Category Archives: CCRA News

February 26, 2018 CCRA Roster has Been Posted

The Contra Costa Repeater Association’s February 26, 2018 CCRA Membership Roster has been posted.

After our February 24th Breakfast we had two of our members rejoin.  I’m happy to announce that Doug, KF6AKU and John, KD6ZMP rejoined at the breakfast and that in part is why we have updated the roster so quickly.

Once again if you do not find your callsign on this roster it is because we never received your 2018 dues.

Dues for Full Members remains at $20 annually while Family membership is $10 for each additional family member. If there are 3 or more in the family the maximum cost is $40 per year. If you are not a member of the CCRA and would like to join and help support the efforts of the CCRA please click here. If you would like to renew you membership please send in your 2018 dues to the attention of the CCRA Treasurer:

Jan Overacker, KC6ZKS

CCRA Treasurer

981 Lexington Way

Woodland, CA 95695

February 18, 2018 CCRA Roster has Been Posted

The Contra Costa Repeater Association’s February 18, 2018 CCRA Membership Roster has been posted.

This is the first updated roster of 2018 showing CCRA members.  If you do not find your callsign on this roster it is because we never received your 2018 dues as of February 18th.

Dues for Full Members remains at $20 annually while Family membership is $10 for each additional family member. If there are 3 or more in the family the maximum cost is $40 per year. If you are not a member of the CCRA and would like to join and help support the efforts of the CCRA please click here. If you would like to renew you membership please send in your 2018 dues to the attention of the CCRA Treasurer:

Jan Overacker, KC6ZKS

CCRA Treasurer

981 Lexington Way

Woodland, CA 95695

One Callsign change and 6 new members bring in 2018

The CCRA wants to recognize Scott Anderson for upgrading to Extra Class and changing his callsign from KM6BNP to KW6SA (Scott Anderson).  Congratulations to Scott!

We have added 6 new members since the beginning of the year.  They are:

Carol Earley, KM6IXS, General Class

Denis Earley, KM6IXA, General Class

Mary Solon, KD6MKS, Technician Class

Mike Warren, W6MEW (notice he has his name initials for his call suffix), Technician Class

Daniel Lamey, KD6DTL (another initials for the suffux), Technician Class

Robert McNicholas, K6RJM (Do you see a pattern here???) Technician Class

So out of the 7 updates and new members, 4 of the 7 have their initials in their callsign suffix.  This might be the start of a trend…

January 21, 2018 CCRA Roster has Been Posted

The Contra Costa Repeater Association’s January 21, 2018 CCRA Membership Roster has been posted.

You will notice that some callsigns on the roster have been highlighted in yellow.  This signifies we have NOT received your 2018 dues as of January 21st and you will be removed from the roster in February.  So please, let me know your intent to renew so I don’t remove you!

There is still time to renew before the end of January but time is quickly running out!!!

Dues for Full Members remains at $20 annually while Family membership is $10 for each additional family member.  If there are 3 or more in the family the maximum cost is $40 per year.  If you are not a member of the CCRA and would like to join and help support the efforts of the CCRA please click hereIf your dues are not received by January 31, 2018, you will be dropped from the membership…so please renew ASAP.  Please send in your 2018 dues to the attention of the CCRA Treasurer:

Jan Overacker, KC6ZKS

CCRA Treasurer

981 Lexington Way

Woodland, CA 95695

One-Day Ham Radio Class February 3rd, 2018

An Invitation

Once again the Benicia Amateur Radio Club and its volunteers will be conducting another One-Day Ham Radio Class. This class is intended for those wishing to get a Tech Ham license, or existing Techs wishing to upgrade to General.

Conducted multiple times throughout the year, this class has been very well received by the greater Northern California community. We have helped Hams from Shasta to Santa Cruz, the San Joaquin Valley, and from the Peninsula to the Sierra Foothills.

Many of us know people that we’d love to see get into our exciting hobby but have faced opposition because they didn’t have time to study. As we know, many people typically require one to two months to prepare to pass their test.

We have the answer. Earn a license or upgrade in One Day!

Historically over 90% of attendees pass the on-site FCC licensing exam. Our exams are administered by federally accredited Volunteer Examiners (VE’s) immediately at the conclusion of the class. Our proven class pass rate easily exceeds home study results.

How your Club Benefits

We have generated a large number of very active Hams who have brought additional participation, dimension and interest to their local clubs and their CERT Teams. We’re seeing our successful attendees now volunteering for On-The-Air activities, Drills, Nets & Public Service Events, and accepting leadership roles on club boards and committees.

Expand the success of your Club and its

Public Service Capabilities 

Please Share this email with your club members, friends, family, co-workers and local CERT Teams

We invite all persons interested in obtaining a Ham license – or Techs wishing to upgrade – to enroll in this One-Day class. We have over 30 Facilitators and Accredited VE’s to help deliver this successful class.

One-Day Ham Radio Class

When:              February 3rd, 2018, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Where:           Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street, Benicia, CA 94510

Cost:              $30. Includes all study material, venue, day-long refreshments, handouts, freebies and the federally required exam fee. All instructors, facilitators and VE’s are volunteers.

Access:         Our facility has full handicap access.

Info/Signup: Online at www.BeniciaARC.com. Class size is limited, register promptly.

Questions:   hamradioclass@beniciaarc.com or Asst Ham Class Registrar, Art Mayoff, (925) 212-9953

See the below link for the BARC ham class PDF flyer!

Ham-Class-February-2018-flyer

MARS Christmas Party was a Treat!

On December 6th, Jan, KC6ZKS and Steve, WA6HAM attended the Marin Amateur Radio Society Christmas Party at their club house in Mill Valley, CA.  The club house banquet hall is located in a converted fire station and was beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and a tree.

The meal was amazing.  There was turkey, ham, au gratin, mashed and sweet potatoes, biscuits, green beans, gravy, ice cream, pie, cake and who knows what else to feast upon…it was good!

There was gifts for everyone and special awards.  Doug Slusher, KF6AKU received Life Membership with the club for all of his hard work over the years with the club repeaters and club.  Rita Brenden, KG6WPN received the Ham of the Year Award for all of her hard work with the club.  The reason I mention Doug and Rita (How could I also not mention Randy Jenkins, KA6BQF?)  is they also support and attend the CCRA breakfast on a regular basis.  MARS and the CCRA clubs have had a number of events where we have supported each other.

Jan and I had a great visit with this outstanding group of HAMS of MARS and would encourage everyone to attend next year…it will be well worth your effort!

Last thought, have a Blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

73…Steve, WA6HAM

CCRA donates to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in Tribute to Paul Dickey, N6JOX SK

During our October 28th CCRA breakfast it was decided by the membership to make a $100 donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in tribute to Paul Dickey, N6JOX who died September 10, 2017.  Paul had been a long time member, had started a Boy Scout Troop in Moraga and was an active member in his church and community.

The members of the CCRA also decided to make individual contributions that would be included with the CCRA donation.  12 of our members dug into their pockets and contributed an additional $210.  The CCRA thanks them for their generosity.

On November 2nd a check for $310 was sent to the MMRF in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Thank you Paul for your time with us…