Field Day 2017

Hi all! I won’t be doing Field Day this year because I got so much going on this weekend, but I want to wish you success this weekend and hope the event brings a lot of fun. I hope to see our name when the results get published!

2017 Hamfest Calendar for Southern California

Palm Springs Desert R.A.T.S. Hamfest

Saturday, February 4, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Palm Springs Air Museum

745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Admission: $10 Parking: Free


Williams (AZ) Hamfest – Cancelled


Yuma Hamfest

Feb. 17-18, 2017

Yuma County Fairgrounds

2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ 85365

Admission: $5 Parking: Free


International DX Convention 2017

April 21-23, 2017

Visalia Convention Center

303 E. Acequia Avenue

Visalia, CA 93277


Southwestern Division Convention (HAMCON 2017)

September 15-17, 2017

Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel

3635 Fashion Way

Torrance, CA 90501


ARRL Hamfest Calendar

Yaesu warranties extended

According to several news sources, Yaesu will extend the warranty period for all YAESU and STANDARD HORIZON products from two years to three years, effective immediately.

The Warranty Card will be showing the three years period in the future, but regardless of the Warranty Card included with the products, the three year warranty will be applied to all Yaesu products from the date of the purchase. This means that if you purchased a Yaesu product since 2013, you now have a three year warranty from date of purchase.

Any other terms and conditions of Yaesu’s Limited Warranty will not be changed.

ARRL added new “Youth Nets” web page

Since more and more young people are obtaining amateur radio licenses, ARRL has taken a first step toward giving the new young hams a place of their own by creating a web page that will be listing all of the ham radio nets on-the-air specifically for youth. When I looked, there was only one net listed, but the ARRL expects the list to grow in time. Help spread the word – isn’t it a treat seeing all of the new young hams?

Fry’s Operating Day – Spring 2016

It’s time once again for FRYS OPERATING DAY. This year there will only be one location – the event will not be held this time at the San Marcos location.

The date is Saturday, April 30th, 2016 and the location is the NE corner of the Fry’s parking lot at 9825 Stonecrest Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123 (off Aero Drive).

Setup is at 7 AM; Public Operations begin by 9 AM and will continue until approximately 4 PM.

For more information, see the San Diego Six Shooter’s web site at

A testimonial

Here’s a positive story. I recently purchased a ham radio for my car from Ham Radio Outlet (HRO). I found it to have three problems, so I returned it to the factory (Yaesu) for warranty service. When it came back, only one of the three problems were fixed and the other two were just as bad as before. I returned the radio to HRO and they were nice enough to exchange it for a new one from their stock. The new one seems to be working fine, so I guess the first one was a lemon. I would like to congratulate HRO San Diego and store manager Jerry for their excellent customer service.