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Dec
6
Wed
Holiday Party 2017 @ Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

SCRA Holiday Party

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30 pm until ~9:30 pm Dinner will be served at 6:30pm

Where: Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa

What: Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. Roast Turkey, Ham, Coffee, and Tea provided. You are welcome to bring your own beverages.

How Much: $ 8.00 per person (must be received by Friday,  Dec 1.

RSVP Required   Door Prize: Yaesu FT-60 Handheld Radio

Questions? Call Brian Torr at 575-5871 or e-mail to n6iiy@arrl.net

To RSVP, either:

1. Fill out form below, detach, and mail to: SCRA, PO Box 116, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0116

SCRAXMASDinner2017

Mail-in Sign-Up Form

OR

2. Sign-Up on the SIGN-UP PAGE and purchase tickets via PayPal at the SCRA store. RSVP must be received by Friday, December 1, 2017.

Jan
6
Sat
2018 Planning Meeting @ Rincon Valley Mobile Estates - Club House
Jan 6 @ 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Join us at the 2018 Planning Meeting

Rincon Valley Mobile Estates Club House, 4671 Circle Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA

We’ll begin at 9:30am and go until 2:00.

 

Mar
10
Sat
Fish Rock Bicycle Adventure Race @ Anderson Valley High School
Mar 10 @ 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Fish Rock _ Sign Up  HERE

This is a UHF event. Your 2-meter radio won’t cut it.

March 10th is the Fish Rock bicycle event, new to SCRA this year. Three hundred cyclists will depart Boonville, traverse to and down the coast, and return to Boonville. Find more info here:
https://www.bikemonkey.net/fishrock .

This is an all-day event with riders starting from Boonville at 10:00 am and stragglers returning at 5:30 pm. Operators will close aid stations progressively and may depart for home from there.

Travel times are long, ranging from 1.5 to 2.25 hours from Santa Rosa, depending on location, due to distance and winding roads:

  • Santa Rosa to Boonville about 90 miles
  • Santa Rosa to Pt. Arena via coast about 85 miles
  • Event course (a loop) 72.4 miles

This is a UHF event. Your 2-meter radio won’t cut it. (Oh, I guess I said that already… How about this? UHF = 70 cm = 440 MHz band…)

Weather (fog, rain, clouds) can impact UHF reception significantly so bring a UHF mobile radio (or HT with UHF amp, say 40W) and a good antenna. During clear weather, most sites can get by with a UHF HT, but be prepared for changing weather. SAGs will need a mobile radio on the more radio-difficult portions of Fish Rock Road.

Note to SAGs: Portions of Fish Rock Road between Tenmile road and Aid Station 3 aren’t paved, but sport well-graded dirt with minor-to-moderate washboards and a few potholes. Low-rider cars (under which you can’t roll a beer can) need not apply. (The Aid Station 3 operator can approach from Highway 128 via all-paved roads.)

Times and more details will be coming shortly. If impatient, contact your favorite psychiatrist, or, contact Fred AE6SF at ae6sf@fredee.com.

Apr
13
Fri
Sonoma Family Life Magazine Camp Fair – SCRA Information Booth @ Coddintown Mall
Apr 13 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sign-Up here.

The Community Outreach Committee will provide information and extend community awareness of Sonoma County Radio Amateurs (SCRA) and amateur radio in general.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share your passion of amateur radio with the community at large.

Setup is at 1300 breakdown 1915-2000. Macy’s side of Coddingtown Mall.

You will be amazed at the huge variety of summer camps  and new activities to be discovered at this one exciting fair. Feel free to talk face-to-face with camp directors and other experts. Everything from sewing, arts and music, to sports, fitness, and horseback riding camps, just to name a few. There’s something for everyone in your family!

This is a great showcase of all the best places. A chance to find your child’s dream school or that perfect summer or afterschool experience. Look for the family travel packages, party ideas, and so much more.

Enjoy on-stage performances by local groups. Check out the freebies, drawings, discounts, and other great prizes!

Don’t miss this FREE day, devoted to family and home. One day only rain or shine at the Coddingtown Mall, April 13th.

Apr
14
Sat
Lake Sonoma 50 – Radio Support @ Lake Sonoma South Lake Trailhead
Apr 14 @ 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma 50

DETAILS:

Operational Time: 0600-2000 Operational Area: Western Arm (Warm Springs Arm) of Lake Sonoma / Warm Springs Dam Net Control Location: South Lake Trailhead (off Skaggs Springs-Stewarts Point Rd) at the event’s Start-Finish What: 50 mile foot race [Ultra running event] Web Site: http://www.run100s.com/ls50.htm Repeater: No Comments: This event is run on remote trails behind Lake Sonoma. The club repeater and others are not reachable in this locale.

  • Operations for this event are in simplex, usually with HTs.
  • NC sets up at the South Lake Trailhead – same as Start-Finish for the event.
  • Traffic consists of tracking the top 10 male and female runners, aid station status and medical/lost runners.
  • Aid Stations are remote and sometimes require as much as 45 minutes to reach from NC. One requires a boat ride.

 

Apr
28
Sat
Human Race – Radio Support @ Spring Lake Park
Apr 28 @ 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Human Race, Santa Rosa

Volunteer – Sign Up Here

Human Race – April 28, 2018

This easy, fun, HT-friendly event is great for those new to public service or looking to refresh their skills.

The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Sonoma County as well as the largest Human Race in the nation! The Sonoma County Race features a 3K and 10K run and walk through Howarth and Spring Lake Parks, rain or shine.

May
5
Sat
Wine Country Century 2018 – Radio Support @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
May 5 @ 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Volunteer – Sign Up – Here (Wine County Century)

Wine Country Century 2018

DETAILS:

Operational Area: West Sonoma County, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys Operational Time: 0600 – 1800 Repeater(s): W6SON Primary; K6ACS backup HT Friendly? Depends on location, mobile radios (35W Min.) are preferred. Santa Rosa Cycling Club’s long running WCC is a long time staple of SCRA’s public service season. This is a straight ahead century bike tour of the west central portions of the county. SRCC is big contributor to SCRA. A Note about SAGs: SCRA does not manage SAGs for this event – SAGs are managed by Santa Rosa Cycling Club. If you volunteer as a SAG you should also register at the SRCC volunteer page.

May
19
Sat
Field Day Planning Meeting – May @ Youth Community Park
May 19 @ 10:00 AM – May 21 @ 11:30 AM

Field Day Planning Meeting
May 19, 10:00 am to 11:30am, Youth Community Park

 Come Join SCRA at Field Day 2018

Weekend of June 23 and June 24

Why Field Day????

Because it’s fun!!! Where else can you experience practically the full gamut of our wonderful hobby in just one weekend? You want to learn how to set up a station? Field Day’s go you covered. You want to learn how to set up antennas? Plenty of that happening at Field Day! Want to learn how to operate in an HF contest? Field Day’s just the ticket! Want to learn how to make a Satellite contact? We do that, too at Field Day! Want to  socialize with other hams and see what they’re up to? Come on down to Field Day! 

And, if you like camping, you are invited to camp out both Friday and Saturday nights! 

Field Day Planning Meetings:

  • Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am to 11:30am, Youth Community Park (Field Day Site)
  • Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am to 11:30am, Youth Community Park

More info here.

 

Sign-Up Here for:
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

 

Jun
10
Sun
Monte Rio Vineman – Radio Support
Jun 10 @ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Volunteer – Sign Up – Here

Rodney Strong Monte Rio Triathlon

June 10, 2018

We’d like to invite you to join us for the sixth annual Monte Rio Triathlon! This race has quickly become a favorite early season race in northern California. In the past we have sold out a few weeks before race day with a cap of 1000 athletes. We will be allowing 1100 athletes in 2018. We will continue to have a Sprint distance race along with the Olympic distance race. This gives an option to anyone not quite ready for the longer distance triathlon. Details and course maps at the event website (click …More…)

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Jun
16
Sat
Terrible Two – Radio Support @ Analy High School
Jun 16 @ 5:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Volunteer – Sign Up – Here (Terrible Two)

Terrible Two – 16 June 2018
This is one of the toughest double centuries in the state and requires lots of good operating skills. We’ve got aid stations, a few NC slots, and SAGs available. While traffic consists of informational traffic, we do transmit rider number and times – you will get a lot of traffic handling experience. If you want to visit remote parts of Sonoma County, sag for the TT is one way to do it. TT starts at 0530 and finishes around 2300

 

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