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Amazing VE Session

Report from Dave K9MRQ: The club held a VE session at the San Juan Island Library on Oct 6 with truly amazing results. The five candidates took six different tests, and a total of 6 missed questions out of 225 total questions resulted in only 6 missed answers. That is a score of 97.3%. This […]

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Folks, Planning on activating Stuart for the annual US islands of the air this Saturday the 25th. http://usislands.org/qso-party-rules/ Will have boat transportation available from Roche (dock A10) at 09:00 going over…returning at 17:00. 2-3 STATIONs ON THE AIR….with enough participation will light up several other islands that we activated recently and are now qualified. Who […]

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ILLW Sunday, August 19

This weekend is the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend, and we will once again be manning stations at Lime Kiln Lighthouse.  Mike, N7TLL will be on 20 meters with a dipole and 200W, and Hoop will be on 40M with an inverted-V and 100W.  We’ll be setting up at about 8am, on the air by […]

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NIST FY2019 budget includes request to shutdown WWV and WWVH https://www.nist.gov/director/fy-2019-presidential-budget-request-summary/fundamental-measurement-quantum-science-and

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I am sad to report that Club member David King became a Silent Key on Thursday.  His family has provided the following information: August 3, 2018, Roche Harbor, Washington. David King, a long-time resident of San Juan Island, died yesterday in a plane crash near the Lopez Island Airport. There were two highly-experienced pilots on […]

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Hello, Just a brief follow-up on the SJCARS Orcas Picnic, which was just fabulous! Yes, really! We had a great spot, wonderful food, perfect weather, and even better company! Thanks everyone for coming out. We had fly-ins and drive-in from San Juan, Lopez, and mainland, and even a few new and old HAMs that were […]

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WA7ZTT’s Ham Station for Sale

Jerry Swalling, WA7ZTT, would like to sell all of his equipment from his SJ Island station.  The equipment is Icom IC-735 SSB with IC-AH-2 auto tuner and manuals Kenwood TS-140S SSB with manual Kenwood TH-28A 2mtr FM handheld with extension mike, charger and manual Kenwood TM-G707A mobile VHF_UHF dual band xceiver with manual Kantronics Packet […]

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Fiber Outage Notes

Posted at UDR’s request below are some of the notes I took during the fiber communications outage the evening of April 12, 2018 The outage was scheduled at 9pm. Rock Island: Some fiber internet (and voip Ooma) went down at 8:33p (just on SJI?) and some not till 9:05p. Intermittent restoration around 11:30p fully operational […]

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