RCARA Sunshine Committee

The Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA) wants to acknowledge the sorrows with which our members sometimes must struggle with as well as  the joyful momentous happenings, celebrated by our members.

When informed of illnesses, accidents or deaths of active club or disabled former members, or of heartwarming occurrences such as milestone birthdays or anniversaries, committee members will strive to take appropriate approved actions, for example, sending cards and/or flowers or other gifts, keeping within the monetary limits set by the Club Leadership.

Contact Art Sutorus, AA6CA (email: aa6ca@att.net)  Sunshine Committee Chairman if you have information on active Club or disabled former members who are in need of “Sunshine”.

RCARA Members are invited to join this Committee in order to assist with timely responses and occasional follow up support as appropriate.  Please contact AA6CA for further information.

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Members Only – Field Day 2019

If you wish to volunteer for specific duties or as needed, please sign up at the May 9th meeting.

Boy Scouts (Troop TBD) will facilitate the Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday

Art Sutorus has accepted the position of Publicity Chair

Volunteers needed:

  • QSO Loggers – bring your laptop to the May meeting. Logging software – 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(s) if needed for BBQ
  • Overnight campers
  • Donations of items for Door Prizes
  • Ticket sales for main raffle by members (see Marlene KK6CTX for tickets)
  • Main raffle will be for a new radio; $100 gift certificate; $50 gift certificate

The Albanese Family has generously donated a new HT for the raffle

  • (Additions, edits, changes, corrections)

W6TJ at the School Science Fair

RCARA Club Member K6MJM Michael McBride’s son Anthony took the sweepstakes trophy at his school science fair.  Next stop is off to the district!!

Anthony’s Project
Antenna vs antenna
Accepting the trophy

Thanks to Marlene (KK6CTX), Ted (KM6AYC), Phil (KJ6KE) and Rick (KK6CTT) for their help with the radio testing and the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA) for the use of their repeater to make this project possible.

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?

🎄 A YEAR IN REVIEW – RCARA 2018 ⌛

A YEAR IN REVIEW …

Congratulations to the new and returning RCARA 2019 Board of Directors and Appointed Positions:

• President – Michael Anderson W6OSO
• Vice President – Alan Serl KM6KPW
• Treasurer – Jim Wiley AG6EA (continuing)
• Secretary – Margaret Albanese KC6UDH
• Director of Communications – Ron Braley KE6RYX (continuing)
• Membership Chair – TBD

• W6TJ Trustee – Don Williams KD6UVT (continuing)
• Web Master – Alan Serl KM6KPW (continuing)
• Sunshine Chair – Art Sutorus – AA6CA (continuing)
• Club Photographer – Rick Schirmer KK6CTT (continuing)

Your service to RCARA is greatly appreciated and we wish you well in your leadership roles. Please don’t hesitate to call on the former/past Board Members for assistance and advice. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

Appreciation was received for the outgoing 2018 Board Members:

• President/Membership Chair – Marlene Odebralski KK6CTX
• Vice President – Rick Golden NI6AU
• Secretary – Carrie Smith N6LMA

Thank you for doing a great job.

The Annual Christmas Party was another fun and successful event with approximately 40 guests in attendance. We shared a lot of laughter, congratulatory acclaim, award presentations as well as some unique items in the gift exchange. The food and service was good as was the camaraderie.

Recipient of the 2018 Harry Crawford W6TJ Award was presented to Alan Serl KM6KPW for his outstanding work as the Web Master. He has done an exemplary job in restoring, updating and maintaining our web site.
The 2018 LeJo Perpetual Award went to Rick Schirmer KK6CTT for always being at the wrong place at the right time or vice versa. Rick is one of those “doers” who will always lend a helping hand, solve problems and give back to the ham community in too many ways to count. Both awardees are well deserving for their many contributions.

Nathan Albanese, son of proud parents Phil and Margaret Albanese was welcomed as the newest and youngest club member having passed his Tech test the day before the party. We welcome you and look forward to many good things.

The victors of the 4 door prizes (Three $100 gift certificates for HRO and a Baofeng HT) are:

• Madeleine Haas KM6QCF
• Loreen Wynja KF6ACY
• Donna Beveridge KK6UDF
• Don Bower AG6HQ (thanks to Ted KM6AYC for the donation)

The next club meeting will be on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Check the web site for updates: w6tj.org

In conclusion, I’d like to personally thank each and every one of you for your support during the past year. We planned, implemented, celebrated and enjoyed many facets of ham radio … friendships were made; information was shared and support was given to one another. May we continue to grow and harvest what we do in a positive direction.

With all good wishes for a healthy, happy, prosperous New Year, de.

~Marlene KK6CTX

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

 

Membership Application or Renewal

RIVERSIDE COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
Membership Application/Renewal 2019



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Membership Dues: Currently $25 per household (family members living at same address).
Each licensed ham operator in household must fill out and submit their own application.

New Members Joining: January 1 – December 31 = Full current yearly dues amount ($25.00)

New Members Joining: July 1 – December 31 = 50% of current yearly dues amount ($12.50)

Lapsed membership: Full yearly dues amount ($25.00)


Make checks payable to RCARA and submit with completed application to:

Director of Membership
C/O RCARA
P. O. Box 21346
Riverside CA 92516-21346

Or bring payment to the next meeting

When you click "Send" you will receive a copy of your application from website @ w6tj.org

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