Calendar

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

Oct
12
Sat
Technician License Class – October Saturday @ Graton Fire Protection District Firehouse
Oct 12 @ 8:00 AM – 6:00 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

Oct
13
Sun
Technician License Class – October Sunday Test @ Graton Fire Protection District Firehouse
Oct 13 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 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

Dec
4
Wed
Holiday Party 2019 @ Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
Dec 4 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

SCRA Christmas Party

When:  Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 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:  Sign-up to bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert. Roast Turkey, Ham,

Coffee, and Tea provided. You are welcome to bring your own beverages.

 

How Much: $10.00 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 at the link below, detach, and mail to: SCRA, PO Box 116, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0116

SCRAXMASDinner2019

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 29.

Jan
2
Thu
Monthly Membership Meeting – Jan 2020 @ Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
Jan 2 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Regular Membership Meeting ~ January meeting will be on Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 due to New Years Day Holiday

6:30pm Social

7:00 Meeting

Meeting location:
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
2050 Yulupa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA

We love to serve snacks at our meetings.  We also love to keep our budget low so funds go to infrastructure items.  So please consider a donation towards our meeting snacks.


Snack Donation



Jan
4
Sat
2020 Planning Meeting @ Rincon Valley Mobile Estates - Club House
Jan 4 @ 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Join us at the 2020 Planning Meeting

Rincon Valley Mobile Estates Club House, 4671 Circle Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA (Hwy 12, 1 block East of Mission Boulevard. Call Iola if you need more directions.)

Doors open at 9am, meeting starts at 10am.

It may go until approximately 2:00.