Field Day 2020

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association Field Day 2020

This year due to public health guidelines and restrictions the warning label around any Field Day gathering should probably be changed from our normal 

to the more timely

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As such, the Board and membership have made the painful choice to abandon our normal Field Day park gathering and “Class A” operation in favor of promoting Field Day on an individual operator level.

As such, please check the ARRL Field Day rules for what class you will be operating under.

That said – Please check back as the RCARA Board will be discussing some challenges and contests for our members.  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!

Remote VE Testing Information

During the 2020 COVID-19 isolation lockdown the Ham Radio community has seen the need to continue with VE testing.  New licensees testing for their Tech license as well as those upgrading their license ticket while they have time to study.

The Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group VEC has created a protocol for VE remote testing.  Below are two documents contributed by our members that are VE’s participating in the GLARG testing:

Remote VE Testing  Short Overview and the Long Version

Study hard and when you are ready to test, get on the GLARG’s calendar.

 

Thank you to Doug (KK6D) and Jim (AG6EA) for filling in the blanks!

First ‘Meeting on the Air’ success

To the RCARA members,

Holy cow, we did it!  This thing really worked!

Thank you all who made this “Meeting on the Air” a success.  We had a good working check in round and an even better round of discussion about the 2020 Field Day.  The discussion for all the ideas worked out great with members contributing to all sides of Field Day in world where we all have to live in our own isolation bubble. 

I want to say a sincere “Thank You” to the members that pointed out the faults and flaws in some of the ideas brought up – “It’s easy to stay quiet and go with the flow but pointing out the bad idea and why it’s a bad idea is honestly just as important.  Sometimes more so.”

Thank you Rick KK6CTT for turning the “Parking Lot Picnic” into the “Mobile Simplex Breakfast“.  You turned a good intentioned idea into a working Ham Radio exercise that we can still keep as a social event within the club.  Please join us this Saturday (Apr 11, 2020) for breakfast in your driveway!

73!

Alan KM6KPW

Simplex Social Breakfast

Please join us on the third Saturday of the month for a for a social simplex breakfast Net!  Grab your coffee and bagel or other breakfast items, get on your rig and be social!  Our original Net plan is to be a round robin Net with relays from operators that are able to hear a weak signal and pass on the traffic where possible.

This Net will be a once a month Saturday morning Net to hone your Amateur Radio skills in Simplex communications.  The frequency being used will rotate from month to month, please see the frequency plan below. 

Take a break from counting TP squares and join us on the air!

 

When: The third Saturday of the month at 11:00 AM

Where: Your choice

How: 11:00AM to 11:30 AM Simplex – Simplex mode, No offset / No PL tone

Monthly Frequency Plan

Month Band Frequency Coordinator
January 70 CM 446.00 Mhz
February 2 M 147.510 Mhz
March 70 CM 446.00 Mhz
April 2 M 147.510 Mhz Alan KM6KPW
May 70 CM 446.00 Mhz Alan KM6KPW
June 2 M 147.510 Mhz
July 70 CM 446.00 Mhz
August 2 M 147.510 Mhz
September 70 CM 446.00 Mhz
October 2 M 147.510 Mhz
November 70 CM 446.00 Mhz
December 2 M 147.510 Mhz

Additional Net Coordinators are needed!  If you are interested in hosting a net, please notify Alan (KM6KPW) or any other Board member know.

 

Club Officers for the year 2020

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association

Elected Officers for the Year 2020

 

Alan Serl KM6KPW

President

km6kpw @ scrnet.com

Mike Yasmer KM6LOR

Vice-President

coyotegrad @ gmail.com

Jim Wiley AG6EA

Treasurer

jameswiley757 @ gmail.com

Margaret Albanese KC6UDH

Secretary

malbanese @ dslextreme.com

 

Ron Braley KE6RYX

Director of Communications

(951) 369-5149

 

Marlene KK6CTX

Director of Membership

xmadamxx @ aol.com

Appointed Positions for 2020

Pending

Sunshine Chair

Rick Schirmer KK6CTT

Photographer

rngr86 @ juno.com

Alan Serl KM6KPW

Webmaster

km6kpw @ scrnet.com

 

Membership Application or Renewal

RIVERSIDE COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
Membership Application/Renewal 2020


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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