Calendar

Apr
17
Fri
Sonoma Family Life Magazine Camp Fair – SCRA Information Booth @ Coddintown Mall
Apr 17 @ 2:00 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 1400 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 17th.

Technician License Class – April @ Graton Fire Protection District Firehouse
Apr 17 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 19 @ 3:00 PM

Welcome to the exciting world of Ham Radio!

Our next Technician License class will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 and Sunday, April 19, 2020.   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, April 17, 2020, 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 is TBA.

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.

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 April 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

SCRA Education Chair
Sonoma County Radio Amateurs

 education@sonomacountyradioamateurs.com

Apr
21
Tue
Tuesday Net
Apr 21 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sonoma County Radio Amateurs’ net meets Tuesday at 7:00 PM on the SCRA repeater, 147.315, positive offset, PL 88.5

All members and guests are invited to check in. The Net includes updates on SCRA activities, and Newsline, the amateur radio community news service.


Anyone wishing to work as net control should contact Iola, KK6HRE, at iolabeckley@att.net for assignment.  Script and logs are available on the Website at http://sonomacountyradioamateurs.com/wp/resources/net-script/

Joe, K6AWA, conducts a 10 meter Net beginning at 8:00 PM on Tuesday on 28.403 Mhz. This is in the Technician portion of the band and all amateurs can participate for an informal introduction to High Frequency Radio and talk radio.

10M Net
Apr 21 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

10 Meter Net

There will be a net on 10 meters hosted by Joe K6AWA at 8:00pm following the regular SCRA net Tuesday nights.

Set your dial to 28,403.00 SSB, USB. (New Frequency)

Please note that all license classes (including technician) are welcome.

Apr
23
Thu
Sonoma County DMR Net
Apr 23 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

DMR LogoDMR Net – Thursdays 6:30pm

Join us on the fastest growing digital voice mode every Thursday at 6:30pm Pacific Time! We meet on the BrandMeister talk group 31707 (Sonoma County). It is open to any amateur radio operator that can get on DMR. Whether that’s a DMR handheld, mobile or even an AMBE 3000 USB key fob running BlueDV, we want to hear from you!

If you have a common Chinese DMR radio, we probably have a code plug on this site that gets you there!

Randy AA6RH is the usual net control operator, though he is trying to grow the pool of net control operators for this net. We look forward to seeing you on the talk group!

Apr
28
Tue
Tuesday Net
Apr 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sonoma County Radio Amateurs’ net meets Tuesday at 7:00 PM on the SCRA repeater, 147.315, positive offset, PL 88.5

All members and guests are invited to check in. The Net includes updates on SCRA activities, and Newsline, the amateur radio community news service.


Anyone wishing to work as net control should contact Iola, KK6HRE, at iolabeckley@att.net for assignment.  Script and logs are available on the Website at http://sonomacountyradioamateurs.com/wp/resources/net-script/

Joe, K6AWA, conducts a 10 meter Net beginning at 8:00 PM on Tuesday on 28.403 Mhz. This is in the Technician portion of the band and all amateurs can participate for an informal introduction to High Frequency Radio and talk radio.

10M Net
Apr 28 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

10 Meter Net

There will be a net on 10 meters hosted by Joe K6AWA at 8:00pm following the regular SCRA net Tuesday nights.

Set your dial to 28,403.00 SSB, USB. (New Frequency)

Please note that all license classes (including technician) are welcome.

Apr
30
Thu
Sonoma County DMR Net
Apr 30 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

DMR LogoDMR Net – Thursdays 6:30pm

Join us on the fastest growing digital voice mode every Thursday at 6:30pm Pacific Time! We meet on the BrandMeister talk group 31707 (Sonoma County). It is open to any amateur radio operator that can get on DMR. Whether that’s a DMR handheld, mobile or even an AMBE 3000 USB key fob running BlueDV, we want to hear from you!

If you have a common Chinese DMR radio, we probably have a code plug on this site that gets you there!

Randy AA6RH is the usual net control operator, though he is trying to grow the pool of net control operators for this net. We look forward to seeing you on the talk group!

May
2
Sat
Wine Country Century – Radio Support – Cancelled @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
May 2 @ 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

This event has been Cancelled for 2020
For Details and to Sign Up – Here (Wine County Century)

(Note: we are looking for a Comm Boss for this event, please contact Randy AA6RH if you’re interested)

Wine Country Century 2020

Summary:

The Wine County Century (WCC) is a long-term bicycle event produced by the Santa Rosa Cycling Club (SRCC). It is a long-time staple in SCRA\’s public service season. SCRA manages amateur radio commumnications with Net Control, rest stops, and radio SAGs. The event is a straight ahead century bike tour of the west central portions of the county. There are four route options: 38 miles, 100 km, 100 miles, and Super Century (118 miles).

Human Race – Radio Support @ Spring Lake Park
May 2 @ 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Human Race, Santa Rosa

Volunteer – Sign Up Here

Human Race – May 2, 2020

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.