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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.