RCARA Sunshine Committee

The Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA) wants to acknowledge the sorrows with which our members sometimes must struggle with as well as  the joyful momentous happenings, celebrated by our members.

When informed of illnesses, accidents or deaths of active club or disabled former members, or of heartwarming occurrences such as milestone birthdays or anniversaries, committee members will strive to take appropriate approved actions, for example, sending cards and/or flowers or other gifts, keeping within the monetary limits set by the Club Leadership.

Contact Art Sutorus, AA6CA (email: aa6ca@att.net)  Sunshine Committee Chairman if you have information on active Club or disabled former members who are in need of “Sunshine”.

RCARA Members are invited to join this Committee in order to assist with timely responses and occasional follow up support as appropriate.  Please contact AA6CA for further information.

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Members Only – Field Day 2019

If you wish to volunteer for specific duties or as needed, please sign up at the May 9th meeting.

Boy Scouts (Troop TBD) will facilitate the Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday

Art Sutorus has accepted the position of Publicity Chair

Volunteers needed:

  • QSO Loggers – bring your laptop to the May meeting. Logging software – N1MM Logger
  • Setup crews (Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m.)
  • Cleanup crews (Sunday, 11:00 a.m.)
  • Overnight security (4 hour shifts) for Friday and Saturday nights
  • Radio equipment and operators
  • Folding tables
  • Potluck food donations or $5.00 for Saturday night dinner
  • Cook(s) if needed for BBQ
  • Overnight campers
  • Donations of items for Door Prizes
  • Ticket sales for main raffle by members (see Marlene KK6CTX for tickets)
  • Main raffle will be for a new radio; $100 gift certificate; $50 gift certificate

The Albanese Family has generously donated a new HT for the raffle

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Field Day 2019

 

ANNUAL AMATEUR RADIO / EMERGENCY PREPARATION

FIELD DAY 2019

June 22 – 23 2019

 

The community is invited to join the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association at Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, 5759 Jurupa Ave., Riverside, CA for a weekend of outdoor Amateur Radio. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. The activities begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and run through 11:00 a.m. on Sunday

This is a great opportunity to learn about Ham Radio and how you too can be prepared for emergency communications when disaster strikes.  Additionally, ham radio is a great hobby for all ages and affords many opportunities to utilize the airwaves to communicate with others who have similar interests.  Ham operators are service oriented and often help out when needed during events such as marathons, races, search and rescues, as well as communications after major storms, flooding, fires, etc. 

Several organizations will join us to help demonstrate survival techniques, emergency preparedness, safety methods and other helpful resources.  There will be many opportunities to learn how to become a licensed ham operator and experience several features of the new trends and digital functions of radio communications.

Come join us and see what it is that we do and how to do it.  When a disaster strikes, we can communicate without electricity, cell phones or computers relying only on battery, generators or solar power.

Martha McLean - Anza Narrows Park

W6TJ at the School Science Fair

RCARA Club Member K6MJM Michael McBride’s son Anthony took the sweepstakes trophy at his school science fair.  Next stop is off to the district!!

Anthony’s Project

Antenna vs antenna

Accepting the trophy

Thanks to Marlene (KK6CTX), Ted (KM6AYC), Phil (KJ6KE) and Rick (KK6CTT) for their help with the radio testing and the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA) for the use of their repeater to make this project possible.

February 14, 2019 Meeting Presentation – DMR

The title of our February presentation will be “DMR The Mysteries Exposed”

Our featured guest speaker will be Michael Rickey AF6FB.  He has been a licensed ham since about 1982 and is now an Extra.  He knows and lives DMR, but more important he can bring it down to the simplest of levels.

Michael is well versed in Motorola and the Chinese radios on the market today and can answer many of your questions.

His web site can be found at http://mrickey.com/

Michael says he is mostly active on UHF – Analog, D-Star, and DMR.  You will frequently find him on the DMR using the SoCal (31066) or California (3016) talk groups.

Please join us and bring a friend or two to hear about the current trends in DMR.  You know you want to learn more and this is the best of the best.

Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and location is at the La Sierra University Church, 4937 Sierra Vista Ave. in Riverside, CA.  Talk in is on the w6tj repeater.

Christmas Party 2018

  • A round table
  • Men in black
  • The McBride Krewe
  • Dinner with friends
  • Phyllis gets a surprise
  • Patti and Duane
  • Smiling Faces
  • Are we having fun yet? Yes we are!
  • Larry scores!
  • So many gifts to choose from!
  • Enjoying dinner
  • Decisions Decisions!
  • Rich received the LEJO Award
  • The LEJO Award 2018
  • Chris steals a gift
  • Alan receives the Harry Crawford Award
  • Dinner is served!
  • To steal or not?

Club Officers for the year 2019

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association

Elected Officers for the Year 2019

 

Michael Anderson W6OSO

President

w6oso @ roadrunner.com

Alan Serl KM6KPW

Vice-President

km6kpw @ scrnet.com

Jim Wiley AG6EA

Treasurer

jameswiley757 @ gmail.com

Margaret Albanese KC6UDH

Secretary

malbanese @ dslextreme.com

Don Williams KD6UVT

W6TJ Trustee

kd6uvt @ mac.com

Membership Chair

Volunteer  Needed

Appointed Positions for 2019

Ron Braley KE6RYX

Director of Communications

(951) 369-5149

Art Sutorus AA6CA

Sunshine Chairman

aa6ca @ att.net

Alan Serl KM6KPW

Webmaster

km6kpw @ scrnet.com

Rick Schirmer KK6CTT

Photographer

rngr86 @ juno.com