Upcoming Events

04/20-23/2023 – Sea Otter Classic

TUE 8/01/23 1700 – National Night Out – Downtown Hollister (pending)

10/06/23 – 10/08 – San Benito County Fair (Pending)

10/07/23 – 10/08 2023 – ARRL ARES Simulated Emergency Test (Hosted on N6SBC)

10/07/23 – 10/08 2023 – California QSO Party

THU 10/19/23 1019 – ShakeOut Drill

Ham Radio Forum

TUE 11/29 @ 1900 @ Remove via Zoom – Introduction to Amateur Radio & Emergency Communications – RSVP Required

Please join us Tuesday, November 29th at 1900 hours or 7:00 pm for a new presentation.

A repeat presentation of an introduction to Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications. Ideal if you are looking for more information about ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) or other emergency communications. Perfect for those who recently achieved their license.

Past SBCARA Forum Meeting Archive

Photos from Sea Otter Classic 2022 on the SBCARA Otter Page

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. More information may be found on our Volunteer Examiner Group (VEG) page.

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

SBCARA Communications – Read this to find out how this group communicates. (Connections)

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. 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/

73, KM6CTR


San Benito County Nets

Every Thu @ 1930 – Weekly SBCARA Net
Thu 10/27 & 11/10 @ 1930 – SBCARA Net on IRLP/Echolink (Pending)
Thu 11/3 @ 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 2022 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)


Order your SBCARA Badge for your next ham radio event here.

Ham Fun Night

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

Join us for our November 16th HF Night beginning at 7:00 PM and ending around 8:30 PM.- OPEN FORUM NIGHT. Lets hear what you are up to with your Amateur Radio hobby. We will meet at 7:00 PM via ZOOM.

On December 15, Dave Andrus, K7DAA, will be the speaker. Dave is always interesting and lots of fun to visit with. Bring your questions and play “Stump Dave”

Ham Fun 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.

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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