What we're about

The San Mateo Radio Club has served the Amateur Radio community on the San Francisco peninsula since 1946. The club promotes the exchange of knowledge among members at monthly meetings, serves the local community with emergency communication, and helps newcomers get on the air. Meetings cover a wide range of radio related topics such as DX (long distance communication), digital radio, new technologies, equipment reviews, competitions (contests), emergency protocols, remote region expedition communications (DXpeditions), and much more. The club’s goal is to improve its member’s technical and operating capabilities and to foster fellowship.

Meetings

The San Mateo Radio Club meets the third Friday of the month at 7:30pm at the Beresford Recreation Center, 28th and Alameda de Las Pulgas, San Mateo. Each meeting has a presentation on a topic of interest in amateur radio. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get help with problems.

Membership

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio. The annual dues are $25.

To become a member, either through the mail with a physical check, or with credit-card online, the process starts out the same on our web form: http://TinyURL.com/smrc-dues

Weekly Radio NET

Join us for the San Mateo Radio Club 2-meter Net every Tuesday evening at 19:00 PT on the N6ZX repeater:

• Output: 145.370 MHz, Minus offset of 600 KHz

• Tone CTCSS (PL): 107.2 Hz

Our thanks to the Kings Mountain Amateur Radio Club for allowing us to use their repeater for our weekly NET.

More Information

• Twitter: https://twitter.com/cqw6uq

• Main web site: http://www.W6UQ.org (http://www.w6uq.org/)

• ARRL listing: http://www.arrl.org/Groups/view/san-mateo-radio-club-inc/type:club

• FCC listing: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=814328

Upcoming events (4+)

TUESDAY NIGHT NET - VISITORS WELCOME

Needs a location

SAN MATEO RADIO CLUB WEEKLY NET

700PM - Check in to the net with your callsign and name.

Feel free to:
Share what you are up to......
Pass along current and future ham events.
Chat with your fellow hams after roll call.

A few reference materials to read up on before the net:
1. http://www.hamuniverse.com/repeater.html
2. https://hamradioschool.com/five-common-mistakes-new-hams-make/
3. sign up to find local repeaters near you: https://www.repeaterbook.com/
4. trying a hot spot to reach outside your RF range: https://amateurradionotes.com/hotspots.htm

Share upcoming events, announcements, nets, and new things you are trying.

Wrap up and close the net.

Where to meet: N6ZX repeater[masked]Mhz, tone 107.2, offset minus 600Khz, FM analog. If the repeater is not operational please transmit on simplex[masked]MHz. http://www.kingsmountainonline.com/community/radio-club

Thank you to the Kings Mountain Amateur Radio Club for the use of the N6ZX repeater!

Other things to do with San Mateo Radio Club:

-Tuesday Evenings 7 pm - Our weekly net -[masked]MHz N6ZX
-Thursday Evening 7 pm - Our weekly Ham Chat -[masked] N6ZX
-2nd Friday of the Month 715pm - Next is July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December TBA. Our monthly meeting. Typically at Beresford Recreation Center in San Mateo yet we will be using Zoom for a bit longer. Join our mailing list: [masked] to get reminders and a link for Zoom. Join MEETUP to get informed of our upcoming events: meetup.com/sanmateoradioclub

To join or renew membership in San Mateo Radio Club please use this link at a modest $25 annual fee:
https://tinyurl.com/smrc-dues

THURSDAY REPEATER HAM CHAT AND LEARNING- WHERE DO OLD RADIOS GO? + FCC ?s

What happens to older amateur radios and accessories as they become dated and less cutting edge? Do you hang on to your gear? Do you buy the latest and greatest? How long is the useful life of radios today?

We meet on the air to chat and learn - remember to bring examples and questions. Each evening we set aside time to talk about the basics and lead into the weekly subject. All amateurs radio operators are welcome - SMRC encourages visitors and guests to join in.

Welcome to a new on the air event for the San Mateo Radio Club. I hope that you can join us in exercising your PTT on 2 meters.

7:00 PM -Check in with your callsign and name - I will check in several hams and then have them share. As we get through each group I will call for more hams to check-in. We also have several questions from the FCC question pools to ask, answer and talk about.

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Let's try to have a little different format and try this:
- FCC question pool Q and A. We will try a new format to see what works:
- putting you on the spot to answer a specific question.
- first person to answer a question.
Don't be nervous - the scores are not kept or graded. All friends at the end - this is a learning non judging get together.

A few reference materials to read up on before Thursday night:
1. https://hamstudy.org/
2. http://www.arrl.org/question-pools

Share upcoming events, announcements, nets, and new things you are trying.

Be sure you are ready to share by asking and answering questions - this is an interactive chat NOT just your callsign and scram!

Wrap up and close the chat.

Where to meet: N6ZX repeater[masked]MHz, tone 107.2Hz, offset minus 600Khz, FM analog. http://www.kingsmountainonline.com/community/radio-club If the repeater is not operating please transmit on simplex[masked]MHz
Thank you to the Kings Mountain Amateur Radio Club for the use of the N6ZX repeater!
Other things to do with San Mateo Radio Club:
-Tuesday Evenings 7pm-Our weekly net-[masked]MHz N6ZX
-Thursday Evening 7pm-Our weekly Ham Chat-[masked] N6ZX
-3rd Friday of the Month 715pm-Next is October 15, November 19. Our monthly meeting. Typically at Beresford Recreation Center in San Mateo yet we will be using Zoom for a bit longer. Join our mailing list: [masked] to get reminders and a link for Zoom. Join MEETUP to get informed of our upcoming events:
https://www.meetup.com/SanMateoRadioClub
To join our club a membership application is below at a modest $25 annual fee:
https://tinyurl.com/smrc-dues
https://form.jotform.com/203371100504134

TUESDAY NIGHT NET - *USE YOUR BACKUP RADIO TONIGHT* VISITORS WELCOME

USE YOUR BACKUP RADIO TONIGHT. instead of your comfortable operating position switch it up and use a different radio, antenna, QRP or go mobile.
SAN MATEO RADIO CLUB WEEKLY NET

700PM - Check in to the net with your callsign and name.

Feel free to:
Share what you are up to......
Pass along current and future ham events.
Chat with your fellow hams after roll call.

A few reference materials to read up on before the net:
1. http://www.hamuniverse.com/repeater.html
2. https://hamradioschool.com/five-common-mistakes-new-hams-make/
3. sign up to find local repeaters near you: https://www.repeaterbook.com/
4. trying a hot spot to reach outside your RF range: https://amateurradionotes.com/hotspots.htm

Share upcoming events, announcements, nets, and new things you are trying.

Wrap up and close the net.

Where to meet: N6ZX repeater[masked]Mhz, tone 107.2, offset minus 600Khz, FM analog. If the repeater is not operational please transmit on simplex[masked]MHz. http://www.kingsmountainonline.com/community/radio-club

Thank you to the Kings Mountain Amateur Radio Club for the use of the N6ZX repeater!

Other things to do with San Mateo Radio Club:

-Tuesday Evenings 7 pm - Our weekly net -[masked]MHz N6ZX
-Thursday Evening 7 pm - Our weekly Ham Chat -[masked] N6ZX
-2nd Friday of the Month 715pm - Next is July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December TBA. Our monthly meeting. Typically at Beresford Recreation Center in San Mateo yet we will be using Zoom for a bit longer. Join our mailing list: [masked] to get reminders and a link for Zoom. Join MEETUP to get informed of our upcoming events: meetup.com/sanmateoradioclub

To join or renew membership in San Mateo Radio Club please use this link at a modest $25 annual fee:
https://tinyurl.com/smrc-dues

THURSDAY REPEATER HAM CHAT AND LEARNING: JK Antennas FORCE 12 C3S-JK + FCC ?s

Tonight we continue with ANTENNA BUILDING BLOCKS. This is a continuing series of talks with antennas we selected earlier this year. Tonight will be the: JK Antennas Force 12 C3S-JK a triband[masked]. See number 2 for a link below.

We meet on the air to chat and learn - remember to bring examples and questions. Each evening we set aside time to talk about the basics and lead into the weekly subject. All amateurs radio operators are welcome - SMRC encourages visitors and guests to join in.

Welcome to a new on the air event for the San Mateo Radio Club to create a learning space on the air. I hope that you can join us in exercising your PTT on 2 meters.

7:00 PM -Check in with your callsign and name - I will check in several hams and then have them share. As we get through each group I will call for more hams to check in. We also have several questions from the FCC question pools to ask, answer and talk about.

*****
Building Blocks for Antennas - types of antenna, space configurations, home, mobile, portable. This is the second in a series of talks about antennas. We will grow this subject as we learn and become more knowledgeable about the benefits and downfalls of each.
These are the antennas we will be talking about. Please feel free to add other antennas of interest that you may own or want to know more about.
1. Radiowavz fan dipole - My antenna is called Saturn 4-20 Multi-Band Dipole from RadioWavz.com. https://www.radiowavz.com/product/saturn-fan-dipoles/82
It has elements for 20, 17, 10, and 6 meters.?? https://www.radiowavz.com/product/saturn-fan-dipoles/82?cs=true&cst=custom
2. JK Antenna Force 12 C3S-JK triband 10/15/20 - https://jkantennas.com/c3s-jk.html
http://www.zl2al.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Force-12-C3S-Manual.pdf
https://jkantennas.com/assets/xr5-jk-2020-version.pdf - this is the 5 band[masked] - similar design
3. MFJ 2010 Off Center Fed Dipole - https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-2010
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0289/7782/3843/files/MFJ-2010.pdf?v=1586534126
4. G5RV
5. 40/75/80 fan dipole - with 80 meter parasitic element -
https://0x9900.com/807540-meter-antenna-for-field-day/
https://www.hamuniverse.com/multidipole.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_radiator#:~:text=Description,of%20radiation%20of%20the%20antenna.&text=The%20driven%20element%20of%20the,of%20the%20radio%20waves%20used.

Share upcoming events, announcements, nets, and new things you are trying.

Be sure you are ready to share by asking and answering questions - this is an interactive chat NOT just your callsign and scram!

Wrap up and close the chat.

Where to meet: N6ZX repeater[masked]MHz, tone 107.2Hz, -600Khz, FM analog. http://www.kingsmountainonline.com/community/radio-club If the repeater is not operating please transmit on simplex[masked]MHz
Thank you to the Kings Mountain Amateur Radio Club for the use of the N6ZX repeater!
Other things to do with San Mateo Radio Club:
-Tuesday Evenings 7pm-Our weekly net-[masked]MHz N6ZX
-Thursday Evening 7pm-Our weekly Ham Chat-[masked] N6ZX
-3rd Friday of the Month 715pm-Next is September 17, October 15. Our monthly meeting. Typically at Beresford Recreation Center in San Mateo yet we will be using Zoom for a bit longer. Join our mailing list: [masked] to get reminders and a link for Zoom. Join MEETUP to get informed of our upcoming events:
https://www.meetup.com/SanMateoRadioClub
To join our club a membership application is below at a modest $25 annual fee:
https://tinyurl.com/smrc-dues
https://form.jotform.com/203371100504134

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