Club Meetings

Club meetings are happening. Several clubs continue with Zoom meetings. Turnout has been good, some clubs such as the NCDXC club has up to 50 attendees, which approaches the turnout at an in person meeting. Some people will be reluctant to attend in-person meetings even with the County approval. I see Zoom meetings being the […]

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Section Volunteers

Kudos to our section volunteers ! The organization continues to evolve. Tim Howard / KE6TIM is our new District Emergency Coordinator. Tim succeeds Michael Fox / N6MEF, who has recently relocated to Texas. Tim previously served as Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Milpitas. Judy Halchin / KK6EWQ is our new Assistant District Emergency Coordinator. Welcome aboard, […]

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The Simulated Emergency Test

The San Benito County Amateur Radio Association participated in the Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 10, and Shakeout Day on October 15. Thanks to Tim / W6TST, our DEC, for this update. […]

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The Santa Cruz County District Emergency Coordinator

Robert Ritchey / KJ6FFP, the Santa Cruz County District Emergency Coordinator, prepared his ARES team for activation on October 14. Here’s an extract from his recent broadcast message, which is a good indicator as to the quality and level of detail in his operations: “ARES has been activated by Santa Cruz County OES for the […]

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Thanks to the Palo Alto and Half Moon Bay Amateur Radio clubs

Thanks to the Palo Alto and Half Moon Bay Amateur Radio clubs for your recent hospitality. I continue to attend virtual club meetings. Other good news: substantially improved conditions on 20 meters. Solid CW QSOs with Asiatic Russia and South Korea around 14.020 on 10/31, using 100 watts and a sloping dipole. 73 for now, […]

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SLV ARES Assists Animal Services in CZU Fire

SLV ARES Assists Animal Services in CZU Fireby Allison Hershey / KM6RMN (PIO) On August 16th, a severe dry lightning storm swept through the central coast of California, and was especially hard hitting in Santa Cruz County. Several ARES members around the county were wakened by the thunder and high winds and immediately tuned in […]

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Another Covid 19 Victim

Another Covid 19 Victimby Suellene Petersen / K6CPA (PIC) The UCSC ham club is one of our local Covid 19 victims because the student organizations on campus have been shut down due to socialdistancing and lock down of meeting rooms. Unfortunately, the lockdown occurred at a time when students were busy with finals and graduation […]

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Via Heatherly Takeuchi / N6HKT

Via Heatherly Takeuchi / N6HKT: For those wishing to take an amateur radio test, there is now a fully remote option available. Test dates available are listed at HTTP://sbcara.org/testing-training/ Send an email to testing@sbcara.org to get the registration link. All levels of tests offered. […]

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The San Mateo Coastside was rocked by a huge earthquake

Brian / K0DTJ and Paul / N1HEL from the Half Moon Bay Amateur Radio Club share the following : “The San Mateo Coastside was rocked by a huge earthquake at precisely 10:15 AM on Saturday, October 10th, 2020. Not really…it was “only a drill.” But this simulated earthquake triggered the recent CERT/ARES “Great Shakeout” exercise […]

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