Amateur Radio Club

The next Club Meeting is Thursday, May 12th, 6:30PM at Miguel's Mexican Restaurant, 7555 Pacific Ave, Stockton...

QST QST QST  *** NOTICE: CHANGE IN MEETING PLACE AND TIME *** ALL Members and Guests are encouraged to attend the next club meeting on Thursday May 12th, 2016.  The meeting will be held at Miguel's Mexican Restaurant, 7555 Pacific Ave, just south of Hammer Lane in Stockton.  The meeting will start at 6:30 PM.  


We will have a guest speaker from the Red Cross and discuss plans for the USS Lucid Special Event in June. A raffle is usually held at the end of the meeting (time permitting) with several interesting items to win. 


Members needing transportation assistance to or from the meeting should contact Paul N6KZW or John NZ6Q or a club officer.  We will arrange assistance for you. 


HamSwap success in spite of the rain!  About 20 sellers braved the unusual cold and beginning of April showers to come out for the first annual SDARC Ham Swap in Stockton.  

Sellers were on scene at 6 AM and between 7:30 and 9:30 there was a pretty steady stream of buyers finding some very good bargains.  

Here are just a few pictures taken this morning.  More details coming in the club newsletter later this month.  
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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
Pedaling Paths to Independence Bike Ride
Saturday, February 20th 7:00 AM
Record Breaking Success 

This year’s ride had record attendance both pre-sale and same-day sign ups.  Soon after set-up, the streets in Linden were flooded with people and bicycles all getting ready for a great day and a great ride through the foothills.  Same day sign-ups quickly exceeded the available registration forms. Joni later informed us that this was their biggest ride to date.  


Mike KK6YCR was outstanding as Net Control, his calm demeanor helped keep everyone on the net focused and relaxed throughout the day.  Early trouble with the Net Control station were resolved with the help of Paul N6KZW and quick reference guides.

John NZ6Q kept track of both ham operator equipped and 100% ham SAG vehicles with APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System). About mid-way through the ride we received a call from a couple of riders who had gotten off-course on Hwy 26. The lady riders called into the SAG ‘Hotline’ for assistance.  Using APRS to determine the position of the SAG wagons, Net Control dispatched SAG 5 to the scene.  Scott KK6VYP and his driver Nate arrived a short 9 minutes after the call was placed. Both riders were transported safely back to the Start / Finish line.  

Joni went on to express her sincere thanks for the job well done by all – 

“Words cannot begin to express my appreciation for your support. We still have to pay a few bills, but my best guesstimate is WE raised about $22,000.00 to provide programs and services to people who are blind or visually impaired. Thank you.

On behalf of Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired clients, staff, and board of directors, I thank you.

Keep the wind at your back and the rubber side on the ground”…. Joni


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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