Stockton-Delta

Amateur Radio Club

Join Us for a Celebration of Life for Shirl AA6K Saturday July 29th at 14:00 hours at the Residence Inn on March Ln just west of I 5.
SHIRLEY ROSE, AA6K 
CELEBRATION OF LIFE PLANNED
FOR JULY 29TH IN STOCKTON
Shirl's family is planning a wake and Celebration of his life on July 29th.  This will be at the Residence Inn, 3240 W March Ln, west of I 5 in North Stockton. The celebration will begin at 14:00 hours.  

Shirl's contributions to the Amateur Radio hobby, Contesting, DXing, and to this club and its membership are too numerous to begin to list here.  There were very few endeavors of the club that Shirl was not a part of.  He organized and contributed to the club's ARRL Field Day activities and achievements for many years.  He was the W6SF Club Call Sign trustee.  He held this position for many years until he relinquished that position last year to relocate and be closer to family.  Shirl was an avid contester and DXer. Over the years he has shared his wisdom with the club through presentations supporting The California QSO Party, Contesting and good operating procedures in general and the DXers Code of Conduct.  

Please come join us and share your memories of Shirl with family and friends. 

For directions and the location of the hotel, please click this link  


JULY 13TH MEETING REPORT
FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP
TRANSMITTER HUNT & BBQ

The Beach Club at Lincoln Village West was the site of the July 13th Club Meeting.  

Members started arriving about 17:30 to enjoy the Beach and the Pool before serving dinner starting at 18:30.  Several "pot luck" dishes were brought and if you got there late, you missed out on something, because they all were good.  
The Club provided Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and BBQ Chicken and members brought salads, hot dishes and desserts. 

The brief business meeting started at 7:00 with Paul KC6RRR's report on the health of the treasury.  

The Treasurer's report was following by reports from Field Day - both the joint Lodi activity as well as the club's Field Day at the Vineyard on DeVries Rd.  Both operations reported great success. 

The rest of the meeting was turned over to Mike K6MDS to demonstrate Radio Direction Finding techniques.  His presentation was very informative and afterwards members jumped into action in the park in search of the elusive transmitting 'fox". Everyone had a good time and the fix was eventually found hanging from a tree, somewhat disguised as a tree branch. 

The meeting adjourned at 20:45.  Several members remained afterwards to clean-up.  Thank you especially to Dave N6LHL for setting up the venue and planning the event, Mike K6MDS for his great presentation and everyone who offered to stay behind and made sure we got our deposit back on the venue. 

Qualify or Repeal AB 1785 Hands-Free Driving Law re: Interactive v. Passive Devices Contact Your State Senator by Phone or Email today!

* Calif AB 1785 was passed in 2016 and went into effect 1/1/2017

* Among other things, by varied interpretations it effectively prohibits use of ham, CB, and commercial radios while driving. 

* The letter of the law is ambiguous vs. different or over-reaching interpretations of law enforcement officers and departments, and may or may not enforce, nor do so consistently. 
 

On May 11th, the bill passed the Assembly untouched. This leaves two chances to get it fixed - the Senate Transportation Committee, and a final Senate vote. If it leaves the Transportation Committee untouched, it will likely never get fixed.

Voters in CA Senate District 15 should call and register their opposition to the Transportation Committee chair - http://sd15.senate.ca.gov/contact-us so we hopefully get recognized at their committee meeting to defend our position.

All voters *NEED* to call their respective State Senator - find them: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

Share with them specifically: "Hello, my name is _________ from (city). I am calling to register opposition to Assembly Bill 1222, as it is presently worded. I ask instead that AB1222 completely codify the Author's own Legislative Analysis *and* the recent CHP enforcement memo. Instead, I fully support the amendment language of AB1222, as recently offered by the Amateur Radio Operators of California – Change.org group."

You can also email your Senator with the same basic language in the text of your email as:  "I am writing you today to register opposition to Assembly Bill 1222, as it is presently worded. I ask instead that AB1222 completely codify the Author's own Legislative Analysis *and* the recent CHP enforcement memo. Instead, I fully support the amendment language of AB1222, as recently offered by the Amateur Radio Operators of California – Change.org group."

Your support is needed today.



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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.  
TECH REP:  Steve - K6SCA
Coming Soon!

Plans are underway to install several voting receivers, strategically located on the 444.575 repeater (W6SF) in Stockton.  The addition of these receivers will sharply increase receive capability throughout Stockton and Lodi with the use of a hand held radio.  Check the repeater occasionally for the upgrade.
TECH REP:  Knox - K6NOX

W6SF CLUB INFORMATION

MEETINGS: Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 1930 hours, located at the Bear Creek Community Church, 11171 Lower Sacramento Road. Members, guests and people having an interest in amateur radio are invited to attend.

WEEKLY NET: The weekly net is held each Monday at 2000 hours on the above named repeaters. Members and visitors are invited to check in. There is also an unofficial get-together on Thursday evenings (Except meeting nights) at 1930 hours on 28.457 MHz. Amateurs with the proper license are encouraged to particip
ate.

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