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.
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.
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January 2019 Meeting Pictures
Riverside County Amateur Radio Association
Elected Officers for the Year 2019
w6oso @ roadrunner.com
km6kpw @ scrnet.com
jameswiley757 @ gmail.com
malbanese @ dslextreme.com
|Don Williams KD6UVT
kd6uvt @ mac.com
Appointed Positions for 2019
|Ron Braley KE6RYX
Director of Communications
|Art Sutorus AA6CA
aa6ca @ att.net
|Alan Serl KM6KPW
km6kpw @ scrnet.com
|Rick Schirmer KK6CTT
rngr86 @ juno.com
A YEAR IN REVIEW …
Congratulations to the new and returning RCARA 2019 Board of Directors and Appointed Positions:
• President – Michael Anderson W6OSO
• Vice President – Alan Serl KM6KPW
• Treasurer – Jim Wiley AG6EA (continuing)
• Secretary – Margaret Albanese KC6UDH
• Director of Communications – Ron Braley KE6RYX (continuing)
• Membership Chair – TBD
• W6TJ Trustee – Don Williams KD6UVT (continuing)
• Web Master – Alan Serl KM6KPW (continuing)
• Sunshine Chair – Art Sutorus – AA6CA (continuing)
• Club Photographer – Rick Schirmer KK6CTT (continuing)
Your service to RCARA is greatly appreciated and we wish you well in your leadership roles. Please don’t hesitate to call on the former/past Board Members for assistance and advice. We will be happy to help in any way we can.
Appreciation was received for the outgoing 2018 Board Members:
• President/Membership Chair – Marlene Odebralski KK6CTX
• Vice President – Rick Golden NI6AU
• Secretary – Carrie Smith N6LMA
Thank you for doing a great job.
The Annual Christmas Party was another fun and successful event with approximately 40 guests in attendance. We shared a lot of laughter, congratulatory acclaim, award presentations as well as some unique items in the gift exchange. The food and service was good as was the camaraderie.
Recipient of the 2018 Harry Crawford W6TJ Award was presented to Alan Serl KM6KPW for his outstanding work as the Web Master. He has done an exemplary job in restoring, updating and maintaining our web site.
The 2018 LeJo Perpetual Award went to Rick Schirmer KK6CTT for always being at the wrong place at the right time or vice versa. Rick is one of those “doers” who will always lend a helping hand, solve problems and give back to the ham community in too many ways to count. Both awardees are well deserving for their many contributions.
Nathan Albanese, son of proud parents Phil and Margaret Albanese was welcomed as the newest and youngest club member having passed his Tech test the day before the party. We welcome you and look forward to many good things.
The victors of the 4 door prizes (Three $100 gift certificates for HRO and a Baofeng HT) are:
• Madeleine Haas KM6QCF
• Loreen Wynja KF6ACY
• Donna Beveridge KK6UDF
• Don Bower AG6HQ (thanks to Ted KM6AYC for the donation)
The next club meeting will be on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Check the web site for updates: w6tj.org
In conclusion, I’d like to personally thank each and every one of you for your support during the past year. We planned, implemented, celebrated and enjoyed many facets of ham radio … friendships were made; information was shared and support was given to one another. May we continue to grow and harvest what we do in a positive direction.
With all good wishes for a healthy, happy, prosperous New Year, de.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ:
Check in to the RCARA Public Service Net tonight, 7:00 p.m. on the w6tj repeater.
Thursday, November 8th is the final FORMAL meeting of 2018 for RCARA. It is probably one of the most important meetings of the year because elections will be held for the new Board of Directors for 2019.
Please consider volunteering or nominating someone who is willing to be a part of the planning and implementation of club activities. Without these dedicated members, RCARA could cease to sustain the status of an outstanding and functional radio club. Nominations can be made from the floor at the November meeting prior to the election.
All positions are open for nominations. The following club members have volunteered to serve:
- PRESIDENT: Open
- VICE PRESIDENT: Alan Serl KM6KPW
- SECRETARY: Margaret Albanese KC6UDH
- TREASURER: Jim Wiley AG6EA
- COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Ron Braley KE6RYX
- DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP: Open
- EDITOR OF THE MONITOR NEWSLETTER: Open
APPOINTED POSITIONS: All positions are open. The following members have volunteered to continue in their present roles:
- W6TJ TRUSTEE: Don Williams KD6UVT
- CLUB PHOTOGRAPHER: Rick Schirmer KK6CTT
- SUNSHINE CHAIRMAN: Art Sutorus AA6CA
- WEB MASTER: Alan Serl KM6KPW
Annual Club Dues for 2019 are coming up. There has been a change in the dues structure and amount as well as in the application methods. You can find the information on the w6tj.org web site in the Club Membership Link.
The Annual Christmas Party is scheduled for FRIDAY, December 14, 2018 at Kountry Folks Restaurant, 3653 La Sierra Avenue, 6:00 p.m. Further details on the web site in the Upcoming Events link.
Michael McBride K6MJM has come up with an “On Line Tech Class” using specialized software and will share details at the meeting. We will need a couple of volunteers to assist.
SOCIALIZING IS FUN TOO
Several of us meet prior to the meeting, 4:00 p.m. for dinner at the Kountry Folks Restaurant before proceeding on to the meeting. Everyone is invited to join us.
Tuesday, November 13 the Hungry Hams Lunch Bunch will gather at the Back Street Café, 3735 Nelson Street at Brockton, 11:00 a.m. Join us for some further socializing and camaraderie.
Your attendance at the November meeting is very important for the reasons stated above. I look forward to your attendance and participation.