Repeater Frequencies

145.430 MHz
-0.6 Offset
PL Tone 162.2
AllStarLink: 51018
Echolink: 4128
Wires-X: W6EK-2M-ROOM (62545)
Listen Now!

223.860 MHz
-1.6 Offset
PL Tone 110.9
AllStarLink: 56039
Listen Now

440.575 MHz
+5.0 Offset
Fusion C4FM
Wires-X: Sierra-NorCal (62998)
YSF/FCS: SierraNorCal FCS00360
Listen Now!


To Access SFARC Calendar, Photos and Files. Please register with Groups.io

SFARC members can log on to Groups.io click here.

SFARC Newsletter

Click on image to download the current newsletter.

Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club Newsletter

Status Section:

Welcome to Sierra Foothills
Amateur Radio Club


Field Day 2022 Logo

Who/What: Members of the Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national amateur radio Field Day exercise. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of amateur radio. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

When: Saturday, June 25th @ 11 am PDT till Sunday the 26th @ 11 am PDT

Where: Georgetown Airport Campgrounds, Georgetown, CA

Contact: Gerry WA6E / Herb KM6JBI

Click here to view SFARC Field Day 2022 radio operator sign-up sheet.

For those who are interested in VE Session. The club will be sponsoring testing on Saturday the 25th @ 2 pm. There will be a $14 testing Fee. You will also need a FRN from the FCC. If you do not have have one click here to be directed to the FCC page.

Talk-in frequency: 146.430 Simplex

Hope to see you there!

Coffee Break Net ~ Daily from 7:30 am till 10 am on W6EK repeater 145.430 megahertz, -0.6 offset, with pl tone 162.2

When: Every morning starting at 7:30 am until at least 10 am (yes, there are a few exceptions, not many, throughout the year when the repeater is dedicated to supporting community events).

Where: On the W6EK 2 meter repeater via RF, AllStar, Echolink, Wires-X (see the main page of this site for repeater frequency, offset, PL and node numbers).

Did you know the Coffee Break Net just celebrated its second anniversary with 20 thousands of check-ins o-date? It has become truly a national and sometimes international net too. And what a great net it is covering a variety of fascinating topics that just must be experienced to believe and appreciate. If you are commuting to work or just starting your day at home with a fresh cup of coffee please tune-in, check-in, and participate for as long as you can. Enjoy, and perhaps direct with topics you are interested in, where the conversation(s) is headed for the day.

Coffee Break Net hosts include Brian, AI6US, Orion, AI6JB, Don, WB7LPJ, Gerry, WA6E, Theta, WA6EWF, Al N6ADL and Tom, NN6H. Thank you to these hosts for all their efforts making this a truly great net recognized throughout the Amateur Radio Community.

Recent Events

We have been busy!

Club Presentation

Thanks again to all those who attended our June SFARC meeting either in person or via Zoom. We had 60 plus attendees. And thank you to our presenters for their great presentations; Gerry - WA6E, Charlie - W6SOM, and Joe - K6SAT.

Our July 8 club meeting will be an abbreviated meeting and will not have any formal presentations. Why? Because it’s time for Hot RF Nights!

So, what is Hot RF Nights? It is an opportunity for all of us to gather in the parking lot of the Crossroads Church, show off and explain our mobile HAM equipment and installations, and have fun. This may include, but is certainly not limited to, vehicle installations, RV equipment, SOTA, GO Kits, mobile satellite, bicycle installations, motorcycles installations, and emergency response equipment. Bring examples of your imagination and creativity and share it with your fellow HAMs.

Hot RF Nights will begin after an abbreviated club meeting in the front parking lot of the Crossroads off Auburn Ravine Road. You are welcome to begin gathering after 7 PM or come earlier and attend the club’s Board meeting at 6 PM. The regular club meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. The club will provide plenty of cool bottle waters. Hot RF Nights will run until around 10 PM. I look forward to seeing all of you there.

We still have opportunities for members to present items of interest at upcoming club meetings in August, September, October and November. If you have a topic you would like to present please contact me at vicepresident@w6ek.org or call me at 925-768-0830.

73s, be safe, and enjoy!

Greydon, KC6SLE
SFARC Vice President

Club Volunteer Events

Date Event Contact
June 25th ~ 26th Western States Endurance Run Joe, K6SAT

If you would like to make a donation to the club, or need to send money to us for any reason, you may use this PayPal link PayPal.me/w6ek or the link below, or mail a check to:

P.O. Box 6421
Auburn, CA 95604.