Repeater Frequencies

145.430 MHz
-0.6 Offset
PL Tone 162.2
AllStarLink: 51018
Echolink: 4128
Wires-X: W6EK-2M-ROOM (62545)
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223.860 MHz
-1.6 Offset
PL Tone 110.9

440.575 MHz
+5.0 Offset
Fusion C4FM
Wires-X: Sierra-NorCal (62998)
YSF/FCS: SierraNorCal FCS00360
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Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club Newsletter

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Breaking News!

The SFARC monthly Saturday breakfast returns! Great conversations over great food at Mel's Diner on April 24, 7:30 am (last Saturday of each month). The meeting room capacity is currently limited to 25-30 seats, due to Covid orders. Be sure to come early to to be seated in the private room. Overflow seating will be in the main dining area.

Important notice: We request that breakfast attendees follow Covid guidelines to limit risk to self and especially for other attendees. Please attend only if you understand and accept the potential risk.

Club Meetings:

Second Friday of every month at 7:30 pm. Join us for the SFARC Online Club Meeting from your computer, tablet, smartphone or even by regular telephone. You do not need to be a member and everyone is invited to attend!

Meeting Log-in Information:

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 962 6167 5605

Passcode: SFARC

You can also call in using only your telephone.

+16699009128,96261675605# *454729# US (San Jose)

+13462487799,96261675605# *454729# US (Houston)

Teleconference etiquette is to mute your own microphone unless you are speaking. Please join the teleconference from a quiet location, without background noise as this can be very disruptive to other participants. Sign in using your first name and call sign as ID.

Nets and Meeting Updates:

With many club events and meetings being postponed, canceled and modified due to the Covid-19 orders, Sierra Foothills ARC members are connecting with each other via radio nets and the online meetings. The 2 meter and 70 cm repeaters have been very busy with traffic throughout the day. During this time of social distancing and sheltering in place, drop in, say hello and keep in touch with your SFARC friends!

W6EK 2 Meter Nets:

Check in for the latest club news and take a guess on the trivia question each Thursday evening at 7:30 pm for the Club Net, first and third Wednesdays for the Elmer Tech Net and every morning from 7:30 am until 10 am for the Coffee Break Net. Great to have so many folks joining in on the fun!!

Brian – AI6US
SFARC President

Upcoming Events

Coffee Break Net ~ Daily from 7:30 am till 10 am on W6EK repeater 145.430 megahertz, -0.6 offset, with pl tone 162.2

Coffee Break Net ~ Daily from 7:30 am till 10 am

Recent Events

SFARC Extra Class lab, courtesy Devon, KM6MDG & Trevor, KM6MDH

Club Presentations

Date Main Topic Tech-10
May 7th Al N6ADT will talk about all things solar power, from recharging our gear in the field, to larger systems that can power one's house or RV. Clyde AB4CC, our repeater trustee, will conclude his sequence on the W6EK repeater system with a brief summary of the ways one can connect to and use the system.

Most presentations are recorded and posted on SFARC's YouTube channel.
Just click on the "Videos" tab above.

Club Volunteer Events

Date Event Contact
April 24th ~ 25th The Canyons Endurance runs 100k Joe, K6SAT
May 2nd Fools Gold Enduro Chip, KM6MDF
May 29th - 30st Western States 100 Memorial Day Weekend Training Runs Joe, K6SAT
June 26th - 27th Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Joe, K6SAT
July 24th Tevis Cup Rich, N6KLB

Club Radiosport

Date Event Contact
April 18th Rookie Roundup - Phone Dennis, W6UX

If you would like to make a donation to the club, or need to send money to us for any reason, you may use this PayPal link PayPal.me/w6ek or the link below, or mail a check to:

P.O. Box 6421
Auburn, CA 95604.