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  1. RCARA would like to personally invite all members of Emcomm to attend the Annual Field Day 2017 event this coming weekend (June 23-25, 2017) at Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, 5759 Jurupa Ave., Riverside, 92504. Please check our web site w6tj.org for more details and information. We look forward to your participation. ~Marlene KK6CTX 2017 FD FLYER NEW 1.pdf
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  3. GEAR IN THE PARK (GIT-P) Recap: Got Gear? You better believe it … lots of necessary, useful and interesting equipment was on display. The details, demonstrations and information shared by the knowledgeable and enthusiastic members of Emcomm and other attendees were a source everyone should be aware of when times warrant survival. The kind folks from the NRA shared information and details new and useful to most of us. We can all now know what it takes to be more prepared. What a great group! The pot luck BBQ was awesome thanks to Ray N6KZM and the other “master chefs” who pitched in to present a meal that left no one hungry. Much appreciation to all those who contributed their culinary delights. Finally, a huge shout-out to Rick KK6CTT and XYL Michelle for their organizational skills, their dedication to the cause and the presentation of the various equipment. We sure learned a lot about go boxes, go bags and the right way to be prepared in times of disaster both in surviving and emergency communication without the use of cell phones, computers, creature comforts and the lack of other forms of failed resources. It was a great event and everyone went away a lot more informed and hopefully prepared when a catastrophe or emergency situation arises. We look forward to Emcomm’s participation at the upcoming Field Day, June 24 and 25th as we return to the same location at Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park.
  4. The EmComm group is excited to announce their annual GIT-P (Gear in the Park) Event and everyone is invited. Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to be held at Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, 5759 Jurupa Ave., Riverside, 92504. This is a free event and open to the public. There will be Ham Radio displays, gadgets, go bags/go boxes, seminars, information, education and inspiration to help prepare for communications during a disaster or catastrophe. A potluck BBQ will be held for anyone who wishes to contribute a dish to share. More information on the EmComm Face Book page at: https://www.facebook.com/CERT.EmComm.Net/?hc_ref=SEARCH Please help spread the word far and wide and come join us for an informative and fun afternoon of ham radio.
  5. RCARA'S FIELD DAY 2017 will be held this year at the Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, 5759 Jurupa Ave., Riverside, CA. Set up begins on Friday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. and continuing for 24 hours through Sunday, June 25 ending at 11:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed at all skill levels. We will be offering a raffle prize on Sunday for a Yaesu 8900 mobile radio. Tickets will be available after April 13 from most RCARA club members or contact me at xmadamxx@aol.com ~Marlene KK6CTX
  6. FIELD DAY 2017 The Field Day Committee is busily planning events and Information will be added and updated as it becomes available. Dates for the 2017 Field Days: Set-up on Friday, June 23 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Operations begin on Saturday, June 24 and continue for 24 hours ending at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 25. Hopefully we can set up at least two stations, a GOTA set up and a satellite station for starters. Your suggestions and ideas are most welcome. The event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome to visit and learn about ham radio. If you wish to volunteer or need more information, contact RCARA Communications Director Larry WA6PMY at larryandmelba@junker-family.com or Assistant Field Day Chair Rick KK6CTT at rngr86@juno.com Check back often as this link is under construction and new information will be added on a regular basis. We look forward to your participation. ~Marlene KK6CTX FD FLYER 5.pdf
  7. Our February 9th RCARA meeting will feature Rich Palmer KK6CXA as our guest speaker. His presentation topic will be: WinLink 101. WinLink is a worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur band radio frequencies to provide radio interconnection services that include email with attachments, position reports, weather bulletins and message relay. It has been used effectively with emergency relief communications. The presentation will include a live demonstration and Q&A ...session. Hope to see you there. Don't forget to invite your friends. It will be another good meeting and learning experience!
  8. JANUARY 12, 2017 MEETING PRESENTATION RECAP If you missed last night’s RCARA meeting, you lost out on a great presentation. Rick KK6CTT and his team, Ray N6KZM, Omar W6OXA, Mike AI6PD and Bob KG6NIB went to great lengths to display and explain several different types of Ham Radio “Go Boxes” designed to be operational off the grid and in the field in times of need. Each unit was different and ranged from high-end in cost to simplistic and economical. The combined and individual creativity and functionality was amazing. Rick gave a phenomenal talk about the necessity of being prepared and knowing what to do by planning ahead and being familiar with limitations. It didn’t end there because he gave hints and tips on how to accomplish what it takes to become better structured and organized. The audience hung on his every word and asked questions so they could enhance their own situation. The “Show and Tell” session was one of the best! We were talked through the equipment in each box, how it was constructed, the components usage and in some cases, the cost and where they could be purchased. It was interesting to see the similarities yet how they differed from each unit. Member reactions were extremely positive and “best meeting ever” was heard more than once. Questions were answered with ease and in understandable responses and uncomplicated. Thank you Rick, Ray, Omar, Mike and Bob for your energies and dedication in keeping RCARA and the ham world informed and knowledgeable. Your collective skills are much appreciated and we look forward to more of the same in the future. Photos will be posted soon.

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    Thanks Rick ... I foresee a trip to Home Depot in the very near future ... will probably pick up a couple of cases as they seem to have multi uses in addition to a quick HT go box. Hope they have an ample supply as I will mention the potential to the club. ~M

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    Is this the case you mentioned on the net available at Home Depot for $9.88? ~M
  11. Thank you to Jeff KW6MOT and Rick KK6CTT for organizing and executing the Simplex Text atop Mt. Rubidoux ... Totally awesome and very essential test of equipment and transmitting via Simplex.