Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club

WINTER FIELD DAY SATURDAY JANUARY 29TH....

JANUARY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REPORT
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13TH 7:00 PM

 

 

QST QST QST… The January meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club was held at the Stockton Sailing Club Auditorium, 4980 Buckley Cove Rd in North Stockton on Thursday, January 13th starting at 7:00 PM.. The meeting was also held on ZOOM for those who could not attend in person.  

 

Mark W6SXA, newly elected Club President, led the Board of Directors on their report on the budget for 2022.  Increased costs in repeater maintenance this year led the Board to recommend a $5 increase in the individual membership dues for 2022.  John NZ6Q made a motion to increase the dues for 2022.  There was much discussion around the impact of increasing dues and adding a new membership classification for "Out of the Area" Members. The vote to increase the club dues was passed by a majority of the members present.  


The ZOOM experience was enhanced by the John NZ6Q's purchase of a conference room speaker / microphone placed in the center of the room.  While not perfect, the overall experience on-line seemed to be better with less noise, echo and distortion experienced by both in person and remote attendees.  


Mark W6SXA called for volunteers for committee chairmanships.  The club need a leader for membership chairperson and events chairperson.  The membership chair would communicate with existing members on renewal of the their membership and reach out to former and new members to increase the club's membership participation. 


The events chairperson would coordinate the club Field Day, CQP, and Public Service events throughout the year.  This position has been vacant since the untimely passing of Mr. Ed N6XMA in 2019.  


Paul N6KZW volunteered for the Membership Chairpersons position.  


The membership approved the 2022 budget and installed Bob N6TCE as Member at Large as well as Charlie WB6NVB as the club Callsign Trustee.   

 

The meeting training program was an introduction to ARES presented by Bob N6TCE San Joaquin County ARES Emergency Coordinator. the ARES organization connects with served agencies in San Joaquin County such as OES, EMS, Sheriff, Police and Fire departments across the county.  

 

There were 22 members present in person and an additional 6 members on Zoom.  The meeting was adjourned at 21:00 hours. 


The next meeting will be Thursday, February 10th at the Stockton Sailing Club starting at 1900 hours.  


Coffee and cookies were served throughout the meeting. 


Annie, N6ACL
Secretary 

W6SF DECEMBER MEETING REPORT

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
SHIPYARD RESTAURANT AT THE PORT OF STOCKTON

 

The December meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club was held on Thursday, December 9th.  The meeting was our annual year-end raffle and Christmas celebration. The meeting included dinner, held in person at the Shipyard Restaurant at the Port of Stockton.

 

Members gathered starting at 6:00 PM for no-host cocktails and fellowship. Lots of good conversation was held and several new members attended the Christmas Party. Dinner was served at 7:00PM. Dinner included a delicious tri-tip roast and roasted chicken, potatoes, grilled vegies, salad and more. Outgoing President Bob N6TCE started the meeting with a moment of silence for the recent loss of Jim WB6BET and others in the past year. Then, expressing his gratitude to the club for two years of support as President. Mark W6SXA gave a few words as the incoming President. Mark offered an agenda for 2022 promoting more club functions and fun during and between meetings. A call was put out looking for an Event Chairperson to help coordinate Field Day and be liaison between the W6SF Club, SJCARES and event organizations that ask for our help every year.  

 

Paul KC6RRR gave a successful report on the 17th Annual Run Against Hunger and thanked the club for their support which helped raise over $125,000 for the Food Bank.

 

One of the “hits” of the night was Annie N6ACL’s personalized chocolate bars where each member and spouse received a Hershey’s Bar wrapped in their call sign or the W6SF logo. These were on display for each member along with the great raffle prizes donated by the members for the event. Thank you especially to Jeff KK6VXB, Eric W6INP, and John NZ6Q for generous donations. The top raffle prize was an Anytone UV-878+ DMR HT and accessories. This was won by our youngest club member Shane K5SML who was very excited to be able to get on DMR.

 

This turned out to be a fine dinner and a great night with friends.

 

 

73 & Happy New Year,

 

Annette N6ACL
Secretary 

CLUB T-SHIRTS

The W6SF Club T-Shirts are in.  Dave N6LHL will be reaching out to those who ordered shirts collecting your money.  The cost will be $16 for each shirt, with an upcharge for any 2X or larger sizes. 

So, if you have ordered a club T-shirt, please get in touch with Dave and make arrangements to get your shirt. 


Dave Hardwick, N6LHL. My email is: n6lhl2@gmail.com

 

 

W6SF CLUB BREAKFAST 
THURSDAY MORNINGS 9:30 AM
CHUCK'S ON PACIFIC AVE 

Club members and friends of Amateur Radio are welcome to gather at 9:30 AM on Thursdays at Chucks, at Pacific Ave Bowl, on the corner of Pacific and Swain Road. 

We enjoy a high level discussions of ham radio communications, rules, regulations, contesting, SOTAs, ARES gear and whatever else 'ya got. 

I hope to see you there!   de N6LHL
FEBRUARY HAMCRAM/VE SESSION
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH   
STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2
DOORS OPEN 7:45 AM 

STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2 - DIVISION OF TRAINING
110 W SONORA ST
STOCKTON, CA 95202

The next HamCram study and test session will be held at the Stockton Fire Department – Division of Training on Saturday, February 12th.  We are in the Brent Lawes classroom behind the main fire station.  

 

If you are interested in doing a HamCram Study Session, 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 8:10 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.

FCC Application Fee Update
Likely NOT to Take Effect
Until 2022
SB QST ARL ARLB021
ARLB021 FCC Application Fees Unlikely to Go into Effect Until 2022

The schedule of FCC amateur radio application fees likely will not
go into effect before 2022. FCC staff confirmed during a recent
virtual meeting with Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) that the agency is still working on the necessary changes to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) software and other processes and procedures that must be in place before it starts collecting fees from amateur applicants. 

Once it's effective, the $35 application fee will apply to new,
modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will be per application. Administrative update applications, such as those to change a licensee's name, mailing, or email address, will be exempt from fees. ARRL VEC manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, said Volunteer Examiner (VE) teams will not face the burden of collecting the $35 fee.

"Once the FCC application fee takes effect, new and upgrade
applicants will pay the exam session fee to the VE team as usual,
but they'll pay the $35 application fee directly to the FCC using
the FCC ULS Pay Fees system," she explained. When the FCC receives the examination information from the VEC, it will email a link with
payment instructions to each successful candidate who then will have 10 days from the date of the email to pay.

The FCC Pay Fees system can be accessed at,

https://apps2.fcc.gov/Batch_Filer/login.cfm .

After the fee is paid and the FCC has processed an application,
examinees will receive a second email from the FCC with a link to
their official license. The link will be good for 30 days. Licensees also will be able to view, download, and print official license copies by logging into their FCC ULS account. The FCC no longer provides printed licenses.

Licensees can log into the ULS with their 10-digit FRN (FCC
Registration Number) and password at any time to view and manage
their license and application, print their license, and update
anything in their FCC license record, including adding an email
address.

FEE SCHEDULE:

INDIVIDUALS -

$35 FEE: New, modification (upgrade and sequential call sign
change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will
be per application.

NO FEE: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, or license cancellation.

AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS -

$35 FEE: New, renewal, trustee change, and vanity call sign
applications. All fees will be per application.

NO FEE: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, or license cancellation.

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  HAM UNIVERSITY - "HAM-U"
NEW HAM - EXPERIENCED HAM 
TRAINING CLASS



JOIN THE NEXT CLASS MARCH 19TH 2022


Ham-U has been cancelled for 2021.  We plan on being back in March 2022. 

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

SATURDAY MARCH 19TH 2022

 


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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