Boy Scouts K2BSA/6 Event

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.)

Field Day 2017

Highlight photos from Field Day 2017:

  • Antenna setup crew
  • Break time
  • Contesting - Bob Trujillo (KG6NIB) on the mike with Don Bower (AG6HQ) logging. Clair Cessna (K6LG) looking on
  • Councilman Jim Perry and Bob Trujillo (KG6NIB)
  • Rick's (KK6CTT) Setup
  • Dick Norton from ARRL pays a visit
  • Dave setting up
  • Dutch Oven by KK6CTT - Cheesy Bread
  • Dutch Oven Monkey Bread
  • Edgar - Fan Dipole. Wow!
  • Edgar - Inside
  • Edgar - Our Antenna is bigger than yours! Hi Hi!
  • Field Day Chair - Larry WA6PMY
  • Fire Station 5 arrives for a visit
  • Firefighter signs in
  • First Aid Station
  • Manning the Get On The Air (GOTA) station
  • Helping hands make for light work
  • How many Hams does it take to...
  • Iron Chef Rick (KK6CTT)
  • J Pole works fine
  • Not an antenna...
  • Ray (N6KZM) at the BBQ. Carne Asada at it's best!
  • Rick explains how it works to a new Ham
  • Socializing
  • There will be food!
  • Comfort zone
  • An unusual visitor
  • We are patriotic too
  • Taking a break
  • What we do!
  • Who we are!

 

Calendar of Events

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Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
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963rd Anniversary Pot Luck
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
63rd Anniversary Pot LuckTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminYou are invited to a celebration of RCARA’s 63rd Anniversary Pot Luck Dinner. Thursday August 9, 2018
Set up at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church
Fellowship Hall,
4937 Sierra Vista Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505
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RCARA Weekly NetTime: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
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19 20RCARA Weekly Net
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RCARA Weekly NetTime: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
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26 27RCARA Weekly Net
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RCARA Weekly NetTime: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
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Field Day 2018

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Field Day 2018!  Here are some of the highlights from the event:

 

Videos from FaceBook:

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association Field Day 2018

A short video of some of our Field Day 2018 happenings … courtesy of Mathew and his photography skills. More to come when I get organized. Enjoy!

Posted by Riverside County Amateur Radio Association – RCARA Page on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

RCARA Field Day 2018

It was a good Field Day.

Posted by Art Sutorus on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Please enjoy the slideshow of pictures from the event:

  • SOME OF THE CROWD

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Boy Scouts K2BSA/6 Event: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.
    September 6, 2018

    7:00PM – 8:30PM

  • 7th Annual Ready Riverside Emergency Preparedness Fair: 1299 Galleria at Tyler Mall Parking Lot South of JC Penny.
    September 15, 2018
    11:00AM – 03:00PM
  • General License Class: Who is interested in upgrading their ham radio license to General? Let Don AG6HQ don.bower@outlook.com know. We are planning to hold a class in the near future if there is enough interest.

Recurring Events

  • RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM
    in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church
    Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA.
  • RCARA Board Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 6
    PM before the General Monthly Club Meeting. Everyone is
    invited.
  • Weekly West Coast Swap Meet On The Air. Every Saturday and
    Sunday from approximately 1200 – 1500 hours local on 7240
    KHz.
  • Monthly: El Cajon ARC Swap Meet is held the first Saturday of
    each month at the Santee Drive-In Theater on Woodside Ave. at
    Hwy 67 in Santee, CA, starting at 6am, talk-in 146.52, Buyers 50
    cents.
  • Monthly: TRW ARC Swap Meet is held the last Saturday of each
    month (rain or shine) from 7 AM to 11:30 AM at the Northrop
    Grumman facility on the southeast corner of Aviation Blvd and
    Marine Ave in Redondo Beach, CA . The prices for sellers vary
    and buyers are free. More information is available on the
    W6TRW website at: http://www.w6trw.com/

 

Field Day 2016

Picture highlights from Field Day 2016;

  • Field Day 2016 at the California Citrus State Historic Park
  • Welcome to Field Day 2016
  • Scouts presenting the Flag
  • Scouts lead the Pledge of Allegiance
  • A 2 Meter Magnetic Mount Antenna
  • More Antennas
  • Bicycle Mobile
  • Battery Power setup
  • Raffle prizes
  • Bob (KG6NIB) and Larry (WA6PMY). Winning the raffle is good thing!
  • Cache Talk In Radio
  • Campers
  • Cert Booth
  • Scouts at the GOTA station
  • Giving a lesson on Ham Radio
  • Drone demonstration
  • Food!
  • More Food!
  • Launching an Antenna
  • Logging Software
  • Morse Code Paddles
  • Odyssey Battery Booth
  • Rick (KK6CTT) starting the grill
  • Old Glory
  • Satellite tracking

field day 2016

Upcoming Field Day 2018

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 ninaacosta72@yahoo.com

If you wish to volunteer or need more information, contact Marlene KK6CTX at xmadamxx@aol.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.