RCARA 10 Meter Net

Please join us on Tuesdays nights at 7:00 PM on 28.420Mhz USB for a 10 meter Round-Table Net.  If the frequency is in use the alternate is 28.410MHZ USB.

The purpose of the 10 meter Net is to develop and improve our skills in bands of radio communications that are available but unfamiliar to many club members.

Technician Class license holders have Voice (Phone) privilege on 10 Meters between 28.300 Mhz and 28.500 Mhz meaning all licensed operators can participate.

Because of the sunspot activity is limiting 10 Meter propagation, our RCARA Net coverage area is expected to include Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

 

Survey – Is there any interest in a RCARA 10 Meter Tech Net?

Hello All!

At the 64th Anniversary Potluck, some of the Net operators were discussing the Monday night W6TJ Net and the topic of HF came up.

As a club we do focus on use of the W6TJ Repeater a lot but there is a LOT more to Amateur Radio than the 2 Meter band!

We understand that many Technician Class members and operators may not have 10 Meter capability, but for those who have the gear and are wanting to get their feet wet in HF radio, this would be a good way to learn the skills to operate that gear that is gathering dust.

Technician Class license holders have Voice (Phone) privilege on 10 Meters between 28.300 Mhz and 28.500 Mhz.  Because of the sunspot activity is limiting 10 Meter propagation, we are proposing a Net to be for the RCARA coverage area using Upper Side Band and possibly AM modes.

This is also for those of us who have our General Class ticket who are working into new bands.

Because there may be a ‘gear gap’, we are opening the survey to licensed operators in the Riverside / San Bernardino county areas.  You do not need to be a RCARA member to participate in this survey and Net.

Here is a quick survey to express your interest:

Thanks for the responses. Here are the leading results:

Current leading days: Tuesday or Sunday

Current starting time: 7:00 PM

73’s to all

Alan KM6KPW

VP & Web Master

FIELD DAY 2019 SHINING STARS

RCARA’S MVPs:

  • OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – PETE SELLAS – PARK PROCUREMENT
  • SCOUT TROOP 116 – OPENING CEREMONIES
  • ART AA6CA – PUBLICITY
  • BOB KG6NIB – EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR
  • JUAN KM6CFH – RADIO EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR, SET UP
  • JOHN KM6YLK – RADIO EQUIPMENT, OPERATOR & SECURITY, SET UP, GOTA CAPTAIN
  • DAVID KM6WVH – RADIO OPERATOR & SECURITY
  • JIM AG6EA – VE COORDINATOR, TESTING SITE, EQUIPMENT LOAN, SET UP
  • MADELEINE KM6QCF/AG – SAFETY OFFICER, GENERAL ASSISTANCE, SET UP, TEAR DOWN
  • RICK AI6AU – TOWER, RADIO ANTENNAS, EQUIPMENT
  • CHRIS KM6LOQ – SAFETY OFFICER, FIRST AID, SECURITY
  • LARRY WA6PMY – LOGGING SOFTWARE & MAINTENANCE, TEAR DOWN, TRUCK LOAN
  • RICK KK6CTT – EMCOMM, MESH NETWORK DEMO, COOK, PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT,             DOOR PRIZE DONATIONS AND BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPORT
  • ALAN KM6KPW/AG – WEB SITE & TECHNICAL LOGGING, RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS
  • EMCOMM MEMBERS – STAFFING PAVILION #1 AND PROVIDING DEMOS, SUPPORT, ETC.
  • JURUPA CITIZENS CORP – PARTICIPATION WITH EMCOMM GROUP
  • NINA – POTLUCK COORDINATOR, GENERAL ASSISTANCE
  • RON KE6RYX – PORTA POTTY PROCUREMENT, TEAR DOWN
  • CARRIE N6LMA – MOST RAFFLE TICKET SALES, VE TESTING, EMCOMM SET UP
  • MIKE AI6PD – VE TESTING, EMCOMM SET UP
  • MIKE W6OSO – CLUB PRESIDENT, LOAN OF EQUIPMENT
  • PHIL KJ6KE & MARGARET KC6UDH – DONATION OF RADIO FOR RAFFLE PRIZE, VE TESTER
  • DANA KM6YLM – DONATION OF MUGS FOR RAFFLE PRIZE, GOTA STATION ASSISTANT
  • FIRE STATION #5 – A WELCOME VISIT
  • RPD – MAKING THEIR PRESENCE KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND; A TALK ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY/NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR SERVICES:

  • CLAIR – K6LG – CW OPERATOR, eESL CARD COORDINATOR & MAINTENANCE
  • DAVID – K9LMR – EMCOMM, MESH NETWORK, EDGAR ANTENNA
  • MATHEW THURMAN – PHOTOGRAPHER
  • KATRINA SCHIRMER – GOPHER
  • CHERYL THURMAN – GOPHER, MOTHER STABILIZER, SOCIAL DIRECTOR
  • THOMAS JUNKER – TEAR DOWN & TRUCK LOAN

Thank you to all the folks who contributed to the potluck picnic.  There was an abundance of food and goodies to more than please the most discerning tastes.

MUCH APPRECIATION TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED, CONTRIBUTED AND DEDICATED THEIR TIME, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES TO MAKE FIELD DAY 2019 A HUGE SUCCESS.  If I forgot anyone, please remind me and forgive me for the oversight.  We had a great team of volunteers… your time and efforts have not gone unnoticed.

The July 11, 2019 RCARA meeting will consist of an “AFTER ACTION REVIEW” for the purpose of discussing Field Day 2019 … goals, what was accomplished, what was successful, what went wrong and what the club can do to make future Field Days better.

Please come prepared to critique the FD but be mindful that if you have a criticism, you are expected to follow it up with a solution.

This is a meeting to help iron out some of the “wrinkles” that were observed followed by a suggestion for change to those areas that are in need of “fixing”.

 Plan ahead and bring your constructive thoughts and solutions.

 APPRECIATIVELY,

~Marlene

KK6CTX

 

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

 

*** Field Day 2019 Shining Stars! ***

 

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.