Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club
The MSW USS Lucid Antenna Raising CONTINUES Thursday, May 30th afterf the weekly breakfast... or Meet at the ship!

WELCOME ABOARD THE USS LUCID 

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND IS COMING

MAY 31ST - JUNE 2ND 


SDARC Members and Friends have been invited aboard the USS Lucid Museum Ship to activate the ship for Museum Ships Weekend.  


We will be operating from 0000Z June 1st (5:00 PM May 31st) until

Sunday June 5th - shutting down at around1400 or 2PM local time.


John NZ6Q is organizing the operation this 
year.  


We will continue setting up antennas on Thursday, May 30th starting after the club breakfast around 11:00 AM. Bring gloves, wear good shoes for being on board working.  


The USS Lucid restoration project has advanced significantly in the last year and it's great to see the ship. 


Museum Ships Weekend is sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey

Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB, MSW is a great operating event especially for newer hams with little HF radio experience. It’s a

great chance to be “the hunted DX station” and improve your listening and operating skills. Radio operation will be from a variety of vintage and noteworthy vessels. This is not a competition – it is an event. Ham radio operators from around the world are trying to work Museum Ships to earn awards and certificates.  


All  stations are encouraged to QSL the USS Lucid through Clublog where they can donate a few dollars toward the restoration. The club takes none of this money.  No one needs to donate to get a QSL card from the USS Lucid. We get a lot of QSL requests that we answer during the July club meeting.  


A schedule to sign up and work one of four stations is posted here in google docs. You’re welcome to come out and enjoy being on board before or after your shift as well. Late night and early morning operators are welcome using Phone, CW, and FT4 or FT8 and other digital modes. 

modes.


You're welcome to come and stay onboard the full weekend.  There are bathrooms on shore and "comfortable - USN issued" bunks for overnight stays.  It's fun to get up in the middle of the night and work some stations you wouldn't have normally heard! 


We will have a lunch of hotdogs and chips on Saturday around 12:00.  Saturday evening around 6:30 dinner will be served - Hamburgers and a few sides 'pot luck style". Feel free to bring a side dish.  Paul N6KZW and Joyce K6QBQ are organizing the food.


Saturday around 7:00 PM we will Pause with a moment of silence and a toast to our great friend Mr. Ed N6XMA who passed away on board five years ago on June 9th.  Mr. Ed loved the ship, being on board with everyone and operating.  Come join us... 


here is the link to sign up on the operating schedule: 


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KjCsNN4ChP7JfHOD6WrEhNbPMxkHDFs5_RPgB-z1nSs/edit#gid=675198450


Welcome Aboard and join us for this fun radio event!

JUNE MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH - 7:00 PM
STOCKTON SAILING CLUB
4980 BUCKLEY COVE - STOCKTON, CA 

QST QST QST… The June 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 Museum Ships Weekend and plan for Field Day!  The 4th of July Parade is coming up before the next club meeting as well. 

The meeting training program is TBD. 

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 - MAY

Time: June 13th,  2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

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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

Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Organization Meeting Minutes

Stockton Sailing Club – May 9, 2024

Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Organization Meeting Minutes

Stockton Sailing Club – May 9, 2024

The meeting was started at 7:04 pm by Vice President Steve Cranny. All officers were present except for Charlie Johnson. There were 19 member present and 5 on Zoom.

Treasurer’s Report:


Treasurer Joyce Marciel, reported on the status of the club accounts. 

  • The Stan Joaquin BBQ and swap meet broke even.

Membership Report:

  • All members have paid. (Editor's note: a new roster has been uploaded under Club Membership) 

Old Business:

  • The Linden Cherry Festival has 6 volunteers but could use a couple more.
  • Charlie got the club insurance renewed for another year.

New Business:

  • Charlie moved out of state and a motion to nominate Steve as President, Mark as Vice President was made, seconded and carried by members present.
  • Tim Bernhardson was assigned as Member-at-Large.
  • A new Call Sign Trustee needs to be found.
  • Bob Officer is going to check for a tower climbing person to help a club member.
  • Joni would like a discussion to see if the club would present a ham radio overview to the blind center.
  • A new web host needs to be found.

Upcoming Events:

  • Linden Cherry Festival (May 18) – club event; sanctioned
  • Museum Ships Weekend (May 31-June 2) – club event; sanctioned
  • Field Day (June 22-23th) -club event; sanctioned
  • 4th of July Parade – downtown Stockton – club event; not yet sanctioned
  • October 19th – Alzheimer’s Walk at UOP – club event; not yet sanctioned

Presentation:

  • John Litz did a presentation on the USS Lucid with a video. He explained how Museum Ships Weekend works and what a great opportunity it is to work radios in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome and there is a sign up sheet on the club website. The hexbeam will be installed on May 25th starting at 9 am and help is welcome.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:22 pm and the next scheduled meeting is set for June 13th 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
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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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