Upcoming Events

(Note: Zoom codes may be found in HamClubOnline)

THU 06/20 @ 1900 – San Juan Cyn Net – SBTAC2 146.565 MHz

THU 06/20 @ 1900 – Ham Fun – Meshtastic – Note earlier date – 2nd Thursday

THU 06/20 @ 1930 – SBCARA Net – N6SBC Repeaters, IRLP 9257, Echolink 336037?

THU 06/20 @ 1930 – SBCARA Net – N6SBC Repeaters

SAT 06/22-23/2024 – Field Day

SUN 06/23 @ 1800 – American Red Cross – Disaster Services Technology (ARC/DST) Net & Disaster Communicator’s Forum (DCF)

SAT 06/29 @ 0800 – Bay Area NVIS Net on 3.890 MHz

TUE 07/02? @ 1900 – Business Meeting @ DOC & ZoomAgenda ; April Mtg Pending Minutes; May Mtg Pending Minutes

THU 07/04 @ 1950 – SBCARA HF Net – 3.878 MHz / 7.270 MHz?

TUE 07/09 @ 1900 – No SBCARA Forum in July

SAT 07/13 @ 0900 – DOC Clean Up and Inventory

SAT 07/13 @ 1100 – BBQ and Swap Meet

SAT 08/03 – In Person Ham Cram and Exam Session – Hollister

TUE 08/06/2024 @ 1700 – National Night Out – Downtown Hollister

10/05-06/2024 – ARRL ARES Simulated Emergency Test – Form for Participation

10/05-06/2024 – California QSO Party – Form for Participation


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 (See https://www.fremontpeakrepeater.org/)
  • Every Tue 1930 – GVARC Net – Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club (See https://gvarc.com)
  • Every Tue 2000 – LPRA (Loma Prieta) Net
  • Every Wed 1930 – Monterey ARES Net (mc-ares.org)
  • 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/


Ham Fun Night

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

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.

June 2024: The presenters will be: Mel Tolentino and Ray Dzek. The topic is “Meshtastic” and if you don’t know anything about Meshtastic that’s because it’s a new thing for our group, it is a way to send encrypted text messages, outside the amateur radio bands, within a mesh network using inexpensive devices. I see use in emergency services settings.

Check out these web sites for some background: https://meshtastic.org/docs/introduction/

Field Day 2024

Field Day 2024 for SBCARA will be held at the Cienega School on Saturday June 22nd

If you’re interested in attending / participating in Field Day, please join our groups.io page by clicking here.

San Benito Volunteer Examiners

For amateur radio license testing (including fully remote testing), study or cram e-mail [email protected]. More information may be found on our Volunteer Examiner (VE) page.

Amateur Radio History

Cat’s Whisker and other Ham Radio Stories

Ham Help

Looking for Help as a New or Returning Ham Radio Operator? Send an email to [email protected] and someone will contact you to see how we can help!

To join SBCARA, please go to HamClubOnline.com enter your callsign to create an account and search for “N6SBC” to find SBCARA. From there you can sign up for a new membership or renew your membership.

2024 Voting Membership Dues

$20 First family member
$10 for Each additional family members.

All dues are voluntary and are not required for any function other than to vote or to hold office.

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

Join/Donate to SBCARA – Click Here for More Info

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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

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