Club Swap Meet set for May 22

Mark you calendars now for Sunday May 22 for a radio swap meet in the parking area adjacent to the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club Repeater Station, 8am until 2pm.   Free admission to all.

Vendor space is free, but bring your own table or tarp to display your wares, and shade canopy.  

Enjoy tailgate refreshments and  lunch at noon.
Swap Meet Location:  Next to Shakespeare Santa Cruz,   501 Upper Park Drive, Upper DeLaveaga Park / Golf Course
No need to RSVP, but for more information, phone Becky (831) 685-2915, and leave a message.


Ron Skelton W6WO  SK

I am so saddened by the news of Ron’s W6WO SK today.

As a past K6BJ Director, Ron was one of the first HAMs to welcome me into the K6BJ club family. He also introduced me to CAKE (Coffee Assisted Knowledge Exchange), which he co-founded. His emailed minutes kept everyone up to date on the social whirlwind always enjoyed at the bi-monthly CAKE.
Employed by Elecraft, Ron was also quite the builder, and shared his passion and experiences, in projects and troubleshooting skills with all.
I spent a number of afternoons at his house in Capitola talking radio, but always stopping in the middle for tea with he and his wife.
Ron was quite a gentleman of radio, and I’ll always be in his debt for his knowledge, guidance, and most of all friendship. Rest peacefully my friend.
73, Don K6GHA

Return of Cake

We’ll be restarting CAKE (Coffee/Caffeine Assisted Knowledge Exchange) at the Abbey Coffee Lounge (in the outside seating)
10 AM Saturday April 23rd
350 Mission St, Santa Cruz
Bring your projects, ideas, science, eletronics, curiousity and questions!
Be there or be rectangular thing!


New Home for Remote HF

George Badger, Jim Brown, Cap and I reviewed the antenna on the remote HF station.  The End Fed will remain.  But, Jim may build a second antenna which would be put on the Kenwood’s “ant 2” port.    Why not.  The two different antennas would give different performance under the different conditions.

I worked with 3 different computers in the repeater building and all of them had trouble resolving the switch (IP?) address.   The connection came and went.   I wouldn’t be surprised if the configuration is screwed up.   We need a different switch or a network guy to have a look at this .The Fusion repeater computer is not repairable.   The 440 radio will remain on analog.   Jason Kruse is looking at different options.

Cap and I moved the remote ham station to the repeater building.     I have band-aids on the network connection.  We will have to see if they stick.  If you can use the remote ham station, please try it and report on it’s performance.  The antenna should have low SWR on 10, 12, 15, 20, 40, and the lower end of 80.

Craig  Capitola Village  N6SBN


New Member Here – Saying Hello!

Hey Everyone!

I sent in my membership form and dues a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been enjoying the messages coming across the mailing list, so I thought I’d take a moment to say hello and introduce myself.
My name is Doug, callsign is KF6DUG, and I live up here in Bonny Doon.  I got my Technician’s license in August of last year, and I am currently studying for my General exam when I’m not distracted by all the cool stuff I can already do with my Technician’s.
Right now I’ve got a couple of radios (a Yaesu FT-991a and an Icom-2730a), and I seem to be collecting antennas on top of our roof.  In addition to HAM radio, I’m also a neighborhood coordinator as part of our emergency communications efforts up here that use MURS radios, if you’re familiar with that effort.  It was actually the MURS stuff that got me into HAM to take some of the burden off the other HAM operators supporting multiple neighborhoods.
My main interests currently, in addition to routinely checking into the ARES nets are digital modes.  I’ve got FM packet and Vara FM working for Winlink email and am having a lot of fun with FT8 on 10 meter.
I have kids, and unfortunately my schedule currently doesn’t work out too well with the Monday night nets (Scouts or CERT) or Friday meetings (almost always something going), but I’m looking forward to meeting folks and contributing how I can to the club.

March Meeting Delta Antennas and more with N6SBN

Greetings, Radio Operators!
Please join us this Friday, March 18 at 7:30pm for our virtual Club meeting.  

Our guest speaker is Club President Craig Harlamoff (N6SBN).
He will give a  presentation on Delta loop antennas.  A Delta loop is reported to give 6 DB gain, which is better than a Dipole.
Craig has a real gift for explaining complex issues that is fun and well-suited to Hams of all expertise levels.
Don’t miss it!
Here is the link to the Zoom access.  Many thanks to Carl Hensler (AG6EO) for his continued generous donation of Zoom subscription to enable our Club to meet virtually.
Topic: SCCARC Monthly Meeting
Time: March 18, 2022 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Electronics Flea Market (EFM) – Saturday April 9, 2022 at the Sunnyvale Public Library

The Electronics Flea Market ( is scheduled for April 9, 2022 in the parking lot of the Sunnyvale Public Library in Sunnyvale from 5:00 AM ’til noon.

The Electronics Flea Market ( place in the northwest parking lot at:

Sunnyvale Public Library
665 West Olive Avenue,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086).

Free parking and free admission for buyers!

Sunrise is 6:42am PDT. Cool in the early morning, but getting warm by noon. Bring warm clothing and a hat/sunscreen.

We hope to see you all there. Please pass along this email your your friends so they can be a part of this over 47 year old activity. Bring your friends with you. This EFM is held in the northwest parking lot at the Sunnyvale Public Library. Sellers and buyers should enter the library parking lot from Olive Avenue. Sellers enter on the east side of the library on Charles Street. Buyers park (for free) in any legal parking space outside the vendor area. Check the map and directions on the web site (

We appreciate your help in leaving the flea market site as clean as you found it. Please put trash and recyclables into the provided containers on site, or dispose of it at home.

August 2018 EFM

These flea markets are organized by ASVARO (Association of Silicon Valley Amateur Radio Organizations as a fund raising activity for local amateur radio organizations.


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–Jim Tripp via iPhone

Jim’s Antique Radio Museum is nearby in Castroville.

“My on-line museum is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week year around. However, if you would like to stop by for a personal visit, then just contact me via (wa6dij at arrl dot net) and I would be happy to arrange a time for your visit.”



The New 2022 SCCARC Board of Directors

Congratulatons to the new Radio Club officers, elected at tonight’s meeting.  We had 23 Club members voting, which exceeded the required 15% quorum of the Club’s membership of 117.
Here are your new Club Board members:
President:                     Craig Harlamoff (N6SBN)
Vice-President:           Shawn Rudnick (N7OTA)
Secretary:                     David Dean (N6DTA)
Treasurer:                    Cap Pennell (KE6AFE)
Members-at-Large:   Vince Grimaldi (KM6YHE)
                                       Gary Watson (K6PDL)
President Ex-Officio:  Becky Steinbruner (KI6TKB)
Many thanks to the three outgoing officers for their service to the Club:
Vice-President      Richard Adams (K8SQB)
Treasurer              Allen Fugelseth (WB6RWU)
Pres. Ex-Officio     Don Taylor (K6GHA)
 Many thanks to David N6DTA for organizing the online survey that allowed our group to vote for the topic from the many possible options John made available.




Field Day 2021 Video

Greetings, All,
My friend, Dorothee, just finished editing the Field Day 2021 video, and I think you will really enjoy watching it!  It’s about 26 minutes.
73,  Becky KI6TKB


SCCARC Field Day 2021 Photos




John Reinartz K6BJ QSL Card. 




2019 Holiday Luncheon

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