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


VP & Web Master

Boy Scouts K2BSA/6 Event

Michael KM6MJM, 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 Scouting 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.)


W6TJ 2 Meter Net

The Riverside County Amateur Radio Association provides communications support during many Public Service Events throughout the year. A weekly net is held to foster emergency preparedness every Monday evening at 7:00 PM. The Monday night net provides bulletins of upcoming club activities and events.

For the first three Mondays of the month, we host the Net on the W6TJ club repeater. It is also possible to check into the net via the W6CDF repeater located on Box Springs Mountain which is linked to the W6TJ repeater.

The fourth Monday of the month is a SIMPLEX net on 146.880 MHz, no Offset, no PL. This is done as practice for emergency preparedness as an exercise in being able to operate in a power outage WITHOUT the repeater.

NET Tally for Monday Night Net Results:

Sept 02, 2019 Sept 09, 2019 Sept 16, 2019 Sept 23, 2019 SIMPLEX Sept 30, 2019
Regular Check-ins: 23 25
Altavita Check-ins: 3 3
Guests/Visitors: 2 2
220 Link Check-ins: 5 5
Marlene KK6CTX  Alan KM6KPW Phil KJ6KE Jim AG6EA Marlene KK6CTX

2M Net Operators:

  • Marlene KK6CTX
  • Alan KM6KPW
  • Phil KJ6KE
  • Jim AG6EA
  • Don KD6UVT