Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club

MARCH MEETING IS THURSDAY MARCH 11TH AT 1900 HOURS ON ZOOM ....

W6SF MARCH MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

THURSDAY, MARCH 11TH 
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM


USING ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING
DO NOT GO TO THE STOCKTON SAILING CLUB MEETING ROOM… THERE WILL BE NO ONE THERE

QST QST QST… The March meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, March 11th starting at 19:00 hours. The meeting will be VIRTUAL – ON-LINE using Zoom Video Conferencing as our platform.  Our meeting space at the Stockton sailing club is undergoing renovation. 


The meeting program will be an depth look at ARES Go-Boxes with James Lea WX4TV who is co-owner, along with his ham radio-active children in www.shack-in-a-box.com .  WX4TV will be discussing ARES Go-Boxes, their purposes, construction concepts and uses.  This will be a very interesting presentation.  James will be joining us virtually from his home in Florida.  


Club members interested in presenting at an upcoming meeting, or who have suggestions for training content in 2021 should contact a board member and make your ideas known!

 

Topic: W6SF SDARC MONTHLY CLUB MEETING 

 

Time: March 11,  2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

       

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LAST CHANCE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL HAM EXPO SATURDAY/ SUNDAY
MARCH 13 & 14

Whether you’re a ham that doesn’t want to travel because of Covid or just live too far from a Hamvention, the QSO Today Expo offers the opportunity to learn from many great speakers, meet with exhibitors to see the latest technology, and engage with fellow hams without leaving your home ham shack.

You can save thousands of dollars since you don’t have to worry about travel, food, and lodging!  Early Bird Tickets are just $10 and go up to $12.50 starting March 12th.  Ticket includes entry for attending any session during the Live 2-day expo as well as the 30 day on-demand period.

Attendees have the opportunity to:  

  • Listen to and engage with 60+ internationally recognized ham radio luminaries that have committed to lead Expo sessions.   
    For the list of speakers and speaker topic, click here

  • Take part in Live virtual kit building workshops.  Kits will be available for purchase and delivered to you in time for the Expo so you can participate and build from the convenience of your home.

  • Walk through our virtual exhibit hall filled with popular amateur radio suppliers. Watch new product demos and interact directly with booth staff.  At this Expo we’ll introduce new video technology to enable a better experience when engaging with exhibitors.​

  • Return over the next 30 days to listen to speakers you missed during the Live period, explore, and re-engage exhibitor offerings.

  • To sign-up click on the link here
FEBRUARY HAMCRAM/VE SESSION REPORT
STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2

We were all set for our first HamCram study session and VE Session when the leadership at the Karl Ross American Legion Post notified John NZ6Q that the test session would have to be moved. San Joaquin County Public Health (sjready.gov) had asked the post to allow them the use of the facility to perform, much needed COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

John NZ6Q contacted the Fire Department and was (happily) told that yes we could use the Brett Laws Classroom on February 6th. It felt good to be “home” considering we have been doing HamCram Study Sessions and VE Testing at Fire Station 2 for 5 years.

The HamCram Team, of Bob N6TCE, Annie N6ACL, Mark W6SXA and John NZ6Q administered 19 exams with 15 passing for new licenses or upgrades.  If you hear them on the air, please welcome them to the hobby and congratulate them on their achievement.

Cesar Cruz                   Stockton, CA                 Technician        KN6NHX
Jeffrey J Dunn               Mountain View, CA        Extra                KN6LKI
Steven M Kay               Escalon, CA                  Technician        KN6NHY
Eric N Buriel                  Stockton, CA                 Technician        KN6NHZ
Richard T Rodriguez      Ceres, CA                     General            KN6HWD
Michael Gutierrez          Modesto, CA                 Technician        KN6NIA

Caleb Dias                    Salida, CA                    General            KN6MCU
Michael A Slavas           Tracy, CA                     General            KN6MON
Kirk D Waters               Ripon, CA                     Technician        KN6NIB
Charles W Hawkins       Stockton, CA                 Technician        KN6NIC
John P Malde                Stockton, CA                 Technician        KN6NID
Christopher L Acosta     Manteca, CA                 Technician        KN6NIE
Stewart L Perry             Stockton, CA                 General            KN6MCT
Marisa Rodriguez          Ceres, CA                     Technician        KN6NIF
Christopher L Myers      Stockton, CA                 Technician        KN6NIG

 

Remember to welcome our new hams when you hear them on the air. If you are fortunate enough to be their first contact, please take a moment to acknowledge it by completing the “First Contact Award” information on the ARRL website at:

http://www.arrl.org/first-contact


2021 DAYTON HAMVENTION
CANCELLED

 

Unfortunately, several setbacks in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic make necessary the difficult decision to cancel Hamvention 2021. Hundreds of volunteers have been working to do everything necessary to bring this Hamvention to the many amateur radio enthusiasts and vendors who support the Dayton Hamvention.

Vaccine distribution both in the United States and around the world is lagging behind what was planned. In addition, the emergence of a more communicable form of the COVID-19 virus increases the potential for further public health problems in the next few months. We make this difficult decision for the safety of our guests and vendors.

Those who had their tickets, inside booths or flea market spaces deferred last year will be deferred again. Those who purchased 2021 tickets, inside booths or flea market spaces will also be deferred. If you desire a refund instead please email tickets@hamvention.org and we will contact you.

Stay tuned for information about a QSO party for the 2021 Hamvention weekend.

We are looking forward to the 2022 Hamvention!!!

Executive Committee, Dayton Hamvention 2021



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

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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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