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

Alan KM6KPW

VP & Web Master

FIELD DAY 2019 SHINING STARS

RCARA’S MVPs:

  • OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – PETE SELLAS – PARK PROCUREMENT
  • SCOUT TROOP 116 – OPENING CEREMONIES
  • ART AA6CA – PUBLICITY
  • BOB KG6NIB – EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR
  • JUAN KM6CFH – RADIO EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR, SET UP
  • JOHN KM6YLK – RADIO EQUIPMENT, OPERATOR & SECURITY, SET UP, GOTA CAPTAIN
  • DAVID KM6WVH – RADIO OPERATOR & SECURITY
  • JIM AG6EA – VE COORDINATOR, TESTING SITE, EQUIPMENT LOAN, SET UP
  • MADELEINE KM6QCF/AG – SAFETY OFFICER, GENERAL ASSISTANCE, SET UP, TEAR DOWN
  • RICK AI6AU – TOWER, RADIO ANTENNAS, EQUIPMENT
  • CHRIS KM6LOQ – SAFETY OFFICER, FIRST AID, SECURITY
  • LARRY WA6PMY – LOGGING SOFTWARE & MAINTENANCE, TEAR DOWN, TRUCK LOAN
  • RICK KK6CTT – EMCOMM, MESH NETWORK DEMO, COOK, PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT,             DOOR PRIZE DONATIONS AND BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPORT
  • ALAN KM6KPW/AG – WEB SITE & TECHNICAL LOGGING, RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS
  • EMCOMM MEMBERS – STAFFING PAVILION #1 AND PROVIDING DEMOS, SUPPORT, ETC.
  • JURUPA CITIZENS CORP – PARTICIPATION WITH EMCOMM GROUP
  • NINA – POTLUCK COORDINATOR, GENERAL ASSISTANCE
  • RON KE6RYX – PORTA POTTY PROCUREMENT, TEAR DOWN
  • CARRIE N6LMA – MOST RAFFLE TICKET SALES, VE TESTING, EMCOMM SET UP
  • MIKE AI6PD – VE TESTING, EMCOMM SET UP
  • MIKE W6OSO – CLUB PRESIDENT, LOAN OF EQUIPMENT
  • PHIL KJ6KE & MARGARET KC6UDH – DONATION OF RADIO FOR RAFFLE PRIZE, VE TESTER
  • DANA KM6YLM – DONATION OF MUGS FOR RAFFLE PRIZE, GOTA STATION ASSISTANT
  • FIRE STATION #5 – A WELCOME VISIT
  • RPD – MAKING THEIR PRESENCE KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND; A TALK ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY/NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR SERVICES:

  • CLAIR – K6LG – CW OPERATOR, eESL CARD COORDINATOR & MAINTENANCE
  • DAVID – K9LMR – EMCOMM, MESH NETWORK, EDGAR ANTENNA
  • MATHEW THURMAN – PHOTOGRAPHER
  • KATRINA SCHIRMER – GOPHER
  • CHERYL THURMAN – GOPHER, MOTHER STABILIZER, SOCIAL DIRECTOR
  • THOMAS JUNKER – TEAR DOWN & TRUCK LOAN

Thank you to all the folks who contributed to the potluck picnic.  There was an abundance of food and goodies to more than please the most discerning tastes.

MUCH APPRECIATION TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED, CONTRIBUTED AND DEDICATED THEIR TIME, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES TO MAKE FIELD DAY 2019 A HUGE SUCCESS.  If I forgot anyone, please remind me and forgive me for the oversight.  We had a great team of volunteers… your time and efforts have not gone unnoticed.

The July 11, 2019 RCARA meeting will consist of an “AFTER ACTION REVIEW” for the purpose of discussing Field Day 2019 … goals, what was accomplished, what was successful, what went wrong and what the club can do to make future Field Days better.

Please come prepared to critique the FD but be mindful that if you have a criticism, you are expected to follow it up with a solution.

This is a meeting to help iron out some of the “wrinkles” that were observed followed by a suggestion for change to those areas that are in need of “fixing”.

 Plan ahead and bring your constructive thoughts and solutions.

 APPRECIATIVELY,

~Marlene

KK6CTX

 

UPDATES – Members Only – Field Day 2019

If you wish to volunteer for specific duties or as needed, please sign up at the June 13 meeting OR contact Marlene at xmadamxx@aol.com

Boy Scouts from Troop 116 will facilitate the Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday

Volunteers needed:

  • Setup crews (Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m.)
  • Cleanup/pack-up crews (Sunday, 11:00 a.m.)
  • Overnight security (4 hour shifts) for Friday and Saturday nights
  • Radio equipment and operators
  • Folding tables
  • EZ-ups
  • Potluck food donations or $5.00 for Saturday night dinner – contact Nina at ninaacosta72@yahoo.com
  • Cook(s) for BBQ
  • Overnight campers
  • Ticket sales for raffle by members (see Marlene KK6CTX for tickets)
  • Donations of items for Door Prizes
    • Raffle prizes will be for an Anytone AT-D878UV Digital DMR Dual band handheld radio
    • An Alinco UHF-VHF Dual band Transceiver DJ-500
    • $100 gift certificate from Home Depot; $50 gift certificate from Starbucks
    • Field Day pins, t-shirts, stickers
    • Gift certificate for an official RCARA embroidered polo shirt
    • Coffee mug with RCARA logo
    • Mini spy camera

WALK-IN LICENSE TESTING AVAILABLE AT FIELD DAY

Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park – Pavilion #2
5759 Jurupa Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

All 3 testing levels are offered:
• Tech
• General
• Extra

Requirements:

Technician:
• FRN # obtained from the FCC web site
• Picture i.d.
• $5.00 administrative testing fee

General & Extra:
• Copy of current license
• Picture i.d.
• $5.00 administrative testing fee

Walk in Testing Flyer

FIELD DAY 2019 COMMITMENTS

The members listed have pledged to provide the following:

 

JIM WILEY AG6EA

RAFFLE PRIZES (RADIOS)

CERTIFICATES – $100 – HOME DEPOT & $50 – STARBUCKS

GENERATOR/FUEL/EXTENSION CORDS

COFFEE POT/SUPPLIES

CACHE RADIO SETUP FOR TALK-IN – PICK UP FROM PEOC

12 VOLT BATTERY

PICK UP EQUIPMENT FROM MARLENE’S – FRIDAY MORNING

 

DAVID HUNT KM6WVH

MOTOR HOME FOR OVERNIGHT SECURITY

 

JOHN SALISBURY KM6YLK

RV FOR OVERNIGHT SECURITY

GOTA STATION CAPTAIN KM6YLK CALL SIGN

2M/70CM RADIO, HF RIG, LAPTOP & ANTENNA

WHISPER?

FT8?

 

CLAIR CESSNA K6LG

CW (MORSE CODE) OPERATOR ON SUNDAY

 

ROBERT RANDLEMAN W6CEU

NOISE CANCELLING MODERATOR?

 

ALAN SERL KM6KPW

4 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

PRIZES FOR RAFFLE:  T- SHIRTS

ROUTER FOR LOGGING (WiFi)

SERVER FOR LOGGING (Scoreboard Laptop)

 

MICHAEL ANDERSON  W6OSO

PA EQUIPMENT

EXTENSION CORDS, TABLE, EZ-UP, OTHER

 

MARLENE KK6CTX

EZ-UPS MARLENE – X2

NOTEBOOK & PEN FOR EACH STATION

SCRIPT FOR EACH STATION

COPY OF W6TJ LICENSE

PARK PERMIT

COPY OF UPDATED INSURANCE COVERAGE

501C3 PAPER WORK – CURRENT COPY

CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS & PENS

LOG NOTEBOOKS & PENS FOR EACH STATION

GOTA SIGN

CLIPBOARDS & PENS RAFFLE PRIZES (RCARA MUG, GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR CLUB POLO SHIRT, ASSORTED OTHER DOOR PRIZES

SIGN IN SHEETS FOR CLUB MEMBERS

SIGN IN SHEETS FOR VISITORS

INTERESTED IN GETTING HAM LICENSE SIGN UP SHEET

TRAFFIC CONES

YELLOW CAUTION TAPE

SIGNS FOR PARK ENTRANCE

TABLE CLOTHS

PLATES/NAPKINS/FLATWARE

AMERICAN FLAGS X2

CLIPBOARDS

CHARGERS FOR BATTERIES X2

FOLDING TABLES X4

2 12 VOLT BATTERIES

POWER STRIP

RAFFLE TICKETS & CAN

100′ EXTENSION CORD

COOLERS

SCREEN TENT

BANNERS

BROCHURES (HAM RELATED)

SAFETY OFFICER CHECKLIST

TOOL BAG (NAILS, TAPE, ZIP TIES, BUNGEE CORDS, SCISSORS)

FLYERS FOR DISTRIBUTION (AVAILABLE AT JUNE  MEETING)

POT LUCK COORDINATORS NINA ACOSTA & MARLENE WILL COORDINATE FOR SAT. NIGHT

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS X3

FIRST AID KITS

 

DON WILLIAMS KD6UVT

BOTTLED WATER & ICE DONATIONS FROM PUBLIC UTILITIES?

 

RON BRALEY KE6RYX

PORTA POTTY ARRANGEMENTS

 

RICK GOLDEN AI6AU

TOWER

LADDER

GENERATOR/FUEL

EXTENSION CORDS

 

LARRY JUNKER WA6PMY

INSTALLATION OF LOGGING SOFTWARE ON MEMBERS LAPTOPS

 

MATHEW THURMAN

PHOTOGRAPHER

GO-FER

 

PHIL ALBANESE KJ6KE

HT FOR DOOR PRIZE RAFFLE

 

CHRIS ACOSTA KM6LOQ

SAFETY OFFICER

FIRST AID (EMT CERTIFIED)

CHARCOAL

 

MADELEINE HAASE KM6QCF

ALTERNATE SAFETY OFFICER (AS NEEDED)

 

ART SUTORUS  AA6CA

PUBLICITY/ADVERTISING

BROCHURE HANDOUTS

 

BOB TRUJILLO  KG6NIB

RADIO, TO GO BOX, RADIO EQUIPMENT, SOLAR PANELS, FT8

 

BOY SCOUT TROOP 116 – WILL CONDUCT THE OPENING CEREMONY?

 

FREQUENCY FOR SIMPLEX WITHIN PARK AREA – 147.510

 

JUAN MEJIA KM6CFH

OVERNIGHT SECURITY SHIFT (TIME TBD)

TO GO BOX W/BATTERY

4 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER MODERATOR

 

FIRE STATION #5

WILL STOP BY ON SAT. JUNE 22 BETWEEN 3:00 – 4:00 PM

 

ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED

VOLUNTEERS FOR FRIDAY SET-UP

VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY TEAR DOWN

VOLUNTEERS FOR CONTESTING SHIFTS

VOLUNTEERS FOR OVERNIGHT SECURITY

RADIOS, ANTENNAS

LOGGERS  (MARGARET/NATHAN?) (MADELEINE?) (PHYLLIS?) (LOREEN?)

FOLDING TABLES

EZ-UPS

CONTRIBUTIONS/HELPERS TO SET UP POT LUCK

COOK FOR BBQ

BBQ TOOLS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FRIDAY TO LOAD EQUIPMENT IN JIM’S TRUCK (10:00 AM) AT MARLENE’S HOUSE TO TRANSPORT TO FD SITE:

JIM WILEY W/TRUCK

RON

MATHEW

MARLENE

 

 

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.

😊

 

Members Only – Field Day 2019

Members Only – Field Day 2019 (Updated 6-18-2019)

If you wish to volunteer for specific duties or as needed, please sign up at the June 13th meeting.

Boy Scouts (Troop 116 – not confirmed) will facilitate the Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday

RCARA Field Day 2019 Technology Plan

Volunteers needed:

  • QSO Loggers – Software to be used will be the 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 for BBQ Pot Luck
  • Overnight campers
  • Donations of items for Door Prizes
  • Offering of Tickets for raffle prizes by members (see Marlene KK6CTX for tickets)
  • Main raffle will be for a new DMR radio with programming cable, HT, $100 Home Depot gift certificate; $50 Starbucks gift certificate and other assorted items.

 

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.