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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

Hamfest 2018

Club Presentations/Events

Month Club Event Main Topic Tech Ten Topic
March Hamfest
March 16, 2019
Presented by Dennis Gregory, WU6X and Dustin Yue, W6YUE. Coax Connector Assembly Techniques Presented by Orion, AI6JB
SFARC Hamfest 2019 Planning. Review and assignments for the upcoming Hamfest at the Loomis Train Station
April - Show and Tell Roundtable - Bring a unique, bizzare, collector item or kit build and share something from your shack or collection. Plan for a fun interactive time! Hamfest in Review, Field Day Planning
All 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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