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This page is for everyone... especially new Hams, those who would like to be Hams, and anyone interested in shortwave radio and the Amateur Radio Hobby. WELCOME!

We encourage you to send us questions, ask for help and explore this website. Please check into our Elmer Net on Wednesdays. (see events calendar in Activities for dates) We hope that anyone interested in our hobby can find a friendly "expert" (Elmer) here that can help you out. We will try to give you the best, most up-to-date information we can.

SFARC wants to hear from YOU! Please just email us at: info@w6ek.org

SFARC Offers Ham Exams the first Saturday each month. Please see the VE Exams button for a map and more information.

Our meetings feature a pre-program session called "Tech For Ten" where a club member gives a 10 minute talk about new equipment, radio operation, explaining features of equipment or operating. Most sessions are fun and interesting to all. We try to post them on our W6EK Channel (YouTube video).

Elmer Net - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on our repeater (see Nets for more info, homepage or Events for dates)

What's an Elmer? An Elmer is a mentor, a guide, a guru that offers help or assistance to Hams and will be hams to help them along in this fine, fun hobby. Maybe explaining something, assisting with a new radio, passing along experiences, or helping with antennas.

*** Question Pool update - On-line Technician Class Course click here

We offer practice testing links now on the VE Exams page. This page has a course for the Technician license class level.

We are always intersted in new members, interested paties and encourage everyone to come to a meeting (2nd Friday each month) at the Auburn City Hall's Rose Room. Our club members carry invitation business cards that show the date, time, location of our meetings, plus entitles the member to a free "ticket" to our drawing.

If it has been some time since you learned about Amateur Radio, you will be surprised what new and exciting things you can do. Hams are technology leaders and tend to "push the envelope" in trying and inventing new things. Come find out about the exciting new world of Amateur Radio. See you at an SFARC meeting... the friendly Ham Club in Auburn.

We also offer assistance to Families of deceased Amateur Operators (know as SKs or Silent Keys) in helping with equipment sales and removal.

CW is not a lost art... here is a link to one of the best ways to learn CW:

Code Course by Chuck Adams, K7QO
K7QO's own popular code course in MP3 format.  The zip file includes all the MP3 files, instructions, and the answer key as well as several interesting papers.  (76.5 MB).

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