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Repeater Frequencies

145.430 MHz
-0.6 Offset
PL Tone 162.2

223.860 MHz
-1.6 Offset
PL Tone 110.9

440.575 MHz
+5.0 Offset
PL Tone 162.2

FCC Exams

First Saturday of the month at 8 am located inside of Raley's at the corner of Douglas/Auburn-Folsom in Granite Bay

Club Meetings

Second Friday of the month at 7:30 pm located at Auburn City Hall in the Rose Room

Club Nets

Club Net
Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Elmer Net
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 7:30 pm

Club Breakfast

Last Saturday of the month at 7:30 am located at Mel's Diner in Auburn

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What the heck does “73” mean? 73 is morse code short hand for “Best Regards” used by Ham radio operators. It’s origin goes all the way back to the landline telegraph days

Recent Events

Winter Field Day

January Club Breakfast

January Club Breakfast

Club Presentations/Events

Month Club Event Main Topic Tech Ten Topic
February - APRS
Presented by Greg, KO6TH
Presented by Joe Steinmetz, K6SAT, Ham Radio Coordinator for Western States Endurance Run / Tevis Cup. Discussing com plans and volunteer positions for the 2019 events.
March Hamfest
March 16, 2019
Presented by Dennis Gregory, WU6X and Dustin Yue, W6YUE. Coax Connector Assembly Techniques Presented by Orion, AI6JB
SFARC Hamfest 2019 Planning. Review and assignments for the upcoming Hamfest at the Loomis Train Station
All presentation are recorded and posted on SFARC's YouTube channel.

Club Volunteer Events

Date Event Contact
March 2nd STEM Expo at William Jessup University Mike, KK6GLP
May 4th & 5th CERA: Crazy Miner Enduro and Fool's Gold Enduro Mike, KK6GLP
May 5th MS Walk (Folsom) Mike, KK6GLP
October Mini Maker Faire at Sierra College Mike, KK6GLP

Club Radiosport

Date Event Contact
11th thru 15th
ARRL/LIMARC Spring School Club Roundup Dennis, WU6X
16th thru 17th
International DX CW Contest Dennis, WU6X
March 2nd and 3rd International DX Phone Contest Dennis, WU6X

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