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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
Aug
16
Thu
DXing Campout/North Am QSO Party @ Arthur W. Way County Park
Aug 16 @ 12:00 PM – Aug 18 @ 1:00 PM

CM79 - Mini-DX 2011 Group Shot

DXing Campout/North Am QSO Party will be August 16-18, 2018

More information can be found here.

Please direct any inquiries to Doug.

Aug
25
Sat
Tour de Fox Wine Country @ Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
Aug 25 @ 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM

DETAILS

Click Here to Sign-Up

This is a charity bicycle event sponsored primarily by Kendall-Jackson with proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation (Parkinson’s disease research) and the local community.  There are four courses (70.2, 52.4, 34.5, 10.7 miles) in the northern and western parts of Sonoma county, with the first riders departing at 0800.  In addition to Net Control, aid stations, SAGs and motos, we will incorporate radio bike marshals (hams).

Radio Motos and Radio Bike Marshals must have approval from Bike Monkey to work this event.  Contact John Prouty at marshal@bikemonkey.net to obtain approval.

We will not be reporting rider times.

Michael J. Fox Foundation announcement: https://tourdefox.michaeljfox.org/winecountry

Event information and individual course map links: https://tourdefox.michaeljfox.org/winecountry/Static/Event-Info

Summary route map with Aid Station locations: tdfmap.pdf

Aid Station GPS coordinates (in decimal degrees):

  • 38.499600, -122.811800  La Crema Maint. Rd
  • 38.653254, -122.883100  Puma Springs Vineyards
  • 38.580613, -122.881128  Old Felta Schoolhouse
  • 38.516200, -122.995860  Russian River Senior Center
  • 38.429710, -122.892600  Dutton Ranch
  • 38.506968, -122.772905  Net Control. Address: Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens 5007 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, California 95403

New or inexperienced hams are welcome.  If you’d like to learn the ropes, sign up as a Shadow and we’ll pair you with an experienced ham.

Sep
22
Sat
Waves to Wine – Radio Support
Sep 22 @ 7:30 AM – Sep 23 @ 7:00 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Waves to Wine – Saturday signups are coming soon. Sunday signups are coming soon.

22-23 September – MS Society’s Waves to Wine
The annual MS Society annual fund raising event to battle MS. SCRA has been involved in this event for many years. Saturday, the ride starts in SF, proceeds up Hwy 1 before turning inland to finish at Sonoma Mountain Village. Sunday, the ride tours areas in the west county to finish back at SMV. This event makes use of the Marin ARS repeater system on Saturday.
HT Friendly? No.
Access to field assignments? Requires some long drives (1 hour max ) to field assignments.
Eric AA6EM will be Comm Boss for this event.

 

Oct
6
Sat
Gran Fondo – Radio Support
Oct 6 @ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Grand Fondo _ Sign Up Here

6 October – Levi’s Gran Fondo,
Comm Boss: K6XLT
Location: Western Sonoma County
Duration: 0700-1800
Our official end of the year event. The biggest and the best. The Fondo, in five years, has become the largest event in the county drawing 7500 riders from all over the globe. We will be operating rest stops, SAGs and coordinating with Sonoma County Emergency Services.  The course covers all the way from Finley Center to as far north as Stewarts Point. Sign up to come
HT Friendly? No
SAG? Volunteer at the Gran Fondo page
Access to field assignments? Easy to Difficult with up 1.5 hour drives to the furthest reaches of the course.

 

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.

Dec
5
Wed
Holiday Party 2018 @ Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
Dec 5 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

SCRA Christmas Party

When:  Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 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:  Based upon last name, bring an appetizer (a – d), salad (e – k), side dish (l – r), or dessert (s –z). 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, November 30)

RSVP Required

Door Prize Will Be Awarded

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

SCRAXMASDinner2018

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, November 30.

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