Christmas Gathering and New Officer Installation

SCCARC Christmas Gathering and Officer Installation at Woodhouse Blending & Brewery in Santa Cruz.  It will be Sunday, December 18, 1pm-3pm in the covered outdoor & heated space.

I hope that you and your family can attend.  

The current Board decided on this location, and that all attendees will pay for their own food and drink.  The food is Brazilian.  This venue comes with high recommendations from many who were there awhile back with ARES. 

https://www.woodhousebrews.com/

Woodhouse is located on River Street, near Highway One, at 119 Madrone Street, between Potrero Street and Highway One, near the former Patagonia store.  There is parking on Madrone Street, and also in the back.

Kids are welcome, and there are non-alcoholic drinks available.

Traditionally, the Club has a gift exchange, too.  Please bring a wrapped or unwrapped item to participate.

No need to RSVP.

73, Becky KI6TKB


New 2023 SCCARC Club Officers

Congratulations to the 2023 Club Board leaders elected at last night’s meeting.  Thanks to good Club member response, we easily had a quorum, with 41 operators checking into the meeting!  Thank you!

Here are your leaders for 2023, to be installed at our Club Christmas luncheon gathering in December (TBA):

President: Jerry (W6OJE)

Vice President: Richard (K8SQB)

Secretary: Mike (W6MLB)

Treasurer: Cap (KE6AFE) Incumbent

At-Large: Ben (KN6NDM)  

At-Large: Jim (KN6NCG)    

Ex-Officio: Craig (N6SBN)

Many thanks to the outgoing Board for their service:

President: Craig (N6SBN)

Vice President; vacant

Secretary: David (N6DTA)

Treasurer: Cap (KE6AFE) remaining in office

At-Large: Gary (K6PDL)

At-Large: Vince (KM6YHE)

73 and Happy Thanksgiving,

Becky

KI6TKB



November Club Zoom Meeting and Election of Officers

November 18 Club meeting guest speaker will be Kerry Veenstra(K3RRY), discussing his home Starlink connection system. We will also have Club Officer elections.

SCCARC is inviting you to our monthly meeting.

Note: Due to county’s currrent restriction, Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club meeting are held on the third Friday at 7:30pm via ZOOM.

Topic: SCCARC Monthly Meeting
Time: 07:30 PM Pacific Time  Every month on the Third Fri, until Nov 18, 2022

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 408373
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Ray Wentz W6LPW SK

Ray was the son of a ham radio operator, and had been licensed since
he was a teenager. He had worked in the electronics and aerospace
industries. He was an active member of St. Andrews Church in Ben
Lomond.

For many years, Ray taught evening classes which enabled many SLV
residents to obtain their ham licenses. He was also a captain of the
Get-On-The-Air station on Field Day, coaching newcomers to make voice
contacts on 40 meters.

-John AC6SL

Ray wonderfully assisted and promoted ham radio operations in our community for many years.  Among other fine efforts, I remember Ray’s work in support of our club’s 100-year anniversary event at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in 2016.

We won’t forget Ray’s cheerful smirk.

73, Cap KE6AFE


Last Swap Meet of the Season

Pictures from the last swap meet on October 8 at the Shakespeare Santa Cruz site by our club repeater.


October 21, SCCARC Zoom Club Meeting

Build a 10-meter Moxon Antenna with John Portune W6NBC
Great project for a new ham wanting to experience the coming peak of Sunspot Cycle 23. Also, for experienced hams — easily extended to lower HF bands. Excellent for portable and field day operation.

John Portune W6NBC
Native of Los Angeles, CA.
Licensed 1965, Extra 1972.
10 yr. resident of UK. MØGCK.
Commercial Licenses: GROL, General Radio Telegraph.
Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Oregon State University 1960.
Career (Retired) TV broadcast television engineer/instructor, KNBC Ch 4 Los Angeles, Sony Broadcast, San Francisco. Ham magazine author: QST (over 25 articles to date) and others.
Frequent free radio club Zoom presentations and live at ham expos. Active on HF, VHF, UHF – SSB, FM, digital modes, ham satellites.
Steam railroading, pipe organ and sushi enthusiast.
Married KF6OEB. 3 children, 12 grandchildren +.
jportune@aol.com, website w6nbc.com


September Club Meeting -Craig, N6SBN will finally talk about SDR

The September 16 K6BJ club meeting will have a presentation on the basics of SDR radios given by our club president Craig N6SBN. There will be discussions on the set up and operation of SmartSDR.  Following the presentation, we will open up the meeting for a question and answer period.  Craig running the SDR station at field day. 

Craig K6SBN, Rich KN6TRY
Photo by K8SQB

SCCARC is inviting you to our monthly meeting.

Note: Due to county’s currrent restriction, Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club meeting are held on the third Friday at 7:30pm via ZOOM.

Topic: SCCARC Monthly Meeting
Time: 07:30 PM Pacific Time  Every month on the Third Fri, until Nov 18, 2022

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82518128630?pwd=UTZVN0pjeTVVODR3Y24rUlFTWkdzQT09

Meeting ID: 825 1812 8630
Passcode: 408373
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,82518128630#,,,,*408373# US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 825 1812 8630
Passcode: 408373
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kesy4IPgb


Russ Mackey NW6U SK

My dear friend and favorite ham radio mentor/elmer Russ Mackey, NW6U, passed away yesterday. Russ was a member of our Club these last 32 years and was our vice president when I was first licensed. Chairing the repeater committee, Russ spent countless hours over years working on our Club’s repeaters, remotely and in-person..  Supremely knowledgeable in many fields, and he knew more about repeaters than anyone I’ve ever known.  Russ was always kind and supportive.  73, Cap KE6AFE


SCCARC – SLVARC Field Day 2022

A joint Field Day of the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club and the San Lorenzo Valley Amateur Radio Club held June 25-26, 2022 at the Bonny Doon Airport in the Santa Cruz mountain’s



Swap Meet and Club Station Cleanout 5/22/22

Vacating the station building after years of collecting stuff with the help of Craig (N6SBN), Cap (KE6AFE) and Mike (K6MLB).




A worldwide collection of QSL cards from Cecilia Huntoon a SWL (shortwave listener)

http://www.k6bj.org/archives/5659

Early QSL Cards from the Central Coast

http://www.k6bj.org/archives/5655