RCARA 6 Meter Chat

Join us Mondays and Tuesdays for a 6 Meter Chat on 50.500 MHz FM.

The Monday 6 Meter Net begins after the 2 Meter Public Service Net on W6TJ.

The Tuesday 6 Meter Net begin at 7:00PM PST on 50.500 MHz FM.

Assisting in this chat is a remote receiver placed on Sierra Peak in Corona. The receiver was placed there to foster conversation primarily on the Six Meter AM Roundtable hosted by Will AA6DD, which happens every Sunday at 10:00 AM, on 50.400AM.

The receiver and its functionality are accessible to anyone who has the software and a little bit of time. AA6RF described the steps:

Here’s what you need to do to get on the 6 Meter Sierra Peak remote.

You need a Windows or Android computer. Log into remotehams.com, RemoteHams.com – Home It is free to create an account there if necessary.

Then download rcforbclient setup RemoteHams.com – Downloads. After that open up app and there are many remotes to log into. You want to log into W6RYO Sierra Peak.

It’s that easy.

Tally for the Monday Night 6 Meter Chat:

December 26, 2022 January 2, 2023 January 9, 2023 January 16, 2023 January 23, 2023 January 30, 2023
Regular Check-ins: 3 5 8 5
Guests/Visitors: 0 0 0 0
TOTAL CHECK-INS: 3 5 8 5
Coordinator: Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table

Tally for the Tuesday Night 6 Meter Chat:

January 3, 2023 January 10, 2023 January 17, 2023 January 24, 2023 January 31, 2023 February 7, 2023
Regular Check-ins: 7 8 5 3
Guests/Visitors: 0 0 0 0
TOTAL CHECK-INS: 7 8 5 3
Coordinator: Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table

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!

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!

Field Day 2020

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association Field Day 2020

Here is the picture slideshow from Field Day 2020


Updated Q&A from the ARRL about club totals – (PDF or Original Article)

Members operating from home, please remember to include “RIVERSIDE COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION” (NOT “RCARA” or “W6TJ”) on your submission.  See the ARRL COVID-19 2020 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!

RCARA 10 Meter Net

Technician, General, Advanced and Extra Class License Holders

Please join us on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM PST on 28.328 MHz USB for a 10 meter Round-Table Net.  If the frequency is in use the alternate is 28.420 MHz USB.  Antenna polarization: Vertical.

The purpose of the 10 meter Net is to develop and improve our skills in bands of radio communications that are available but unfamiliar to many club members.  Adding in some friendly chat and signal reports is a great side benefit!

Technician Class license holders have Voice (Phone) privilege on 10 Meters between 28.300 Mhz and 28.500 Mhz.

General and Extra Class license holders have Voice (Phone) privilege on 10 Meters between 28.300 Mhz and 29.700 Mhz meaning all licensed operators can participate.  

Due to the current sunspot activity limiting 10 Meter propagation, our anticipated RCARA Net coverage area is the Riverside and immediately surrounding communities.  We are happy to welcome guests – Local and DX.

Anyone interested in taking a turn as Net Control Station, please contact AJ6PH (Juan).

 

Many Thanks & 73!

Juan – AJ6PH

 

Tally for the Thursday Night 10 Meter:

February 2, 2023 February 9, 2023 February 16, 2023 February 23, 2023 March 2, 2023 March 9, 2023
Regular Check-ins:
Guests/Visitors:
TOTAL CHECK-INS:
Coordinator: Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table Round Table


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