Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to join the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club. Dues are $25 per year, payable in January, with reduced rates for later membership. A family rate of $30 provides for membership for the entire household. Seniors age 60 and older may join for $15 and youth under the age of 18 may join for free.
The membership application is available on the organization’s website, w6jw.org.
Both the group’s board meeting and monthly club meetings are held at the Santa Clarita Senior Center, located at 22900 Market Street in Newhall. The meeting room is in the back of the facility and attendance is free.
Amateur Radio Field Day
The American Radio Relay League, ARRL, is the national amateur radio association. The organization, joining with the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club, will host an open house for ham radio aficionados and friends on June 24-25 at Castaic Lake Water Agency in Saugus. Amateur Radio Field Day will draw upwards of 40,000 visitors to share a day of mutual information, emergency preparedness, community outreach and technical skills.
“Hams” from throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places each year to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to numerous communities and to the nation. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933 and remains the most popular event in ham radio.
The public is welcome to arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. at the guard gate entrance from the parking lot at Central Park. Transmissions begin at 11 a.m. for a contest event.
The event will be held at Castaic Lake Water Agency, located at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus, above Central Park. For information on Field Day, email Chris Sheridan at Coolcas59@yahoo.com or visit w6jw.org.