Membership Application or Renewal

RIVERSIDE COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
Membership Application/Renewal 2019








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

W6TJ’s Field Day eQSL Cards

FIELD DAY BEHIND THE SCENES:

  W6TJ’s Field Day eQSL Cards

 

The tradition of exchanging post cards (QSLs) to confirm radio contacts goes back to the very first ham radio operators.  The cards usually bore the call sign, and station and contact information, of the station sending.  Many ham shacks even today have these cards plastered on their walls.  ARRL Awards such as Worked All States, DX Century Club etc. required the submission of these cards as proof of contacts made.  The ARRL manages bureaus for incoming and outgoing paper DX QSL cards, primarily for this purpose.  For information go to ARRL.org web site.

In recent years online electronic QSLs have become popular through eQSL.cc.

These are often received in one’s inbox, shortly after a contact is made.  Registration and use, is free, and set up is easy.  Check it out at www.eQSL.cc.

For the past twenty years, Clair, K6LG, has been managing the W6TJ eQSL account.  We have received many (800 to date) from our Field Day contacts, and other public demonstrations .  All incoming eQSLs have been sent the W6TJ QSL shown below.  Some of the incoming eQSL’s for Field Day contacts are also shown:

  • W6TJ to VE7NSR
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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.)

 

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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  1RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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.
2 3EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
4 5 6
7 8RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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.
9Jurupa Emergency Preparedness & Family Safety Fair
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jurupa Emergency Preparedness & Family Safety FairTime: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin4810 Pedley Rd.
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
10EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
11RCARA Monthly Club Meetings
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCARA Monthly Club MeetingsTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminThe 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church
Fellowship Hall
4937 Sierra Vista Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505
Map
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14 15RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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.
16 17EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
18GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT
10:18 am
GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUTTime: 10:18 am
Posted by: Marlene
19Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boy Scout Jamboree on the AirTime: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminBoy 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. 4359, 3774 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503
20Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boy Scout Jamboree on the AirTime: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminBoy 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. 4359, 3774 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503
21 22RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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.
23 24EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
25 26 27GEAR IN THE PARKGEAR IN THE PARKPosted by: MarleneRYAN BONAMINO PARK
28 29RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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.
30 31EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
     
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Show and Tell

After the great showing for the “Show and Tell” at the July 2018 meeting, it occured to a few of us that the club members may have projects and accomplishments that have gone unsung!  Please send in a description,  pictures and web links so we can feature your corner of Ham Radio:

KM6KPW (Alan) APRS iGate:  “I’ve enjoyed this build and I am always thrilled to see a long distance station show up on the console.  So far the farthest station from the north has been from just outside of Reno NV!”  Clicking on the picture will take you to KM6KPW’s page for this project.

APRS iGate