THU 9/29 1900 – San Juan Canyon Amateur Radio Net (SBTAC2)
THU 9/29 1930 – San Benito County Amateur Radio Net
THU 9/29 ~1945 – SBCARES Simplex Net
09/30 – 10/02 – San Benito County Fair
10/01 – 10/02 – ARRL ARES Simulated Emergency Test (Hosted on N6SBC)
10/01 – 10/02 – California QSO Party
SUN 10/02 1800 – American Red Cross DST Net; Disaster Communicators Forum Net
TUE 10/04 1900 – Monthly Business Meeting (in Person @ DOC & remote via Zoom)
THU 10/06 1950 – San Benito County HF Net
THU 10/13 1930 – San Benito County Amateur Radio Multi County Net over IRLP/EchoLink
THU 10/20 1020 – ShakeOut Drill
THU 10/20 1900 – Ham Fun Night (see article below and Jack Kirk for details) – TBA
TUE 10/25 1900 – SBCARA Forum – OES Radio Pod & Pelican Case Radio
SAT 11/12 1900 – In Person Ham Cram & License Testing
TUE 11/29 1900 – SBCARA Forum – Emergency Communications & Intro to Amateur Radio
04/20-23/2023 – Sea Otter Classic
TUE 8/01/2023 1700 – National Night Out – Downtown Hollister (pending)
Ham Radio Forum
TUE 9/27 @ 1900 @ DOC or Zoom – Digital Radio & the Future
TUE 10/25 @ 1900 @ DOC or Zoom – OES Radio Pod & Pelican Case Radio
Please join us Tuesday, September 27th at 1900 hours or 7:00 pm for a new presentation.
We take care of a radio pod for the Office of Emergency Services that has several radios in it. Ron Ross (KD6ZXG) will go over how to use this gear.
We also have an upgrade Pelican Radio case that has recently been revurbished and Ron will take over operations of it.
Our Pelican Case radio unit has recently been refurbished and Ron will go over it and highlight the changes.
Past SBCARA Forum Meeting Archive as of July 2022
Photos from Sea Otter Classic 2022 on the SBCARA Otter Page
Hernandez Valley Repeater in Service!
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.
To join SBCARA, please go to HamClubOnline.com enter your callsign to create an account and search for “N6SBC” to find SBCARA.
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/
Sept 30-Oct 2: San Benito County Fair; Simulated Emergency Test; California QSO Party
We plan to be on the grass area by the pavilion.
Come see us for our exhibit and prizes!
2022 Simulated Emergency Test
Tune to N6SBC throughout October 1st for opportunities throughout the day.
CQP: California QSO Party
Come participate at the County Fair or from home – Just Enter the full name of the club “San Benito County Amateur Radio Association” in the club field. Thanks!
Congrats to those who passed their Exam!
Upcoming Test Sessions
Sat 11/12 – 0800 (8am) – In Person – Cram & Test Only
After the Net – San Benito So. – So. Santa Clara Co.
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
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/
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.
The next meeting will be by ZOOM and will be held on Thursday July 21st – Propagation & QSL Cards
Thursday August 18th – Dave Andrus K7DAA – Dave will lead a discussion about various topics such as solving portable station issues, overcoming RF noise caused by inverters and DC power boosters, and more. As most of you know, Dave is a RF Engineer with Roku and holds many patents. He is very fun to talk with and has great information to share.
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!