Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club
Club Meeting is Thursday February 14th... Bring Your Sweetie to the Meeting for Something Special...
YOUR DUES ARE DUE!

It's that time of the year when all members of the club dip into what is left of the Christmas fund and pay your radio club dues.   Again, as in the past, the club has bills to pay –  site and shack rental at the repeater site in Fiddletown, insurance, PO Box, Website costs, NARCC dues and meeting hall donation – to name some of the larger ones. 

At our Annual General Meeting in January, we voted to continue the present level of dues for this year.  $20 for a single membership, and $30 for a family membership, when the family lives under the same roof. 

We have a PayPal account, and you may go to the "Join SDARC" page on the club website, click on the PayPal icon, and pay at that point with your credit or debit card.  You can also send a check for dues to:

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

CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT 
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14TH, 7:30 PM 
BRING YOUR SWEETY TO THE MEETING FOR A SPECIAL SURPRISE!
QST QST QST... ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS are encouraged to attend the February Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 14th starting at 7:30 PM at The Ambler's Club, 2000 Amblers Lane, off Country Club Blvd just west of Interstate 5. Members are welcome to join Bob KM6ONS starting at about 7:00PM to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer as a guest of the club.  No alcohol will be served once the meeting begins.  

Bring your Sweetie to the Meeting and he or she will receive a special treat from your Board of Directors. 

Guy W6MSU will be presenting our training / program on ARES Connect and the new system of Emergency Service Registration being rolled-out by the ARRL.  

Following the meeting, there will be a raffle.  Coffee and refreshments will be served.   

You do not need to be licensed to attend the meeting - everyone is welcome. 
PEDALING PATHS TO INDEPENDENCE
BIKE RIDE

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD 
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
LINDEN, CA 
MEET IN FRONT OF DAVINCI'S DELI ON FRONT ST

The Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be sponsoring its annual Pedaling Paths to Independence Century Bicycle Ride in Linden on Saturday, February 23rd.

The ride is an annual fund-raiser 
to support activities for its San Joaquin County clients. Last year’s ride saw nearly 400 participants and raised over $26,000 for the Community Center.  This year the turn-out is expected to be larger. 

 

For the last 10 years, the Stockton-Delta ARC has provided radio communications between rest stops, the start/finish line and sag wagons.  This year we will support more APRS enabled operators in SAG wagons with a full display at the start-finish line.  We will also be supporting a change in the route taking the course back onto Hwy 26 and looking at using AREDN mesh technology to deliver HD Video at those target hazard spots on the course.  This year will be one of our biggest operating events. 

 

This year we will again be advertising to the riders in concert with the Stockton Bicycle Club our “Central Dispatch” phone number.  Each rider will be given this number to call directly to the Net Control Station in the event of an emergency or break down.  Using APRS in each of the SAG Wagons, Net Control will be able to track the locations of SAGs and ‘dispatch’ the closest SAG Wagon to the reported break-down or other incidents. 

 

Riders and Volunteers enjoy a tremendous lunch hosted by DeVinci's Deli.  Net Control will be set up just outside of the restaurant.


You can sign up now on the Event Sign-up page on the website.  

 

Event Chairman, Ed N6XMA should have a “first draft” of the assignments at the February club meeting and a final version along with ICS-102 will be emailed to everyone before the event.  You can email Ed at n6xma@comcast.net


HAM-U 
SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH
FIRE STATION #2 - DOWNTOWN STOCKTON

The next session of HAM-U / The Elmer University” is scheduled for March 16th at Fire Station #2 Laws & Copsey Hall.  This is where the newcomer begins the journey of discovery and the seasoned veteran keeps informed of the latest technology in this huge hobby we call Amateur Radio. Regardless of where we are on our ham radio journey our local radio club is where we find our friends.

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 want to help teach new hams how to get started and offer this "personal guidance".

These sessions are an opportunity for the new and experienced ham to discover some of the many opportunities there are in Amateur Radio to "find your world".  There are also opportunities just to ask questions and get on the air.

Elmer University starts with a 30 minute "session-overview.” This is followed by break-out sessions of various topics such as “Using DMR” “Digital Modes”, “Building Go-Boxes”,  “Morse Code Basics”, “Understanding & Building Antennas”, “Ham Radio Contesting”, “Good Operating Practices” and more depending on the volunteer instructors. The day concludes with a Q&A panel made up of several of the instructors.  Attendees may select those sessions which are of most interest to them.

During the day, radio programming help and radio testing will be available to those who want assistance in programming or to check out their radio.  Bring your radio.

 

There is ample parking at the Fire Station but we ask you to be mindful of “no parking” areas especially around the apparatus bay.  Elmer University is held in one of the classrooms behind the training ground (mock city street). Register for Elmer University by clicking HERE.

Get Your Ham Radio License in Just 1 Saturday!

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30am-3:30pm – Doors Open at 8:00 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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