Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club

The Next Club Meeting is the AGM on Thursday January 12th starting at 7:00PM....

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE
THURSDAY JANUARY 12TH

7:00 PM 

STOCKTON SAILING CLUB + ZOOM 

4980 BUCKLEY COVE 

WEST MARCH LANE TO BUCKLEY COVE

 

QST QST QST… The Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023 starting at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at the Stockton Sailing Club, 4980 Buckley Cove, Stockton. The Sailing Club is located at the west end of March Lane, west of Interstate 5. 

This is our Annual General Meeting. The 2023 Board of Directors will report on the budget for 2023, ask the membership to set the dues for 2023 and install any chairpersons for 2023. 


All members are strongly encouraged to attend and vote on club matters for 2023. 


The meeting training program will be on the new Volunteers on the Air Event by ARRL Section Manager John NZ6Q


So… grab your spouse, significant other or just that friend that wants to “see what the ham radio club is all about” and join us for our first club meeting of the new year! 


Zoom Meeting Information: 


Topic: W6SF MONTHLY CLUB MEETING ON ZOOM 

Time: Jan 12, 2023 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 


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W6SF CLUB BREAKFAST 
THURSDAY MORNINGS 9:00 AM
THE OMLETTE HOUSE 
CHEROKEE AND 99 ON THE WEST SIDE
OF THE FREEWAY 

Club members and friends of Amateur Radio are welcome to gather at 9:00 AM on Thursdays for Hamz n Eggs Breakfast... This week is at The Omlette House, 3455 N Cherokee Lane in Stockton.   

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

DX, county and state , SOTA, and POTA  hunters!  This is a reminder that you are expected to attend Thursday's breakfast or face demerits on your FCC issued license. 

Schmoozing starts about 9am so bring your latest stories, gadgets and lies to entertain everyone

I hope to see you there!   de N6LHL

NOVEMBER MEETING REPORT

The November meeting of the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club was held on November 10th at the Stockton Sailing Club Auditorium.  

President Mark W6SXA called the meeting to order at 7:05 and several members attended on Zoom. 


John NZ6Q gave a report on Pacificon, along with Joyce K6QBQ and others.  Joyce K6QBQ also gave a report on the Walk to End Alzheimer's on the 15th. All great events and well attended. 


This meeting included the election of club officers for the 2023 SDARC Board of Directors. Mark W6SXA reminded the members that anyone can be on the board and called for any last minute nominations. There were none.  There was a motion to accept the list of nominations as there were no challengers for any position. The motion carried. 


Your 2023 Club Officers are: 

President.............. Mark W6SXA 
Vice-President...... Joyce K6QBQ
Treasurer.............. Charlie WB6NVB
Secretary.............. Annie N6ACL 


The new board will appoint the positions of call sign trustee and member at large at their first meeting.  Those nominations shall come before the full membership at the AGM in January. 


The club welcomed new member Art KN6SSP from Manteca. 


After the election, Paul N6KZW put out a call for operators for the 18th Annual Run Against Hunger on Thanksgiving Morning.  You can still sign up on the website by going to the "Event Sign-Up" page. Details below.


Annie N6ACL and Mark W6SXA let everyone know you can also sign-up for the Annual Christmas Party / Year-End Celebration which is our next meeting on December 8th. The party starts at 6:00PM and you can sign-up and pay right here via PayPal on the website. 


The regular meeting adjourned with a raffle. 


Mark W6SXA gave informative and impressive demonstration on the use of NanoVNA devices in the ham shack. These are impressive test devices running anywhere from $50 to $150 


The meeting adjourned at 8:30PM.  There were 20 in attendance in person and 10 attended online. 


The meeting and training was simulcasted on Zoom Video Conference. 


18th ANNUAL
RUN / WALK AGAINST HUNGER
THANKSGIVING DAY MORNING

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH
DOWNTOWN STOCKTON

 

This year marked the 18th Annual Run/Walk Against Hunger in Downtown Stockton. Our mission was to provide communications necessary for the safety of participants and the public as well as supporting the organizers on what they might need at any given moment.


We met at the Banner Island Ballpark entrance at 06:30 AM. Several club members worked together to set up our Net Control station as other members arrived to check in before going off to their posts. Coffee and pastries were available which we shared with a few curious participants (in exchange for a flyer for the next HamCram). Net Control was set up and operated by Colin K6CMM and Kristen KD6SUN. Operators checking in were quickly routed to their posts – most getting a complimentary Event Shirt from the event coordinator.


Everyone was checked in and on post well before the 8:00 AM start of the kids run. The run began a few minutes after 8:30 with a huge line-up of participants (potentially 2000+) flooding Fremont Street extending from the start/finish line at least two or three city blocks to the west.


We used the N5FDL/N6GKJ repeater 147.210 Mhz as primary and the K6KJQ 444.325 Mhz repeater was available for reserve if needed. The repeaters worked flawlessly for the event. Around the staging area we had 147.510 Mhz simplex available as an addition channel.


Incidents reported were relatively few and minor in nature. We searched the starting area a person who might have been having a medical emergency, bit no one was found. At about the mid-point of the event, there was a report of a person who had fallen on the 5K route, but he declined medical attention and went on to finish the run.


Overall, the event was a success both for the Stockton Food Bank and for the club. The weather was pretty cold, but the spirits were warm and so was the coffee (Thank you Annie, N6ACL).


We finished earlier than previous years, passed out several flyers for the HamCram on December 10th. We trained two “new” potential Net Control Operators in Kristen KD6SUN and Colin K6CMM who both did an outstanding job keeping up with the traffic.


Next year we will make a few changes. Maybe add something using DMR and Amateur Television along the course and connecting directly with the logistics branch of the Food Bank to better coordainate with that group.


Run/Walk Against Hunger #19 is less than 360 days away. Will you be ready?!


FIRST HAMCRAM / VE SESSION OF 2023
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH   
DOORS OPEN 7:45 AM 

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST - LATTER-DAY SAINTS
731 N HAM LANE, LODI, CA 

Here's your chance to get your license and join the fun of ham radio! Did you know that during the recent storms and flooding around San Joaquin County, ham radio operators we still able to communicate, able to access their own email, data and internet sites.  Ham radio operators are part of the teams that help the community through a natural disaster - The next HamCram study and test session will be held at the Ham Lane building of the Church of Jesus Christ - LDS on Saturday, February 11th 

 

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 8:00 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.

  HAM UNIVERSITY - "HAM-U SESSION 2"
NEW HAM - EXPERIENCED HAM 
TRAINING CLASS


WE ARE LOOKING TO BRING BACK HAM-U IN MARCH 2023


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 session 2 class is structured with more content and more hands-on presentations.  There will be six 50-minute "classroom" sessions in the morning running in 2 tracks; 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, How to Learn CW - Morse Code, digital modes - FT8, DMR, Packet and WinLink; your Radio Club Membership, Programming and using your programmable radios, Anderson Power poles, building simple antennas, Radiosport (contesting & chasing DX), Satellite operations - and opportunities to ask questions of experienced ham operators in an open forum.    

SIGN UP FOR ELMERING SESSIONS HERE


 


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
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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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