Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club
Field Day is June 23rd & 24th starting at 8:00AM....
FIELD DAY IS JUNE 23RD & 24TH 
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!

Stockton – Delta Radio Amateur Radio Club at:

CHARLIE'S VINEYARD
12990 N DeVRIES RD, LODI 
Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00 AM


What is ARRL Field Day?

On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs or friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal radio contest and, most of all, FUN! It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. It is an excellent opportunity to see what Amateur Radio is all about in the 21st century.

Club members will gather the morning of Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00AM to erect antennas and connect radios to emergency power sources to begin operation by 11:00 AM.  

The event starts at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 23rd and ends at 11:00 AM on Sunday, June 24th.

Where

ARRL Field Day 2018 will be at Charlie's Vineyard, 12990 N DeVries Rd, Lodi, CA.  This is on DeVries Road north of Thornton Rd just north of the Kingdon Airport / Drag Race site.


What to Bring
Bring your own headphones and key or keyer if you will operate CW. Bring your smile and get ready to have fun.  If you're a new ham, don't be shy. There will be plenty of help!


The club welcomes you to bring snacks and drinks to share!  Bring your own chair - we will have some available.  Potluck choice from those attending Saturday afternoon and evening. The club will have an assortment of water, drinks and snacks.  Bring Your Own Lunch! 


What We Will Operate
We are planning on 4 stations on battery / generator power. So 4A


20M-15M on 3 El Yagi
40M on 40M Vee Beam
80M-10M on extended Zep dipole
2M/6M on yagi antennas

GOTA "Get on the Air" station on HF Verticals

Last year I watched the Lodi ARC make almost 50 QSOs on 2M and 6M SSB so it can be done!


Your leadership needs you!  Because of the last minute change in venue, there is lots of work to be done to have everything ready by the 23rd.  Contact Dave N6LHL, John NZ6Q, Mark W6SXA or Ed N6XMA to volunteer.


We Need Operators!
Putting on 4 stations will require all hands on deck from the club. Encourage your new ham and even your non-ham friends to come out and operate.


 Info: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2018/2018%20Video%20PSA.mp4M

JULY 12TH MEETING
AMBLERS CLUB
2000 AMBLERS LANE
MEET N GREET 7:15 PM
MEETING STARTS AT 7:30 PM

JULY CLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

The July 2018 meeting will be held at The Amblers Club, 2000 Amblers Lane off Country Club Blvd just 3/10THs of a mile west of Interstate 5 in North Stockton.  The meeting will start at 7:30 PM.  There will be a meet-and-greet at the club bar starting at 7:00 PM.  Wine and Beer will be available for purchase. 

 

After a short business meeting agenda, we will have a guest speaker.  Program TBA

The meeting will conclude with a donated prize raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. 

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND
WELCOME ABOARD THE
USS LUCID

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND

REPORT



Museum Ships Weekend is in the log books and what a weekend it was.  The radio fun started Friday night on June 1st with contacts on 20M 40M phone and on FT-8 from our "ground station" just outside the ship.  

Saturday morning started early with 40M CW contacts including Russia, Japan and China on our inverted-L antenna with 300 watts, then onto the 20M 3-el Yagi mounted on top of the ship. 


Emilia KI6YYT and her crew from the YL Ladies of the Net on 40M arrived and continued operating most of Saturday afternoon until just before dinner time.  We were also visited by several scouts with scout Amy getting on the air and managing a very weal contract with a station on Oklahoma.  


Dinner was delicious.  Steve and the crew from Chuck's on Pacific really created a delicious feast of Prime Rib, Mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, and a delicious pudding dessert. 


This was a great operating event with lots of support for our new hams.  Speaking of which, Bob N6TCE and the HamCram crew tested 9 new hams on board the ship.  One young man came from Reedley (south of Fresno) to pass his Technician license. 


The story is best told in pictures.  Please enjoy these below and I will add more as I receive them.  

KIDS DAY 
SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH
REPORT

Twice a year, ARRL offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth.  Kids Day is designed to give on-the-air experience to young people and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children.

This June 16th, Bob K6DGQ, Ron KG7OR and others will again be taking Kids Day out to the Galt Public Library.  The W6SF club also activated Kids Day at the Margaret Troke Library in Stockton. Ed N6XMA and Mark W6SXA have been working with the library to set up a station on Saturday June 16th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  After a few glitches in set-up, we were on the air by about 10:15 AM.  Big thanks to Gayle KK6RAO who help get things set up, but also stayed the entire event and gave great demonstrations to the kids. We want to give as many children as possible at the library an opportunity to get on the air.  We had as many or more adults than kids stop and look at our station with 3 saying they were going to come to the HamCram in August. 

The librarian was also very pleased to have us on-site. She not only committed to reserving us better space in January for Kids Day 2019, but to also promote HamCrams through the library's bulletin board and counter space.  

While we would have liked more kids to see our set up, we had pretty tough competition from two movies being shown that day in the library as well.  

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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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