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Your typical methods of communication may not work in a disaster.
Scott Honaker, N7SS
Communications Coordinator
Snohomish County Emergency Management

Members and friends of SJCARS:

I am posting this on behalf of Scott Honaker, N7SS and Microhams in case any on you are looking for Rohn 25 tower sections or other tower hardware.

Years ago Microhams used towers for large Field Day events on campus.  One year we had an incident trying to bring the tower down with too few people.  It was a safety issue but no one was hurt.  The decision was made that we would have no more towers.

Since this time, all these tower pieces have been sitting in my pasture.  Now I need to move.  My house will be listed within two weeks and they need to be gone.  I have received authorization from the board to sell them and return the proceeds.
There are several 10′ pieces (6?) of Rohn 25, about 30′ of a lightweight aluminum tower and some other pieces.  They all need to be gone.  I can accept any reasonable offer.
Let me know if you’re interested.
Scott N7SS


Thinking about getting into Amateur Radio?

I’ll be hosting a Test Prep class for the Amateur Technician license in August. The class is free but there is a $15 fee to the ARRL for taking the test.

Tech License Prep Class:
Friday Harbor Labs
Tuesday August 1st 1-3PM
Thursday August 3rd 1-3PM
Test Saturday August 5th 10-Noon

If you’re interested send email to bhhoyer at gmail.com

This was our first meeting in several months at the Mullis Fire Station. An hour and a half was filled with discussions ranging from Field Day to Dan’s trip to Germany to the activities of members of SJCARS.


Our May meeting was our annual Orcas Island picnic at Cascade Lake in Moran State Park.




Brendon Cowan, San Juan County DEM Director shared this link and Bryan asked me share it with all.

It’s an interesting podcast about the huge 1964 Alaska earthquake.

Please check this out: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/chance-anchorwoman-great-alaska-earthquake/transcript/

Peter, WA7FUS

Posted by Peter Dahl on behalf of Hoop, K9QJS

This weekend, beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday or 00:00 May 6 UTC, is a fun contest weekend.   If you have never done a contest before, you might try one or two QSOs or even more on any of these HF bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10.    The contest runs until 24:59 May 7 UTC or 5 pm Sunday local time.   This is an all mode contest: CW, digital, and SSB.

This weekend is the Region 7 QSO Party, which includes hams from region 7 exchanging state and county abbreviations with other hams.   The goal for hams in region 7 is to work as many states as possible.   The goal for hams outside of region 7 is to work as many region 7 counties as possible.
The exchange that those of us in San Juan County would send would be signal report and state/county abbreviation, or 59 WASAN .
Also this weekend are state QSO parties from Indiana and New England.   The same exchange that we would send, 59 WASAN, we give to Indiana or New England stations.    We would record their state/county.
For just casual participation, try a few QSOs.   If you want to submit a score, you’ll want to use a computerized logging program.   There are lots available – free and otherwise.    Let me know if you want recommendations.
Complete rules for the Region 7 QSO Party, 7QP, are here: http://www.7qp.org/new/Page.asp?content=rules
Catch you down the log!

Meeting held at San Juan Brewing Company

Topics  included ARISS, and Field Day

Presentations on Echolink and Winlink with Raspberry Pi


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