Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club
Sign Up now to help with the Giro D'Vino Ride in Lodi on November 3rd... We need about 20 operators for this event... Click on the EVENT SIGN-UP tab to sign-up... November 14th is next club meeting...
GIRO D'VINO BIKE RIDE EVENT
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3RD 7:00 AM
MICHAEL DAVID WINERY IN LODI
Operators are needed for communication support of the 2019 Giro D'Vino in Lodi.  The ride will be held on Sunday November 3rd starting at 7:30 AM with Registrations.  There will be nearly 700 riders for this event.

Net Control will set-up by 7:00 AM.  Once we have assignments from the ride coordinators, we can determine start times for operators. 

The ride shuts down at 4:30PM.  

Sign-up now by going to the EVENT SIGN-UP link or by cliucking here. 

We need about 20 operators to cover this event. 
SHAKE OUT DRILL 
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17TH
BIG SUCCESS
Twenty-two (22) hams took their morning coffee break at 10:17AM on Thursday October 17th to check into the Great California Shake Out Earthquake Drill. Check-ins were on the W6SF repeaters and included a check in from our local OES office as well as Amateur Radio Operators from as far away as Davis, CA.  

The drill started with a pre-recorded announcement about the event, then take check ins from those listening on the W6SF Repeater.  Nearly every operator gave a 'mock' damage report.  Thank you all for checking in and making this event a success.  

If you haven't already done so, take a moment to click on the link to the Great California Shake-Out website and register your business as participating in the event. If your family also participated, make sure you register them as well. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS MEETING IS

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14TH 7:30 PM

AMBLERS CLUB

 

Mark your calendars now for our November Club Meeting.  The meeting is Thursday night, November 14th at 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 business meeting will be the election of Officers for the 2020 Board of Directors.  Your vote is important so mark your calendar today!  Nominations can be made by email to Annie, N6ACL Club Secretary ( annettel@westwayfeed.com ) and will be open until the start of the November meeting.

Your 2020 Club Officer Nominees are:


President
Bob, N6TCE
Mark, W6SXA
Charlie, WB6NVB

Vice-President
Cecil, W6CPR

Treasurer
Peter, W6PH


Paul KC6RRR has decided nopt to run again as Club Treasurer

Secretary
Annie, N6ACL

Following the elections, there will be a short training program and report on the Giro D'Vino Bike Ride event on November 3rd. 


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.  


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
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, December 14th, 2019
8:30am-3:30pm – Doors Open at 7:45 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 GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO

AUGUST 28, 2018

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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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