UPDATES – Members Only – Field Day 2019

If you wish to volunteer for specific duties or as needed, please sign up at the June 13 meeting OR contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com

Boy Scouts from Troop 116 will facilitate the Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday

Volunteers needed:

  • Setup crews (Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m.)
  • Cleanup/pack-up crews (Sunday, 11:00 a.m.)
  • Overnight security (4 hour shifts) for Friday and Saturday nights
  • Radio equipment and operators
  • Folding tables
  • EZ-ups
  • Potluck food donations or $5.00 for Saturday night dinner – contact Nina at ninaacosta72@yahoo.com
  • Cook(s) for BBQ
  • Overnight campers
  • Ticket sales for raffle by members (see Marlene KK6CTX for tickets)
  • Donations of items for Door Prizes
    • Raffle prizes will be for an Anytone AT-D878UV Digital DMR Dual band handheld radio
    • An Alinco UHF-VHF Dual band Transceiver DJ-500
    • $100 gift certificate from Home Depot; $50 gift certificate from Starbucks
    • Field Day pins, t-shirts, stickers
    • Gift certificate for an official RCARA embroidered polo shirt
    • Coffee mug with RCARA logo
    • Mini spy camera

WALK-IN LICENSE TESTING AVAILABLE AT FIELD DAY

Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park – Pavilion #2
5759 Jurupa Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

All 3 testing levels are offered:
• Tech
• General
• Extra

Requirements:

Technician:
• FRN # obtained from the FCC web site
• Picture i.d.
• $5.00 administrative testing fee

General & Extra:
• Copy of current license
• Picture i.d.
• $5.00 administrative testing fee

Walk in Testing Flyer

Members Only – Field Day 2019

Members Only – Field Day 2019 (Updated 6-18-2019)

If you wish to volunteer for specific duties or as needed, please sign up at the June 13th meeting.

Boy Scouts (Troop 116 – not confirmed) will facilitate the Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday

RCARA Field Day 2019 Technology Plan

Volunteers needed:

  • QSO Loggers – Software to be used will be the 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 for BBQ Pot Luck
  • Overnight campers
  • Donations of items for Door Prizes
  • Offering of Tickets for raffle prizes by members (see Marlene KK6CTX for tickets)
  • Main raffle will be for a new DMR radio with programming cable, HT, $100 Home Depot gift certificate; $50 Starbucks gift certificate and other assorted items.

 

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

Martha McLean - Anza Narrows ParkThis 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.

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?

November 8th Meeting Agenda

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.

 

November 8 is the last day to submit your nomination letter for the Harry Crawford W6TJ Memorial Award or the LEJO Perpetual Award.

 

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.

 

Sincerely,

 

~Marlene

KK6CTX

 

BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE ON THE AIR

  • The local Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) will be held on Saturday, October 19th starting at 4:00 p.m. and ending on Sunday the 20th at 4:00 p.m.  The event is being held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church on Magnolia and Jackson.  JOTA is dedicated to Radio and Internet Communications with Scouts around the world. There is no charge to attend.
  • Mike K6MJM is the coordinator needs our help.  He would like to set up 10 stations for communications, 6 radio and 4 internet and needs HF and DMR operators with equipment for the event.  Those who volunteer can camp for free, will be fed, and will get recognized for their help.
  • Merit Badge counselors are also needed.  An area will be setup for Scouts to connect with and begin working on their Merit Badges.
  • If you have questions or wish to volunteer you can reach Michael at Michael@familymcbride.net or Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com

Useful Links:

Google Map to location

https://www.scouting.org/jota/operators-guides/

http://www.arrl.org/jamboree-on-the-air-jota