Harry L. "Bud" Odgers, WA6OVE

NEW ADDRESS! ​Our webpage has moved officially to 3918.org.  Yes, that's right - much simpler than www.sjhfnet.org. For now, you can use either way to get here since we have both until December 2022, but you should get in the habit of just typing www.3918.org. That way our webpage will move up the list when you Google 3918!

    Roland H. Ron


           SK 3/5/20

San Joaquin Net meets Monday-Saturday on 3918 khz, at 6 PM Pacific Time

​Celebrating 62 years of service!

George Stevans, K6SNA

           SK 8/6/19

The date and place have been set for our 2022 Annual SJHF Net Picnic thanks to our Kingsburg Radio Club members.  Mark your calendars now for May 7, 2022, and set your GPS for Memorial Park in Kingsburg, California (1900 16th Avenue). This is the same great spot we met at last year. KI6SK Mel is providing the barbecue and hamburgers, K6LYI is providing the condiments, and AD6W Larry is providing ice cream. AA6F Jim will be in charge of the hot dogs again this year and Myron WA6BLB will supply the soft drinks and bottled water. 

Joe Mizutani, WB6KCE

      SK 2/8/19

Ralph W. Matthews , NA6D

​                SK 5/14/21

Alan J. Vicenti, N6QOG

           SK 4/16/20

May 7, 2022 Annual Picnic Another Success

Edith L. "Salley" Nikkel, WB6FOA

   Roger Corum, WD6CNV

                SK 2/3/19

Remembering Our Silent Keys 

                                        Annual Elections To Be Held

Normally, the annual Nominations and Election of the SJN Net Manager, Net Secretary, and Assistant Net Secretary take place in the month of April. Unfortunately, due to some unexpected challenges in the life of your Net Manager during the past month of April 2022, I overlooked this event entirely.

Thus, as of this evening, May 2, 2022, nominations are now open for Net Manager, Net Secretary, and Assistant Net Secretary.  According to the SJN Bylaws Article 5, Section 1 B, “Only members, and nominees, who have been on the active (net member) list for ninety (90) days prior to the opening of nominations, shall be entitled to nominate, or vote in an election”.            Nominations and the election of officers will take place on the air during regular net sessions.

Nominations may be made during Net sessions until Saturday, May 14th.
Your Net Manager will remind SJN members of these open nominations until Saturday, May 14th.  Any nominees who wish to decline a nomination must declare so on the air during a SJN net session.

The election of officers will take place during the Net on Monday, May 16th.
The Secretary, W6WMD, or the Assistant Secretary, AD6RH, will maintain a record of the nominees and of the tally of votes on election night.

73 Bill WB6FEH
San Joaquin Net Manager


Here's a few pictures for now. More to follow:

Net Manager:                       Bill Mercer WB6FEH

Net Manager Emeritus:     Jim Wintemute AA6F

Net Secretary:                      Ken Martzen W6WMD

Assistant Net Secretary:   Jeff Lillard  AD6RH

​Web Master:                         Myron Sheklian WA6BLB

It is with great shock and extreme sorrow that we announce that Carl Evans, KJ6OHI became a silent key on May 5, 2022. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his wife Mai (Extra Class W6MAI) and his family.

Carl was first licensed in 2011 as a technician and upgraded to General in 2012. Carl has been active on the San Joaquin HF Net for years and served as Net Control operator several times a month. In fact, Carl just served as Net Control on Tuesday, May 3rd. Carl could also be found on other nets and was a regular on the noontime 7.2835 forty meter net. Carl also accumulated several awards including All 50 States and All World Continents. 

We will observe a moment of silence at our annual Net Picnic on Saturday, May 7th. 

As other details are received, we will share on the net and here at this webpage.

Jack Green, KK6LK

​       SK 12/27/21

Robert "Bob" Kieffer, WG6Q

                 SK 10/5/21 ​

Bob Perry, K6GDI

        SK 2/14/19

Carl Evans, K6OHI (KJ6OHI)- SK

2021 Picnic in Review


                                                                      San Joaquin Net History

The San Joaquin net was formed April 28, 1959, by  

                                                             K6EJT Bill with a group of amateur radio operators                                                              that included:
                                                        Al K6RPL, Roger K6HEZ, Alex W6BWM, Fred WA6AFW,                                                         Joe W6YQK, Jim K6ZFM, Floyd W6MJS, Verne K6EBO,                                                             John W6QRB, Sam K6OBG, Charlie K6SWW and Mike                                                           WA6OLG.
They met on 3.915 Kc every night but Sundays and holidays.
Members gave a weather report from their area.
The net increased in members, and changed the name to The San
Joaquin Net.  The net has grown to a membership of over seventy
members with Q T H's throughout California.

                                                                                  The history of the San Joaquin Net was
                                            Compiled by Edith L. "Salley"  Nikkel  WB6FOA  of Pleasant Hill and copied
                                                                          by Harry L.  "Bud" Odgers WA6OVE of El Portal
                                                                                                         April, 1991