Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club

CLUB MEETING THURSDAY JUNE 10TH STARTING AT 7:00 PM IN PERSON OR ON ZOOM ....

W6SF JUNE MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH

THE FIRST HYBRID MEETING
(JUST LIKE SCHOOL BUT WITH HAM RADIO)


IN PERSON & 
VIDEO CONFERENCING


QST QST QST… The June meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, June 10th starting at 19:00 hours. The meeting will be VIRTUAL – ON-LINE using Zoom Video Conferencing as our platform and in person at the Stockton Sailing Club.  We received approval in May from the Stockton Sailing Club to resume our meetings in their newly remodeled auditorium. 

June will be a hybrid format on both Zoom and in person. If you can join in person, please be there.  If you would like to join on Zoom, we will have the Zoom bridge open and cameras in the meeting.  

 

The meeting program will be 
Preparing for Field Day 2021


John NZ6Q / Bob N6TCE 

 


Time: June 10th, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Come to the meeting in person:


     Stockton Sailing Club
     4980 Buckley Cove Rd
     Stockton, CA (west on March La west of I 5 about 1 mile) 

     

     Join Zoom Meeting                      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84385771704

 

Meeting ID: 843 8577 1704                   

 

One tap mobile +16699009128,,84385771704# US (San Jose)

 

Join the meeting with your spouse or significant other, invite a new ham friend to join the meeting and join the club!
 

Meeting starts at 7:00 PM



If you're coming to the meeting in person, we will have the big screen in the room and we will be feeding the Zoom Conference with audio and video.  Local club members are encouraged to come to the in person meeting. We will have a brief meet n greet before and after the meeting. Of course, appropriate safety protocols based on CDC guidance for "small gatherings"  should be considered by all in attendance. 


We are planning out June Field Day 2021 at the vineyard.  The initial plan is to run 4A class (or higher if there is interest) with two groups of stations.  We want to discuss set-up, logistics, operating schedule and potentially a bar-b-que or pot luck Saturday night.  Field Day is not only a great operating event, but also a chance for the club members to work together, work with members of other clubs to build trust and teamwork.  


Come to the meeting and come to the event!


WELCOME "BACK" ABOARD THE USS LUCID
MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND SPECIAL EVENT

NEARLY 600 QSOs

Museum Ships Weekend took place over the June 4 - 6 weekend. The 2020 event was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but over 80 ships are back on the air for 2021.  


Paul N6KZW, John NZ6Q, and others arrived on Thursday, June 3rd to finalize set-up.  We raised the 80M/40M dipole between the ship and the tall flagpole at the school. 

 

At the encouragement of the USS Lucid manager we added a 4th station on the main deck to allow an operating position for those that wanted to get on the air, but could not necessarily navigate the ship's stairs. 


We used IC-7300 radios for 20M and the downstairs station, Dave N6DCH brought his FT-950 for CW, 15M & 10M phone and the club radio "go-box" was pressed into service on 40M after the 40 Meter TS-930S developed a receiver issue.  


We estimated that just under 600 QSOs were made throughout the event.  Saturday afternoon saw a flurry of activity on 20-Meter phone and CW. CW was once again active on Sunday morning. 


We did utilize FT-8 late at night and early in the mornings. We added a lot of international stations using FT-8. 


Logs will be uploaded to "clublog" and those wishing a QSL card can also donate $4.00 to the restoration project with their QSL request. 




MAY MEETING REPORT 
SUMMITS ON THE AIR WITH STEVE WG0AT

The May meeting was called to order by President Bob N6TCE at 19:05 hours.  There were 38 people in attendance on Zoom.  

It was reported that we had a couple of members show up at the Sailing club for an in person meet.  John NZ6Q said that the website was not correctly updated and apologized for any inconvenience. Peter K6PH gave the Treasurers report.  He also stated that the sailing club board had approved our use of their meeting room for our meetings going forward so we could have the June meeting in person. 

Charlie WB6NVB reported that the vineyard would be available for Field Day and Bob N6TCE stated he would lead a committee planning the annual event.  Last year we assembled a socially distant 7A operation.  Charlie stated we should go out to the vineyard and start planning.  

Bob N6TCE discussed the USS Lucid and ask Paul N6KZW to head up a committee to explore connecting with the Museum Ship for Museum Ships Weekend also in June. 

Kids Day (also in June) was discussed and we are going to see if the libraries will be open for us to have them host kids day.

John NZ6Q reported that STEAMFEST hosted by Lincoln Unified School District was a success. John NZ6Q lead the video on Parachute Mobile Radio, and had about 15 - 20 students in attendance. Bob K6DGQ presented Morse Code and his program was well received. John NZ6Q stated that he received a few "great program" comments on Bob's presentation. Dave WB6TOU presented a program on Hi-Altitude Balloons.  Sadly the balloons failed a few hundred miles after launch so there was no real-time tracking to show the attendees. "A great program with a tragic ending". (editors note: there are thank you bags for each of the presenters from LUSD)  

Steve Galchutt WG0AT, led the training discussion tonight. With a great powerpoint he took us into the SOTA world (Summits On The Air) and how he has harnessed "goat power" on his activations.  The program was very informative on how to activate a SOTA (no goat required) as well as a lot of fun.  

Quick Question for those in attendance:  SOTAWATCH is a:

A) TV Channel on cable?
B) A YouTube Channel ?
C) A website for tracking SOTAs?
D) The name of one of Steve's goats?

Email your answers to Annie N6ACL at n6acl@arrl.net and you could win a Starbucks gift card. 

After the great presentation, the meeting was adjourned at 20:40 hours but several members hung around to chat until around 21:15. 
APRIL HAMCRAM/VE SESSION REPORT
STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2
APRIL 10TH

The April HamCram study and test session was held at the Stockton Fire Department – Division of Training on Saturday, April 10th

 

The session was attended by 21 studying and an additional five "test only" candidates came after the study session to take their FCC Exam. Following the City Guidelines for use of the classroom, we are limiting the number of people in the room to 25.  


When you hear them on the air please welcome our newest operators and congratulate those who upgraded.

Upgrade to Extra Class

Caleb        Salida, CA -- W6CSD
Robert       Crestview, FL -- KK6JND

Upgrade to General Class
Pam           Lodi, CA -- KM6VNJ
Michael      Modesto, CA -- KN6NIA
Sara           Susanville, CA -- KN6EVF
Devon        Marysville, CA -- KN6NRF

New Licenses
Kenneth    Livingston, CA -- General -- KN6OKA
Joshua      Penryn, CA -- Technician -- KN6OKB
Beatrice    Sacramento, CA – Technician -- KN6OKC
Charles     Davis, CA – Technician -- KN6OKD
Chris         Valley Springs, CA – Technician -- KN6OKE
Nyhung     Daly City, CA – Technician -- KN6OKF
Andrew     Auburn, CA -- Technician -- KN6OKG
John         Sacramento, CA – Technician -- KN6OKH
John C     San Francisco, CA – Technician -- KN6OKI
“Buddy”    Pleasanton, CA – Technician -- KN6OKJ
David       Hollister, CA – General -- KN6OKK
Debra      Elk Grove, CA -- Technician -- KN6OKL
Karen      Davis, CA – Technician -- KN6OKM



Sign up for the next HamCram clicking the link here.

$35 FCC application fee in the Federal Register - does NOT take effect yet.
The final rule change was published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2021. 

Even though the document has an effective date of April 19, the Amateur Radio fees will 
not yet be required.  The fee changes outlined in this order will not take effect until the 
requisite notice has been provided to Congress, the FCC's information technology systems 
and internal procedures have been updated, and the Commission publishes notice(s) in the 
Federal Register announcing the effective date. The FCC will most likely not be ready to charge the Amateur Radio License Fee until sometime this summer or fall. 

SDARC W-6-Q SPECIAL EVENT CALL 
WINS CAL QSO PARTY 2020 AWARD

The Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club was honored with the Special Event Callsign W6Q as part of the 2020 Cal QSO Party celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Northern California Contest Club.  We were one of only 21 stations across the state needing to be worked to spell the word
S-E-Q-U-O-I-A to qualify for the SEQUOIA challenge. 

Our W6SF CQP adventure as W6Q has won a CQP Plaque! W6Q was #1 in the Multi-Multi (Multi Operator, Multi Transmitter) Low Power Expedition category for CQP. W6Q was #6 overall in the Multi-Multi category as well with 139,755 points. The Contra Costs County team of N6O took the top honors for Multi Operator / Multi Transmitter (MM) regardless of power or expedition class.

 

Our teamwork also earned a new CQP record for MM Low Power Expedition in San Joaquin County.

This is the mark to shoot for next year to beat as W6SF !


  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 SEPTEMBER 2021


Ham-U has been cancelled for 2020.     We had a schedule conflict with the March date and have rescheduled to May 16th - then to September.  Now, with the city facilities shut down a second time because of the Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place, we have decided to start over in 2021. 

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 September 2021

 


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

Ham Test Online
CHECK OUT THE CLUB HISTORY PAGE

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.

  



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