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 Next WPARC Meetings

Our Next Club Meetings are Feb 21, 2017
5:30 – Board Meeting
7:00 – Members Meeting
Woodcreek Oaks Golf Club
5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, California

Scheduled Speaker and Topic
Club members Arturo, Erik, and Jerry will showcase System Fusion features and demonstrate System Fusion radios. System Fusion supports the C4FM digital modes on the club repeater. You won't want to miss this talk!

Club Meeting Location
WPARC conducts board and member meetings on third Tuesdays of each month. Members and guests with business to bring before the board are welcome to attend board meetings. Join us at Legends at Woodcreek Oaks Golf Club, 5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville.
 WPARC News
Tour de Lincoln Date Announced
Roger K6OU announced that the Tour de Lincoln date is now set for May 6. Clear your calendar now and plan to help out at this annual event working as a SAG wagon on the course or operating from a fixed rest stop location. Many hands make for light work and shorter shifts. Sign up at a club meeting or other club activity.

WPARC 2017 Hamfest Date Announced
Katy KJ6YCP announced that our WPARC 2017 Hamfest date will be Saturday, Sep 16. Start setting your ham radio treasures aside for the next owner, and plan to attend this annual event. Be thinking about volunteering a few hours to make this year another success!

2017 WPARC Dues are Due.
WPARC Member Dues are due in January of each year. Dues remain the same as previous years: $24 individual, $36 family, and $12 active military and under age 18. Bring your check to a club meeting or mail to POB 1173, Lincoln CA 95648.

Wires X Node on Yaesu System Fusion Radios
We now have a test Wires X node set up for club members to try. For those unfamiliar with Wires X, it is similar to Echolink or Allstar. The node is located at Art’s QTH for the test and is on 145.700. The system consists of a Yaesu FTM-400 DR dual band (2 meters/70 cm) and a Yaesu Wires X box. If the tests are successful (which they appear to be to date) we will link the node with the repeater. This is a significant benefit to the club and greatly increases the versitility and reach of the repeater. Anyone with a System Fusion radio can join in.

System Fusion Net Popularity Increasing as Members Acquire SF Radios
The Monday 8:30 PM 2 meter System Fusion net is growing rapidly. A number of club members have obtained a Yaesu model that offers System Fusion, from HTs to mobiles, to base stations. Of course, the System Fusion radios will also work on standard analog modes. Several people have new radios on order and we should see the net grow even more in the near future. In addition to many club members, we are hearing many visitors from a wide area on the repeater for this net. Also, the Thursday 2 meter and HF nets are growing. Monday Jan 2nd had the largest number of HF check ins ever. We also have recently heard check ins on the repeater from areas as far away as Dixon, Woodland, and Davis.

WPARC on Facebook and Twitter
Check us out on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter (@k6pac)

VoIP on the Club Repeater
Our Club repeater now has the capability to connect to repeaters all over the world by VoIP. Read more about it at the VoIP page.

 WPARC Field Day - 2016
Gary and Jerry: Grave Shift Roger works QSO in the shade
WPARC Field Day 2016 Crew
Arturo and youngsters work QSOs Gary works a breakfast taco

Photo credits: Art KK6NFM and Gary KT6SKR. Thank you guys!

 WPARC Calendar
2017
All 2017 dates are tenative and subject to change at discretion of the board.
January
21-Members 2017 Kick Off Luncheon
February
21-Board + Club Mtg
March
21-Board + Club Mtg
April
18-Board + Club Mtg
May
6-Tour de Lincoln Cycling Support
16-Board + Club Mtg
June
20-Board + Club Mtg
23-25-Field Day Weekend
July
18-Board + Club Mtg
August
15-Board + Club Mtg
September
16-WPARC Ham Fest
19-Board + Club Mtg
October
17-Board + Club Mtg
TBD-Tour de Rocklin Cycling Event Support
November
21-Board + Club Mtg
December
19-Board + Club Mtg
TBD-Lions Food Distribution Event Support
 WPARC Nets
VHF NETS on K6PAC Repeater
Monday 8:30PM » C4FM Forum Learn about this new digital technology
Wednesday 10AM » WPARC Day Net Members and guests welcome
Thursday 7:30PM » WPARC Evening Net Members and guests welcome

HF NET
Check in during the Thursday evening 2 Meter Net to hear where we will CQ this week!
Scheduled HF Net Band Rotation
1st Thu – 10 meters (28.410 MHz) – 11/3, 12/1
2nd Thu – 15 meters (21.355 MHz) – 11/10, 12/8
3rd Thu – 40 meters (7.225 MHz) – 11/17, 12/15
4th Thu – 75 Meters (3.855 MHz) – 10/27, 11/24, 12/22
5th Thu – 10 meters (28.410 MHz) – 9/29, 12/29

Net Script
Running a net is a great way to gain radio experience. Try your hand at running a net! The script can be found here [pdf].
 WPARC Officers - 2017
PresidentJerry HN6JKH
Vice PresidentArturo GKK6NFM
SecretaryMichael BK6BUK
TreasurerMichael B (Interim)K6BUK
Board MemberClay AK6AEP
Board MemberGary TWA6IKE
Board MemberBill MKJ6YCO
Alternate Board MemberDon HN6DPH
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