• Looking for Help as a New or Returning Ham Radio Operator?

    Send an email to hamhelp@sbcara.org and someone will contact you to see how we can help!

    For amateur radio license testing (including fully remote testing), study or cram e-mail testing@sbcara.org.


The San Benito County Amateur Radio Association


  • ARES: Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • ACS/RACES: Auxiliary Communications Service / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
  • Amateur Radio Technology / Education
  • W5YI: Amateur Radio Testing

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

Weekly Net

We have a weekly net on our primary repeater system N6SBC at 147.315 + 94.8 Hz (Details including our South County Repeaters) every Thursday evening (with some holiday exceptions) at 1930 hours.

On even numbered Thursdays, we have our net IRLP / Echolink linked. You may contact us via the Western Reflector-IRLP: 9257 / Echolink *DCF-ARC* (Emcomm Nets) 336037 and not directly to our repeater. We typically connect to the reflector 30 minutes early and leave it active for the full hour.

Odd numbered Thursdays, our net is not linked to the Western reflector and only one station (IRLP or Echolink) can link into our repeater.

Net Control Operator

  • May – Tim – W6TST
  • June – Heatherly N6HKT
  • July – Mel KK6MES
  • August – Clark KK6UGA
  • September – Billy W6WKB
  • October – Kevin KM6OMQ
  • November – Dave – KD6LSH
  • December – Gary – K5CHP

Monthly Meetings

The schedule and organization of meetings for the San Benito County Amateur Radio Association has been changed and restructured….

The two regular meetings will be:

  • Monthly Business Meeting – First Thursday of the Month (except December)Find out about our projects, news, finances, upcoming events, and emergency services
  • Ham Fun (HF) Night – Third Thursday of the MonthFind out about radio technologies and get hands on experience. Email Jack Kirk for information and directions.Information sharing for these events is via Podkeeper

Previous Meeting Minutes (May)

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

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


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