Welcome to the Riverside County
Amateur Radio Association
†Our club has been serving the Riverside area for 61 years, and we have over 65 members. We hold
our monthly meetings on the second Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the La Sierra University Church Conference
Center directly behind the church located at the corner of Pierce and Sierra Vista.
(Click here for a map and directions to the location). Our meetings and club membership are open to
interested in Amateur Radio.
†A weekly RACES net is held to foster emergency preparedness every Monday evening at 7:00 PM on
†the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz). This 2M Monday net provides bulletins of
††upcoming club activities and events. It is also possible to check into the Net via the W6TJ Box Springs 224.460 MHz
†Repeater ( - offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater. Our club newsletter, the MONITOR is
published monthly 10 days prior to each meeting. It is available on this website or mailed to those members who don't have
Mail correspondence should be addressed to the Riverside County Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 21346 , Riverside, CA
†92516-21346. QSL information for W6TJ
is available at www.qrz.com.
†assures us of emergency power. The repeater is an open-access local-area repeater covering the city of Riverside and its
†surrounding communities. Members have access to a telephone autopatch allowing them to make telephone calls within the
local area with just an
†ARRL publishes QST, a monthly magazine, filled with information of interest to Amateurs. The ARRL also has a wonderful
†Website which has over a quarter million hits each day - there is an abundance of current information at www.arrl.org. The
ARRL also represents the interests of its 156,000 Amateur Radio members to the Federal communications Commission. If
†you are interested in joining the ARRL, and you should, see our Director of Membership Marlene Odebralski, KK6CTX, who
will be happy to help you join. She can be
contacted via email at email@example.com
†build †some of their own equipment while others prefer to buy their rig and get right on the air. Some buy brand-new
equipment, †others buy used gear and save money. Some are content to own a relatively Inexpensive hand-held radio talking
with local friends on VHF repeaters while others prefer an HF Ham Shack filled with radios, amplifiers and a forest of
†antennas used to talk with stations on the other side of the world. There are as many variations in Amateur Radio as there
†are colors in †a rainbow. It is a wonderful hobby, no
matter the level of your license or the size of your station.
Events such as emergency service organizations such as SATERN or RACES; walk-a-thons; races; community events. Hams
†generally pride themselves on their communication readiness for earthquakes, fires or floods. When disasters occur, Hams
†are on the scene relaying radio traffic where it often impossible to pass by conventional means, i.e. telephone, cell phone, etc.
†It is this involvement in emergency communications which does much in continuing to justify our on-going use of so many
†hobby. There are many books that teach the theory required to pass the test and there are websites with the complete
Q&A Question Pool - what could be easier. If you can pass the "check a box" test given by the DMV, you can pass the first
†ham exam. As a ham club, we are eager to help you get started in the hobby, so why not just come to one of our meetings and
†meet a great group of guys and gals.† Everyone is welcome and you donít need to be licensed or a member to pay us a visit.
Find more information on our web site at www.w6tj.org
Duane Allen †KK6EE
RCARA 2018 President
Email:† firstname.lastname@example.org †