Field Day 2022

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association’s Field Day 2022

Our Field Day event will be held at:

Fairmount Park

2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, CA 92501-2113

Shelters 2 & 3

Saturday, June 25th 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM



ARRL Field Day 2022 Rules – (ARRL Article)

Members who operate from home, please remember to include “RIVERSIDE COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION” (NOT “RCARA” or “W6TJ”) on your submission. 


Stay Safe and keep making contacts!

Club Officers for the year 2024

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association

Elected Officers for the Year 2024

Steven DeLong W7DTH


John Salisbury W7RSO

Vice President

Jim Wiley AG6EA


Shannon Johnson KO6AYV




Ron Braley KE6RYX

Director of Communications

(951) 369-5149

Adrian Bravo KO6DEZ

Director of Membership

Appointed Positions for 2023


Sunshine Chair
Volunteer Needed

PendingPhotographer Alan Serl KM6KPW

Juan Mejia AJ6PH




Paul Mathews (WA6DDL) Memorial Award

The Paul Mathews WA6DDL Memorial Award for

Achievement in Amateur Radio Education

In 2021 we have created a new award to recognize the teachers and educators among us.  It is through the work of these people that amateur radio is able to be passed on to the next generations.

Paul Mathews (WA6DDL) was a longtime member of RCARA, he was also an Electronics teacher at Riverside City College – I had the pleasure and honor of being one of his students.

– Alan Serl (KM6KPW)
RCARA President (2019 – 2022)

2022 Juan Mejia AJ6PH
2021 Clair Cessna K6LG



Returning to in person meetings

July 12, 2021

Hi All,

This virus has been a real kick in the backside, hasn’t it!  I for one am very glad to be seeing lockdowns and quarantine restrictions moving into our rearview mirror.

We planned the 2021 Field Day with the possibility that the COVID restrictions might be extended which translated into a one day park event without our normal banners, advertising and public table.  Although we kept a lowered profile we still had a few visitors.  John (W7RSO) made his chili and while the “secret ingredient” still needed to steam off it was darn good!

For the first time in over a year, we have had an in person meeting.  We had to change our venue but the feedback I’ve received from the members in attendance was encouraging.  Our heartfelt thanks go out to the Riverside Seventh Day Baptist Church for the use of their Fellowship Hall.

We covered planning of the club’s upcoming 66th Anniversary and Carrie (N6LMA) gave us a great presentation on Net Etiquette.

Please join us for the August meeting to help celebrate 66 years of Ham Radio in Riverside County!  Watch your email for an RSVP from Juan (AJ6PH), we need to know how much pizza we need to order.  We will have a “show and tell” so bring out your projects and brag about your endeavours!


Alan / KM6KPW

Field Day 2021

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association Field Day 2021

Our Field Day event was held at:

Martha McLean – Anza Narrows Park (Pavillion #2)

Saturday, June 26th

Enjoy the pictures

Martha McLean-Anza Narrows
5759 Jurupa Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

We had three operating stations working multiple bands.  Our original site plan allowed for 4 operators with the antennas spaced to reduce crosstalk.



Updated ARRL Field Day Rules (Including club totals) – (PDF or Original Article)

Members who operated from home, please remember to include “RIVERSIDE COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION” (NOT “RCARA” or “W6TJ”) on your submission.  See the ARRL COVID-19 2021 Waver document for more information



We may have to be away from each other but that does not mean we have to be out of reach!

Stay Safe and keep making contacts!

Club Meetings

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association
meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month and alternate between in-person and Zoom.

Zoom meetings are held during the months of
January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Zoom meetings start promptly at 7:00PM but we will open the Zoom meeting at 6:30PM for a pre-meeting social.
Please be early so we can start on time.

Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here:

Meeting ID: 892 0677 9676
Passcode: 354033


In-Person club meetings are held at
Kountry Folks Homestyle Restaurant during the months of
February, April, June, August, October and December.
In-person meetings begin at 6:00PM.

Kountry Folks Homestyle Restaurant
3653 La Sierra Ave
Riverside, CA 92505



RCARA Club Swag

RCARA Club Shirts:
Embroidered NOT Screen Printed
Polos with logo, name, and call sign
Prices (tax included): 

S-XL $30.66
XXL $32.85
XXXL $34.04

Black ball caps:
RCARA logo on the back (same as on shirt)

name and call sign on the front
$15-$20 each cap plus tax
To order, send info (name and call sign) to me at XMADAMXX@AOL.COM 
Send payment in the form of check to:
Marlene Odebralski KK6CTX
2988 Laramie Rd
Riverside, CA 92506


RCARA club items are also available from our Teespring store

There are t-shirts, hoodies and stickers available with the black and yellow Riverside County Amateur Radio Association logo emblazoned on the back.


Additional items have been suggested such as keychain fobs and refrigerator magnets.  We are looking to source those as well.  

Club Officers for the year 2021

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association

Elected Officers for the Year 2021


Alan Serl KM6KPW


km6kpw @

Juan Meja AJ6PH


Jim Wiley AG6EA


jameswiley757 @

Open Position

Volunteer Needed


Ron Braley KE6RYX

Director of Communications

(951) 369-5149


Carrie Smith N6LMA

Director of Membership

jjschina @

Appointed Positions for 2021


Sunshine Chair
Volunteer Needed

Rick Schirmer KK6CTT


rngr86 @

Alan Serl KM6KPW


km6kpw @


mini Monitor Flash Newsletter

Historically, the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association has published a newsletter called The Monitor with club news & activities, tech tips, upcoming contest information and a lot more.  Archived versions of The Monitor are available on our website.

Thank you Madeleine AJ6MF for bringing back our newsletter.  The “mini Monitor Flash” is a smaller format newsletter than the original but we hope you will enjoy the new content

December 2020