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, grab your coffee and join us on the air!


When: The third Saturday of the month at 11:15 AM

Where: Your choice

How: Simplex mode – No offset / No PL tone / No Squelch 

Send topic suggestions to: km6kpw @


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 20, 2020 2 M 147.510 Mhz Alan KM6KPW
July 18, 2020 70 CM 446.00 Mhz Alan KM6KPW
August 15, 2020 2 M 147.510 Mhz Alan KM6KPW
September 19, 2020 70 CM 446.00 Mhz Alan KM6KPW
October 17, 2020 (W6TJ eQSL) 2 M 147.510 Mhz Alan KM6KPW
November 21, 2020 70 CM 446.00 Mhz Alan KM6KPW
December 19, 2020 2 M 147.510 Mhz Alan KM6KPW

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


RCARA 10 Meter Net

Please join us on Tuesdays nights at 7:00 PM on 28.420Mhz USB for a 10 meter Round-Table Net.  If the frequency is in use the alternate is 28.430MHZ 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 an added side benefit!

Technician Class license holders have Voice (Phone) privilege on 10 Meters between 28.300 Mhz and 28.500 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 Coordinator, please contact KM6KPW (Alan).


Many Thanks & 73!

Alan – KM6KPW



Tally for the Tuesday Night 10 Meter:

Jan 05, 2021 Jan 12, 2021 Jan 19, 2021 Jan 26, 2021
Regular Check-ins: 7 10 0 0 0
Guests/Visitors: 3 0 0 0 0
TOTAL CHECK-INS: 10 10 0 0 0
Coordinator: Alan KM6KPW Alan KM6KPW Alan KM6KPW Alan KM6KPW Alan KM6KPW

Note: January 5, 2021 – 10M Spurious-E led to our Net bumping heads with another 10M Net in Tucson AZ.  We also had a check in from Larry WH6ITY from Grants NM.

Boy Scouts K2BSA/6 Event

Michael KM6MJM, a new ham and scout leader is the Control Operator for the K2BSA/6 for an event being held on September 6th at the LDS Church on Jackson and California Streets.   He would like to introduce Scouts to amateur radio and has asked permission to use the W6TJ repeater from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm for contacts to talk with Scouts.

He has asked for a few of our members to be available to talk to the Scouts on the air. This is an open to the public event and our group has been invited to set up a booth. The only radio they have is a Baofeng HT.  If anyone is interested in attending and bringing some basic equipment, I can let Michael know.

Let’s support this effort and stand by to talk to the scouts and help encourage them to become future ham operators.

Please limit your use of the repeater during the time slot of 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6.

This is a “fair” with several vendors and not just a Scouting or ham event.  Volunteers who have offered to attend and bring ham equipment are:

  • Ted KM6AYC
  • Juan KM6CFH
  • Marlene KK6CTX

Club members are asked to be available on the W6TJ repeater to talk to the scouts during the event (Sept. 6 between 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)


W6TJ 2 Meter Net

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. The Monday night 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, no squelch. 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:

Jan 4, 2021 Jan 11, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Jan 25, 2021 SIMPLEX
Regular Check-ins: 24 26 0 0 0
Guests/Visitors: 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL CHECK-INS: 26 26 0 0 0
220 Link Check-ins: 2 0 1 0 0
Juan AJ6PH Mike KM6LOR Jim AG6EA Alan KM6KPW Phil KJ6KE

2M Net Operators:

  • Juan AJ6PH
  • Mike KM6LOR
  • Jim AG6EA
  • Alan KM6KPW
  • Phil KJ6KE