The Great California ShakeOut: What and Why?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Allen Wolff, KC7O: 1B Field Day. Why? A personal journey

Tuesday, July 23, 2013: Bruce Nolte, N1BN: Field Day 2013 — the film

Tuesday, June 25, 2013: Tom MIkkelsen: The KX3 All-band/All-mode tranceiver

Tuesday, May 28, 2013: Tom Mikkelsen: Dayton Adventure 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013: K4M Video: Midway Atoll 2009: The Official DXpedition Video

Tuesday, March 26, 2013: Tom Berne: Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs): What hams should know!

Thursday, February 28, 2013: Marty Woll N6VI: Field day — strategies, tactics, and techniques

Tuesday, January 22, 2013: David Greenhut, N6HD: The 2012 NH8S Swains Island DXpedition

Tuesday, November 27, 2012: Bob Millard, KE6JI: Live keyboard-to-keyboard using PSK-31 and other digital modes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012: Ray Overman, KJ6NO: QSLing, Awards, and Wallpaper

Tuesday, September 25, 2012: Roundtable Discussion with Bruce, Phil, Kate, Paul, John and Graham: Ham Radio Websites and Smart Phone apps

Tuesday, August 28, 2012: Bruce Nolte, N1BN: Field Day 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012: Braddock Gaskill: The AMSAT Fox-1 satellite

Tuesday, June 26, 2012: David Greenhut: Portable DX contesting from Guatamala

Tuesday, May 22, 2012: Wayne Overbeck: A mouse that roared: How a little club in East Texas outscored all the big eastern clubs in a VHF contest

Tuesday, April 24, 2012: Scott Bovitz: The building and operation of an ultimate contesting van

Tuesday, March 27, 2012: Charles H. "Chip" Margelli, K7JA: Quick deployment antennas for field day or emergency communications (actually 2012)

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