The weekend of Sept 30 Oct 2 2022 offers three events for amateur radio operators in San Benito County.
First on the list of events is the California QSO Party (CQP). For those of you who don’t know, a QSO Party is when amateur radio operators try to contact as many other operators living in a specific location. For the CQP, operators from all over the world will try to contact as many operators as possible from all 58 counties in California. It starts on Saturday morning and ends on Sunday afternoon. The San Benito County Amateur Radio Association (SBCARA) will set up the N6SBC station and operate from the county fair.
This leads to the second weekend event: the San Benito County Fair. The SBCARA will be at the fair to answer your questions about amateur radio, how they help in emergencies, and how to get licensed.
And finally, October 1st is the Simulated Emergency Test (SET) run by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) throughout the United States. During the SET, radio operators will be given tasks similar to what they would receive during a real emergency.
For information on how to get involved with amateur radio in San Benito County, please visit their website at https://sbcara.org