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ARRL Clubs - Riverside County ARA

Riverside County ARA

Riverside County ARA

Contact Information

Club Name:
Riverside County ARA
Call Sign:
Alan Serl KM6KPW

Basic Information

Call Sign:
Annual Report:
Nov 30th 2021
Meeting Time:
2nd Thursday of every month at 7 PM
Meeting Place:
Riverside Seventh Day Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Affiliation Date:
Jan 17th 1973
Contest, Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, License Test Sessions, Mentor, On-The-Air Bulletins, Repeater

Our club (RCARA) has been serving the Riverside area since 1955.  Our meetings and club membership is open to anyone interested in Amateur Radio.

The club provides communications support during Public Service Events throughout the year. A weekly Public Service Net is held to foster emergency preparedness every Monday evening at 7:00 PM on. This 2M Monday net provides bulletins of upcoming club activities and events. It is also possible to check into the Net via the W6CDF Box Springs Repeater (224.460 MHz, -1600 KHz offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.

RCARA also hosts a 10 Meter, Round Table Net on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM to let our members break out their HF gear and rag chew with other members.  As the 10 meter band opens up, we are occasionally joined by DX check ins which makes the night a little more interesting.

Our club’s 2M repeater is located on the roof of the Riverside County Administrative Center building in downtown Riverside which assures us of emergency power. The W6TJ repeater is an open-access local-area repeater covering the city of Riverside and its surrounding communities.

Above all else, Amateur Radio is a service. Many Hams volunteer their expertise in providing communications for Public Service Events such as emergency service organizations, Scouting Events, walk-a-thons; races; community events. Ham operators generally pride themselves on their communication readiness for earthquakes, fires or floods and other emergency situations. When disasters occur, Hams are on the scene relaying radio traffic where it is often impossible to communicate by conventional means, i.e. telephone, cell phone, computer, etc.


Club Statistics

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Riverside County ARA Officers

  • Alan Serl KM6KPW

    Contact, President

    Alan Serl KM6KPW

  • James W. Wiley AG6EA


    James W. Wiley AG6EA

  • Madeleine L. Haase AJ6MF

    Secretary, Editor

    Madeleine L. Haase AJ6MF

  • John E. Salisbury W7RSO

    Vice President

    John E. Salisbury W7RSO


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