Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club
The 2019 Year-End Celebration and Christmas Dinner is Tonight December 12th at the Shipyard Restaurant
2019 CHRISTMAS DINNER AND YEAR-END CELEBRATION
DECEMBER 12TH STARTING AT 6:00 PM
SHIPYARD RESTAURANT - PORT OF STOCKTON
You Join us for the 2019 Christmas Dinner and Year-End Celebration on December 12th starting at 6:00 PM.  We will be at the Shipyard Restaurant, 2305 W Washington St, Stockton 95203.  The restaurant is located next to the Port of Stockton Admin building on W Washington St.  

Doors open at 6:00 PM with Holiday Cheer and Meet-N-Greet in the Lounge.  No Host bar service is available.  

Dinner will be served starting at 6:30 PM. Dinner this year will be Tri-Tip and Roast chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables, Salad and Rolls.  Tea, Water and Coffee for drinks included.  Dinner costs just $18.00 per person!

Our Year-End Celebration Raffle will feature several great prizes including a new radio, donated Diamond X-50 antenna and more.  There will be smaller $1.00 raffle ticket prizes with bundle sales of 6 for $5.00 and $5.00 raffle ticket prizes with bundle sales of 5 for $20.00.  

There will be a ceremonial "Pass of the President's Gavel" as 2020 will start with a new Board of Officers lead by President-Elect Bob N6TCE.  

Members can sign-up on the Event Sign-Up page of the club website and pay for your reservations through PayPal.  Members needing to pay Cash at the Door may do so by contacting a club officer or emailing board@w6sf.org 

SEE YOU THERE!

NEW OFFICERS FOR 2020 ELECTED AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING 

 

The November Club meeting is our annual election meeting.  The meeting was held on November 14th at the Amblers Club.  After receiving no additional nominations since the October meeting, the Secretary called for a motion to close the nominations and proceed with the vote. 

Your 2020 Board of Directors are as follows: 


President
Bob, N6TCE

Vice-President
Mark, W6SXA (incumbent re-elected

Treasurer
Peter, W6PH


Secretary
Annie, N6ACL


The annual "passing of the gavel" will take place during the club Christmas Party which will be held this year at The Shipyard Restaurant at the Port of Stockton on December 12th. 

Following the elections, there was also a discussion on the upcoming Run Against Hunger on Thanksgiving Morning in Stockton. There was also a report on the Giro D'Vino Bike Ride event on November 3rd. 

JANUARY 9TH CLUB MEETING
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SPEAKER - STEVE DYER W1SRD

QST QST QST… The first meeting of 2020 will be held on January 9, 2020 at the Amblers Club, 2000 Amblers Lane, off Country Club Blvd, west of Interstate 5. Doors open at 7:00 PM for Meet-n-Greet and the meeting begins at 7:30.

The Amblers Club bar offers beer and wine for purchased during the meet-n-greet. No alcohol purchases during the meeting please. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

 

The Annual General Meeting is held the first regular meeting date of each year as required in the club by-laws. The Board will report on club financials, membership, attendance and future events planned for 2020. The Board will present their requested schedule of dues for 2020 for the membership to approve. Also any new appointments or chairmanships will be announced.

 

Following the business meeting, Steve Dyer W1SRD will give a great presentation on the VP6D Dulcie Islad DXpedition.  This DXpedition made over 100,000 QSOs during 2018's "solar minimum" - Who says HF propogation is dead?!  This is a great opportunity to ask a seasoned Contester and DXpedition operator about getting on HF, radiosport operating and chasing DX - What it's like on the other end of the microphone, CW Key or computer? 


Steve is a member of the Mother-Lode DXCC, NCCC and the Northern California DX Foundation.  He also has been an operator in CQP from N6T in Tehema County. 


Tell your friends about this exciting meeting and plan on attending!

 

Time permitting the club will hold a raffle at the end of the meeting.

THANKS DAVE NAVONE FOR THE LINK TO THIS COOL VIDEO ALL ABOUT HAM RADIO AND THE TV SHOW "LAST MAN STANDING"
MARK YOUR CALENDARS 
FOR PEDALING PATHS 2020 
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2020

REMEMBERING DAN REID
KB6UNC

It is with great sadness I report to you the passing of Dan Reid KB6UNC.  

Daniel William Reid passed away at the age of 52 on July 26, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. He was in a Salt Lake City hospital following a brief illness.  

Dan was born in Stockton California on August 27th. He grew up in the Lincoln Village area of Stockton.  Dan was survived by his wife Virginia, and his three beautiful daughters Mirisa, Rachel, and Megan. His father and step-mother, Sam and Kathy Reid and his mother Sue Maro Reid; brothers Ken & Dennis and sister Jody all still live in the Stockton area.  

Dan had a passion for music and his ham radio clubs.  A longtime member for SDARC, he even maintained his membership for years after moving to Salt Lake City.  He was also a member of the 76ers club in West Valley, Utah.  Dan is pictured here in 2014 during the W1AW Centennial Celebration at the home of NZ6Q.  Dan is pictured above showing LT KJ6YVF the finer points of running a pile-up during the W1AW/6 event.  He also was a big asset to the annual CQP excursions to Glenn County, 2011, 2012, 2013; Merced / Mariposa 2014, 2015 & 2017 and The Pinnacles National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) / CQP event in 2016. Dan was determined to do whatever he put his mind to and ran many QSOs and contest points from his modest home station in Utah.  

Dan's passion in life was his family, friends, and serving others. Funeral services will be held on Friday August 2, 2019 at 11:00am at the Riverview ward 4845 South Woodhaven Dr. Taylorsville, Utah.

A memorial Celebration of Life was held in Stockton.  The first Celebration of Life was Friday August 9th starting at 6:00 PM at Chuck's on Pacific at the Bowl.  We shared a side show of pictures, shared special moments with dan's family and told stories both from Dan's Ham Radio Life as well as his family life.  We played a "last QSO/Silent Key" over the radio.  It was a moving moment. Dan will be missed - especially related to his love of music and Amateur Radio.  

A second memorial / Celebration of Life Breakfast was held on Sunday August 11th in Lodi.  There was a breakast catered by chuck's on Pacific and family and friends gathered to tell stories, remember Dan and listen to him singing as Elvis when he was a teenager.  Dan's oldest brother Ken and his family have a gofundme site up if you wish to donate to Dan's family. 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/celebration-of-life-for-dan-reid?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&fbclid=IwAR3Mp2SYll-EBfWGioSEWshWf8vPrlArvpS8z3PwrvQfsE7gkiUPguYkKR4


REMEMBERING MR. ED
N6XMA
W6SF
2019 FIELD DAY VIDEO
CHECK IT OUT!
THANK YOU DENNIS AD6DM

ARRL 2019 FIELD DAY
GREAT DAY - GREAT FUN
LOTS OF CONTACTS!
The 2019 ARRL Field Day was held on Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd from 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM. We had a great turn out of club members to set-up, operate and break down at the end of the event.  We were on the air on 4 bands at the start of the event.   Not bad considering we started setting up at 8:00 AM Saturday morning.  

Set-up crews were treated to Starbuck's coffee, donuts & bagel bites. 

Once on the air, the fun quickly got into high gear.  We were running 6A catagory this year - 6 simultaneous stations on emergency power, so we got lots of operators and lots of contacts. We used 3 FT-950s on 20-15-10 Meters (thank you K6TVT, N6DCH & NZ6Q) using the beam antenna.  Icom IC-7300 was on 40-Meters and the club go-box was on 6M and 2M.  Thanks to Dave N6LHL we had his FT-840 to run a dedicated radio on 80-Meters as well.  

Paul N6KZW, Jim K6JMB and John NZ6Q ran the overnight shift with lots of QSOs on 40M & 80M Phone and CW.  

Here are some early pictures of the event... 




Get Your Ham Radio License in Just 1 Saturday!

Saturday, December 14th, 2019
8:30am-3:30pm – Doors Open at 7:45 AM
Stockton Fire Station 2 – Training Division
110 W Sonora St, Stockton, CA 95202

HamCram is an easy way for emergency workers (paid and volunteer), CERT team members and others who might use Amateur Radio in an emergency to get their licenses.


It is also an excellent way for current hams to help family members get their licenses.

There is no easier or quicker way to get a ham license.


HamCram is for persons seeking their first license (Technician Class) as well as current hams seeking to upgrade from Technician to General Class or General Class to Extra.


Cost for the one-day event is $25 and preregistration and prepayment are strongly encouraged.


If you have ever wanted to get your license (or know someone who should), now’s the time!


Register www.w6sf.org/hamcram.html

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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.


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.  



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