Ham Fun moved to Thu 7/29
Tue July 6th Barbecue
THU 07/29 1900 – Ham Fun Night (see Jack Kirk for details) – moved from 7/15
THU 07/29 1900 – San Juan Canyon Amateur Radio Net (SBTAC2)
THU 07/29 1930 – San Benito County Amateur Radio Net
SUN 08/01 1800 – American Red Cross DST Net; Disaster Communicators Forum Net
TUE 08/02 1900 – Monthly Business Meeting (in Person @ DOC)
WED 08/04 1900 – Remote Amateur License Testing
THU 8/05 2000 – San Benito County HF Net
THU 08/05 1930 – San Benito County Amateur Radio Net (IRLP/Echolink)
SUN 08/08 1800 – American Red Cross DST Net; Disaster Communicators Forum Net
SAT-SUN 8/14-15 – QSO Today
THU-SUN 10/7-10 – Sea Otter Classic
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Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will contact you to see how we can help!
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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
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Upcoming Test Sessions
Status = Quad County means sessions open to those in San Benito, Monterey Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 8/4 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Wed 8/18 – 1900 / 7pm|
|Wed 8/25 – 1900 / 7pm|
After the Net – San Benito So. – So. Santa Clara Co.
San Benito County Nets
Every Thu @ 1930 – Weekly SBCARA Net
Thu 6/24 & 7/08 @ 1930 – SBCARA Net on IRLP/Echolink
Thu 7/1 @ 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
Winlink or Packet Nets
- 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/
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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.
Are you up to a face-to-face HF Night?
We are planning our next HF NIGHT to be at my ranch in North San Benito County on Thursday July 29th (I have family visiting and need to move it to the 5th Thursday) beginning at 7:00 PM. Let me know if you need the address or directions.
The plans are that George Hunt and I will set up various portable antenna’s configurations, that you could test with your own portable rig or use one of the stations that will be set up. Sample antennas:
We will have some HAMS demonstrate their portable stations:
- Brad Webb – Icom IC7300
- Jack Kirk – Yaesu FT-857
- Let me know if you would like to setup a station….
- How to install Anderson Powerpole connectors.
- WinLink demonstration
It is fine if you are not comfortable attending in person. Masks are acceptable but not required. We will be outside, not to the garage. I will have someone video and upload either through YouTube for your viewing from home if you can’t make it.
For planning, please send me a quick email to let me know if you will be attending, in person.
Also, we normally end at 8:30 PM. I am open if some of you wish to operate longer. We could leave the antennas up for your use.
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..
- 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!