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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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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.

Upcoming Events

SFARC Field Day 2019

June 22nd and 23rd
Blue Canyon Airport (BLU)

Recent Events

Show and Tell - Your most interesting amateur radio gadget

Colby, KM6ZKQ 2019 Hamfest grand prize winner

Congratulation once again to Colby, KM6ZKQ. Our 2019 Hamfest grand prize winner.
Here he is holding his new transceiver. We hope to hear you on the air with your new Yaesu FTM-400XDR/DE


Club Presentations/Events

Date Club Event Main Topic Tech Ten Topic
May 10th - Join the excitement of portable operations from mountain peaks as a Summits On The Air activator or from your armchair as a chaser! What does it take to get involved in SOTA? Jordan Heichman, WC6J, regional manager for both the Sierra and Northern Sierra SOTA areas shares activation stories and extensive portable operation knowledge in this special presentation. Doug, W2VX shares his project of Direct Digital Synthesis using an ESP32 (SoC)running MicroPython
Most presentation are recorded and posted on SFARC's YouTube channel.

Club Volunteer Events

Date Event Contact
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
April 14th Rookie Roundup - SSB Dennis, WU6X

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