Along with hams from Los Gatos/Monte Sereno, SARA members planned and executed the “Radio Programming” activity at the County annual ARES/RACES event at Edith Morley Park in Campbell on Saturday, September 28 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm. The radio programming activity focussed on helping new/ inexperienced hams get their HTs programmed and challenged experienced hams to program an HT they had never seen before. The activity was very successful with 34 participants and mentors. People went away having improved their ham operating skills, and they had some fun while they were doing it!
Overall, the County event drew well over 100 hams from around the county who focused on a variety of activities to improve their ham skills. In addition to the radio programming, there were also activities focussed on net control, field operations, packet operations, shadowing and cross-band repeating. There were exercises for both inexperienced and experienced hams in each activity. According to County sources, this was the best turnout ever for this annual event.