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Hello Everyone,

Well, our next meeting is on Monday, April 3rd and we hope to see everyone there.  Our guest speaker will be Dave Hollon from Donate Life.  This should be a really good presentation!!!  Remember the Donate Life Run/Walk is on Saturday, April 29th from 7am until about 11am or so, at Cal State University Fullerton.  Gene Thorpe, KB6CMO, needs amateur radio operators to help out at this event.  Please contact Gene Thorpe, KB6CMO, if you are able to help out at this event.

We will have sign-ups for Field Day at our April meeting.  If you are able to help out, please sign up for some of the shifts to work on the radios.  It is a lot of fun!!

See you at the meeting!!  Remember, a bunch of members and visitors get together at 6pm at the Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton for dinner and then the meeting starts at 7pm.


Michael Berchtold, 2017 President of the Western Amateur Radio Association

Hello Everyone,

I hope that everyone is doing well and keeping busy!  It's good to hear members and vistors checking in on our Weekly Wednesday Night Net....keep it up!!

Our guest speaker for the March 5th meeting will be George Jacob (N6VNI).  He will be talking about his antenna takedown and repair project.  George will also be showing off pictures of his "ham shack" or "radio room".  If you have not seen it in person, then you may just want to come to the meeting and see what N6VNI's radio room looks like.  If you would like to showcase your "shack" at one of our meetings, please let one of the board members know and we can get that arranged for you!

A couple dates to remember:

1. Saturday, April 29th is the Donate Life Run/Walk event at Cal State Fullerton from 7am til around 1am or so.  Gene Thorpe (KB6CMO) needs amateur radio volunteers to help out at this event.  If you are able to help out, please email Gene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, callsign and phone number, so that he can get in touch with you.

2. Hamcon 2017 will once again be held in Torrance, at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel from September 15-17, 2017.  WARA is once again in charge of the vendor room and we will need our member's help to make this a successful event.  There will be guest speakers and vendors throughout the event.  Please visit:  hamconinc.org  for more information.

We hope to see everyone at the March 5th meeting at the Sizzler Restaurant in Fullerton.  A group of members and vistiors arrive around 6pm to have dinner and socialize before the meeting starts at 7pm.


Michael Berchtold

2017 President of the Western Amateur Radio Association


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ARRL - 02/08/2017

An Entry Level License Committee was established by the ARRL Board of Directors and appointed in September 2016. As part of its ongoing work, the committee is gathering member input and will make recommendations to the Board for possible rules changes to submit to the FCC.

The result could mean changes to the Technician license, but it could also be an additional, but simpler, license with privileges that would give a newcomer a taste of most facets of ham radio from HF to VHF and UHF.

Read more about it here.