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DIPOLE ANTENNA PAWSEY STUB—The signal in one conductor of balanced ladder line is heading toward the Balanced Dipole Antenna, while the signal in the other conductor is heading toward the transmitter 180 degrees out of phase, so RF does not radiate from the ladder line.
   When a balun is NOT used with unbalanced coax connected to a balanced dipole antenna, the opposite phasing relationship still exists between the center conductor and the inside of the coax shield, but there is an additional conductor formed by the outside of the coax shield, which can radiate RF from the coax and back toward the transmitter because the phasing is now not equal in both directions.
   The 1/4 wavelength Pawsey Stub adds an additional path for the signal from the center conductor back to the coax shield to cancel the RF on the outside of the coax shield. The simpler solution is to use a regular 1:1 balun or even a coil of coax of specific length. See PDF


Doug Barcon

TCARA Interim Program Director


Meeting Dates:

November 12,   December 10,

The next club meeting is November 12, 2014 starts at 7:30 PM (1930Hrs/2730 ZULU).


NOVEMBER: H.R.O. from Burbank is going to show us what's available on Radios and electronic equipment these days, will be available for sale at the meeting.


Brackett Field Airport Administration Building, 1615 McKinley Ave., La Verne, CA 91750. The meeting is held in the Pilots Lounge, hope to see you there.
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TCARA holds a monthly General Club meeting on the second Wednesday of every month except for December. December is our Christmas Party which is held else where. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, licensed and non-licensed persons. Informative presentations are given by experienced amateurs in various areas of the hobby. Meetings start at 7:30 PM. Tri-County holds a 50/50 cash drawing. To win, you must purchase a ticket for $1. The tickets will be placed into a drawing bucket. At the end of the presentation a single ticket will be drawn, and 50% of the total dollar amount collected will be given to the lucky winner. The other 50% of the cash will be placed into the clubs Field Day fund. This new drawing ensures that everyone in attendance has a chance to win.


TCARA holds a weekly Sunday evening (2-meter) net at 7:00 PM. The FM Frequency is -145.440 MHz with a PL Tone (T) of 136.5 Hz or Tone Squelch (T-SQ).

Our Sun eve Net is available on the following repeaters that are linked together. 145.440 MHz_ PL 136.5. and 449.880MHz_ PL 146.2. and 445.480MHz PL 131.8.

If any one of them is down the other two should be available.

73, Clint, KQ6NJ

All amateur operators are welcomed to check in. N6USO repeater system is right at the top of Sunset Ridge peak, just over 5,300 feet above the city of La Verne, Claremont and Pomona, CA. So those with beams should point to just north of Claremont. It is a high level machine with great coverage and should afford us all of the benefits. Sergeant Burton Brink with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is the repeater owner and has our thanks. So please load the frequency and PL into your rigs and join the net. The Sunset Ridge Repeater website is:

TIMELINE FOR THE NET News of ARRL, DX Reports, General Club Announcements, Check-ins from Board Members, General Membership, and Visitors.

A list of Net Control volunteers .


Individual - $20 / Year Due January 1st to December 31st of each year You can pay at the meeting or mail your $20 check.

If your not able to make it to the meetings! You can print out an Membership application Form from this web site and mail it with a check or money order to: Tri-County Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 75, Claremont, CA 91711

PLEASE NOTE: Please update your information on our application form if your already a member thank you.

Membership enables you to receive membership prizes, vote, Place FREE FOR SALE ads in the QRM, receive the QRM, and run for an office. It is open to any persons licensed and unlicensed.

Members can participating in a number of club activities such as: club meetings, projects, special events, any ARRL events and Sunday Nets, and being involved with the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs.


The Field Day Planning Committee would like to hear your suggestions on scheduling a better Field Day for you. We are returning to the campsites that we had in 2011, for more antenna area! Any suggestion, large or small will be treated with great interest by the Committee.

Please send suggestions for Field Day by August 15th to Bruce-KJ6QCM at

Thank you in advance for your participation!  Bruce Bolton-KJ6QCM Vice President of Tri-County A.R.A.





Technician through Extra Class. The time line for the class is the last Saturday of each month except for December (Christmas party). The starting time is 1PM (1300 hrs.)

Please be on time, for more information click here.


Meeting Information:

To all Ham's interested in Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), please come to our regular meeting. Our meeting is the second Saturday of the month. Meeting starts at 9 AM sharp

LOCATION: Huntington Memorial Hospital 721 S. Fairmount Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105: Click on map and location to be printed.

Net Information:

ARES Net is every Thursday at 8 p.m. (Using the D.A.R.N System, and Echo-link) Control.

Net Frequencies used from the DARN system with any of the following frequencies are listed at:

All ARES members are encouraged to check-in and visitors are welcome of course.

Frequency list:

  •   147.360 - PL/100.0  Mt Disappointment (DARN 2m)
  •   446.740 - PL/100.0  Palos Verdes (DARN 1)
  •   446.240 - PL/100.0  Mt Disappointment (DARN 2)
  •   446.940 - PL/100.0  Mt Wilson (DARN 3) (OK signal from Chino Hills using HT)
  •   445.280 - PL/100.0  Verdugo Peak (DARN 4)
  •   445.820 - PL/100.0  Saddle Peak (DARN 5)
  •   445.260 - PL/100.0 Palos Verdes High (DARN 6)
  •   445.260 - PL/114.8 Verdugo Pk Not Linked (DARN 8)
  • 1286.900 - PL/100.0  Palos Verdes (DARN 11)
  • 1286.700 - PL/100.0 Mt Disappointment (DARN 12)
  • 1286.600 - PL/100.0 Verdugo Peak (DARN 14)
  • 1287.200 - PL/100.0 Saddle Peak (DARN 15)
  • Echolink: K6VGP-R   Node: 8722

This is a linked system. Use any frequency listed above to contact net control. High Frequency-R Node: 8722 High Frequency - Section Wide Net 40 Meters 7.295 MHz

NOTE: The Frequency may vary based on congestion and coordination. Which H.F. frequency will depend on for F2 NVIS propagation.


ARES Control operator volunteering is needed in order to expand your radio scells hopfully before disaster stricts are appreciated.

For more in-depth information please contact the DEC Brian Moore-W6PST at or go to — ARES-LAX Member Data Base update reminder is at:


ARES Brochure:

We invite all ham's to participate in this Los Angeles Amateur Radio Emergency Net. If you need to e-mail or speak to someone, please contact Brian Moore, W6PST at:

Brian is the LA County Section District Emergency Coordinator (DEC).


HAM RADIO HISTORY REQUEST:  I'm looking for some historical information about ham radio in LA in 1971. In particular, HF links going to San Jose.

It seems like a strange request, but the younger hams these days don't work HF and I know back then there were a lot of Nets people would check in to (I don't know if they exist still or if they have declined over time or are as active as in the 60s and 70s). Personally, I lack a lot of HF knowledge since I became a ham to do AMSAT stuff. Any information, including possible ARES/MARS work in the LA and southern California to San Jose area would be great.

Chris-KJ4DO Christian Rodriguez


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By Doug Grant, K1DG on November 4, 2011:


  • Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland ACS/ARES: Monday Net.7:00 PM 147.300 MHz (+) PL123 Contact Mike Albertson KD6GWO,, 909-908-5544
  • ARES- Northeast LA. County. Thurs. 8pm 147.360MHz (+) PL100. or 446.940MHz (-) PL100.
  • GEARS (Glendora) Tues. 7pm 144.950Mhz RCV. PL 141.3 (see the Repeater Directory for offset).
  • GERC (Glendora LDS) Tues. 8pm 146.715Mhz Simplex.
  • Satern (Salvation Army, S.B. County) Sun. 8pm, 146.385Mhz+ PL146.2.


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