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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

ARES Net
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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Interested in becoming a ham operator?

Check out 22 things you can do with amateur radio

For more information on becoming an amateur radio operator, click on the "FCC Exams" tab for dates, times, location and study material. Please feel free to drop by our monthly club meeting. Each meeting we discuss two topics regarding amateur radio. Also, if you would like one-on-one mentoring, we can arrange to pair you up with a mentor (or also known as Elmer).

Hope to hear you on the air waves.

Already have your amateur radio license?

Come to our monthly meeting or participate in our nets! All of our nets are open to visitors. Club nets are every Thursday; Elmer nets are every first and third Wednesdays of the month. The Elmer net discusses various aspects of "how to" and provides assistance and advice to all hams. Also, the ARRL has a new podcast for new hams called "So Now What?" Click here to find more information about the podcast.


Recent Events


July's Club Breakfast at Mel's Diner
July's Club Breakfast at Mel's Diner


Club Presentations


Date Main Topic Tech Ten Topic
Friday, August 9th Want to learn about the extensive Rubicon Trail Foundation's repeater network, education and skills training? RTF Director - John Arenz discusses the important roll that the Amateur Radio and operator training plays along the Rubicon Trail in the high Sierras. The network is not only for voice communications on the trail, but also offers a critical safety link into an area that is mostly devoid of cellular coverage. The network also provides APRS tracking, messaging, Echolink, etc. Herb, KM6JBI will be presenting how he engraved custom wheel chocks for Field Day
Most presentation are recorded and posted on SFARC's YouTube channel.

Club Volunteer Events

Date Event Contact
August 17th Tevis Cup Mike, KK6GLP
October 12th Mini Maker Faire at Sierra College Mike, KK6GLP
October 19th 62nd Annual Jamboree On The Air Orion, AI6JB

Club Radiosport

Date Event Contact
Aug 3rd - 4th 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest Dennis, WU6X
Aug 17th - 18th 10 GHz and Up - Round 1 Dennis, WU6X
Aug 18th Rookie Round Up - RTTY Dennis, WU6X

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