SBARA Members Meeting for April 10 2020 - UPDATE

The on-site meeting at Hirricane Electric stands cancelled. However, we are working hard to conduct this meeting via teleconference, and the work by Steve A Wilson, K6WW in putting together a Zoom Meeting is highly appreciated !!

MEETING TOPIC: "Tour of East Bay Field Day Sites", by Jim Siemons, W6LK, ARRL East Bay Section Manager

RESOURCE REPEATER: Before and during the meeting, the WA6PWW repeater (147.015 MHz, positive offset, PL 103.5) will be monitored to provide a back-channel for assistance.

IMPORTANT: If you are NOT familiar with "Zoom Meetings", please visit ZOOM.US and follow their instructions, to prepare for the web conference. Do this a few days before April 10th. Contact the SBARAHAMS Group, if you need help with this.

Secondly, details about THIS teleconference will be sent out via a Groundplane email to all SBARA members, early next week. If you are a SBARA member and if you do not receive an email about this meeting by Tuesday April 7 2020, please contact us right away via the web at SBARA.ORG.

Thank you for your patience.

SBARA Members Meeting for March 2020 - Cancelled

Dear Members,

With regret, we will have to cancel the SBARA Members Meeting this month, due to the increasing risk of COVID-19 infections around the Bay Area.

We are doing this, first, to be cautious of unknowingly passing infections between members at our gathering, and second, to respect the long-running hospitality of our hosts for the meeting, who generously provide us the use of their company common room.

During this uncertain period, please try to participate frequently in the regular SBARA club nets, including the Monday evening no-host net as listed below. We can also have discussion following the Tri-City Net on Tuesdays.

Remember that many of our members actively participating in local volunteer groups. The present situation does not involve communications, but we can be ready to help in other ways -- including of course by helping to reduce the spread of infection.

Steve Rishton, AG6TT
President

Join us for an on-air meeting at the usual time, 7:30pm on 13th March, via the WA6PWW repeater (147.015 MHz, positive offset, PL 103.5).

Primavera Century Event, Apr 2020 - CANCELLED

Dear SBARA Members,

Primavera for this year has been cancelled. Thank you to all who volunteered. Mark your calendars: Primavera will be back again on Sunday April 18, 2021

Tony Flusche, AB6BR

Welcome to SBARA!

South Bay Amateur Radio Association (SBARA), was formed in 1976 to cater to the amateur radio communities in the Fremont, Newark and Union City in the East Bay. 

The club welcomes people of all ages interested in Amateur Radio and helps them become licenced operators to enjoy the hobby first hand. The club conducts regular monthly meetings, and invites a guest speaker to give a talk and discuss interesting projects. Every year SBARA participates in the ARRL Field Day, inviting everyone to join in the fun. Let us help you discover and enjoy the Radio Sport !

New Members & Renewals

The SBARA board of directors (BOD) welcomes all members and would thank its membership for their dedication, generosity and continued support.

SBARA members are entitled to discounted renewal fees through March 31. Starting on April 1, the regular member fees will be in effect. Renew your membership now!

In addition, the SBARA BOD would also like to express its appreciation to its members for its continued support through the voluntary donations to the WA6PWW repeater system on 144, 220, and 440 Mhz. All donations are welcomed.

Joining and Renewing takes only a few minutes, with the secure on-line process via PayPal.

JOIN, RENEW OR ORDER BADGES, CLICK HERE

Winter Field Day, January 25th, 2020

Winter Field Day Association Website

You are invited to SBARA's Winter Field Day operation on Saturday January 25th, this year. We will be at our usual summer location in Fremont Central Park, the first parking lot on the right after entering the park at Sailway Drive from Paseo Padre.

Setting up will start around 10am and radio operation will begin at 11am and finish about 4pm. We plan to operate on various bands, some with 100 watt HF radios. You are welcome to bring field radios and antenna systems to try them out. We may use battery, solar or limited generator power; in which case, it could help to bring your own extension cords.

The station callsign will be KU6S, and we will keep simple paper logsheets for each band. If you are unable to come to the location, you can make contacts with us via the radio!

Don't have to be a SBARA club member to attend!

Winter Field Day 2020, SBARA Photo Gallery Link

(Please contact Webmaster if you wish to share your photographs of the event!)