The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club, as a non-profit organization, advances all aspects of the art and science of wireless communications to serve the public interest in the Morongo Basin, associated communities and the United States.
▶ Our next meeting will be the Christmas pot-luck and will be held on Thursday 20 December 2018 at 1800 at the St. Christopher Church in
Joshua Tree. If you would like to attend, please contact Aaron (KM6IAU) at email@example.com to RSVP
and let him know what you can bring for the pot-luck. There is no need to respond if you will not attend and no need to respond if you have
already committed during the meeting. Your family members are welcome!
▶ Next Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) meeting is on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 1800 PDT. This meeting is also a Christmas potluck!
The election for club officers in 2019 was held at the club meeting of 15 November. Congratulations to the new 2019 officers and a special
thanks to those who served in 2018.
2019 MBARC Officers:
President: Aaron Chesney KM6IAU
VP: Patrick Mathis KN4LKZ
Secretary (also w6ba.net Webmaster and Club Historian): Paul Edwards AA6SM
Treasurer: Manuel Borges AE6SG (re-elected)
2019 MBARC Board of Directors:
Andy Frees NS6V - Past President
Sam White - WB6SEW
Keith Board (also Newsletter Editor) - N6GKB
Loren McCorkle - KM6QQP
Jesse Lyon - KA6CMJ
Glenn Miller - N6GIW (also Repeater Chairman and Club License - W6BA - Trustee)
▶ Andy's Yaesu System Fusion Node NS6V active in Yucca Valley on 147.480 - C4FM Digital Voice Communications from around the World!
▶ Glenn's Yaesu System Fusion Node N6GIW is now active 24/7 on 147.550, digital narrow. It covers the Yucca Mesa and part of Landers.
▶ To promote community-wide understanding of the amateur radio communications service available to the
public during times of emergency or natural disaster.
▶ To organize and train units capable of maintaining communications during emergencies as a public service.
▶ To promote interest and proficiency in amateur radio communications with respect to improving operating and technical skills.
▶ To conduct activities and programs to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in our community.
▶ To promote radio science as a creative, exploratory endeavor of scientific research and development within the ham radio context. Areas of interest include but are not limited to such aspects as propogation, digital communications, satellite communication, the blending of Internet and radio, electronic theory, microwave communications and exotic phenomenon such as Long Delayed Echos.
▶ To have fun with Amateur Radio!
Chris (WB6CDF) and Bryan (KF6YGK) install our new antenna for the W6BA 146.790 repeater on Paxton Hill in Yucca Valley, CA. This new antenna dramatically improves the range of the W6BA linked repeater system.
Yucca Valley *
W6BA repeater on 146.790 MHz (- shift, 136.5).
Twentynine Palms *
W6BA repeater on 147.060 MHz (+ shift, 136.5).
WB6CDF repeater on 447.580 MHz (- shift, 173.8).
* Linked Repeaters
These are open repeaters. You do not have to be a club member to use them.
The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club holds a monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month at
1900 Pacific. The meetings are held at the St. Christopher of the Desert Church (61261 Sunburst Drive) meeting
hall in Joshua Tree, California. Take Sunnyhill Road south from Highway 62 (Sunnyhill Road is next to the
Hi Desert Playhouse), then turn east on Sunburst Drive. The meeting hall is the first building on the right
hand (south) side of the road.
Membership is not required (though certainly encouraged) - all licensed hams and those interested in ham radio are invited to attend. Membership is $10 for Active Duty Military, $15 Individual and $20 Family annually. Membership form can be found here. Donations are also gratefully accepted and are used to further the club's amateur radio activities.
Members organize amateur radio events such as Field Day in June and Boy Scout Jamborees. Our local communities use our services frequently for communications during events such as Grubstake Days, Pioneer Days, races, and the Veteran’s Day parade. The need for operators for these events will be publicized on the club net.
A club net is held each Tuesday at 1900 Pacific on the linked repeater system. Though always encouraged, you do not have to be a club
member to be a net member.
If you are interested in official emergency communications and training, the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) group conducts a net at 1915 Pacific each Monday on the linked repeater system.