Calendar

Oct
9
Sat
VE Testing – HAM Licensing @ Varies - See Description
Oct 9 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

VE Testing

A VE/VEC are volunteers who give out the test(s) for new and upgrades in licensing. The F.C.C. (Federal Communication Commission) does not test for Ham/Amateur Radio licenses anymore.

 Upcoming Exam Sessions:

Saturday, October 9, 9:00 am to noon, Bennett Valley Grange Hall

For complete details visit http://sonomacountyradioamateurs.com/wp/events/ve-testing/

Apr
2
Sat
Fish Rock Bicycle Adventure Race @ Anderson Valley High School
Apr 2 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

April 2, 2022

Volunteer – Public Service – Fish Rock

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

For full details and sign-ups, click here.

Apr
9
Sat
Lake Sonoma 50 & 26.2 – Radio Support @ Lake Sonoma South Lake Trailhead
Apr 9 @ 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma 50 & 26.2

DETAILS:  This is a 50 mile foot race at Lake Sonoma and a 26.2 mile Marathon.  See signup page for details.

Apr
23
Sat
Levi’s Gran Fondo @ Windsor
Apr 23 @ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Gran Fondo – Sign-Up Here

LevisGranFondo
23 April 2022, STAGED FROM WINDSOR, DETAILS PENDING – Levi’s Gran Fondo
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Comm Boss: Peter KN6AWA
Location: Western Sonoma County
Duration: 0700-1800
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. There are new courses and a new start point. More as information comes in. 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.

 

May
7
Sat
Wine Country Century – Radio Support @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
May 7 @ 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

For Details and to Sign Up – Here (Wine Country Century)

Wine Country Century 2022

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 7 @ 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Volunteer – Sign Up Here

Human Race – May 7, 2022

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
28
Sat
Lake Sonoma 100k – Radio Support @ Lake Sonoma South Lake Trailhead
May 28 @ 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM

  Volunteer – Public Service Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma 100k

DETAILS:  This is a 100 kilometer (62 mile) foot race at Lake Sonoma.  See sign-up page for details.

 

Jun
18
Sat
Terrible Two-Radio Support @ Analy High School
Jun 18 @ 5:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Volunteer – Details and Sign Up – Here (Terrible Two)

Terrible Two – 18 June 2022
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.

 

 

Jun
25
Sat
Giro Bello Bicycle Event @ O'Reily Media
Jun 25 @ 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Aug
4
Thu
Sonoma County Fair – SCRA Information Booth @ Sonoma County Fair
Aug 4 @ 12:00 PM – Aug 14 @ 10:00 PM

SCRA Information Booth

Use the online system to sign up for a shift at the Information Booth. Week Days or weekend.

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 has been invited to participate in the Sonoma County Fair.

The Fair dates are August 4th-14th…closed on August 8th.

The Fair hours are from 1200-2200.

SCRA has been asked to staff the fair for all days.

I’m looking at two to four people working five-hour shifts during the week.

Six people per five-hour shift on the weekends.

We will receive free fair passes and parking.

We will have an HF station, FT8, CW, building a simple circuit.

I’m open to other ideas.

I’m posting this now so you can schedule time to work the fair booth.

Also, to have time to “play fair”.

 
 
Thanks
Darryl
KI6MSP