Upcoming Events

TUE 5/10 1900 – Monthly Business Meeting (in Person @ DOC & remote via Zoom)

THU 5/12 1900 – San Juan Canyon Amateur Radio Net (SBTAC2)

THU 5/12 1930 – San Benito County Amateur Radio Multi County Net over IRLP/EchoLink

SUN 5/15 1800 – American Red Cross DST Net; Disaster Communicators Forum Net (Echolink Only)

THU 5/17 1930 – San Benito County Amateur Radio Net

THU 5/19 1900 – Ham Fun Night (see Jack Kirk for details)

SAT 5/21 0800 – In Person Amateur Radio Testing – Hollister, CA

TUE 5/24 1900 – Ham Radio Forum – Ham 101: Introduction to Amateur Radio & Emergency Communications – Tim Takeuchi – W6TST

THU 6/02 2000 – San Benito County HF Net

SAT-SUN 6/25-26 – ARRL Field Day

Thanks to Sea Otter Classic 2022 Volunteers

Looking for Sea Otter Classic – Amateur Radio Volunteers – Please go to http://sbcara.org/otter for details. Photos from October 2021 below

Ham Radio Forum

Tim Takeuchi – San Benito County DEC – Ham 101 Introduction to Amateur Radio & Emergency Communications – TUE 5/24 @ 1900

Past SBCARA Forum Meeting Archive

Hernandez Valley Repeater in Service!

Ham Help

Looking for Help as a New or Returning Ham Radio Operator?

Send an email to hamhelp@sbcara.org and someone will contact you to see how we can help!

For amateur radio license testing (including fully remote testing), study or cram e-mail testing@sbcara.org.

To join SBCARA, please go to HamClubOnline.com enter your callsign to create an account and search for “N6SBC” to find SBCARA.

Holiday Party 2021

Join/Donate to SBCARA – Click Here for More Info

With a PayPal Account Visit our account at PayPal by going to http://paypal.me/sbcara or click on this QR Code if you have PayPal as an application on your smart phone
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Note: to pay by credit card, a PayPal account is not necessary to contribute on the PayPal site) Note the article on the main page for more details.

If you prefer to pay by physical check, send the check made out to SBCARA to
SBCARA c/o San Benito County ACS/RACES, 3226 Southside Rd, Hollister, CA 95023

NASA On The Air Returns!

We have started NASA on the Air (NOTA) again this year and our first event will be this weekend. Please see flyers attached. Please Join Us: Saturday, April 23 – Wednesday, April 27th 50th Anniversary of Apollo 16 Moon Landing There will be multiple events happening all year long, but this is our first. Thank you! NOTA Main Website: https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/

NOTA Scores: https://nota.ka0s.net/

NASA Stations:

  • Ames Research Center (ARC) NA6MF – California
  • Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) NA6SA – California
  • Glenn Research Center (GRC) NA8SA – Ohio
  • Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) WA3NAN – Maryland
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) W6VIO – California
  • Johnson Space Center (JSC) W5RRR – Texas
  • Kennedy Space Center (KSC) N1KSC – Florida
  • Langley Research Center (LARC) KG4NJA – Virginia
  • Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) NN4SA – Alabama
  • Stennis Space Center (SSC) N5SSC – Mississippi
  • Wallops Flight Facility (WWF) W4WFF – Virginia
  • White Sands Complex (WSC) N5BL — New Mexico

73, KM6CTR


San Benito County Nets

Every Thu @ 1930 – Weekly SBCARA Net
Thu 2/10 & 2/24 @ 1930 – SBCARA Net on IRLP/Echolink (Pending)
Thu 2/3 @ 2000 -Monthly SBCARA HF Net

Other Nearby Nets

  • Every Sun 1800 – Red Cross DST Net followed by DCF Net
  • Every Mon 2000 – Fremont Peak Repeater Assoc. Net
  • Every Tue 1930 – GVARC Net
  • Every Tue 2000 – LPRA (Loma Prieta) Net
  • Every Wed 1930 – Monterey ARES Net
  • Santa Clara Co. SVECS Net – Tue before 2000 (Starts previous Wed at 00:00:01)
  • California Coastal Winlink Net – 3rd Mon (Starts the Mon before)
  • NorCal Winlink Net – Thu at 2359hrs (Starts the Sun before) http://ncpa.n0ary.org/

SBCARA Shirts & Hats

SBCARA logo front and back.

$15 SBCARA logo cap
$25 high quality performance material T-shirt, 3 color

Membership discount – Pay your 2021 club dues $20 and receive a $2 discount on a cap, $2 discount on a shirt
… or get all 3: membership, cap & T-shirt for $50 ($6 discount)

Ham Fun Night

Usually the 3rd Thursdays of the month @ 1900 hrs.

The next meeting will be by ZOOM and will be held on Thursday May 19th – We’ll have demonstration of various field setups including multiple antenna ideas.

Ham Fan Archive

This is an event organized by Jack Kirk (W6KRK) involving multiple groups. Contact Jack Kirk to be added to the email list for this event.

SBCARA Trailer Fundraiser

The San Benito County Amateur Radio Association needs your help! We want to purchase an enclosed cargo trailer so we can convert it to a mobile radio center. Our plan is to use this trailer at field activities such as planned events or emergencies where we will be providing radio communications….

Amazon Smile – Benefit to SBCARA

Amazon has a process where a small percentage of Amazon orders can go to benefit our group

There are two methods to do this..

  1. Go to Amazon Smile for the San Benito County Amateur Radio Association
  2. Go to http://smile.amazon.com for more information and sign in with your Amazon account information. Once you’re signed in it will give you an option to select your charity.  Enter in the search field “San Benito Radio” and “San Benito County Amateur Radio Association” should appear.

After this point, eligible purchases in Amazon Smile will contribute 0.5% toward our group.

Thank you for your support!


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