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Riverside Emergency Preparedness Fair, September 2019

Meeting August 8, 2019 – 64rd Anniversary Potluck 

RCARA 2019 ARRL Field Day

W6TJ at the School Science Fair


January 2019 Meeting Pictures

RCARA Christmas Party 2018

Meeting July 12, 2018 – Post Field Day and Go-Bag show and tell

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Meeting August 9, 2018 – 63rd Anniversary Potluck 

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Field Day 2018

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:

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association Field Day 2018

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

RCARA Field Day 2018

It was a good Field Day.

Posted by Art Sutorus on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Please enjoy the slideshow of pictures from the event:



Field Day 2016

Some of the “Stars” from Field Day 2016

In spite of the intense heat wave, several brave souls ventured out to this year’s Field Day event at the
California Citrus State Historical Park. The location proved to be most satisfactory and the
accommodations served our purpose quite well.

There was a large covered shelter and plenty of picnic tables, tall trees and several flat areas. The
restrooms were clean and in close proximity to the set ups. The park rangers were very cooperative and
made every effort to make the event pleasant.

Several volunteers showed up on Friday to set up two stations, a GOTA station and a satellite station.
On Saturday, the Boy Scouts from Troop #2 opened the official Field Days with a flag ceremony and the
Pledge of Allegiance which added a colorful touch.

We had plenty of cold water, soda and gator aid to keep everyone well hydrated. The club provided
lunch on Friday for the volunteers and as usual, members and guests donated a wide variety of culinary
delights for Saturday’s Pot Luck.

There are so many to thank for their donations of time, equipment and assorted other necessities.
In no specific order, we are grateful to the following:

Larry WA6PMY, Field Day Chair and his able committee

Thomas Junker who was a major player in handling the heavy lifting and being an excellent “gopher” as

Bob KG6NIB and Chris KQ6UP who set up the stations, antennas and satellite station with the able
assistance of Jim AG6JN, Ed KF6BNQ, Brad N6GTC as well as several others

The Boy Scouts from Troop #2 and their able leader Mike N6TKR

The EmComm Group: Rick KK6CTT, Ray N6KZM, Chaplin Dave and several others who set up and
maintained the GOTA station and provided overnight security

Jeff KW6MOT brought his unique bicycle mobile and helped with overnight security and loaned us the
portable PA system. He also served as Safety Officer which added points

West Coast Battery donated 3 12 volt batteries, facilitated by Tom WW7T who made the initial contact
and helped secure the batteries

Big Five Sporting Goods donated several door prizes and we thank Rick KK6CTT for his part in obtaining
the items.

Riverside City Fire Department, Captain Tim supplied and delivered coolers and ice throughout the event

Donna KK6UDF donated 5 cases of water and helped with the pot luck set up

Juan KK6LJK brought a cooler full of ice and gator aid

Mike KA6VPW loaned us 2 of his personal generators, fuel cans and a heavy duty extension cord

Jim AG6EA supplied the loan of his personal generator, fuel and a battery charger

Mathew Thurman did an excellent job of photographing the event all three days and was my right hand assistant in loading, moving equipment and other duties as needed

Kay KCOSMH from Country Village who assisted with the pot luck set up and much needed support
Bob Randleman N6CEU who spent a lot of time making contacts

Everyone else who attended and contributed to the success of this event. I apologize if I have left
anyone off the list … it certainly was not intentional

The Yaesu FT-60R HT raffle prize was won by Bob KG6NIB. Congratulations Bob and thank you to all
who supported this endeavor.

In conclusion, I ask that you send me your thoughts, suggestions and observations so that we can make
improvements where necessary for future events. Constructive criticism is welcome.


Picture highlights from Field Day 2016;

Here is the original Field Day 2016 PDF Page

Upcoming Field Day 2018

The Field Day planning and organizing is progressing quite well. RCARA Field Days will take place at the Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park, Pavilion #2 located at 5759 Jurupa Avenue in Riverside.

Dates for the 2018 Field Days:

Set-up on Friday, June 22 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Operations begin on Saturday, June 23 and continue for 24 hours ending at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 24. The event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to visit and learn about ham radio.

On Sunday we will be raffling a Yaesu FT60 hand held ham radio and a Baofeng mobile radio unit. Tickets donations are $2 each, 3 for $5.00 or 12 tickets for $20 and can be purchased from any RCARA club member or at the Field Day site.

The club will have a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday Night at the park. If you would like to participate by bringing a dish to share or making a $5.00 donation, contact Nina at

If you wish to volunteer or need more information, contact Marlene KK6CTX at

Rick NI6AU’s 60’ portable antenna will be on display and help to enhance and facilitate our radio range for making contacts across the U.S. and Canada.

Please join us at our June 14th meeting as we will be finalizing plans and taking care of last minute details. Your thoughts and ideas are most welcome.

Volunteers are still being sought for radio operators, organizers, set up and tear down and general assistance as needed at all skill levels.