Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR 2022 CLUB OFFICERS - VOLUNTEER OR PICK A FRIEND TODAY!!

THE GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKE-OUT S-E-T
OCTOBER 21ST AT 10:21 AM PDT 

S-E-T is short for Simulated Emergency Training. 

On October 21 at 10:21 is the Great California Shake-Out. The Shake-Out takes place to generate Earthquake Awareness and disaster preparedness. Unfortunately, we do live in an area where large quakes do happen. They can be as devastating to our communities as any hurricane or tornado. 

All amateurs are invited to participate in this training exercise. 

The Net Control Station will start a controlled net on either the Stockton (147.165.0 + offset PL107.2) or the Lodi (147.090 + offset PL 114.8) repeater. One of the repeaters will be down during the exercise. (no net traffic on that repeater, please)

The Net Control Station (NTS) will start by formally opening the net with the words: This is an Exercise.   After the initial announcement, the NCS will call for reports. Next, listen to the NCS instructions on what should be in your reports. 

All of your reports should start and finish with the phrase: “This is an exercise.
Plus do not forget to end your report with your own call sign.

There are four levels of message precedence: 
1. Emergency (Relating to the immediate protection of life or property)

2. Priority (Partners and ARES® messages which are directly related to the emergency, but not as time-sensitive as an Emergency precedence message)

3. Health and Welfare(Inquiries or information about the whereabouts or condition of persons in the affected area)

4. Routine (Messages unrelated to any emergency: birthday greetings, net activity reports, etc.) 

The Net Control Station will ask for Emergency Traffic 1st. Then Priority 2nd, Welfare traffic 3rd, and Routine 4th. 

Normally the Net Director would set up alternate frequencies in a genuine emergency and move the routine and welfare traffic off the Main Net frequencies. However, for this SET, we will not be doing do that. Therefore, the NCS will not take routine or welfare traffic during this exercise.

Remember, this is an exercise.  A drill is a chance to practice everyone’s skills. You, as participants, can do more than check-in. For example, you might decide to practice copying call signs, and if you are doing well at that, try to copy the traffic. 

Traffic itself will be the questions: 
Did you feel it? Y/N 
Severity? 
Any visible damage in your location? Y/N
Are utilities functioning? Y/N 


Not everyone will answer all the questions. For example, might you hear an answer to only the 1st or the 1st and last two questions? 

This exercise is constructed upon something which has been well attended in the past. The only thing different is we will be treated as simulated emergency training. The difference is this exercise will be set up using the National Incident Management System’s (NIMS’s) Incident Command System (ICS) forms and reported more formally than it has in the past.

RMS Winlink 2000 has a form for reporting an Earthquake and can be sent via IP address or digital radio. Just be sure to mark it exercise/ or not as the case may be.

USGS Did you feel it :

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/tellus 

Read more on the web here: https://www.shakeout.org/california

I have already signed up for San Joaquin County ARES. The S-DARC is all onboard too.

As your new Emergency Coordinator, I think this will be a start in the right direction. The goal for SJCARES is to bring San Joaquin County to the level of emergency preparedness of the surrounding counties if not exceed it. 

I found out that our surrounding counties may be depending on us to help them in times of emergencies. For example, recently a request for communications help at El Dorado County’s Large Animal Shelter came from their county EC. Currently, we have only 3 people in the county I could have sent to help in this mutual aid call. In the next few months, I hope to have another 5 or 6 Level 2 personal with the ability to be deployed in mutual aid situations like the recent CALDOR Fire. 

To volunteer for deployment outside of the county, you must have the 4 ICS classes finished. In addition, participating in a simulated emergency net will help prepare you for real-life call-outs.

Additionally, I have received a request for help at the Red Cross Shelter in Porterville.

How well is your home earthquake resistant? Do you know where the major gas and electric lines are in your neighborhood? Do you know how to shut off the gas to your house?

I hope to hear everyone on October 21 at 1021 hours local time.

Bob Officer, N6TCE
ARRL EC for SJC
WALK FOR THE CURE 
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
SATURDAY OCT 16TH
SWENSON PARK GOLF COURSE
BIG SUCCESS!!

Club members along with the walk organizers and San Joaquin ARES members met early - like 7AM - on Saturday October 16th for the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease.  

Gayle W6SWT and Cecil W6CPR handled the Net Control Duties and radio operators were disbursed along the one mile course along with volunteers to keep the course safe.  Walkers could choose taking the course one, two or three times for up to a 3 mile walk. 

This was a great opportunity for new hams to work an event and several came out. SDARC is partnered with SJCARES (San Joaquin County ARES) on the event.  

OCTOBER MEETING REPORT 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH 
STOCKTON SAILING CLUB + ZOOM 

The October meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club was held on October 14th.  The meeting was held in person at the Strockton Sailing Club and on Zoom.  

 

The business meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by President Bob N6TCE. The election process was discussed and the floor was opened for nominations.  John NZ6Q relayed information on chat for those in attendance on Zoom as we were having audio issues.  Several of the Zoom attendees could not clearly hear the discussion. Board nominations are:

President - W6SXA Mark  

Vice-President - OPEN 
Treasurer - W6PH Peter
Secretary - N6ACL Annie

The position of Trustee and Member at Large are appointed by the newly elected board at their first meeting.  We also need volunteers to coordinate Field Day 2022 and an Event Chairperson to be liaison between the W6SF Club, ARES and events that ask for our help every year.  


Club members are reminded that nominations are open from tonight until the call for the vote at the November meeting.  We need a Vice President, Field Day Coordinator and Events Chairperson.  Only the position of Vice President will require a vote in November.  


Vince KM6IRY gave a fantastic training/presentation on Digital Mobile Radio and how to get involved.  DMR is the fastest growing mode in Amateur Radio.  which allows you to potentially communicate around the world with a DMR HT and the right programming / repeaters. There were a lot of great questions and a lot of interest in getting started in DMR.  


John NZ6Q has a few DMR handhelds available for sale as well as DMR hotspots he will be bringing to the meeting.  These are from Robert N6GTOs estate and are hardly used.  All proceeds go to Kimber. 


There were some hiccups in the Zoom conference that the board will be working on before next meeting. 


There were 16 in attendance in person and 5 attended via Zoom. 


73,


Annette N6ACL
Secretary 



Topic: W6SF SDARC MONTHLY CLUB MEETING 
Time: Sep 9, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Topic: W6SF SDARC MONTHLY CLUB MEETING 
Time: Sep 9, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Second Thu, until Dec 9, 2021, 4 occurrence(s)
        Sep 9, 2021 07:00 PM
        Oct 14, 2021 07:00 PM
        Nov 11, 2021 07:00 PM
        Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM
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W6SF CLUB BREAKFAST 
THURSDAY MORNINGS 9:30 AM
CHUCK'S ON PACIFIC AVE 

Club members and friends of Amateur Radio are welcome to gather at 9:30 AM on Thursdays at Chucks, at Pacific Ave Bowl, on the corner of Pacific and Swain Road. 

We enjoy a high level discussions of ham radio communications, rules, regulations, contesting, SOTAs, ARES gear and whatever else 'ya got. 

I hope to see you there!   de N6LHL
OCTOBER HAMCRAM/VE SESSION
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD 
STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2
DOORS OPEN 7:45 AM 

STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2 - DIVISION OF TRAINING
110 W SONORA ST
STOCKTON, CA 95202

The next HamCram study and test session will be held at the Stockton Fire Department – Division of Training on Saturday, October 23rd.  We are back in the classroom.  

 

If you are interested in doing a HamCram Study Session, OR you are testing for an upgrade, or you or a family member wants to get your license, please pre-register at www.w6sf.org/hamcram.html

 

HamCram study session starts at 8:00 AM and the doors will open at 7:45.

 

The Test Only sessions will start at 3:30 PM

 

Sign up for the next HamCram clicking the link here.

FCC Application Fee Update
Likely NOT to Take Effect
Until 2022
SB QST ARL ARLB021
ARLB021 FCC Application Fees Unlikely to Go into Effect Until 2022

The schedule of FCC amateur radio application fees likely will not
go into effect before 2022. FCC staff confirmed during a recent
virtual meeting with Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) that the agency is still working on the necessary changes to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) software and other processes and procedures that must be in place before it starts collecting fees from amateur applicants. 

Once it's effective, the $35 application fee will apply to new,
modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will be per application. Administrative update applications, such as those to change a licensee's name, mailing, or email address, will be exempt from fees. ARRL VEC manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, said Volunteer Examiner (VE) teams will not face the burden of collecting the $35 fee.

"Once the FCC application fee takes effect, new and upgrade
applicants will pay the exam session fee to the VE team as usual,
but they'll pay the $35 application fee directly to the FCC using
the FCC ULS Pay Fees system," she explained. When the FCC receives the examination information from the VEC, it will email a link with
payment instructions to each successful candidate who then will have 10 days from the date of the email to pay.

The FCC Pay Fees system can be accessed at,

https://apps2.fcc.gov/Batch_Filer/login.cfm .

After the fee is paid and the FCC has processed an application,
examinees will receive a second email from the FCC with a link to
their official license. The link will be good for 30 days. Licensees also will be able to view, download, and print official license copies by logging into their FCC ULS account. The FCC no longer provides printed licenses.

Licensees can log into the ULS with their 10-digit FRN (FCC
Registration Number) and password at any time to view and manage
their license and application, print their license, and update
anything in their FCC license record, including adding an email
address.

FEE SCHEDULE:

INDIVIDUALS -

$35 FEE: New, modification (upgrade and sequential call sign
change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will
be per application.

NO FEE: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, or license cancellation.

AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS -

$35 FEE: New, renewal, trustee change, and vanity call sign
applications. All fees will be per application.

NO FEE: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, or license cancellation.

NNNN

  HAM UNIVERSITY - "HAM-U"
NEW HAM - EXPERIENCED HAM 
TRAINING CLASS


HAM U HAS BEEN CANCELLED IN SEPTEMBER BECAUSE OF COVID-19

JOIN US AGAIN IN MARCH 2022


Ham-U has been cancelled for 2021.  We plan on being back in March 2022. 

This is a FREE program that every ham – from beginner to Extra Class can benefit.  

The term "Elmer" means someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to would-be hams. The term first appeared in QST in a March 1971 "How's DX" column by Rod Newkirk, W9BRD (now also VA3ZBB). Newkirk called them "the unsung fathers of Amateur Radio."

Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club, the Manteca Amateur Radio Club and the Lodi Amateur Radio Club have come together to help teach new hams how to get started and offer this "personal guidance". 

These sessions are an opportunity for the new ham to learn and discover some of the many opportunities there are in Amateur Radio to "find your world" and give any ham just the chance to ask questions and get on the air. 

The class is structured with three 50 minute "classroom" sessions in the morning; lunch for an hour with "mini presentations", then two 50-minute break-out sessions in the afternoon. Classroom sessions include: Setting up and operating an HF station, Introduction to CW - Morse Code, digital modes - FT8, DMR, Picking your Radio Club, Programming and using your programmable radios, Anderson Power poles, building simple antennas, Radiosport (contesting & chasing DX), Satellites and an opportunity to ask questions of experienced ham operators in an open forum.    

SIGN UP FOR ELMERING SESSIONS HERE

THEY ARE FREE 

STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2
TRAINING DIVISION CLASSROOM
110 W SONORA ST
STOCKTON, CA 95202
(CORNER OF W SONORA ST/COMMERCE ST)

STARTING AT 8:00 AM

Look for HamU to be back on a Saturday

in March 2022

 


THANKS DAVE NAVONE FOR THE LINK TO THIS COOL VIDEO ALL ABOUT HAM RADIO AND THE TV SHOW "LAST MAN STANDING"
W6SF
2019 FIELD DAY VIDEO
CHECK IT OUT!
THANK YOU DENNIS AD6DM

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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.

  



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