Silent Key: Bob Hahn – KI6COO

Bob passed away on November 10th. He went into the hospital that Wednesday for a routine gallbladder removal and had some internal bleeding. He spent 24 hours in ICU where they did everything they could to save him.

Bob’s service will be Saturday December 9 @ 10:00 Mariners Church, in their chapel.

Address: 5001 Newport Coast Dr, Irvine, CA 92603
Phone: +1-949-854-7600

Please forward to all who knew Bob.

ARRL Expresses Gratitude for Outpouring of Ham Aid Donations

ARRL is thanking the Amateur Radio community for its generosity in support of the ARRL Ham Aid Fund, which is making it possible to provide relief and recovery communications in Puerto Rico. Overall, there have been more than 600 donations to the Ham Aid program in response to a call from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, and nearly $125,000 has come in from clubs and individuals. Several Amateur Radio retailers and manufacturers also have stepped up to donate needed equipment. Roderick said he was amazed at the overwhelming response, including those who answered his call to join the “Force of 50” now deployed in Puerto Rico.

“The Amateur Radio community really came together in providing donations of equipment, funding, and personnel in response to the great need in Puerto Rico,” Roderick said. “The scale of these efforts and the response is making history. This has got to be one of Amateur Radio’s greatest moments. Our sincere thanks go to all involved.”

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HRO’s 6th Annual HRO Ham Jam is coming up!

Saturday, July 8, 2017 is the date, store hours are 10AM-5:30PM, and once again we will be hosting our local clubs and communications specialists in the store parking lot for another educational and fun event.

Come see local communications vehicles, learn about Hospital Disaster Services, and see how many of the local clubs make various activities available to local hams.  We look forward to hearing from any local group who would like to reserve space for this event.

The Eagle Scouts will be providing a hotdog lunch again this year, and Mr. Gordon West and many manufacturer representatives will be available for questions.  Seminars will be scheduled on various subjects, including D-Star, C4FM System Fusion, and other hot topics.

License testing will also be available most of the day;  if interested in testing, please call Janet at the store at 714-533-7373 with name and contact information so that we may plan for appropriate seating.

Two prize drawings will be held during the day at 12 noon and 3PM.  Winners will need to be present to win goodies from many of our suppliers who have donated some really great stuff!

Come join us for a fun-filled Saturday of ham radio; make it your goal to leave having learned at least one new thing and/or shared your own knowledge with at least one new ham.

Kind 73,

Janet Margelli, KL7MF Manager

Ham Radio Outlet

933 N. Euclid St.

Anaheim, CA  92801

(714) 533-7373 Tel


Field Day Software Tutorial

From the maker of the N3FJP Field Day software, please watch this video, especially if you haven’t been an operator or logger before.  Thank you!

Hi All,

To get new Field Day folks up to speed on the N3FJP Field Day software prior to Field Day, or if you need a quick review yourself, this video will have everyone ready to go when they arrive to your Field Day site. Please share this with all who you think may attend!

I hope to work you from the NE3MD site this year! Enjoy Field Day!

73, Scott


March 20 General Meeting: Earthquakes

Please join us at the Norman P. Murray Center, in Mission Viejo, CA on Monday, 3/20, at 7pm for our General Meeting.

Our guest speaker is Tom Broz, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, and a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in multiple states, in the fields of of Civil, and Structural Engineering, as well as a licensed General Contractor.  The topic will be Earthquakes, Causes, Effects, Mitigations, and Preparations.  As an animated visual presentation, the slant will be slightly different from the usual.

Tom holds a BS in Civil Engineering, and a MS in Structural Engineering. In his over 44 year career he has worked for and held leadership positions in a number of notable engineering and construction firms, including Bechtel, DMJM, Wildan, and Stantec, to name a few. He also belongs to a number of professional associations, such as Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Association of Southern CA, and several more.  He is also a recent OC Fire Watch volunteer.  His presentation will range from the technical to the practical.

February 27: DX Admonitions and Aspirations

Please join us at the Norman P. Murray Center on Monday, 2/27, at 7pm for our General Meeting.  This month’s speaker is Ralph Fedor, K0IR.

In his presentation to the South Orange Amateur Radio Association, Ralph will give us a little insight into what he has gleaned from his past DXpeditions and share some images and experiences from some of the world’s most remote places.

With this as a background, Ralph will take us inside the plans for a DXpedition to Bouvet in early 2018 (Also featured in the January Propagator).  He will discuss the challenges Bouvet presents, the logistics of an operation there, and what we, on the West Coast, are likely to observe as the DXpedition unfolds.

An amateur radio testing session will start prior to the meeting at 6pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!