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July's AllEARS:
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Articles of Association:
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Bylaws:
Bylaws

EARS Officers
for 2014:

President:
Michael HightowerEl Presidente.
KF6SJ
mike@hightower.com
(858) 382-4041

Vice President:
Matt TuckerPresident of Vice.
N6EAJ
mail4tucker@gmail.com
(760) 839-1205

Secretary:
John MusselmanSecret Squirrel.
N6EP
n6ep@arrl.net
(760) 747-5303

Treasurer:
Teri BloomTreasure Hunter.
W6TRB
w6trb@earsclub.org
(949) 874-9250

Emergency Services
Coordinator:

John McNellyEmergency dude.
AF6UA
ears@mcnelly.org
(858) 449-3326

Officers at Large:
Jo AshleyLarge Officer 1.
KB6NMK
kb6nmk@amsat.org
(760) 741-2560

Dirk ReschlyLarge Officer 2.
N6SUN
n6sun@earsclub.org
(760) 743-5839

Zac PetersenLarge Officer 3.
KJ6MLT
kj6mlt@earsclub.org
(858) 888-6090

Bud HennessyLarge Officer 4.
AE6BH
ae6bh@arrl.net
(760) 803-1866

Steve RichardsLarge Officer 5.
KI6SBQ
ki6sbq@yahoo.com
(760) 532-8643

Past President:
Jeff MurdockPast It.
AE6GM
cozy765@pacbell.net
(760) 622-5346

Historian:
Harry A. HodgesAll in the past.
W6YOO
w6yoo@cox.net
(760) 743-4212

Webmaster:
Steve VennerSpider's Web.
W6TAN/G0TAN
+ Newsletter Editor
w6tan@earsclub.org
+44 1895 636099

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Welcome to the web site of the Escondido Amateur Radio Society.

The Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS) is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization of educational benefit to amateur radio operators, and others interested in amateur radio within Escondido and surrounding areas.

Membership is affordable, come join the fun!

Please feel free to browse this website for information on EARS activities past & present, and other general information on amateur radio.

You are also welcome to join the discussion groups on Facebook, Yahoo! and Google - links are provided at the bottom of this page.

See below for meeting and membership details, or click on the following quick links...

If you are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator, or wish to find out more about what you have to do, click the following link for more details.

For anyone wishing to take their amateur radio test, or upgrade their current licence - There is a Volunteer Exam session in Escondido on the last Saturday of each month. Click the following link for more details.


EARS events throughout the year can be found in the following calendar:

Next Meeting: Saturday, August 16th - EARS annual picnic.

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What: EARS 2014 annual picnic
When: Saturday August 16th from 3p.m. to 7p.m.
Where: Rod McLeod Park. 1701 South Iris Lane Escondido, CA 92026

Come join us for food, rag chewing, and fun. This year the picnic will be on a Saturday afternoon.

Antenna building 4PM: Jeff AE6GM will be giving a mini-class on making 2m antennas out of coax. EARS will have a limited amount of supplies for people to build 2m antennas that they can take home with them. A 2nd class later in the day is a possibility.

Dinner 5PM: Pizza. A variety of Pizzas will arrive around 5PM. If you would like to bring a side dish or desert, please do so but this is optional. We will have ice cream and toppings for desert. Water and sodas will also be provided.

Transmitter hunt 6PM-7PM: Sam N6SD has volunteered to bring his T-hunt transmitters so we can have a T-hunt at the park after dinner. If you have a T-hunt antenna, consider bringing it so we can let new hams and people that have never T-hunt give it a try. It is a lot of fun!

There is a playground at the park and we are looking at other kid friendly activities.

Note: There will NOT be a Thursday evening general club meeting in August.

The picnic will take the place of our EARS monthly meeting.

Opportunity Drawing:

At May's general meeting, we sold enough tickets for the opportunity drawing to take place. The Fox Delta Antenna Analyzer was the main prize:

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This item was donated to us by EARS member - Bud AE6BH, and he also offered to build the Antenna Analyzer for the lucky opportunity drawing winner - who was Ron, KJ6VMT.

Well done Ron!

The next drawing, we will have the Powerwerx DB-750X Dual Band VHF/UHF 750 Channel Commercial Mobile Radio:

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The DB-750X Model Features:

Opportunity drawing tickets will once again be on sale from June's meeting onwards.


The rules for the drawing:

Each ticket consists of two parts: One part to be retained by the purchaser, and the other to be returned to the drawing organizer.

The ticket purchaser must ensure that their name or call sign is CLEARLY marked on EACH of the ticket halves returned to the drawing organizer.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the drawing organizer.

Membership details:

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Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st. The fees are shown below.

Regular membership:

Family membership:

You can join (or renew) online using Paypal or a credit card by clicking on the Join button in the Membership section on the left.

Alternatively, you can download the PDF membership form by clicking on the image of the brochure above.

It can also be found in the latest issue of 'ALL EARS', the EARS newsletter - available to download in the General section on the left.

Mail your completed application form along with your check to:

EARS,
PO Box 3243,
Escondido,
CA 92033

EARS Documentation:

If you would like more info on membership of EARS, or on Ham Radio in general - send us an email at: membership@earsclub.org

Repeater and EARS Net information:

EARS operates 3 voice radio repeaters in the Escondido area as well as a Voice-over-IP Echo Link node 2846:

The repeaters are open to all licensed Amateurs for general use, and on Sunday evenings there is the EARS net at 8:00 p.m. local time on the 146.88 MHz repeater... Come along and say "Hello!"

Procedures for the use of the EARS repeater & Echolink can be found here.

A new EARS EchoLink User Manual will soon be available for download from the club website, so watch this space. In the mean time, please feel free to e-mail any questions to: echolink@earsclub.org.

EARS monthly meetings:

EARS Location

EARS monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting location is:

900 Canterbury Pl,
Suite 300 (third floor)
Escondido,
CA 92025

(just east of the Mercedes dealer at I-15 and 9th Avenue).

Talk-in is on 146.880 MHz, minus offset, PL 107.2.

The meetings are usually technical, educational or informative in nature. For a list of the proposed meeting dates and topics for this year, click on the following link:

Specific details of the next meeting can be found near the top of this web page.

Note: There are no meetings in August or December because of the EARS summer picnic and Christmas party.

Last Thoughts:

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The Escondido Amateur Radio Society is affiliated to the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Many EARS members are also members of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and other agencies such as RACES & ARES.

They regularly participate in drills, and are active in assisting with communications during times of disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina, and the wild-fires that we have in California.

So, if you're interested in knowing what's been happening in EARS in the past... please feel free to look at any of the 'ALL EARS' news letters - available to download in the General section.

Also, if you have any comments, or submissions to ALL EARS, please mail them to: allears@earsclub.org


EARS also has a page on Facebook, as well as messaging & discussion groups on both Yahoo! & Google.

Click on the links below to join:

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Yahoo Groups

Google Groups