Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club

PRE-REGISTER FOR YEAR-END DINNER JUST $21 VIA PAYPAL THRU NOV 30TH

W6SF HOLIDAY / YEAR-END DINNER
CELEBRATION 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH 
Doors open at 6:00 PM 
Dinner served at 7:00 PM 
Just $21 per person through PayPal 

Shipyard Restaurant
2305 W Washington St
Port of Stockton - CA



QST QST QST… The December meeting will be held starting at 1800 hours at the Shipyard Restaurant, 2305 W Washington St, Stockton, CA .  Doors open at 6:00 PM for no host bar / mingling and fellowship.  Dinner served at 7:00 PM and awards, raffle and prizes immediately following dinner.  

 

Pre-register today through PayPal with the link HERE for just $21.00 per person. Dinner will be Tri-Tip and Chicken, Roast Vegetables, Salad Bar, Rolls and Coffee, Tea or water to drink included.  Annie N6ACL is planning a fun dessert.  There will be directed raffle of several great prizes so bring your extra cash to purchase raffle tickets at $5 each or $6 for $20. 


Bring your spouse or significant other and let him or her meet your "crazy ham radio friends". Who knows? maybe they get bitten by the "ham" bug! Being an "All Ham" household is a lot of fun!


CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER 

 


SHOUTOUT FOR CLUB T-SHIRTS

I've had inquiries from several members looking to purchase our club T-shirts. I've contacted our local supplier who has our artwork.  I am advised that in order to purchase a repeat order, a minimum of 12 shirts of any size is required. 

The cost will be $16 for each shirt, with an upcharge for any 2X or larger sizes. 

So, if you have an interest in purchasing a club T-shirt, please drop me an email with your name and size.  I'll then place an order and drop you an email when the shirts are available. Pay me when you get your shirt. 

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

 

 

THE GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKE-OUT S-E-T
REPORT

S-E-T is short for Simulated Emergency Training. 

On October 21 at 10:21 am a call went out on the W6SF repeater that the repeater was down because an Earthquake had occurred across Northern California.  Amateur Radio operators in the sound of the Net Control station voice were directed to switch to the Lodi repeater on 147.090MHz. 

The S-E-T began with a playback of the Great California Shakeout drill message. This was followed by a roll call of stations available.  

Traffic itself followed these questions: 
Did you feel it? Y/N 
Severity? 
Any visible damage in your location? Y/N
Are utilities functioning? Y/N 
Are you available to respond if there is a callout?  Y/N

The net ran from 10:22 AM to almost 11:00 AM.  We received check ins from 34 stations reporting a wide range of damage.  Stations checked in from 6 counties including San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sacramento, Yolo, Merced and Fresno. San Joaquin OES even checked into the net.  

This exercise is constructed upon something which has been well attended in the past. The only thing different is we treated this exercise as simulated emergency training.

Bob Officer, N6TCE
ARRL EC for SJC
WALK FOR THE CURE 
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
SATURDAY OCT 16TH
SWENSON PARK GOLF COURSE
BIG SUCCESS!!

Club members along with the walk organizers and San Joaquin ARES members met early - like 7AM - on Saturday October 16th for the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease.  

Gayle W6SWT and Cecil W6CPR handled the Net Control Duties and radio operators were disbursed along the one mile course along with volunteers to keep the course safe.  Walkers could choose taking the course one, two or three times for up to a 3 mile walk. 

This was a great opportunity for new hams to work an event and several came out. SDARC is partnered with SJCARES (San Joaquin County ARES) on the event.  

OCTOBER MEETING REPORT 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH 
STOCKTON SAILING CLUB + ZOOM 

The October meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club was held on October 14th.  The meeting was held in person at the Strockton Sailing Club and on Zoom.  

 

The business meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by President Bob N6TCE. The election process was discussed and the floor was opened for nominations.  John NZ6Q relayed information on chat for those in attendance on Zoom as we were having audio issues.  Several of the Zoom attendees could not clearly hear the discussion. Board nominations are:

President - W6SXA Mark  

Vice-President - OPEN 
Treasurer - W6PH Peter
Secretary - N6ACL Annie

The position of Trustee and Member at Large are appointed by the newly elected board at their first meeting.  We also need volunteers to coordinate Field Day 2022 and an Event Chairperson to be liaison between the W6SF Club, ARES and events that ask for our help every year.  


Club members are reminded that nominations are open from tonight until the call for the vote at the November meeting.  We need a Vice President, Field Day Coordinator and Events Chairperson.  Only the position of Vice President will require a vote in November.  


Vince KM6IRY gave a fantastic training/presentation on Digital Mobile Radio and how to get involved.  DMR is the fastest growing mode in Amateur Radio.  which allows you to potentially communicate around the world with a DMR HT and the right programming / repeaters. There were a lot of great questions and a lot of interest in getting started in DMR.  


John NZ6Q has a few DMR handhelds available for sale as well as DMR hotspots he will be bringing to the meeting.  These are from Robert N6GTOs estate and are hardly used.  All proceeds go to Kimber. 


There were some hiccups in the Zoom conference that the board will be working on before next meeting. 


There were 16 in attendance in person and 5 attended via Zoom. 


73,


Annette N6ACL
Secretary 



Topic: W6SF SDARC MONTHLY CLUB MEETING 
Time: Sep 9, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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        Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM
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Topic: W6SF SDARC MONTHLY CLUB MEETING 
Time: Sep 9, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every month on the Second Thu, until Dec 9, 2021, 4 occurrence(s)
        Sep 9, 2021 07:00 PM
        Oct 14, 2021 07:00 PM
        Nov 11, 2021 07:00 PM
        Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM
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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
DECEMBER HAMCRAM/VE SESSION
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11TH  
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, December 11th.  We are back 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

Ham Test Online
CHECK OUT THE CLUB HISTORY PAGE

CHECK OUT OUR OWN BOB KM6ONS AND KYLE K6KDD ON GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO

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.

  



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