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About n6xn

It all started in 1968 at a small 100 Watt radio station in Napa California. Looks like I finally got my priorities straight: the career is on the back burner and the K3 is getting some air time.

The transition is complete

We have sucessfully migrated to a new web host. WHAT IS A WEB HOST AND WHY DO WE NEED ONE? A webhost is a computer file-server that contains the files needed to display a web site such as Napasars. Most … Continue reading

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Mode Usage Evaluation: 2017 was “the Year When Digital Modes Changed Forever”

From 01/22/2018 ARRL news. Club Log author and UK radio amateur Michael Wells, G7VJR, has reported that data compiled from 8,000 Club Log users indicates the proportion of FT-8 usage relative to other modes has risen dramatically since FT8’s introduction last year. Every few … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

The next meeting of SARS will be Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 Weekly nets will still be conducted via SugarLoaf and Mount St. Helena.  Mt. Veeder is still off the air.

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W6CO repeaters without power

The fire on Mt. Veeder last week burned many power poles leaving nearly 200 residents without power.  The W6CO equipment, both analog and Dstar operated on battery until last Friday when the batteries went dead. UPDATE: 11/23 We don’t have … Continue reading

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November Meeting

Special presentation:  Peter, N6NZI will demonstrate the use of WSJT-X, a program supporting several of the newer Digital Modes for HF.  WSJT-X has a number of features not found in modes such as PSK-31.  An excellent 2-part article can be … Continue reading

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