SUN 02/28 1800 – American Red Cross DST Net; Disaster Communicators Forum Net
TUE 03/02 1900 – Monthly Business Meeting (on Zoom)
WED 03/03 1900 – Remote Amateur License Testing
THU 03/04 1900 – San Juan Canyon Amateur Radio Net (SBTAC2)
THU 03/04 1930 – San Benito County Amateur Radio Net
THU 3/04 2000 – San Benito County HF Net
FRI 03/05 1900 – Remote Amateur License Testing
SUN 03/07 1800 – American Red Cross DST Net; Disaster Communicators Forum Net
WED 03/10 1900 – Remote Amateur License Testing
THU 03/11 1930 – San Benito County Amateur Radio Net (IRLP/Echolink)
FRI 03/12 1900 – Remote Amateur License Testing
SAT-SUN 03/13-14 – QSO Today Virtual Summit
THU 03/18 1900 – Ham Fun Night (see Jack Kirk for details)
SAT-SUN 4/10-4/11 – Comm Academy – Emergency Communications see W6TST for details
FRI 05/08 – American Red Cross / ARES Winlink Drill
SAT-SUN 06/26-27 – ARRL Field Day
THU-SUN 10/7-10 – Sea Otter Classic
Add our major events to your iPhone/iPad or Google Calendar (Similar steps can be used for other platforms)
Looking for Help as a New or Returning Ham Radio Operator?
Send an email to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
QSO Today Virtual Summit – March 13-14 – $10/person
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
Congrats to those who passed their Exam!
Upcoming Test Sessions
Status = Quad County means sessions open to those in San Benito, Monterey Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties only. Email email@example.com for a link to register. The session will open up to the general public if there are seats available about 5 days before the session.
|Date – Time|
|Wed 3/3 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Fri 3/5 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Sun 3/7- 1400 / 2pm|
|Wed 3/10 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Fri 3/12 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Wed 3/17 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Fri 3/19 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Sat 3/20 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Wed 3/24 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Fri 3/26- 1900 / 7pm|
|Wed 3/31 – 1900 / 7pm|
San Benito County Nets
Every Thu @ 1930 – Weekly SBCARA Net
Thu 2/11 & 2/25 @ 1930 – SBCARA Net on IRLP/Echolink
Thu 2/4 @ 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
After the Net – San Benito So. – So. Santa Clara Co.
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….
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.
02/18 – Logging Software
03/18 – NanoVNA – Vector Network Analyzers for $60
4/15 – 1900 Mobile install ideas of a radio unit into a vehicle” – Brian O’Neil, K6DWD
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..
- Go to Amazon Smile for the San Benito County Amateur Radio Association
- 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!