Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club
Annual General Meeting is January 9th starting at 7:00 PM...
JANUARY 9TH CLUB MEETING
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
STARTING AT 7:00 PM
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 6:30 PM for Meet-n-Greet.  We will start the meeting at 7:00 PM to allow time for our speaker's great presentation.

Again - please note the start time is 7:00 PM  

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.

You are Cordially Invited to
The Lodi ARC Field Trip

California Historical Radio Society
Saturday, January 18th, 2020

https://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/

 

 

Date:          January 18th, Saturday.

 

Time:          10 AM, at the Museum.

 

Location:   2152 Central Ave., Alameda, CA

                   They have parking lot at the museum.

 

Caravan:   Meet at The Black Bear Diner

                   2351 Task Road, Tracy

                   Exit Grant Line Rd, off 205

 

Time:         Depart Black Bear at 8:30 AM

                   If you would like to have breakfast, show up by at                                 least 7:30.

 

After the tour of the museum, depending on the time, we could have lunch or stop at HRO. We have 3 options in the immediate area for a lunch stop. We can determine these options at the museum.

 

Talk in to Tracy, on the Lodi Repeater

On the road to Alameda, use 146.520 simplex

 

Please RSVP directly to Mike Dugger, K6AAN at;

Sjdep97@gmail.com

2020 WINTER FIELD DAY 
JANUARY 25TH & 26TH
STARTING AT 19:00Z (11:00 AM)
Winter Field Day Objective: This 24-hour event is an opportunity to practice EMCOMM like communications in "less than favorable" conditions.

Maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFD is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide

The event operating period is 1900Z Saturday January 25th to 1900Z Sunday January 26th, 2020 (That's 11:00 AM PST) 

Is the club interested in a WFD run as a club?  Let's talk about it at the meeting or on the Monday night nets.  

Interested?  Check out the Winter Field Day website for more information at http://www.winterfieldday.com 


DAN PRUITT AE6SX
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION MANAGER
SILENT - KEY
Dan Pruitt, AE6SX passed away on December 27th at age 68.  Dan was a great friend and leader as ARRL Section Manager since 2009.  He was instrumental in getting materials for the club's STEAMFEST exhibit last year at Lincoln High School and a frequent full weekend operator on board the USS Lucid.

His daughter Jennifer will be notifying the club of a pending Celebration of Life for Dan - hosted most likely at the Salvation Army HQ in Fresno. Dan was a long-time supporter of SATERN - The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network.
  

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ARLX001 San Joaquin Valley Section Manager Dan Pruitt, AE6SX (SK)

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Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 3, 2020
To all radio amateurs

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ARLX001 San Joaquin Valley Section Manager Dan Pruitt, AE6SX (SK)

ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section Manager Dan Pruitt, AE6SX, of
Fresno, California, died on December 27. He was 68. At the time of
his death, Pruitt had been hospitalized as a result of a fall. First
licensed in 1965, Pruitt had served as SJV SM since 2009 and earlier
this year began a new 2-year term. A successor will be appointed.

Pruitt had previously served as Fresno County Emergency Coordinator,
and his focus has been on improving emergency communication in his
region, working with the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
(RACES), the National Traffic System, the Military Auxiliary Radio
System (MARS), the American Red Cross, the Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT), and the System for Administration, Training,
and Educational Resources for NASA (SATERN). He had also served as
SJV Public Information Officer.

Arrangements are pending.
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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

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, February 8th, 2020
8:15am-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 $20 when you preregister ($25 at the door). 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

2020 CLUB DUES ARE NOW DUE AND PAYABLE
DUES ARE STILL JUST $20 IN 2020!

The 2020 Board reviewed the current dues schedule and determined that if the club maintained their current membership level and continued to grow, there should be no reason to raise the dues in 2020. 

The Board recommended no dues increase for 2020. $20 for a single membership, and $30 for a family membership - when the family lives under the same roof.  Click on the PayPal icon, and pay at that point with your credit or debit card.

Joining SDARC is a great value and a great investment in your hobby. We are looking forward to a great year of learning, supporting events and just plain hanging out and having fun.  Your $20 or $30 dollars help support these activites, help new hams get started, and help keep our repeaters on the air and getting better. 

You can also send a check for dues to:

Stockton-Delta A.R.C.
P.O. Box 690271
Stockton, CA 95269-0271


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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.


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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