Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club

ARES Meeting tonight 9/27 7:30 PM on ZOOM ...

SJCARES MEETING TONIGHT ON ZOOM
SAN JOAQUIN ARES MEETING 

The January Zoom Meeting January 25th 

The September Tuesday meeting will be tonight  9/27 starting at 7:30PM on Zoom. 

The Topic/Training will be the upcoming SET and the Great California Shakeout Drill on 10/20.  

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W6SF CLUB BREAKFAST 
THURSDAY MORNINGS 9:00 AM
THE OMLETTE HOUSE 
CHEROKEE AND 99 ON THE WEST SIDE
OF THE FREEWAY 

Club members and friends of Amateur Radio are welcome to gather at 9:00 AM on Thursdays for Hamz n Eggs Breakfast... This week is at The Omlette House, 3455 N Cherokee Lane in Stockton.   

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

DX, county and state , SOTA, and POTA  hunters!  This is a reminder that you are expected to attend Thursday's breakfast or face demerits on your FCC issued license. 

Schmoozing starts about 9am so bring your latest stories, gadgets and lies to entertain everyone

I hope to see you there!   de N6LHL

OCTOBER MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH 7:00 PM

STOCKTON SAILING CLUB
4980 BUCKLEY COVE RD
WEST MARCH LANE TO BUCKLEY COVE
THERE WILL BE ZOOM ACCESS!

QST QST QST… The October meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club will be held at the Stockton Sailing Club Auditorium, 4980 Buckley Cove Rd in North Stockton. The Sailing Club is located at the west end of March Lane, west of Interstate 5 on the left-hand side of the road just before you enter Buckley Cove Park.


This meeting is back on our regular schedule with eyeball QSOs from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM and then the regular meeting starts.  

THE MEETING STARTS AT 7:00 PM (1900 HOURS) 


This meeting will include the nomination of club officers for the 2023 SDARC Board of Directors. 


Non-hams, spouses, significant others, friends just checking out what you do, are definitely encouraged to attend.  Coffee and refreshments will be served during the meeting. 

CALIFORNIA QSO PARTY IS COMING 
OCTOBER 1 - 2, 2022


The California QSO Party (CQP) is held every year on the first weekend of October.  The first CQP took place in 1966. Since 1974, the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC) has sponsored CQP.  CQP has traditionally opened the annual contest season by providing an opportunity for contesters to prepare for the ARRL November Sweepstakes since the format is similar.


Stations outside of California, worldwide, work stations in California only. The 58 counties of CA are the multipliers. California stations work all stations in or out of CA. The 50 US states and 8 Canadian areas are the multipliers.  Stations outside of Canada and the US add to one's QSO total but do not count as multipliers. See the full set of CQP Rules for more details.


If you're a new ham, a group from the club sets up in Mariposa County at Barrett Cove / Lake McClure and operates from Friday morning through Monday.  The contest starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 1st through 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 2nd.  John NZ6Q, Annie N6ACL, Joyce K6QBQ and others lead the group and anyone is welcome to join.  Contact John at nz6q@arrl.net for more information. 


In CQP, California becomes the "DX" and it's a great introduction to contesting and being on the "hunted" end of the radio. If you're new to HF, Contesting or even just Ham Radio, don't worry there will be plenty of help.  Come for an hour - stay the full weekend. 


Club members can also get on the air from their own HF station, make contacts and help put your county "On-The-Air"

PACIFICON 2022

San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583


IN PERSON!
Friday through Sunday
Oct. 14-16, 2022


Pacificon℠ gives you three great days of activities for one low cost:

* A full slate of outstanding Forum presentations about a wide range of amateur radio topics

* Gordon West

* A large Vendor Expo filled with exciting products and exhibits

* An outdoor Swap Meet

* Youth Activities

* Electronics kit building and soldering instruction

* A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to pass the amateur radio Technician license examination and get your first amateur radio license

* A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to upgrade to the General Class level.

* Two days of License Testing

* A Special Events Station where you can operate and contact other hams worldwide, even if you don't have a General or Extra Class license

* A wonderful Banquet with Keynote Speaker

* Our annual Wouff Hong Initiation ceremony

* A chance to hear about and discuss important national amateur radio issues with top ARRL leaders

* A chance to win radios and other great prizes throughout the convention

And perhaps the best part - a chance to interact and share information with lots of other amateur radio enthusiasts to further (or begin) your own knowledge and to advance the hobby.

Click here to go to the Pacificon website www.pacificon.org


WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH 8:00 AM
SWENSON PARK
6805 ALEXANDRIA PL, STOCKTON 

San Joaquin County ARES and SDARC have been asked to provide communications for the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimers, Saturday October 15th starting at 8:00 AM.  The event will be held at Swenson Park, 6805 N Alexandria Place - in North Stockton across the street from Lincoln High School. 

Volunteers will be the "Eyes and Ears" on the course reporting back to Start/Finish and problems as walkers circumnavigate part of the Swenson Park Golf Course. 

This is a great event for new hams wanting to be involved in a "low impact" public safety event. Ron KG7OR will be coordinati9ng the event.  

You can sign up by clicking HERE or going to the "EVENT SIGN-UP" button on the left. 

W6SF FIELD DAY REPORT
JUNE 25TH & 26TH
DeVRIES RD FIELD DAY SITE

 

The W6SF Field Day operation was held on the 4th weekend in June.  The club operated 3A class from the DeVries Rd site owned by Charlie WB6NVB.  Several members came out on Friday morning to help set-up antennas for the operation including dipoles and the club's HexBeam antenna for 20 - 6 Meters.  The set-up and take down crew included Charlie WB6NVB, Mark W6SXA, Duztynn KM6HDY, Dave N6DCH, Tim KN6PYJ, Hardwick N6LHL & Joyce K6QBQ.


Field Day operators also included Glen AK7YT and Bryson K6BWY.  


W6SF Field Day operation ran from Saturday morning until evening and then again on Sunday morning.  There was no overnight operation this year. 


40M and 20M were the "workhorse" bands again this year. A solar event a few days prior to Field Day created some noisy band conditions especially during the daylight hours. 


The logbook and pictures are still being compiled. 



W6SF SEPTEMBERT MEETING REPORT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH - 7:00 PM

 

The September meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club was held at the Stockton Sailing Club Auditorium, 4980 Buckley Cove Rd in North Stockton on Thursday, September 8th starting at 7:00 PM.. 


The meeting was called to order at 7:05PM by president Mark W6SXA. There were 18 members in attendance who introduced themselves.  There were 2 members on Zoom...  

Old Business:

Photo Shack Contest Winner was announced as Ron KG7OR. Congratulations on your achievement Ron.


Colin KN6VMQ was introduced as the club's newest member. Colin, age 8, passed his Technician license at the August VE Session. He is the grandson of Joyce K6QBQ. 

An update was given on the Alzheimer's Walk coming on October 15th. Ron KG7OR is in charge of the event and club members wanting to volunteer can do so on the Volunteer page at w6sf.org . John NZ6Q gave an update on CQP (October 1 & 2), National Fire Prevention Week Special Event station October 9th through the 15th and Pacificon October 14th - 16th. 


Mark W6SXA, Joyce K6QBQ, Annie N6ACL and John NZ6Q reported on Pedaling Paths to Independence Bike Ride coming in February 2023. It was proposed that SDARC  take the organization on as a club sanctioned event. The motion passed with one dissenting vote. SDARC will be working with Joni setting up the infrastructure on the event. 

 

John NZ6Q gave a presentation on log books, electronic logging, contesting and what your log book does for your station. 


Meeting adjourned at 8:10PM


OCTOBER HAMCRAM / VE SESSION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH 7:45 AM   
DOORS OPEN 7:45 AM 

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST - LATTER-DAY SAINTS
731 N HAM LANE, LODI, CA 95240 

The next HamCram study and test session will be held at the Ham Lane building of the Church of Jesus Christ - LDS on Saturday, October 8th.  

 

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 8:05 AM and the doors will open at 7:45.

 

The Test Only sessions will start at 3:00 PM

 

Sign up for the next HamCram clicking the link here.

FCC Application Fee Update
APPLICATION FEE TAKES EFFECT
APRIL 19TH, 2022

The FCC released a Public Notice on March 23, 2022, stating that the amateur radio application fees, including those associated with Form 605 application filings, would become effective on April 19, 2022. The Federal Communications Commission's authority to impose and collect fees is mandated by Congress.

The $35 application fee, when it becomes effective on April 19, will apply to new, renewal, and vanity call sign applications. The fee will be per application. There will be no fees charged for license class upgrades. 

Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, will also be exempt from fees.

VECs and Volunteer Examiner (VE) teams will not have to collect the $35 fee at exam sessions.  Once the FCC application fee takes effect, new and upgrade applicants will pay the $15 exam session fee to the ARRL VE team as usual, and pay the $35 application fee directly to the FCC by using the CORES FRN Registration system (CORES - Login). 

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 calendar days from the date of the email to pay. 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.

Additionally, the FCC stated that applications processed and dismissed will not be entitled to a refund. This includes vanity requests where the applicant does not receive the requested call sign.

The FCC published the notice in the Federal Register on March 23, 2022, stating that the amateur radio application fees, including those associated with Form 605 application filings, would become effective on April 19, 2022.

Further news and instructions will follow as the FCC releases them.
     ___________________________________

FCC Instructions (not applicable until fees take effect on April 19): 
If paying fees for an application filed via the Universal Licensing System, please use the CORES FRN Registration system (CORES - Login). 

FEE SCHEDULE (not applicable until fees take effect on April 19):

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.


  HAM UNIVERSITY - "HAM-U SESSION 2"
NEW HAM - EXPERIENCED HAM 
TRAINING CLASS


WE ARE LOOKING TO BRING BACK HAM-U IN MARCH 2023


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 session 2 class is structured with more content and more hands-on presentations.  There will be six 50-minute "classroom" sessions in the morning running in 2 tracks; 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, How to Learn CW - Morse Code, digital modes - FT8, DMR, Packet and WinLink; your Radio Club Membership, Programming and using your programmable radios, Anderson Power poles, building simple antennas, Radiosport (contesting & chasing DX), Satellite operations - and opportunities to ask questions of experienced ham operators in an open forum.    

SIGN UP FOR ELMERING SESSIONS HERE


 


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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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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