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Locations for our meetings need to be confirmed, and as always, any particular item is subject to change, and additions will be made. 

SJCARS Calendar 2020 (pdf document)


Google groups calendar (public, read only)


Highlights include:

• Election of 2020 SJCARS officers

• A great presentation on a club member’s recent trip to South Africa

• Great food and fellowship


It’s time again for the Annual SJCARS Holiday Potluck Party! 
The potluck will be on Saturday December 14th, 2019, at 11:30 am at the Mullis Street Fire Station, San Juan Island.  We’ll begin as soon as folks arrive off the inter-island ferry, and will continue until 1:30 pm.
Ed KD7TUN and Clare KE7WQY will be bringing two “fresh-from-the-smoker” Smoked Turkeys from Ron’s, along with gravy and cranberry sauce; and Craig AE7EL will again bring a Spiral Ham!
For other items and to see what else is needed/you can bring, see the list here.  
In general, choice of what to bring is up to you. Bring your own beverage, and as usual, please bring your own plates and silverware and serving utensils.

Scott W7SLM

Highlights included:

– a display of CW devices and discussion

– Nominating committee report


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

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