About Us

San Benito County Amateur Radio Association


  • ARES: Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • ACS/RACES: Auxiliary Communications Services / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
  • Amateur Radio Technology / Education
  • W5YI: Amateur Radio Testing

ARES Division: Pacific; Section: Santa Clara Valley; District: San Benito

OES Mutual Aid Region II – Agency XBE – Coastal Division/Region

San Benito County Amateur Radio Association
3226 Southside Road
Hollister, California 95023

[email protected]

Weekly Net

We have a weekly net on our primary repeater system N6SBC at 147.315 + 94.8 Hz (Details including our South County Repeaters) every Thursday evening (with some holiday exceptions) at 1930 hours.

On even numbered Thursdays, we have our net IRLP / Echolink linked. You may contact us via the Western Reflector-IRLP: 9257 / Echolink *DCF-ARC* (Emcomm Nets) 336037 and not directly to our repeater. We typically connect to the reflector 30 minutes early and leave it active for the full hour.

Odd numbered Thursdays, our net is not linked to the Western reflector and only one station (IRLP or Echolink) can link into our repeater.

Net Control Operators

  • July 2024 – Sara – KJ6SAS
  • June 2024 – Heatherly – N6HKT
  • August 2024 – Dave – KO6AVA

Monthly Meetings

Monthly Business Meeting – First Tuesday of the Month (except December) Find out about our projects, news, finances, upcoming events, and emergency services

April Meeting Minutes:

Ham Fun (HF) Night – Typically the Third Thursday of the Month.  Find out about radio technologies and get hands on experience. Email Jack Kirk for information and directions.

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