Amateur Radio Club


The Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club will join 101 other volunteer radio groups statewide to participate in the 2016 Great California Shake Out Earthquake Preparedness Exercise.


Club members and other local hams are encouraged to take a 10 minute break from their job on Thursday, October 20TH AT 10:20 AM and check into the 147.165Mhz W6SF repeater.  Ed, N6XMA will be net control station.  The exercise should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete and what a great way to demonstrate amateur radio to your boss, coworkers and friends. 


Please check in with your location and “damage assessment” as well as response capabilities of your station.  A typical check in might sound like this: 


(after acknowledgement by net control) “This is NZ6Q, John in North Stockton, minimal local damage, available for mobile response with 2M/440/HF mobile and 2M/440 portables”. 


**** Put a reminder on your work calendar and ask your supervisor for the time and to join you ****

The October Meeting was called to order at 7:30 by President Charlie WB6NVB.

There was a review of old business and club activities from California QSO Party. Dave N6LHL reported the club made 215 contacts for Cal QSO Party. John NZ6Q reported on the NPOTA / CQP activation of the Pinnacles National Park and San Benito County.  

Charlie WB6NVB made a call for nominations for 2017 Board of Directors.  The nominations so far are:

Charlie WB6NVB
John NZ6Q

Vice President
Randy K6TVT
Paul N6KZW

Eric W6INP
Annie KM6BJJ

Dave N6LHL
Cecil KK6QXQ

The offices of Member-At-Large and Call-Sign Trustee are Board Appointed positions that are approved later by the General Membership at the Annual General Meeting in January.  

Elections will be held at the November meeting and nominations for officers will be accepted up to the meeting.  

John NZ6Q passed out a Certificate of Complimentary Membership he had created to give new hams who pass their Technician test at the Stockton HamCram or the Fire Station VE Session.  It would offer a complimentary membership for the remainder of the year for the new ham.  A motion was made and the members at the meeting approved the certificate which will be presented to new hams after the November VE Session and the December HamCram. 

The meeting was adjourned at 20:45.

Amateur radio operators provide communications support for, and participate in public service events on behalf of our communities. During and in the aftermath of disasters and emergencies, when other forms of communications are unavailable, we provide communications for first responders and Federal, state and local governmental agencies and non-governmental agencies, and to our neighbors when communications systems are overloaded or fail. Radio Amateurs contribute to the future of telecommunications as we participate in the development of innovative technology in this digital age. Amateur Radio is non-commercial, and we provide our services at no charge to anyone.

We cannot do any of these things, however, unless we can erect an effective outdoor antenna at our residences.

On September 12, The US House of Representatives passed the “Amateur Radio Parity Act” to protect the rights of Radio Amateurs. Now is the time to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to support this important legislation. 

At the September meeting it was proposed that the club extend lifetime membership to Shirly Roses, AA6K for his many years of service, elmering and support of the club and its membership.  President Charlie WB6NVB presented Shirl AA6K with his certificate of his Lifetime Membership in the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club, stating "For your outstanding example of a Radio Amateur, your long term commitment as Club Call Sign Trustee, having held many Club Officer posts and having been an active member/participant/role model at our club events... 73 and good DX as you QSY to New Hampshire". Charlie/WB6NVB
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Check out the video of John NZ6Q and 7-year old Sydney at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Richmond, CA.... CLICK HERE


Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 2500 feet, the club repeaters cover the Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valleys. The call-sign is W6SF and can be heard on 147.165 MHz and on 442.250 MHz with a PL of 107.2 Hz. Club simplex frequency is 147.51 MHz.

SDARC also has a UHF repeater, operating independently, on 444.575+ PL 107.2.  This is a local low level Stockton repeater with the call W6SF.  As the project progresses, three receiver/voters will be installed via T1 phone lines and the addition of IRLP linking to other repeaters.  
TECH REP:  Steve - K6SCA
Coming Soon!

Plans are underway to install several voting receivers, strategically located on the 444.575 repeater (W6SF) in Stockton.  The addition of these receivers will sharply increase receive capability throughout Stockton and Lodi with the use of a hand held radio.  Check the repeater occasionally for the upgrade.


MEETINGS: Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 1930 hours, located at the Bear Creek Community Church, 11171 Lower Sacramento Road. Members, guests and people having an interest in amateur radio are invited to attend.

WEEKLY NET: The weekly net is held each Monday at 2000 hours on the above named repeaters. Members and visitors are invited to check in. There is also an unofficial get-together on Thursday evenings (Except meeting nights) at 1930 hours on 28.457 MHz. Amateurs with the proper license are encouraged to particip

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