2022 Field Day

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.

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 on ham radio.

The Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association will be hosting its Field Day 2022 event at the Brite Valley Aquatic Recreation Area (aka Brite Lake) located at 22902 Banducci Road, Tehachapi CA 93561 under Pavilion 3 (Southwest) corner of the lake.  Please use the gate code 2038398 to enter the park and make your way to Pavilion 3.

Map of the Event location

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http://www.arrl.org/field-day

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2022 Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill!

At 10:20 a.m. on October 20, 2022, millions of
people will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The
Great ShakeOut, the world’s largest earthquake
drill ever! All non-profit organizations are
encouraged to participate in the drill (or plan a
more extensive exercise) and to inform the public
about the drill.

Great California ShakeOut
Get Ready to ShakeOut!

Why? Because when the adrenaline kicks in, you may not act safely if you haven’t practiced the Drop, Cover, Hold On drill before that moment. Don’t wait until the shaking – register at ShakeOut.org/register to practice earthquake safety with your community.

Invite everyone who matters to you to register and ShakeOut on October 20th. Everyone is welcome to participate – individuals, families, businesses, schools, government agencies, and organizations!

 

“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 Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish. Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net. We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects; – Antennas – Alternative Power – ARES – QRP – Overlanding – ConOps – WinLink – SOTA – Virtual Expo – FT-8 – DMR – BioEnno Batteries – Go Kits – WinLink – Our favorite toy stores – Ham Equipment For Sale – Requests for Help – Solutions to problems – NVIS If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

Club Breakfast at Gracian’s Grill

Join us for the Tehachapi Amateur Radio Associations monthly breakfast at Gracian’s Grill in Tehachapi.  It’s a great opportunity to meet with friends and fellow “Ham” Radio operators from in and around the Tehachapi area.  Good food, great people, and awesome conversations.  Our monthly breakfast(s) have resumed and are held on the second (2nd) Saturday of every month at Gracian’s Grill at 8:30 am (PDT).  While an RSVP is not required, we’d love to know how many people can make it so that we can prepare the staff.  See you there and bring your appetite.  73’s!

2021 Hamvention Forums

Hello Contest University and Propagation Summit:

Registration is now OPEN for Virtual Contest University 2021 on May 20, 2021 and for 2021 Hamvention Forums on May 21, 2021. Both events are being held live through Zoom Webinar and are free. You must register to be included in the webinars. You need to register for each event (2) separately. Four Icom radios will be given away at each (2) virtual events (8 radios total). The radio drawing times are random and you must be registered and on Zoom present at the time of the drawing to win. Both events (2) will be recorded and available on YouTube at the conclusion of the events (2).

For more information please go to:

https://www.contestuniversity.com/

https://hamvention.org/forums-2021/

2021 CONTEST UNIVERSITY Live via Zoom Webinar (free) – Thursday, May 20, 2021

Hello Contest University and Propagation Summit:

Registration is now OPEN for Virtual Contest University 2021 on May 20, 2021 and for 2021 Hamvention Forums on May 21, 2021. Both events are being held live through Zoom Webinar and are free. You must register to be included in the webinars. You need to register for each event (2) separately. Four Icom radios will be given away at each (2) virtual events (8 radios total). The radio drawing times are random and you must be registered and on Zoom present at the time of the drawing to win. Both events (2) will be recorded and available on YouTube at the conclusion of the events (2).

For more information please go to:

https://www.contestuniversity.com/

https://hamvention.org/forums-2021/

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

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 email at [email protected].

Join us to meet the voice(s) from our Sunday night nets or QSO’s.

SEE YOU THERE!

“Just Because Net”

“Just Because Net” We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

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 Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

“Just Because Net”

The “Just Because” Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL).

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT. The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like) Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish. Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net. We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects such as:

– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment or anything amateur radio related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

Amateur Radio Invited to Take Part in MARS Exercise on 60M

Amateur Radio Community Invited to Take Part in MARS Exercise on 60 Meters.

Amateur Radio Community Invited to Take Part in MARS Exercise on 60 Meters

04/07/2021

Amateur Radio community invited to take part in MARS exercise on 60 Meters. This and similar 60 meter interoperability exercises are conducted during the first full week of each month. Air Force MARS has Sunday, 0501 UTC through Wednesday, 1701 UTC. Army MARS picks up Wednesday, 1701 UTC through Saturday, 0501 UTC. There is no service crossover.The five USB channelized 60-meter frequencies are available for interoperability (communication between services).

More information can be found on the following two (2) websites:

  • http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-community-invited-to-take-part-in-mars-exercise-on-60-meters
  • https://qrznow.com/mars-announces-schedule-of-dates-for-60-meter-interoperability/