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We had a very successful Ham Exam on November 9th.

New Technicians:

Chris Combs  KJ7KIZ
George Hohnsbeen  KJ7KJB
David Robison  KJ7KJC
Nick Teague  KJ7KJD
Susie Teague  KJ7KJE
John Wickahm  KJ7KJA

Upgrade to General:

Chayanne Escalante  KJ7BUZ
Renee Koplan  WA7GRL
Joel Ray KJ7BVE
Michael Sendrowicz  KG7UVP
David Saylor KC6UVZ
John Waugh  W3LPZ
Patty Wickham. KJ7PRW

This is the first time we held a class on Lopez for both Technician (2 sessions) and General (3 sessions). Many thanks to Corky AF4PM for the syllabus and teaching the classes with help from Clark K7LRK and Brian K7BLS.

Volunteer Examiners and helpers were Kenny KU7M, Basil N7NIX, Monte N7TAU, Clark K7LRK, Corky AF4PM, Jim KJ7BJT, Paul N7TZW and Brian K7BLS.  

Highlights include:

• Ed’s presentation comparing horizontal dipoles and vertical antennas.


The following pdf file is the slide show I used in my presentation on vertical antennas vs. horizontal dipoles at the 10/11/19 club meeting.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment, or email me at: my call sign at ARRL dot net.


Ed K.

Date: Nov 9, 2019
Time: 9am-noon
Pre-Registration is preferred, but not required. Please download and e-mail the registration form to ku7m@ku7m.net 
Lopez Public Library

2225 Fisherman Bay Road
Lopez, WA 98261

(in the ‘Meeting Room”)
Posted on behalf of
Kenny KU7M


Boxes of books!  From the collection of Dick Rich, W6OPX, Silent Key.  They are free to a good home.  Take one, take 10, take them all.

Contact Ed Kelm, KD7TUN, if you are interested in any.

Hoop conducted a short meeting at our annual Lopez Island SJCARS picnic


Saturday, September 14, 2019,  
Odlin County Park

Dear SCJARS members and Friends, 

Our next SJCARS monthly meeting will be the Lopez Club BBQ, which will be on Saturday, September 14. Mark your calendars! The BBQ will be at the Picnic Shelter at Odlin County Park on Lopez Island, from about 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, or as your schedules permit.  The park is lovely and is right on the beach.  Click here for a map from the ferry.  

The Summer Ferry Schedule calls for an early start, and potentially early departure for those coming from off-island:  
– Depart Orcas at 9:15 am arrive Lopez at 9:50 am
– Depart SJI at 8:30 am arrive Lopez at 9:50 am 
– Depart Anacortes at 9:35 am arrive Lopez at 10:15 am

– Depart Lopez at 2:40 pm arrive Anacortes at 3:20 pm
– Depart Lopez at 1:30 pm arrive Orcas at 1:45 pm
– Depart Lopez at 1:05 pm arrive SJI at 1:55 pm 
(Next inter-island boat leaves at 3:45 for those that wish to stay until then / explore more of Lopez.)

Lopez hams can provide transportation if you choose to walk-on the ferry, or for those who fly-in. 

This is a modified potluck: bring food to share and something of your own to grill.  Our Lopez contingent will provide a grill and a cooler with drinks. Bring something to grill and a side dish, salad or dessert to share. We encourage folks to prepare for a no trash event by bringing a reusable plate and utensils.  As always, friends and family are welcome!

We will table the usual meeting business items such as minutes approval and committee reports, and instead will simply touch on any upcoming calendar items and “Stories from your Shack”. Of course, bring you HTs and any interesting ham gear to show off.
The August minutes will be posted to the website.

Monitor Cady Mountain Repeater 146.700, Dup-, Tone 131.8 for coordination of rides to Odlin County Park from the ferry or airfield.    

Scott W7SLM


Highlights include:

• HamWan is installed on Lookout Mt

• What is AMPRnet (Net44)?



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