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ARRL Volunteer Examiner 

SJC1 - 147.210 + 114.8 Stockton (Stockton Pri)
SJC2 - 146.655 - 100.0 Tracy (County Pri)
SJC3 - 145.210 - 100.0 Tracy (County B/up)
SJC4 - 147.090 + 114.8 Lodi (North Pri)
SJC5 - 146.985 - 100.0 Manteca
SJC6 - 147.165 + 107.2 SDARC
SJC7 - 147.015 + 114.8 Copperopolis
SJC8 - 147.105 + 94.8 Stockton
SJC9 - 146.895 - 114.8 Mt. Oso - Disabled
SJC10 - 444.400 + 114.8 Copperopolis
SJC11 - 444.325 + 94.8 Stockton (Stockton Pri)
SJC12 - 443.825 + 107.2 Mt. Oso
SJC13 - 444.575 + 107.2 Stockton
SJC14 - 444.850 + 114.8 127.3 Tracy 
SJC15 - 444.500 + 114.8 Stockton
LLNL - 146.775 - 100.0 Livermore

TAC1 - 146.550

TAC3 - 146.535
TAC4 - 146.430
TAC6 - 156.565
TAC7 - 146.595
TAC8 - 146.445
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N5FDL/CEVOL Repeaters

Stockton: 147.210 + N5FDL and 444.500 + K6TRK Both PL 114.8 (linked)

Copperopolis/Gopher Ridge: 147.015 + and 444.400 +  (not linked) N6GKJ 

Mt. Oso: 146.895 - N5FDL and 443.825 + PL 107.2 (not linked)

Tracy: 444.850 + KB6EMK PL 127.3

Affiliated Repeaters

Bear Mtn.: 146.090 + and 444.250 + WB6ASU Both PL 114.8 (linked)

Mt. Delux: 145.210 - PL 100.0 WA6SEK (10mi S of Tracy)

All repeaters are open to all users.


My elmer, Jim Haynie W5JBP, SK

Jim Haynie W5JBP (SK)I guess if you are a ham and you’re going to die, then age 73 is as good a time as any. Though I suppose 88 would be better. Hi!

Jim Haynie, former WB5JBP, ARRL President Emeritus, would see the humor in that, I think. Humor that lets me think good things about Jim, who was one of my elmers when I was first getting started in Amateur Radio back in Dallas, circa 1982.

Jim passed away this week after some sort of illness. Here is the ARRL announcement of this passing.

I alternately liked and disliked Jim, who worked hard at being a God-like presence in local ham circles and largely succeeded. There is no doubt he passionately cared about Amateur Radio and the community. And particularly about the Skywarn program.

Our differences were typical new ham/old ham conflicts, details of which have faded with time. I was, after all, an ADD, early-20’s radio newskid, who got into hamming in order to be part of the spring and fall tornado chases. He, meanwhile, was the #1 representative of The Establishment (aka Dallas ARC) and I hung with a different crowd.

I last saw him at Dayton about five years ago, and this was the first time in maybe 10 more years. I took the opportunity to thank Jim for all he’d done for me and his service to the ARRL and ham radio generally. I decided that I’d really always liked him. He told me that he swapped his original WB5JBP for vanity W5JBP and later wished he hadn’t.

Jim was a good guy who was licensed for more then 40 years, he was a mover, a smart guy, and from a generation when Amateur Radio was still a big deal. Remembering Jim, today I wish I had been born in 1945 instead of 1959. Jim had lots of ham fun that I missed.

73, Jim, and God bless. 



New San Joaquin County Repeater Map

Click on the image to download a photo map of San Joaquin County with the major ham repeaters, including approximate location and elevation, frequency, PL, site name and tactical channel ID. Might be handy to keep a copy at your operating position, in your car and other handy locations. Please notify me of any errors.

Tim Sivils K6TRK (SK)

I’m going to post an appreciation of Tim as soon as I can bring myself to think of him in the past tense. In the meantime, here is information about the arrangements. Tim was the person most responsible for my adventure in repeaters and the longtime 2-meter coordinator for Northern California. One of the most respected hams I know and a man I will deeply miss.

For those of you who would like to pay your last respects to Mr. Sivils, here is the information.

Both the visitation and graveside service is open to those who wish to attend.

Visitation will be held at the Cherokee Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way, Lodi, California on Thursday, April 14th from 2:00PM to 8:00PM.

The graveside service will be held on Friday, April 15th, 2:15 pm at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 & Harney Ln.

Reception information will be provided, once arrangements have been made.

Scott Hensley - KB6UOO
President - NARCC




2016 CEV Frequency Plan Posted

The first draft of the 2016 California Emergency Volunteers EMCOMM Frequency Plan for San Joaquin County (whew!) is now posted on this site.

There is only one significant change from 2015. Channel 8 and 28 are now designated STCKPD as the 147.105 repeater has been moved from the Kaiser Clinic on West Lane to Stockton PD headquarters downtown. The PL has been changed from 67.0 to 94.8.

The repeater is located with, but not linked to, Channel 11 and 31 444.325 PL 94.8.

The plan is available as a PDF and in both comma-separated-values (CSV) and Excel formats for easy importing into radio programming software. Both VHF and UHF frequencies are included.

Comments and corrections welcomed.


2016 San Joaquin HamCram Dates

In 2016, there will be a HamCram every month (except June) in San Joaquin County. 

Tracy: Jan 16, March 19, May 14, July 16, Sept 17 and Nov 19
Sponsored by California Emergency Volunteers. Registration at
Stockton: Feb 6, April 9, Aug 8, Oct 8 and Dec 10
Sponsored by Stockton Delta Amateur Radio Club. Registration at
Stockton also offers “Elmer University” Amateur Radio training on the same days as its HamCrams.