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Articles of Association:
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Bylaws:
Bylaws

EARS Officers
for 2017:

President:
John MusselmanEl Presidente.
N6EP
n6ep@arrl.net
(760) 747-5303

Vice President:
Nick UranPresident of Vice.
KK6TV
73kk6tv@gmail.com
(760) 208-4743

Secretary:
Matt TuckerSecret Squirrel.
N6EAJ
mail4tucker@gmail.com
(760) 839-1205

Treasurer:
Mike BohananTreasure Hunter.
KM6MPB
km6mpb@earsclub.org
(973) 722-8460

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

Tom StanfordLarge Officer 3.
K7YMG
thse-3.14159@cox.net
(760) 703-1114

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

Rich GilmanLarge Officer 5.
KJ6NMY
kj6nmy@gmail.com
(760) 809-6369

Past President:
Mike HightowerPast It.
KF6SJ
mike@hightower.com
(858) 382-4041

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

Webmaster:
Steve VennerSpider's Web.
W6TAN/G0TAN
w6tan@earsclub.org
+44 (0)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: ABCs of RFI for hams, by Bob Brehm, AK6R

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Is your transmitter the SOURCE of RFI affecting electronic devices in your own house or your neighbor’s house?

Would you like to find a quick and easy solution so you can have more time to operate and enjoy ham radio rather than troubleshooting RFI issues?

Are you the VICTIM of RFI from your own electronic devices or from devices in your neighborhood?

Do you want to reduce your receiver noise floor so you can hear local contacts and more DX?

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If you answered YES to either of these questions, then you should attend this presentation where you will learn how to make ham radio more enjoyable by eliminating problems caused by RFI.

During the presentation you will see many examples of feed line chokes, BALUNs, UNUNs, and various practical applications of ferrites for AC/DC power lines, computer interconnect cables, transceivers, linear amplifiers, home theater systems, etc.

Bob Brehm, AK6R is Chief Engineer of Palomar Engineers (Palomar-Engineers.com), and has been a ham for over 50 years with experience in contesting, RTTY, amplitude modulation, vintage radio restoration, boat anchors, linear amps and unique antennas.

He is active on 3.870 AM and 3.895 Vintage SSB as well as other nets offering his expertise to new and old hams alike. Bob is often asked to speak at conventions and radio club meetings about RFI, antenna matching, using baluns/ununs, stealth antennas, amplitude modulation, RTTY/digital modes, ESSB, ham radio on boats, and a variety of other subjects.

So bring your questions and pay attention to win one of the prizes at the end of the talk.

This is sure to be a very interesting & useful presentation, so come early to grab your seat!

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 EARS PayPal 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.

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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.


EARS also has pages on Facebook and Twitter, 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