2022 Field Day

Brite Valley Aquatic Recreation Area 22902 Banducci Road, Tehachapi, CA

Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

4th of July

City of Tehachapi 311 E D Street, Tehachapi, CA

The City of Tehachapi is proud to once again host the All-American 4th of July Festival.

ARRL – IARU HF World Championship


Objective: To support amateur self-training in radiocommunications including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs around the world, especially IARU member society headquarters stations, using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10-meter bands. Form more information visit:  ARRL - IARU HF World Championship

National Night Out (NNO)

National Night Out is an annual crime prevention event and community-building campaign that promotes police/community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out is designed to: • Heighten crime and drug awareness. • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts. • Strengthen neighborhood spirit … Continue reading "National Night Out (NNO)"

ARRL – 222MHz and Up Distance Contest


Objective:  Work as many stations as possible on the 222 MHz through 241 GHz bands using any allowable mode. A station in a specific grid locator may be contacted from the same location only once on each band, regardless of mode. For more information visit:  ARRL - 222MHz and Up Distance Contest page

Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Net (BVS ERT)


The Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Team (BVS ERT) consists of FCC-licensed amateur radio operators in Bear Valley Springs, Tehachapi City, and adjacent communities that volunteer their radio relay skills in the event of an emergency.  If you would like to participate or become a member of the team, join us on-air or via Echolink … Continue reading "Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Net (BVS ERT)"

ARRL – 10GHz & Up – Round 1 Contest


Contest Objective: For North American amateurs to contact as many amateur stations in as many different locations as possible in North America on bands from 10-GHz through Light. Amateurs are encouraged to operate from more than one location during this event. See the detailed rules for restrictions. For more information visit:  ARRL - 10Ghz & … Continue reading "ARRL – 10GHz & Up – Round 1 Contest"

ARRL – Rookie Roundup – RTTY Contest


Mission: To encourage newly-licensed operators (“Rookies”) in North America (including territories and possessions) to operate on the HF bands and experience competitive Amateur Radio operating. Experienced operators (“Non-Rookies”) are strongly encouraged to participate and help new operators – either on the air or in person. Objective: Rookies exchange information with as many other stations as possible on … Continue reading "ARRL – Rookie Roundup – RTTY Contest"

Flag Retirement Ceremony & 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Tehachapi Event Center & Rodeo Grounds 416 Dennison Road, Tehachapi, CA

The Tehachapi American Legion Post 221, Boy Scouts, Blue Star Moms, DAR, 5150, TMRA, and the City of Tehachapi will be working together in support of a Flag Retirement Ceremony and 9/11 Remembrance at the Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds.

Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Team Breakfast (BVS ERT) at the “Mulligan Room”

Mulligan Room 29541 Rolling Oak Drive, Tehachapi, CA

Join us for Breakfast at the “Mulligan Room”.  Your RSVP is requested so that we can give the staff an idea of how many will be attending.  To make your reservation, please contact Valerie Mason (KK6WLQ).  If you need a Gate Pass, please let her know at that time. You can also contact us via … Continue reading "Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Team Breakfast (BVS ERT) at the “Mulligan Room”"

“Just Because Net”


Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater. Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT. The Net is held on the Bear … Continue reading "“Just Because Net”"