Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club
APRIL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH 7:00 PM
STOCKTON SAILING CLUB
4980 BUCKLEY COVE - STOCKTON, CA 

QST QST QST… The April meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club will be held at the Stockton Sailing Club Auditorium, 4980 Buckley Cove Rd in 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. 

We will hear reports on STEAM-Fest 2024 and the April 6th HamCram. The Delta Century is coming soon on May4th and we will be planning for another successful bike ride!

The meeting training program will be by Mark W6SXA on NVIS (Near Vertical Incident Skywave) Antennas

Grab your spouse, significant other or just that friend that wants to “see what the ham radio club is all about” and join us for next club meeting.  Coffee and refreshments are provided. 

If you have challenges attending the meeting in person, you can join the meeting on Zoom.

John Litz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: W6SF CLUB MEETING ON ZOOM - MARCH 
Time: Mar 14, 2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Topic: W6SF CLUB MEETING ON ZOOM - APRIL 

Time: April 11, 2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

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Topic: W6SF CLUB MEETING ON ZOOM - MARCH 
Time: Mar 14, 2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Topic: W6SF CLUB MEETING ON ZOOM - MARCH 
Time: Mar 14, 2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Topic: W6SF CLUB MEETING ON ZOOM - MARCH 
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"BE RADIO ACTIVE" 
2024's Field Day Theme!

This year, Field Day will run on June 22 - 23. That's less than 100 days from now.  Field Day is one-part contest, one-part emergency communications exercise, and one-part open house -- and 3 parts of fun! 

The theme encourages radio amateurs to take advantage of the peak of Solar Cycle 25, which we are nearing. Activity this year is likely to be extremely high thanks to favorable solar conditions. The upper HF bands, such as 15 and 10 meters, should benefit most from the Cycle's peak.

There are resources available already for clubs and individuals to make their Field Day plans. ARRL will publish more information and tools so that hams can make the most of the event as it draws near. Amateurs interested in learning more are invited to join the Field Day Facebook group to connect with others who are planning for the big weekend.

Find links to all of the resources on the ARRL Field Day web page at www.arrl.org/field-day.

SDARC will be setting up at Charlie's Antenna Farm and Vineyard on DeVries Rd.  WB6NVB announced at the March club meeting that this will be the last year of field day at the farm.  He will be selling the place soon afterwards.  

Let's start planning a big event now! 

HAMCRAM / VE SESSION
AUGUST 10TH, 2024
DOORS OPEN 7:45 AM 

STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2 - BRET LAWES CLASSROOM 
110 W SONORA ST, STOCKTON, CA 95202 

Here's your chance to get your license and join the fun of ham radio! Did you know that during the recent storms and flooding around San Joaquin County, ham radio operators we still able to communicate, able to access their own email, data and internet sites.  Ham radio operators are part of the teams that help the community through a natural disaster - The next HamCram study and test session will be held at Stockton Fire Station #2 - Bret Lawes Classroom, 110 W Sonora St, Stockton, CA 95202


This session will be a one-day Technician License Course using the KB6NU No-Nonsense Study Guide.  You can download your copy here. This is a one-day Tech license course and not a "traditional" HamCram of studying just the questions all day long. We will have a space available for a traditional HamCram of the General and Extra Class Question pool. 

 

If you are interested in doing a HamCram Study Session to get your Technician License, 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 3:00 PM

 

Sign up for the next HamCram clicking the link here.

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 8:30am so bring your latest stories, gadgets and lies to entertain everyone - get there early!

I hope to see you there!   de N6LHL

MARCH MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY MARCH 14TH MEETING 


The meeting was started at 7 pm by President Charlie Johnson. All officers were present. There were 20 members in attendance and three on Zoom.

Introductions were made and then we moved on to old business.

Treasurer’s Report:
Treasurer Joyce K6QBQ gave the Treasurers report. 

Membership Report:

  • New members, Matthew KO6DHJ, Rick K06DHW, Merle K06DHI, John K06DGH, Sharla KO6DHH and Robert KT6Z were added.

Old Business:

  • John NZ6Q paid the $29 charged by the website and stated that members not renewed by the end of April will be removed from the rolls.

New Business:

  • Joyce and Joni said about 190 riders were at pedaling paths and spoke highly of the club. The event raised $6,000 and additional outside donations brought the total for the blind center to $8,175.

  • John mentioned the STEAM event and the need for help in setting up, presentation and teardown on March 23rd.

  • This years Stan-Joaquin swap meet and BBQ on April 27th is a go. Lunch will be $5 and those who purchase a table will have lunch included.

  • The Delta Century Bike Ride on May 4th is going to have the same route as last year and a signup sheet is available.

  • The club approved support of the Linden Cherry Festival and STEAMFest 2024 as "club sanctioned events." .  

  • Charlie WB6NVB announced that after Field Day this year he will be moving to Colorado and Steve KN6ZJJ will take over as president and there will be a need for a new vice president.

Presentation:

  • Steve NC6R gave a very informative presentation on how repeaters work and an overview on the W6SF repeater.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 pm and the next scheduled meeting is set for April 11th at 7 pm at the Stockton Sailing Club.

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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