Next meetings: third Tuesday, Jun 20, Board @ 6:00, Members @ 7:00   •   Member Meeting Topic: Field Day Preparations   •   May Meeting ARES Presentation by Carl N6CKV now available   •   Order Club T-Shirts at June Meeting   •   It's Almost Field Day! Jun 24+25   •   WPARC Annual Ham Fest on Sep 16 at Lincoln McBean Park   •   Tour de Rocklin Bicycle Event on Sep 30   •   See WPARC News below for more details...
 Next WPARC Meetings

Our Next Club Meetings are Jun 20, 2017
5:30 – Board Meeting
7:00 – Members Meeting
Woodcreek Oaks Golf Club
5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, California

Scheduled Speaker and Topic
Field Day Final Preparations. We'll talk about our site, directions, food, operation plan, and more. Come out to see where you will fit in to the festivities!

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.
Carl First N6CKV ARES Presentation
Placer County ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC) Carl First N6CKV presented Placer County ARES at our May 16 meeting. Many of the members were curious and wanted to learn more. Carl provided his presentation for review. Retrieve the PDF slides here. If you would like to learn more about ARES then Carl's contact information, training links, local and national ARES links, and details on ARES weekly nets on Sunday evenings can be found in the presentation. Thank you Carl!

First Ever Club T-Shirts!
One of your fellow members is coordinating our first ever club T-Shirt order. Many expressed interest at the May meeting. The plan is to prepare an order of high quality long- and short-sleeve shirts, where a large club logo is printed on the back, and your name, call sign, and small club logo on the front. Tentative costs are in the $15-20 range. If interested in a T-shirt of your very own then bring your checkbook or cash to the June meeting.

On Deck: Field Day 2017 - Jun 24+25
Excitement is building for Field Day again this year. A crew will head up to Gary WA6IKE's QTH high atop the foothills overlooking Lincoln and the valley to staff five radios this year. (See last year pictures below) Would you like to join us? Come to our June meeting as we discuss final preparations, just days before the big weekend.
Driving Directions · Food Plan: Friday D:potluck – Saturday B:omelettes L:deli sandwiches D:hot dogs and burgers – Sunday TBD

WPARC 2017 Hamfest - Sep 16
Our Annual WPARC 2017 Hamfest will be held 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!

Tour de Rocklin - Sep 30
Bill KJ6YCO announces that the Tour de Rocklin will return this year on Saturday, Sep 30. This is another premier cycling event in our area and WPARC will be there to support it. Save the date to provide support at net control, as SAG in your vehicle, or at a check point along the route.

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
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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
All 2017 dates are tenative and subject to change at discretion of the board.
21-Members 2017 Kick Off Luncheon
21-Board + Club Mtg
21-Board + Club Mtg
18-Board + Club Mtg
6-Tour de Lincoln Cycling Support
16-Board + Club Mtg
20-Board + Club Mtg
23-25-Field Day Weekend
18-Board + Club Mtg
15-Board + Club Mtg
16-WPARC Ham Fest
19-Board + Club Mtg
30-Tour de Rocklin Cycling Support
17-Board + Club Mtg
21-Board + Club Mtg
19-Board + Club Mtg
TBD-Lions Food Distribution Event Support
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

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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