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River City Amateur Radio Communications Society
Sacramento, California since 1976!

ARRL Special Service Club

Save the Dates! June 26-27, 2021 ARRL Field Day Details Coming Soon


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Our May 4 Meeting

Michael Joseph KK6ZGB & Lynn Pesely present "Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps"

The Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps (SMRC) engages medical professionals and support volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. Our mission is to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency.

The SMRC recruits, trains, deploys, and retains volunteer health professionals and support volunteers who contribute their skills and expertise to support Emergency Management Systems already in place. SMRC members supplement and strengthen existing emergency and public health resources.

SMRC members can be called upon in the event of a large scale disaster, public health emergency, hospital surge, or to provide medical related support to shelters. Throughout the year the SMRC also supports public health with flu clinics, participates in community disaster preparedness drills, staffs first aid stations at community events, provides health screenings at health fairs, and distributes health and emergency preparedness information at local events

Click to Watch our April 6 Video Tiny Tuna Talk

Our General meetings are currently held online & open to members and guests.  Our members receive log on instructions via their registered email.  Visitors may request meeting access via advance e-mail to contact@n6na.org  Time: 7:30 pm 1st Tuesday of each month

Place: Sacramento County Corp. Yard, 5026 Don Julio Blvd (corner Elkhorn Blvd), Sacramento, CA 95842

Would you like a personal mentor to help get you on the air?
Come to our meeting and ask about our "Elmer" Program!

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River City ARCS Wednesday Night Nets • Members and Visitors always Welcome!
8:00 pm - N6NA 145.250 MHz FM Repeater (- offset) PL 162.2 AllStarLink Node: 53410, EchoLink Node: N6NA-R 8:30 pm - 10 meter net 28.420 MHz USB 9:00 pm - Slow Scan TV Net N6NA 441.300 MHz FM Repeater

Paul Grose N6DRY (SK)

We are sad to announce that long time River City ARCS member Paul Grose, N6DRY, passed away peacefully while having lunch with his wife Jeff at Camden Springs Senior Living in Elk Grove around 1:00 pm on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Paul was an ARRL member, River City ARCS club member, Elmer, board member and treasurer for many years and the 2011 recipient of the club's Lyle Aufranc Memorial Award.  Paul was also active in our 2 meter and SSTV nets, homebrewing, on WinLink and packet radio with Sacramento ARES, served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Elk Grove Florin ARC, and regularly gave communications support to the Clarksburg Fun Run and the California International Marathon.

Condolences may be sent to Paul's wife Jeff Grose at Camden Springs Senior Living, 8476 Sheldon Rd Apt 126, Elk Grove, CA 95624.  The date and place of a future memorial service are to be announced.


Bill Meara, N2CQR
Pete Juliano, N6QW
Our March 2 Meeting Video

 "Homebrewing: The Fine Art of Smoking Parts"

Homebrew electronics gurus and podcasters Bill Meara N2CQR and Pete Juliano N6QW discuss radio projects and share "tribal knowledge" about how to succeed when melting solder. Their humorous SolderSmoke podcasts, reminiscent of "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers" of NPR's Car Talk program, have been entertaining and fostering a sense of global community among electronics hobbyists since 2005.

Besides their SolderSmoke podcasts, Bill and Pete also recommend:
G-QRP Club
  1. The G-QRP Club – a wonderful resource for those contemplating a homebrew adventure, 
  2. N6QW's "Ten Commandments of Homebrewing" – steps to a successful project, and 
  3. Bill's amazing new Quarantine Hodgepodge homebrew rig
  4. SolderSmoke–The Book by Bill Meara, N2CQR

Calling for VEs for new Online Testing Team

The River City ARCS and nearby clubs plan to help meet the heightened need for license testing in our area through a new regional online VE team. There are opportunities for those interested to audit an online VE session who are or plan to become an accredited Volunteer Examiner (especially Extra Class). If interested please email contact@n6na.org


Links to other Sacramento Area Amateur Radio Resources

RCARCS Meetings, Nets & Events (all Pacific Time)

River City ARCS Newsletter


Upcoming Meeting Programs and Area Events

  • May 4 - Meeting Program - Michael Joseph KK6ZGB & Lynn Pesely, Coordinator, Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps
  • June 1 - Meeting Program - Tom Cutter W6BS - Field Day Prep
  • June 26-27 - ARRL Field Day - SAVE THE DATES!
  • July 6 - Meeting Program - Field Day Recap

Join or Renew Membership now through 2021
Annual Dues for Full Time Students are $5
Click here to Join, Renew or Update
your River City ARCS Membership Now!

Membership is by calendar year.  2021 membership dues are due now.
Members current through 2021 as of 04/11/2021: AA6CS AD5RX AF6PK AJ6GE DW7XCP K3REH K6AAI K6BSY K6CBB K6DRY K6ESS K6GCN K6GWJ K6HUH K6JWN K6MCS K6MJ K6VDU K6WSM(ex-KN6LUE) K7GFM KA4RXE(ex-KN6JBR) KA6YLA KC6RUO KD6GBY KD6KFM KD6MDV KD6QZH KD6RM KE7EL KE7WJR KF6ABC KF6RNZ KF6VOZ KF6YXK KF6ZMV KG6ILB KG6NEN KG6SMX KG6YOU KI4FND KI6MOL KI6PHB KI6RT KJ6CFD KJ6KME KJ6PRY KJ6YOU KJ6YYY KK6DCT KK6GGC KK6UEI KK6WIP KK6WSP KK6YHI KK6YHM KK6ZGA KL7HQR KM6DNV KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6LYW KM6MFI KM6MZY KM6NFO KM6ONO KM6SBB KN6CAT KN6FGX KN6HTD KN6JGY KN6JMH KN6JYI KN6LC(ex-AG6YG) KN6LPW KN6LPX KN6LPY KN6LRN KN6LRO KN6OGF KN6OHL KN6SD KO6KD KP4MD KR4AI KR4TH KR6AI KS6WTF KV3LMR KW6EC N3ARP N6CKV +N6DRY* N6DTR N6DXX N6EMF N6ICW* N6JPG N6MAJ N6PAA N6PGQ N6RXT N6TWW N6UMI N6VN W6BS W6GUY W6PJJ W6SWC W6TGS W6VFW W6XBC WA6LXD WA6NEA WB6UBK WE6EDT WG6CFS KF6IZU*  W6AWS* W6DFG* WB2ZEI* WB6YLK* WO6J* (NØCALL): Marie Martin* John Rapp; Nancy Reid(XYL of K6DRY)
Legend: *Courtesy or Life members; +Silent Key 
Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses.

Health & Welfare Net

Daily 7:30 pm Informal "Health and Welfare" & Roundtable Net 145.25 MHz

After more than a year, we plan to end the Health and Welfare net. The operators we contact have had their Covid shots and have other non-hams keeping an eye on their well-being.

We will continue to hold a Radio Round Table on Wednesdays from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM just before the RCARCS club net to continue on in the vein of our round table discussions held nightly.

We plan to hold our final H&W Net Saturday May 1 and begin the Round Table May 5.


Telegraph Key

Morse Code Practice 7-8 AM on 441.30 MHz Repeater

Club members are invited to participate in beginner level Morse Code practice on the N6NA 441.30 MHz repeater daily from 7:00 am to 8:00 am PT.  
Art KD6GBY will lead a CW class on that repeater on Friday at 7:30 am PT.
The Samuel F. Morse ARC will offer a full ten week Morse Code Course beginning on April 7.  Visit the www.w6sfm.com website for details.

10 meter Slow Speed (5 wpm) Morse CW Net: 
Frequency 28.055 MHz. Tues. & Thurs. at 10:00 AM and Wed. at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (Hosted by Ioan Negru, AI6UO)

River City ARCS Logo Apparel


River City ARCS Logo Apparel

Order River City ARCS Logo caps, shirts and jackets directly from our logo apparel supplier.
Call Gina Land at (916) 455-2876 or visit Danoc Manufacturing, 6015 Power Inn Rd Ste A, Sacramento CA 95824.
Port Authority Cap $5.00 plus tax
River City ARCS Logo - add $5.50 plus tax
Name and call sign on each side of Logo - add $10.00 plus tax
Deep Red color Hanes #0504 EcoSmart Jersey Knit Polo Shirt with Pocket $14.00 plus tax
River City ARCS logo on left chest - add $5.50 plus tax
Name and call sign embroidered on right chest - add $8.50 plus tax
True Royal color Sport-Tek by Port Authority Style JST71 Sideline Jacket (price pending)
Large Logo embroidered on back - add $18.00 plus tax.
Small Logo on left chest - add $6.50 plus tax.
Name and call sign on left chest - add $8.50 plus tax.

Ham Nation Videos
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Amateur Radio Video/Podcast Channels
Ham Nation Live Wed. at 6 pm PT
Amateur Radio Roundtable • Amateur Logic TV • Ham College TV
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Audio Podcasts: SolderSmoke • QSO Today Podcast
ARRL: The Doctor Is In • ARRL: So Now What? • ARRL: On the Air