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Upcoming Events

Mar
2
Thu
19:00 Monthly Business Meeting @ San Benito County ACS/RACES HQ/DOC
Monthly Business Meeting @ San Benito County ACS/RACES HQ/DOC
Mar 2 @ 19:00 – 20:30
 
19:00 San Juan Canyon Net @ VTAC2
San Juan Canyon Net @ VTAC2
Mar 2 @ 19:00 – 19:30
146.565 MHz – PL 156.7 – Simplex
19:30 Weekly Net @ N6SBC/R
Weekly Net @ N6SBC/R
Mar 2 @ 19:30 – 20:00
147.315 MHz +600 KHz 94.8 Hz (Encode/Decode(?)) – Hollister-VHF 145.410 MHz -600 KHz 118.8 Hz (Encode/Decode) – Call Mtn – Panoche 146.625 MHz –600 KHz 94.8 Hz (Encode/Decode) – South County – Pinnacles Friday 0330 …
Mar
9
Thu
19:00 San Juan Canyon Net @ VTAC2
San Juan Canyon Net @ VTAC2
Mar 9 @ 19:00 – 19:30
146.565 MHz – PL 156.7 – Simplex
19:30 Weekly Net (IRLP/Echolink Linked) @ N6SBC/R - IRLP 9257 / Echolink 336037
Weekly Net (IRLP/Echolink Linked) @ N6SBC/R - IRLP 9257 / Echolink 336037
Mar 9 @ 19:30 – 20:00
147.315 MHz +600 KHz 94.8 Hz (Encode/Decode(?)) – Hollister-VHF 145.410 MHz -600 KHz 118.8 Hz (Encode/Decode) – Call Mtn – Panoche 146.625 MHz –600 KHz 94.8 Hz (Encode/Decode) – South County – Pinnacles EchoLink *DCF-ARC* …
Mar
14
Tue
18:30 SAR Board Meeting @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office
SAR Board Meeting @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office
Mar 14 @ 18:30 – 19:30
 
Mar
16
Thu
19:00 Ham Fun “HF” Night @ Jack Kirk (W6KRK)'s Home - Contact Jack for Address and Directions
Ham Fun “HF” Night @ Jack Kirk (W6KRK)'s Home - Contact Jack for Address and Directions
Mar 16 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Also known as HF Night It’s time again to have some “HAM FUN” !!! Use the contact form below, email me at Jack@JackKirk.com or call me at 831-637-0344 for directions to my home, if you …
19:00 San Juan Canyon Net @ VTAC2
San Juan Canyon Net @ VTAC2
Mar 16 @ 19:00 – 19:30
146.565 MHz – PL 156.7 – Simplex
19:30 Weekly Net @ N6SBC/R
Weekly Net @ N6SBC/R
Mar 16 @ 19:30 – 20:00
147.315 MHz +600 KHz 94.8 Hz (Encode/Decode(?)) – Hollister-VHF 145.410 MHz -600 KHz 118.8 Hz (Encode/Decode) – Call Mtn – Panoche 146.625 MHz –600 KHz 94.8 Hz (Encode/Decode) – South County – Pinnacles Friday 0330 …
Mar
23
Thu
19:00 San Juan Canyon Net @ VTAC2
San Juan Canyon Net @ VTAC2
Mar 23 @ 19:00 – 19:30
146.565 MHz – PL 156.7 – Simplex

The San Benito County Amateur Radio Association

Supports:

  • ARES: Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • ACS/RACES: Auxiliary Communications Service / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
  • Partners with the The San Bentio County Sheriff Search and Rescue
  • Amateur Radio Technology / Education
  • W5YI: Amateur Radio Testing

San Benito County Amateur Radio Association
3226 Southside Road
Hollister, California 95023

OES Mutual Aid Region II – Agency XBE – Coastal Division/Region

ARES Division: Pacific; Section: Santa Clara Valley; District: San Benito

info15@sbcares.org

Copyright 2017 by San Benito County Amateur Radio Association, All Rights Reserved


Please help support us by contributing at PayPal (or send your payment for voting membership – ($20/yr for an individual or family membership $10/person)

Thank you!

Timeline

Congratulations to those that passed the Amateur Radio License Testing – 1/21/2017

VE Ham Cram Session – Saturday January 21st 2017 – Hollister, CA Note: You can click on your call sign in this list and go to the FCC web site with your information and you can click on “Reference Copy” to print an official copy of your license. Carl Baccus – KM6HRW Thomas Banuelos – …

Test / Train



Ham 101: Introduction to Emergency Communications Class

Wednesday February 15th at 1900 Ham 101 Introduction to Emergency Communications
San Benito County Auxiliary Communications Service / RACES – DOC
3226 Southside Rd, Hollister, CA
Downloadable Flyer… Ham 101 Flyer
Slides…. Ham 101 Slides

What is a Ham Cram?

  • Purpose of class
    • To earn a license
    • Not a class, this is a guided self study session
    • Not a technical class
    • Do not over study

 

  • Rules
    • Arrive promptly at 8:00 AM
    • Don’t disturb others
    • Turn off your cell phones
    • No phone breaks during study session
    • Do not study with someone else.
    • To guarantee a seat, make a reservation, make sure you get a confirmation, and arrive promptly

Continue reading “Test / Train”

News – Weather / Quake Information

National Weather Service

Our local NOAA office’s fast page with most often needed links.

Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Central California

SKYWARN for San Benito County
SKYWARN General Link

CoCoRaHS: Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow NetworkLogin

NOAA/NWS Hollister (CVH) Spot Weather Forecast
NOAA/NWS Hollister Downtown Spot Weather Forecast
NOAA Satelite West Conus Visible Loop
NOAA Weather – Fire Enhancement Satelite View
NOAA Rainfall Radar
NOAA Reflectivity Composite Radar
Travel Decision Support Site


Strike Star – US Lightning Activity
Real-Time Lightning Map


Hollister Weather


W6TST Weather


Hollister

History Data





WRN


Quake


MODIFIED MERCALLI SCALE

The Modified Mercalli, or Mike-Mike scale is used by Santa Clara County ARES/RACES (and San Benito County ARES/ACS/RACES) to standardize and make more efficient the reporting
of earthquake damage.   Instead of reporting damage by using general descriptions like “major” or “minor” or “heavy”, a Mike-Mike value is reported. This value is quick and simple to communicate over the air and equates to a standard level of damage as defined in the scale below.

The Modified Mercalli, or Mike-Mike scale is used by Santa Clara County ARES/RACES (and San Benito County ARES/ACS/RACES) to standardize and make more efficient the reporting
of earthquake damage.   Instead of reporting damage by using general descriptions like “major” or “minor” or “heavy”, a Mike-Mike value is reported. This value is quick and simple to communicate over the air and equates to a standard level of damage as defined in the scale below.
Mike-Mike-1 Not felt at all
Mike-Mike-2 Barely noticed
Mike-Mike-3 Know it was an earthquake somewhere
Mike-Mike-4 Windows, dishes rattle
Mike-Mike-5 Pictures move, doors swing, small items on floor
Mike-Mike-6 Glassware broken, books off shelf, floor lamps topple
Mike-Mike-7 Furniture broken, cannot stand, chimneys fall
Mike-Mike-8 Buildings collapsed

An example of a proper response is:
“<your-call-sign>, Mike-Mike-4, Los Altos, <your-call-sign>”

Information from Santa Clara County ARES/RACES page


Our Amateur Radio Neighbors and Associates