City of Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey has officially proclaimed June 18 through June 24 as “Amateur Radio Week”.
RCARA is grateful to the Mayor for his support and acknowledgement of the valuable role Ham Radio plays in community service.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Field Day 2018! Here are some of the highlights from the event:
Update 11/2018 – The results from QST have been published
Videos from FaceBook:
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
Please enjoy the slideshow of pictures from the event:
Current RCARA members licensed for more than 50 years. Years licensed are indicated..
HALF CENTURY PLUS
|John Colombo K7QPC – 50||Charles Hotchkiss WA6WQD – 54||Bruce Jones WA6ST – 55|
|Howard Elovitz W6FL – 59||John Taylor W6KEE – 61||Barry Ferguson N6SY – 64|
|Duane Allen KK6EE – 66|
Current RCARA members licensed for more than 25 years. Years licensed are indicated.
QUARTER CENTURY PLUS
|Don Williams KD6UVT – 25||Jim Wiley AG6EA – 25||Margaret Albanese KC6UDH – 26|
|Art Sutorus AA6CA – 26||Phil Albanese KJ6KE/AE – 30||Ricardo Golden NI6AU – 32|
|Charles Cauthen KA6JAZ – 34||Jeff Lloyd N6FRW – 37||Larry Junker WA6PMY – 39|
|Bil Seymour WA6MOD 46||David Koss KI6WJN – 48|
Last updated 7/16/2018
History of the LEJO Perpetual Award. The Award is presented each year for exceptional, dedicated and/or accidental service to the amateur community. The handcrafted 10-pound iron keyer was the original idea of Lee Owens, WD6DGI(SK), in 1978. Lee, known for his ingenious handy work, presented the keyer to Joe Brown, W6UBQ(SK), while he was in the hospital recovering. Joe was so impressed with the novelty of the keyer, he decided to present it to the club as a perpetual trophy for others to enjoy. Hence, the LE (for Lee) JO (for Joe) award was conceived.
Selection Criteria. Criteria for the award includes: being an active member in the association; activity must have been unusual, unique or unpredictable; recipient must agree to return this key to the club at years end and to be a member of the selection committee for the next recipient; recipient shall be an average person, like the rest of us, who may have been at the wrong place at the right time or vice versa and agrees to bring the award key to each club meeting for use by the presiding officer as a gavel.
Selection Committee. The selection committee consists of the W6TJ Trustee, the Club President, and the Previous Year Recipient.
|2003||E. E. “Van” Van Noty||AA6SD|
|1992||Betty Ann Merrill||KC6ING|
|2011||Jim & Liz Anthony||AD6FR & AD6JF|
|2005||Tony & Vivian Blackwood||KE6RUT & KF6GZK|
|1998||Betty Ann Merrill||KC6ING|
The Riverside County Amateur Radio Association has established a Blood Bank Account with LifeStream (formerly the Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties). RCARA Members and their families can draw upon this account in time of need. Our LifeStream account is identified as the Amateur Radio Association of Riverside.
The RCARA Blood Donation Coordinator is Ron Braley, KE6RYX, (951)369-5149. Please let him know when you donate blood.
Please consider a donation. You could be the first person to give someone a second chance at life.
The LifeStream blood donation locations in the Riverside Metropolitan Area are as follows:
Riverside Donor Center
4006 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92503
San Bernardino Donor Center
384 West Orange Show Road
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Ontario Donor Center
1959 East Fourth Street
Ontario, CA 91764
For further information on blood donation go to the LifeStream website at http://www.lstream.org/
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. This 2M Monday 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:
|Nov 26, 2018 SIMPLEX||Nov 19, 2018||Nov 12, 2018||Nov 5, 2018|
|220 Link Check-ins:||2||4||6||9|
|NET Operator:||Alan KM6KPW||Ted KM6AYC||Alan KM6KPW||Marlene KK6CTX|