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January General Meeting
Winter Field Day
When: January 25th thru the 27th. Setup begins at noon on the 25th. Winter Field day officially starts at 11 am on the 26th, and wraps up at 11 am on the 27th.
Where: Georgetown Airport Campground, 6245 Aerodrome Way, Georgetown, California 95634
Special Instructions: Stay to the left inside the main airport gate and pass through a second gate, “Gate E”. Close this 2nd gate behind you as this is a controlled access area of the airport. Campground is about 1/4 mile on this siding road on West side of airport. Remember: Do not drive on or across the runway.
Plenty of space for planes, RVs, tents and antennas. Operation center will be in the club's 10' x 20' pop-up canopy with walls and small space heater. We are planning on running two or three stations (Voice/FT8/CW), depending on the turnout.
Coffee and a campfire provided. AI6US will cook a pancake and sausage breakfast on both Sat/Sun @ 9 am for RSVP attendees. Friday night will be a pasta dish with potluck side dishes, Chip in for hot local pizzas on Sat. evening. Feel free to bring snacks, sodas, water, firewood, s'mores, generators, etc...
Questions, please contact Orion, AI6JB or Brian, AI6US
|Month||Club Event||Main Topic||Tech Ten Topic|
|January||Winter Field Day at Georgetown Airport Campgrounds||Paradise Communications Restoration (Camp Fire) Presented by Alan W6LAN||Software Defined Radio Presented by Jim, WA8MPA|
Presented by Greg, KO6TH
|All presentation are recorded and posted on SFARC's YouTube channel.|
Club Volunteer Events
|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|
19th thru 21st
|January VHF Contest||Dennis, WU6X|
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|