Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club
The September 12th Meeting will be at the Amblers Club starting at 7:30... Come learn how from mistakes learned in the Paradise: Camp Fire...

THE NEXT CLUB MEETING IS

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH 7:30 PM

AMBLERS CLUB

 

Mark your calendars now for our September Club Meeting.  The September meeting is Thursday night, September 12th, we will be meeting at our regular venue, the Amblers Club, 2000 Amblers Way, Stockton - just off Country Club Blvd west of Interstate 5.  Talk-in on the 147.165 W6SF repeater if you need help finding the place.   

The club will hold a short business meeting followed by a very special program.  


Alan Thompson, W6WN, VSAT Field Engineer for El Dorado Networks will be discussing "The Camp Fire: Phones, Fires and Failures. "  


This is a presentation about the cell phone and Internet service vulnerabilities and emergency communications failures that placed people's lives at risk during the fire. One thing is clear: We must implement more resilient solutions to help ensure our communities get timely, life-saving information about fast-moving disasters like the Camp Fire.  Our modern-day, unconscious, over-reliance on cell phone and Internet technologies for everything - technologies which, in turn, depend on billions of dollars of vulnerable infrastructure not to fail, need resilient back-ups. The Talk also offers suggestions on how we might help to make our communities safer in the event of future disasters.


If you need transporation to and/or from the meeting place, let a board member know and we will make arrangement to pick you up.  




SAMUEL FB MORSE ARC
BEGINNERS CW CLASS
STARTS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH
SIGN-UPS NOW OPEN 

The Samuel FB Morse ARC would like to announce that we will once again be running our 10-week CW for beginners course.  This course will be held once a week for 2 hours (7PM until 9PM-ish) each Wednesday evening in Carmichael.  If you or someone you know are interested in taking our CW class we encourage you to sign up NOW.  This class is made available to EVERYONE that wants to take it.  They do NOT need to be a licensed operator to join our class.  We have locked-in a start date for the class.  

We will begin Wednesday evening September 11th (Ending Nov. 20th).

Everyone can benefit from this course! For those with no Morse Code knowledge this is an excellent course where you or your friends will be taught the complete International Morse Code alphabet, numbers, pro-signs, how to adjust and send on a Morse Code straight key and more interesting general information than one brain can store!  The goal of our course is to have all students up to speed around week 6, and on the air! This is also a great opportunity for those of you who may have already taken our course before.  This class offers a chance for returning students to brush up on their code, increase their speed, build on-air confidence and get a better understanding of the 'pro-signs' that CW radio ops use on-air. 

The CW class is $50 for new members, and only $20 for returning members who bring their previously supplied Morse Key and Oscillator.  As always, as a new student you will receive a FREE Morse Code straight key and a Code Oscillator to keep at the completion of the course. These items are worth more than $50 by themselves.

Now for the important part... This is a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE COURSE! We will Limit the amount of students who are able to take this course. Therefore it is very important that you make your payment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to secure your seat in this class.  We do not take walk-ins at the door.

To make payment by check you must FIRST send an email to admin@w6sfm.com to indicate that you are interested and you are going to make your payment. We will hold your seat for 7 days from your email while we await your payment to come:

If you prefer, you may also pay via PayPal or Credit Card. PayPal and CC payments will be charged an extra $2.00 for credit card processing fees. If you would like to make your payment this way please click on the following link to be brought to our on-line store to make your reservations:

https://w6sfm.com/product/2211/

If you have ANY questions please do not hesitate to email the Samuel FB Morse Amateur Radio Club at admin@w6sfm.com .
REMEMBERING DAN REID
KB6UNC

It is with great sadness I report to you the passing of Dan Reid KB6UNC.  

Daniel William Reid passed away at the age of 52 on July 26, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. He was in a Salt Lake City hospital following a brief illness.  

Dan was born in Stockton California on August 27th. He grew up in the Lincoln Village area of Stockton.  Dan was survived by his wife Virginia, and his three beautiful daughters Mirisa, Rachel, and Megan. His father and step-mother, Sam and Kathy Reid and his mother Sue Maro Reid; brothers Ken & Dennis and sister Jody all still live in the Stockton area.  

Dan had a passion for music and his ham radio clubs.  A longtime member for SDARC, he even maintained his membership for years after moving to Salt Lake City.  He was also a member of the 76ers club in West Valley, Utah.  Dan is pictured here in 2014 during the W1AW Centennial Celebration at the home of NZ6Q.  Dan is pictured above showing LT KJ6YVF the finer points of running a pile-up during the W1AW/6 event.  He also was a big asset to the annual CQP excursions to Glenn County, 2011, 2012, 2013; Merced / Mariposa 2014, 2015 & 2017 and The Pinnacles National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) / CQP event in 2016. Dan was determined to do whatever he put his mind to and ran many QSOs and contest points from his modest home station in Utah.  

Dan's passion in life was his family, friends, and serving others. Funeral services will be held on Friday August 2, 2019 at 11:00am at the Riverview ward 4845 South Woodhaven Dr. Taylorsville, Utah.

A memorial Celebration of Life was held in Stockton.  The first Celebration of Life was Friday August 9th starting at 6:00 PM at Chuck's on Pacific at the Bowl.  We shared a side show of pictures, shared special moments with dan's family and told stories both from Dan's Ham Radio Life as well as his family life.  We played a "last QSO/Silent Key" over the radio.  It was a moving moment. Dan will be missed - especially related to his love of music and Amateur Radio.  

A second memorial / Celebration of Life Breakfast was held on Sunday August 11th in Lodi.  There was a breakast catered by chuck's on Pacific and family and friends gathered to tell stories, remember Dan and listen to him singing as Elvis when he was a teenager.  Dan's oldest brother Ken and his family have a gofundme site up if you wish to donate to Dan's family. 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/celebration-of-life-for-dan-reid?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&fbclid=IwAR3Mp2SYll-EBfWGioSEWshWf8vPrlArvpS8z3PwrvQfsE7gkiUPguYkKR4


REMEMBERING MR. ED
N6XMA
ARRL Announces "Happy 150!"
Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration


This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL's first president and cofounder Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW, born on September 2, 1869. ARRL will hold an operating event to celebrate HPM's legacy, getting under way at 0000 UTC on August 31, and continuing until 2359 UTC on September 8. The event is open to all radio amateurs.

The goal is straightforward: Contact as many participating stations as possible. W1AW and all ARRL members will append "/150" to their call signs during this event (DX operators who are ARRL members may identify as <call sign>/150, if permitted by their country of license.) Participating stations will exchange signal report and ARRL/RAC Section. DX stations will send signal report and "DX." Those taking part may use all Amateur Radio bands, excluding 60, 30, 17, and 12 meters.

Permitted modes: CW, phone (any voice modes), and digital. Submit Cabrillo log or ADI files. ARRL will calculate all final scores based on participants' uploads to the ARRL event web app (link not yet active).


The 84 available multipliers only count once. These include the 83 ARRL/RAC Sections (RAC Sections include the Canadian Northern Territories, encompassing VE8, VY1, and VY0) and DX. The W1AW operating schedule during this period may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate on-air celebration operating activities. Contacts with W1AW/150 will earn 3 points each. Contacts with any ARRL member will earn 2 points each. These stations will also identify as <call sign>/150. Contacts with nonmembers will earn 1 point each.


Participants can earn 150 bonus points by:

  • Contacting W1AW/150 on each band and mode.

  • Uploading entries (ARRL members only).

  • Using social media to publicize this event and/or participation before, during, and/or after the event.

  • Operating with 5 W PEP output or less throughout the event.

  • Making at least 20 contacts while operating portable.

  • Completing at least 150 contacts.


Online certificates will be awarded, and are available via download only. Updates and results will be publicized.  
There are no power or operator categories. Participating ARRL members who use Logbook of The World (LoTW) are encouraged to create a separate LoTW certificate for uploading <call sign>/150 contacts. Members then should upload logs for this event using their /150 certificates. Submissions must be via the online web app. No email or paper submissions will be accepted.

W6SF
2019 FIELD DAY VIDEO
CHECK IT OUT!
THANK YOU DENNIS AD6DM

ARRL 2019 FIELD DAY
GREAT DAY - GREAT FUN
LOTS OF CONTACTS!
The 2019 ARRL Field Day was held on Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd from 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM. We had a great turn out of club members to set-up, operate and break down at the end of the event.  We were on the air on 4 bands at the start of the event.   Not bad considering we started setting up at 8:00 AM Saturday morning.  

Set-up crews were treated to Starbuck's coffee, donuts & bagel bites. 

Once on the air, the fun quickly got into high gear.  We were running 6A catagory this year - 6 simultaneous stations on emergency power, so we got lots of operators and lots of contacts. We used 3 FT-950s on 20-15-10 Meters (thank you K6TVT, N6DCH & NZ6Q) using the beam antenna.  Icom IC-7300 was on 40-Meters and the club go-box was on 6M and 2M.  Thanks to Dave N6LHL we had his FT-840 to run a dedicated radio on 80-Meters as well.  

Paul N6KZW, Jim K6JMB and John NZ6Q ran the overnight shift with lots of QSOs on 40M & 80M Phone and CW.  

Here are some early pictures of the event... 




Get Your Ham Radio License in Just 1 Saturday!

Saturday, October 12th, 2019
8:30am-3:30pm – Doors Open at 8:00 AM
Stockton Fire Station 2 – Training Division
110 W Sonora St, Stockton, CA 95202

HamCram is an easy way for emergency workers (paid and volunteer), CERT team members and others who might use Amateur Radio in an emergency to get their licenses.


It is also an excellent way for current hams to help family members get their licenses.

There is no easier or quicker way to get a ham license.


HamCram is for persons seeking their first license (Technician Class) as well as current hams seeking to upgrade from Technician to General Class or General Class to Extra.


Cost for the one-day event is $25 and preregistration and prepayment are strongly encouraged.


If you have ever wanted to get your license (or know someone who should), now’s the time!


Register www.w6sf.org/hamcram.html

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CHECK OUT OUR OWN BOB KM6ONS AND KYLE K6KDD ON GOODDAY SACRAMENTO

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CLUB REPEATERS

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 2500 feet, the club repeaters cover the Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valleys. The call-sign is W6SF and can be heard on 147.165 MHz and on 442.250 MHz with a PL of 107.2 Hz. Club simplex frequency is 147.51 MHz.



SDARC also has a UHF repeater, operating independently, on 444.575+ PL 107.2.  This is a local low level Stockton repeater with the call W6SF.  As the project progresses, three receiver/voters will be installed via T1 phone lines and the addition of IRLP linking to other repeaters.  
CLUB REPEATERS

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 2500 feet, the club repeaters cover the Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valleys. The call-sign is W6SF and can be heard on 147.165 MHz and on 442.250 MHz with a PL of 107.2 Hz. Club simplex frequency is 147.51 MHz.



SDARC also has a UHF repeater, operating independently, on 444.575+ PL 107.2.  This is a local low level Stockton repeater with the call W6SF.  As the project progresses, three receiver/voters will be installed via T1 phone lines and the addition of IRLP linking to other repeaters. 
CLUB REPEATERS

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 2500 feet, the club repeaters cover the Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valleys. The call-sign is W6SF and can be heard on 147.165 MHz and on 442.250 MHz with a PL of 107.2 Hz. Club simplex frequency is 147.51 MHz.



SDARC also has a UHF repeater, operating independently, on 444.575+ PL 107.2.  This is a local low level Stockton repeater with the call W6SF.  As the project progresses, three receiver/voters will be installed via T1 phone lines and the addition of IRLP linking to other repeaters.  
CLUB REPEATERS

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 2500 feet, the club repeaters cover the Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valleys. The call-sign is W6SF and can be heard on 147.165 MHz and on 442.250 MHz with a PL of 107.2 Hz. Club simplex frequency is 147.51 MHz.


SDARC also has a UHF repeater, operating independently, on 444.575+ PL 107.2.  This is a local low level Stockton repeater with the call W6SF.  As the project progresses, three receiver/voters will be installed via T1 phone lines and the addition of IRLP linking to other repeaters.  



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