Michael KM6UUJ, a new ham and scout leader is the Control Operator for the K2BSA/6 for an event being held on September 6th at the LDS Church on Jackson and California Streets. He would like to introduce Scouts to amateur radio and has asked permission to use the W6TJ repeater from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm for contacts to talk with Scouts.
He has asked for a few of our members to be available to talk to the Scouts on the air. This is an open to the public event and our group has been invited to set up a booth. The only radio they have is a Baofeng HT. If anyone is interested in attending and bringing some basic equipment, I can let Michael know.
Let’s support this effort and stand by to talk to the scouts and help encourage them to become future ham operators.
Please limit your use of the repeater during the time slot of 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6.
This is a “fair” with several vendors and not just a BS or ham event. Volunteers who have offered to attend and bring ham equipment are:
- Ted KM6AYC
- Juan KM6CFH
- Marlene KK6CTX
Club members are asked to be available on the W6TJ repeater to talk to the scouts during the event (Sept. 6 between 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)
Highlight photos from Field Day 2017:
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Field Day 2018! Here are some of the highlights from the event:
Videos from FaceBook:
Please enjoy the slideshow of pictures from the event:
Picture highlights from Field Day 2016;
field day 2016
The Field Day planning and organizing is progressing quite well. RCARA Field Days will take place at the Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park, Pavilion #2 located at 5759 Jurupa Avenue in Riverside.
Dates for the 2018 Field Days:
Set-up on Friday, June 22 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Operations begin on Saturday, June 23 and continue for 24 hours ending at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 24. The event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to visit and learn about ham radio.
On Sunday we will be raffling a Yaesu FT60 hand held ham radio and a Baofeng mobile radio unit. Tickets donations are $2 each, 3 for $5.00 or 12 tickets for $20 and can be purchased from any RCARA club member or at the Field Day site.
The club will have a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday Night at the park. If you would like to participate by bringing a dish to share or making a $5.00 donation, contact Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to volunteer or need more information, contact Marlene KK6CTX at email@example.com
Rick NI6AU’s 60’ portable antenna will be on display and help to enhance and facilitate our radio range for making contacts across the U.S. and Canada.
Please join us at our June 14th meeting as we will be finalizing plans and taking care of last minute details. Your thoughts and ideas are most welcome.
Volunteers are still being sought for radio operators, organizers, set up and tear down and general assistance as needed at all skill levels.