Calendar

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
20
Wed
Sonoma-Marin Fair – SCRA Information Booth @ Sonoma-Marin Fair
Jun 20 @ 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SCRA Information Booth

Use the online system to signup for a shift at the Information Booth.

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.

 

Sonoma Marin Fair June 20th, from 0830-2000.

The event is from 1000-1900.
This is Children Day at the fair.
SCRA is partnering with the Science Festival.
We will have gate and parking passes.
We will be doing a radio demonstration.
Directions to fair
Thanks
Darryl
KI6MSP
Aug
3
Fri
Sonoma County Fair – SCRA Information Booth @ Sonoma County Fair
Aug 3 @ 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM

SCRA Information Booth

Use the online system to signup for a shift at the Information Booth.

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.

 

Sonoma County Fair – SCRA will have a booth Friday and Saturday – August 3rd and 4th.

This includes an hour for setup & tear down.
Radio demonstration
1st shift 1230-1600
2nd shift 1600-2000
There will be plenty of time to enjoy the fair.
I’m not sure which building we will be in.
We get gate passes. Unfortunately we don’t get parking passes.
 
 
Thanks
Darryl
KI6MSP
Aug
4
Sat
Sonoma County Fair – SCRA Information Booth @ Sonoma County Fair
Aug 4 @ 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM

SCRA Information Booth

Use the online system to signup for a shift at the Information Booth.

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.

 

Sonoma County Fair – SCRA will have a booth Friday and Saturday – August 3rd and 4th.

This includes an hour for setup & tear down.
Radio demonstration
1st shift 1230-1600
2nd shift 1600-2000
There will be plenty of time to enjoy the fair.
I’m not sure which building we will be in.
We get gate passes. Unfortunately we don’t get parking passes.
 
 
Thanks
Darryl
KI6MSP
Oct
27
Sat
Class on how to participate in Public Service Events and Net Control for all HAM levels @ Rincon Valley Mobile Estates
Oct 27 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

How to Classes for all amateur radio hams

PROVIDED BY THE SONOMA COUNTY RADIO AMATEUR CLUB

SIGN UP HERE

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM—-+ – 11:30AM

WHERE: Rincon Valley Mobile Estates, 4671 Circle Drive, Santa Rosa 95409

WHO: All radio amateurs who want to learn about Public Service Volun-teering and providing Net Control for SCRA Tuesday night Net.

WHY: With over 200 members, we should not be depending on a small handful of members to cover all the bases with volunteering for events and Net Control. This information will help newer hams to step up and volunteer, there-by increasing their knowledge and radio ability.

WHAT: A casual classroom style training session for hams of all levels who want to participate in Public Service Events and Tuesday night Net Control

A Certificate of Completion will be given to all participants

TOPICS TO DISCUSS:
 How to . . . Work Tuesday Night Net Control
 How to . . . Work as an event Water/Rest Stop Ham
 How to . . . Work as a SAG for Public Service Event
 How to . . . Work as a CommBoss for Public Service Events

UPON COMPLETION hams will feel more comfortable volunteering for SCRA Public Service Events, have more confidence in their ability to handle radio traffic like a Pro, have fun with other hams and get to see all the lovely out-of-the-way parts of Sonoma County that will otherwise be missed.

INSTRUCTORS: Charlie Sikes KZ6T; Iola Beckley KK6HRE—and any other SCRA member who wishes to attend and share their experiences.
Coffee, pastries and water will be available. If we decide to add more top-ics, we will provide a lunch and ask for donations.

Aug
4
Sun
Novato Space Festival @ Pacheco Plaza
Aug 4 @ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SCRA Demonstration Booth

Please contact SCRA Community Outreach Chair, Darryl Paule, KI6MSP to volunteer for a shift at the Information Booth.

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.

SCRA will be doing a demonstration at the Novato Space Festival.

August 4th. 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

This includes time for setup & tear down.

Radio demonstration and planned ARISS contact.

Appearances by Astronauts, R2-D2 and Snoopy.

Event is from 10:00 to 4:00. Free Parking and Free Admission. Download Flier –> 2019 NSF Final 4 darryl

1st shift 7:00 – 10:00  (setup)

2nd shift 10:00 – 12:30

3rd shift 12:30 – 3:00

4th shift 3:00 – 6:00 (includes teardown, may end early)

There will be a meet & greet with the astronauts after the event is over.

* Sign up here.

Aug
11
Sun
80th Anniversary Club Picnic @ Howarth Park
Aug 11 @ 12:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Sign Up Here

2019 Picnic Flier

S.C.R.A. 80TH YEAR ANNUAL PICNIC
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019
HOWARTH PARK, SANTA ROSA
Noon—4PM
Fox Hunt at 1:00 pm ~ Eat at 2:00pm
Enjoy: Fishing, Boating, Tennis, Fox Hunt, Comradery
ALSO ~ for the entire family: Train Rides, Carousel, Jump House, Animal Barn.
NO CHARGE ~ Just bring a dish / appetizers, salad, desert
SCRA will provide ~ Deli Sandwich Platters, Rolls & Condiments
Water, Tea, Lemonade, Stella Artoise
Go to www.sonomacountyradioamateurs.com and sign up with your choice of dish
Howarth Park , Cypress A & B ~ Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA

Aug
15
Thu
DXing Campout/North Am QSO Party @ Arthur W. Way County Park
Aug 15 @ 12:00 PM – Aug 18 @ 1:00 PM

CM79 - Mini-DX 2011 Group Shot

DXing Campout/North Am QSO Party will be August 15-18, 2019

More information can be found here.

Please direct any inquiries to Doug.

Sep
7
Sat
How to Program Your New Radio @ Rincon Valley Mobile Estates
Sep 7 @ 9:30 PM – 12:30 PM

Now that yoy have your license and purchased your new radio, you will need help in learning how to program that radio. We will have knowledgeable hams/Elmer’s on hand to help with one-on-one programming following general radio programming instructions. Bring a brown bag lunch in case we want to stay longer that 12:30 (a three hour program is planned). This process may take us a while.
Contact Cornell for any questions.

Sign up Here.

Oct
11
Fri
Technician License Class – October Introductory @ Graton Fire Protection District Firehouse
Oct 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Welcome to the exciting world of Ham Radio!

Technician License Class

Sign up here.

Our next Technician License class will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 and Sunday, October 13, 2019.   The Saturday class will begin at 8:00AM and continue until 6PM.  The Sunday class will begin at 8:00AM and end at 3:00PM when the Technician License Examination will be conducted by our team of SCRA Volunteer Examiners.  We will have frequent, short breaks during the class, and 45 minutes for a lunch break each day.  There will be an introductory class meeting on Friday, October 11, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM to cover some of the class material in greater depth; and, we will also conduct a practice examination to provide you with useful feedback before the formal class.  Location for the class will be the training room at the Graton Fire Protection District Firehouse at 3750 Gravenstein Highway (State Route 116) North of Sebastopol, CA.

Our weekend Technician License classes have been very successful.   Since 2007 when SCRA started its weekend Technician license classes, over 250 people have obtained their amateur radio license.  In our September 2018 class, all nine students passed the exam on their first attempt.

Take our class if you are interested in obtaining your Technician Class ham radio license and obtaining valuable information relating to assembly and proper and safe operation of your amateur radio station.  Unlike cell phones, and family radio service (FRS) walkie-talkies, the amateur radio service is available only to qualified applicants, so you need to prepare ahead of the examination.  Our class will give you the background to understand and enjoy amateur radio!

The Technician License test covers basic rules, operating practices and radio theory and must be passed in order to qualify for, and obtain, your ham radio license.  You should expect to be successful with this entry level test, providing you prepare for your license in the weeks before the class. The study material is not hard, but needs to be covered before you join our class and take the test.

There is no charge for our class.  The Volunteer Examiner testing fee is $15.00.  Check our VE Exam schedule under the Events tab for times and places for license examinations throughout the year.

If you would like to be in our class, please contact me directly via email.  We have study materials available now, and we strongly recommend you  get started with your pre-class preparation as soon as you can!  There is no charge for the class itself, but it requires prestudy of the Gordon West Technician Class study materials.  Cost for the study materials, including the Gordon West 240 page Technician Class study manual, is $20.00, and you can arrange for pickup from me.  Or, you can order the book directly from the publisher:  www.w5yi.org.   We will be using Gordo’s proven study guide and method in this class.  Virtually every one of our students passed the Technician License exam on their first attempt.  Our method works!

If you would like to register for our November class, please contact me, so that I can add your name to the list before the class fills up.  We can handle a maximum of 16 students.

GENERAL CLASS or EXTRA CLASS license upgrade?  Contact me and we’ll advise you concerning self-study assistance  if that would be helpful. Mentors for SCRA members desiring to upgrade are always available to help.

We at SCRA look forward to hearing from you.

73

Cornell Chesnik, W6HMN, SCRA Education Chair
Sonoma County Radio Amateurs

 w6hmn@sonic.net