The Radio Amateur Group (RAG) at California Yacht Club
provides many valuable services to the Club and to the greater community, and also
supports the amateur radio operators (“hams”) at the Club.
On behalf of CYC, the RAG provides communications and
support for CYC sail, power fleet, and racing activities. The RAG operates the
K6CYC repeater on the Westside of Los Angeles, with a frequency of 147.030 (+),
127.3 PL. More information can be found on the RepeaterBook page, below..
On behalf of the cruising community at large, the RAG
maintains an active Winlink Trimode HF station,
allowing boaters from all along the West Coast of the U.S.A. to send e-mail messages
and receive critical weather information. The RAG has its own multi-radio
HF/VHF/UHF voice, packet, and data station with a club call sign of K6CYC, and
has been in continuous operation since 1984. The RAG also provides weather
data and a weather camera available to the general
public to learn about real-time conditions in the Marina.
Each year, the RAG offers
several events for the Club, including ham license instruction and testing
(“VE” sessions), participation in Field Day (4th weekend in June),
and open houses to demonstrate the RAG’s equipment and encourage CYC members to
learn more about amateur radio and participate in RAG activities.
The RAG also strongly urges
all CYC members who have amateur licenses to participate in the Club's
regattas. Members from our group are available to handle communications for all
Club activities and instruct others on how to help.
If any member is interested in obtaining an amateur radio
license, or learning more about the RAG and seeing a demonstration of the hobby,
us an email or contact the CYC Front Desk at (310)
Information and Links:
Pages updated August 20, 2019
American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Web Site
RAG Rededication Article
Weather Underground Weather Station (K6CYC)
Sailflow Weather Station
Marine SSB User Channels
Icom M-802 Marine SSB Channels
Club E-mail Address
K6CYCRepeater Info (RepeaterBook)