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
Jun
22
Fri
Field Day @ Youth Community Park
Jun 22 @ 5:00 PM – Jun 24 @ 7:00 PM

Field Day         
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

 

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
22
Wed
LCARS – Ham Radio Equipment Auction Begins! (Ends Aug 26)
Aug 22 @ 6:00 AM – Aug 26 @ 5:00 PM

Lake County Amateur Radio Society

Ham Radio Equipment Auction Begins!

Hi All.
I am sending out this email to officially begin the auction for the Theall Family Ham Gear that was recently donated to LCARS. The attached
PDF document shows the items up for sale.  One new item was added on the last page, that snuck by me in my first inventory of what was available.
Listing-of-HAM-equipment

List of Items for auction with photos

Anyone that has any interest can bid on the items, there is no need to be a member of LCARS, but all monies received have been graciously donated by the Theall family to LCARS for use within the amateur radio community.
The following Google Sheets link will take you to the spreadsheet so you can view pricing information, and the current bid for any item.
The bidding will end at 5 pm on Sunday, August 26th.  If you have a particular item you would like more information on, I can provide additional pictures as requested.  Most of the items have their original manuals.  You can lookup any item on the web to get more technical details if you need them.
The assumption is all items are working, although some may need batteries changed, or some cleaning.  If you are unhappy with your
purchase, I will probably give a 2 week trial/test period to ensure you are happy with the items performance.  For items that seem to have high
interest, I will try to get some basic functionality testing done and share the information.
Bidding:  Please reply to my email address (jay_dedontney@yahoo.com) with the subject line “LCARS Item Bid”, and in the body include the item number from the spreadsheet and your bid, and any other questions you might like to have addresssed.
Please forward this information on to any other HAMS you feel might be interested, although I would prefer to not have to ship anything
depending on their distance away from Lake County.
-Jay DeDontney
  KM6FCR
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.

North Bay Science Discovery Day – SCRA Information Booth @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Oct 27 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SCRA Information 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.

North Bay Science Discovery Day

* Saturday, October 27, 2018

* Sonoma County Fairgrounds

* Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* FREE admission

* FREE parking

* Plan to spend the day

* Sign up here.

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