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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

Honoring past SFARC presidents

January General Meeting

Upcoming Events

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...

Click here to RSVP!!!

Questions, please contact Orion, AI6JB or Brian, AI6US

Club Presentations/Events

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
February - APRS
Presented by Greg, KO6TH
March Hamfest 2019 TBD TBD
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
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

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