Next meetings: third Tuesday, Apr 18, Board @ 5:30, Members @ 7:00   •   Member Meeting Topic: Kenwood TS-2000 with Sky Command II   •   New Simplex Net - Wed 7:30PM   •   Sign Up for Tour de Lincoln Bicycle Event Support on May 6 (new contact info!)   •   See WPARC News below for details...
 Next WPARC Meetings

Our Next Club Meetings are Apr 18, 2017
5:30 – Board Meeting
7:00 – Members Meeting
Woodcreek Oaks Golf Club
5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, California

Scheduled Speaker and Topic
Michael Buck and Jerry Haar will do a demonstration on the Kenwood TS-2000 and Sky Command II. This topic was originally planned for March, but something happened. This radio combo allows anyone with a 2M HT to get on an HF radio remotely. You could take part in Field Day QSO right from your home! Join us to see how its done!

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
President Haar Vows to Make Ham Radio Great Again
At our March member meeting President Jerry Haar vows to Make Ham Radio Great Again! We can hardly wait!

Tour de Lincoln Sign Up
Roger K6OU is seeking volunteer Hams for Tour de Lincoln on 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 directly with Roger K6OU by email or telephone (916.768.7532).

WPARC 2017 Hamfest
WPARC 2017 Hamfest will be Saturday, Sep 16. Start setting your ham radio treasures aside for their next owners, 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. Inactive members will roll off soon!

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-100 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. 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 can 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
WPARC Weekly Nets
Members and guests are always welcome to check in. Share a few minutes with us and keep your net skills sharp!
Day and TimeNetNotes
Mon 8:30 PMC4FM ForumLearn about this new digital technology
Wed 10:00 AMWPARC Day NetMembers and guests welcome!
Wed 7:30 PMWPARC Simplex NetCan you check-in on 146.550?
Thu 7:30 PMWPARC Evening Net2M then HF net follows, see below.

WPARC Thursday Evening HF Net Schedule
Following the Thursday evening 2M Net we have an HF Net to keep our HF radio skills sharp. Confirm the scheduled band and frequency during the 2M net.
DayBand and FreqDates
1st Thu10 meters (28.410 MHz)4/6 5/4 6/1
2nd Thu15 meters (21.355 MHz)4/13 5/11 6/8
3rd Thu40 meters (7.225 MHz)4/20 5/18 6/15
4th Thu75 Meters (3.855 MHz)3/23 4/27 5/25 6/22
5th Thu10 meters (28.410 MHz)3/30 6/29

Bozo 2M SSB NET
This net started in Southern California when local hams started a 2M SSB simplex net on the calling frequency, and some old timer got on to inquire 'What are you Bozos doing?' And the rest is history. Our club repeater site host is active on Bozo Net and thus we need to minimize QRM during Bozo Net hours to be good neighbors. Please respect these quiet hours and limit K6PAC repeater usage to emergency contacts.
Wednesdays and Sundays, 7:30-10PM, 144.240 SSB

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
TreasurerChuck SKK6DOA
Board MemberClay AK6AEP
Board MemberGary TWA6IKE
Board MemberBill MKJ6YCO
Alternate Board MemberDon HN6DPH
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