SCRA

Sonoma County Radio Amateurs

Historical copies of Short Skip, the newsletter for the SCRA.

LATEST SHORT SKIP included here = November 2016

We are fortunate to have received photographs of Field Day in Sonoma County prior to the first publication of Short Skip:

Field Day Photos

1959 Photos

1960 Photos

1961 - not available

1962 - not available

1963 Photos

1964 Photos

1965 Photos

1966 Photos

1967 Photos

Available copies of Short Skip are linked below. If you have any copies not provided here, please contact Mike Von der Porten at MikeVdPCA@aim.com.

 

1976 Vol 1     [USPS 13 cents]

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

1977 Vol 2 - Vol 3

Jan

Feb  - marked Vol 2            Feb - Marked Vol 3

Mar

Apr

May

June                        The numbering of some of these early volumes

July                         isn't clear -- there are no months or dates on

Aug                         the copies -- if you have any suggestions, please

Sept                        contact the email at the bottom.

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

1978 Vol 4

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June   [USPS 15 cents]

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

1979 Vol 4

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

1980 Vol 5

Jan  Alcatraz Invasion

Feb  Death Valley

Mar  Death Valley

Apr  Pot Luck Dinner

May  Beam Construction

June  Field Day

July  Field Day

Aug  Camping Cartoon

Sept  ARES / RACES Readiness Survey

Oct  1st Place Award - Small Clubs Division

Nov  Traditions

Dec  Merry Christmas

 

1981 Vol 6

Jan  Happy New Year

Feb  ARRL WAS Map

Mar  Club Member Goes Native

Apr  Spring is Here   [USPS 18 cents]

May  Upgrade Classes / Our Communications Trailer

June  The RF Connection

July  Merger Proposed / Field Day - Ragle Park

Aug  German Sister Club

Sept  Merger Approved by Two Clubs

Oct  SCRA Organization Chart

Nov  Constitution and Bylaws

Dec  Merry Christmas   [USPS 20 cents]

 

1982 Vol 7

Jan  DX

Feb  10 meter band

Mar  Pile-up busting

Apr  Choosing phonetics

May  Phonetics

June  Testing your choice

July  more DX watch

Aug  more DX watch

Sept  The top ten

Oct  The top ten cont'd

Nov  QSLs

Dec

 

 

1983 Vol 8

Jan   73 Magazine DX Column    

Feb  73 Magazine DX Column

Mar  73 Magazine DX Column

Apr  World Map Centered on San Francisco

May  Insurance company letter

June  QST QST QST / N5DEZ & KA6ZDB Married

July  Swiss Family Broenemnans

Aug  In Memory of Ben Bisordi KA6SSM SK

Sept  WB6RHP's Accident

Oct  A First

Nov  W5YI Report

Dec  President / Future

 

1984 Vol 9

Jan  In Memory of Vic Clark

Feb  Announcing a New Junior Operator

Mar  Local Repeaters - Busy Times

Apr  DF Moves Into Your Life

May  DF Antenna Unit

June  Why DX?

July  DXing for the Beginner

Aug  Warren Klinger Day

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  Special Service Club

Nov  Two-Meter Band Plans

Dec  Reflection Time

 

1985 Vol 10

Jan  Portrait of a Die-Hard

Feb  BT-BY

Mar  20 KHz 2-Meter Band Plan   [USPS 22 cents]

Apr  We Need Teachers

May  Field Days We Have Known

June  Digipeter Map

July  Field Day

Aug  Flea Mart

Sept  Long Haul DX

Oct  Flea Mart!

Nov  Earthquake Fault Lines

Dec  Lubeck, Germany

 

1986 Vol 11

Jan  Member of the Year Betty BravinAG6C

Feb  Cartoons

Mar  Floods

Apr  Four of Many Volunteers / 1986 Floods

May Homebrew Contest

June  Field Day

July  HF Bands in Europe

Aug  Field Day

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  Flea Market

Nov  Band Plans

Dec  Christmas Party

 

1987 Vol 12

Jan  Member of the Year KS6W

Feb  New Meeting Place

Mar  Novices on Phone

Apr  Alcatraz Island

May  Homebrew

June  Field Day

July  Mock Fire Incident

Aug  Field Day

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  SCRA DX Event

Nov  DX QSL Cards

Dec  Put It On the Xmas List:  More Sunspots

 

1988 Vol 13

Jan  New Board / Member of the Year Hoppy Brauin WD6CKP

Feb  Novice Roundup

Mar  Club QSL Cards

Apr  Biathalon

May  Homebrew   [USPS 25 cents]

June  Field Day 1987

July  Field Day 1988

Aug  Picnic

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  Flea Market

Nov  Nominees for Board of Directors

Dec  Get that "Wish List" Ready for Santa!

 

1989 Vol 14

Jan

Feb

Mar  Yagi Antenna Design

Apr

May

June  Special Olympics  

July  Field Day

Aug  Is CW Useless?

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  50th Anniversary Issue

Nov  Simulated Emergency Test

Dec  New Ionosphere

 

1990 Vol 15

Jan  Member of the Year Jim Pelmulder N6PIN

Feb  Microsat Modules

Mar  Pictures from Marconi's Past

Apr  N1AL's Break-In Mod

May  Homebrew Contest

June  Antenna Party on Sonoma Mountain

July  Shortwave Converter

Aug  Field Day

Sept

Oct  Scenes from the SCRA Marconi Wireless Operation

Nov  Scenes from the SCRA Marconi Wireless Operation

Dec  Elmer

 

 

1991 Vol 16

Jan  Happy New Year!      

Feb  All That Stands Between J Q Public and a Ham License

Mar  ARRL DX Contest  [USPS 29 cents]

Apr  Low-Pass TVI Filter

May  Build Your Own Transmitter

June  RACES Drill

July

Aug  DXers:  It's Later Than You Think

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  Editor Looking for Article Contributions

Nov

Dec  Sonoma County Hams Featured in World Radio Magazine

 

 

1992 Vol 17

Jan  Christmas Party

Feb Bob WD6DPE Made Santa Rosa City Calendar Cover

Mar  ARRL National Convention

Apr  SCRA Brunch

May  Homebrew Contest

June  Field Day

July  Bay Area 2-Meter Repeater Map

Aug  Field Day

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  Code Practice Oscillator

Nov  Flea Market

Dec  EOC Drill

1993 Vol 18

Jan  Sonoma County Does Have Its Faults

Feb    [USPS 32 cents]

Mar  Expanding Students' Horizons

Apr  2-Meter Vertical Antenna Radials

May  6-Station Code Copying Station

June  Field Day

July  Field Day

Aug  Field Day

Sept  Flea Market

Oct

Nov  Flea Market

Dec  What Goes Up...

 

1994 Vol 19

Jan  Christmas Party

Feb  Public Service

Mar  Ham Shack 1941 Style

Apr  DXing in Belgium

May  US Amateur Bands

June  Field Day

July  Hold Incoming Welfare Traffic

Aug  Field Day

Sept  Field Day Mobile Antenna Installation

Oct  Flea Market

Nov  Memories of a Summer Day

Dec  AMPRNet / Internet Gateways

 

1995 Vol 20

Jan  CQ Crossword

Feb  Morse Code Course

Mar  Scenes from Recent Flood Operations

Apr  Homebrew Contest

May  January Floods

June  Field Day

July  Ham Helps with Rescue

Aug  Field Day North

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  New SCRA Repeaters

Nov  California QSO Party at the Two Rock Ham Shack

Dec  Happy Holidays

 

1996 Vol 21

Jan  Happy New Year

Feb  SCRAPS

Mar  Homebrew Contest

Apr  Hank's Swap Shop

May  Wilderness Radio's Sierra Transciever

June  Field Day

July  Write Now - 239 members!

Aug  Mini-DXpedition to Alcatraz

Sept  Flea Market

Oct  Fox Hunt

Nov  Election Time

Dec  Christmas Dinner Meeting

 

1997 Vol 22

Jan  PL is Coming

Feb  Ham Astronauts Swap Spots Aboard MIR

Mar  National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Apr  Homebrew Contest

May  Rocket Science

June  Field Day

July  Escape to Alcatraz

Aug

Sept

Oct  Nominations

Nov  Hank's Swap Shop

Dec  SCRA Christmas Dinner

 

 

1998 Vol 23

Jan  Hewlett-Packard Site for Meetings Until June

Feb  Telegraphic Codes

Mar  Fox-Hunters to the Rescue

Apr  Annual Homebrew Contest

May

June  Field Day to be Held at Youth Park

July  MIR-School QSOs End

Aug  City of Santa Rosa Proclamation

Sept  Swap Meet

Oct  FCC Issues Errata

Nov  M2 6-Meter Yagi

Dec

 

1999 Vol 24

Jan  FEMA Says BPL Will Severely Impair HF Operations      

Feb  Code-Free HF Access   [USPS 33 cents]

Mar  Bay Area Repeater Shut Down

Apr  Cincinnati Hams Respond

May  ARRL to Celebrate 85th Anniversary on the Air

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2000 Vol 25

Jan  Member of the Year Kelly Cureton KD6CJQ

Feb  Talk Radio

Mar  Power Company Acts on Complaints

Apr

SCRAPS

May  Hams Help Get Wounded Boy from Ship to Hospital

June  So Where's My New Ticket?

July  Hamvention

Aug  Field Day

Sept  PCAM

Oct  Constitution and Bylaws

Nov  ARES Communication Log

Dec  Phase 3D

 

2001 Vol 26

Jan  Life Member Marie Mappus KI6QY

Feb  SCRA Shifts Repeaters  [USPS 34 cents]

Mar  SCRA and County OES in Conflict

Apr  AO-40 Starts Slowing Spin Rate

May  Repeater Committee Installs New Antenna

June  Is Solid State Technology Responsible for Hams Living Longer Lives?

July  Field Day

Aug  ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Maxwell Announces Conclusion in 146.73 Repeater Debate

Sept  NARCC Casts Aside Pacific Division Director Jim Maxwell's Conclusions

Oct  Swap Meet

Nov  FCC Clarified CORES

Dec  Mail Disruptions Lead To Vanity Processing Suspension

 

2002 Vol 27

Jan  Members of the Year:  Bob Magnani K6QSY & Al Ferrera WA6MXI

Feb  SCRA's Unsung Heroes

Mar  Mini Primer on SWR Measurements - Part 1

Apr  Mini Primer on SWR Measurements - Part 2     

May  FCC's Hollingsworth Finds No Enforcement Issue with County / KD6LSO Repeater

June  ARRL's Education and Technology Project

July  Field Day  [USPS 37 cents]

Aug  ARRL's Contest Scores Moving from QST to Web

Sept  PCAM

Oct  ARRL - 5 MHz Compromise

Nov  SCRA Files Suit Against NARCC

Dec  Happy Holidays

 

2003 Vol 28

Jan  Member of the Year KO2L

Feb  Work All SCRA Members

Mar  Amateur Radio Spectrum Act Reintroduced

Apr  California Antenna Bill Postponed

May  California Amateur Antenna Bill

June  California PRB-1 Out of Committee to Senate

July  Field Day

Aug  Governor Signs Amateur Antenna Bill

Sept  BPL Advocates Lack Technical Substance

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2004 Vol 29

Jan  BPL Will Severely Impair HF Operations

Feb 

Mar  BPL Studies

Apr  Amateur Radio Restructure

May  FCC Changes

June  Activities

July  Field Day

Aug  Field Day

Sept  PCAM

Oct  BPL

Nov  Draft Bandwidth and BPL

Dec  Holiday Notes

 

2005 Vol 30

Jan  Happy New Year

Feb  FCC Chairman Resigns    

Mar

Apr

May  New "Go Kit"   

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct  DX Videos

Nov  Toy Drive

Dec

 

2006 Vol 31

Jan

Feb  [USPS 39 cents]

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

November

Dec  On the Public Service Front

 

2007 Vol 32

January  IRLP

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June  [USPS 41 cents]

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2008 Vol 33

Jan

Feb

Mar  [First PDF Short Skip sent by email]

Apr

May

June  Field Day  [USPS 42 cents]

July  Audacity of the Day

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2009 Vol 34

Jan       

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June  [USPS 44 cents]

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2010 Vol 35

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr                   

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec-TBD

 

2011 Vol 36

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr                   

May - Human Race, Field Day, Jim McLaughlin W2EWE SK                  

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2012 Vol 37

Jan

Feb [US first class to 45 cents]

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2013 Vol 38

Jan

Feb [US first class to 46 cents]

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

2014 Vol 39

Jan - Pat Coyle KG6JSL Takes the Helm

Feb - Member Survey, Year Kickoff [US first class to 49 cents]

Mar - New Website, Technician Class

Apr - RFI, Causes and Cures

May - Lake Sonoma 50

Jun - Simulated Emergency Test

Jul - Public Service, Activities, Spy Radio and Clandestine Communications

Aug - Radio Programming, Show and Tell

Sep - Good Bye Summer, Hello Fall

Oct - Club Picnic

Nov - Nominations, Annual Meeting

Dec - not issued

2015 Vol 40

2016 Vol. 41

2017 Vol. 42

 

These copies were produced to the capabilities of the scanner (machine and man!).  So, there are some

mixed-up pages, etc.  The two-page formats are based on the originals.  These are scanned at 200 DPI to

keep the files sizes reasonable:  they are still big files.  If you can provide cleaner copies, please pass them along.

 

Thanks go to the early club officers who maintained the archives of Short Skips, and to John Breckenridge WB6FRZ and Bob Olsten

WD6DPH who generously shared their own collections of Short Skips for this archive.

 

Originals and copies of Short Skip are part of the archives of the Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA.  For a sheet showing which

copies they have and a summary of those available here, click here.

 

The USPS notes indicate the standard postage rate beginning with that issue.  That sure has gone up over the years!

 

Here's a history of the club.  And, here's a table of the known officers and some key chairs since 1939.

 

SCRA held a very early Volunteer Examiner (VE) session.  It is believed to be the second held in the

Western Region, and perhaps the second in the nation.  Here are the VE documents from that session.

 

There's a great photo of the Club's station W6LFJ operating at the Red Cross at the Sonoma County

Library's archives:

http://history.sonoma.lib.ca.us/images/p27487.jpg.

 

The club's website can be found at www.sonomacountyradioamateurs.com or www.socoham.org.

 

Mike Von der Porten, AD6YB, has developed a CPVC version of the popular 2-meter tape measure antenna. 

For information click here.

Some amateurs participated in Field Day in 1959 through 1967. We have sets of photos here: Other Field Day Photos

 

 

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