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

ARRL Special Service Club

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Tuesday November 6 Meeting

Club Officer/Board Elections & HF Antennas for the HOA Ham

Our Annual RCARCS Club Officer & Board Elections will be held during our November 6 general meeting.  Phil Sittner KD6RM will discuss solutions for antenna-restricted radio amateurs.

Meetings are usually the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm and are open to the Public.  Guests and visitors are welcome!

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Meetings are at Sacramento County Corp. Yard, 5026 Don Julio Blvd
(corner of Elkhorn Blvd) Sacramento, California 95842

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River City ARCS Wednesday Night Nets
8 pm Pacific Time - N6NA repeater on 145.250 MHz (-) 162.2 PL
~8:30 pm - 10 meter net on 28.420 MHz USB after 2 meter net 
~9:00 pm - Slow Scan Television Net on 441.300 MHz N6NA Repeater
Members and Visitors always Welcome!

Upcoming Meeting Programs and Events


This Month's River City ARCS Newsletter


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.


Links to other Sacramento Area Amateur Radio Resources


Ham Nation Videos on TWIT.TV
K7AGE YouTube Channel
Amateur Radio Videos/Webcasts
Ham Nation Live Wed. at 6 pm PT on TWiT.TV
K7AGE YouTube Channel
 • SolderSmoke
Amateur Radio Roundtable
 • Ham College TV
Amateur Logic TV • QSO Today Podcast

River City ARCS Meetings, Nets and Events


Roger Cain KI6FYF (SK) Roger Cain, KI6FYF, expired at age 78 in Roseville, California at 10:45 pm on Monday, September 24. Born on June 28, 1940 in Casper, Wyoming, Roger was a classmate of Dick Cheney at Natrona County High School and went on to study electrical engineering, motivational science, and industrial engineering. Roger served five years in the US Army including assignments in Korea and Vietnam, five years in the Air National Guard, and retired after 26 years in the US Coast Guard stationed in Monterey and San Francisco. He was a Lay Minister at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento, a member of the American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the River City Amateur Radio Communications Society, an American Radio Relay League Life Member, Sacramento Valley Assistant Section Manager, and an avid supporter of section and club activities.  He was always cheerful and enjoyed making people laugh.  Roger is survived by his wife Carol Milazzo, KP4MD. A memorial service and reception in celebration of Roger's life will be held on Sunday October 7 at 4 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816.  (Photo courtesy of Ken Martin KE6RMN)
October 7 Memorial for Roger Cain KI6FYF (SK)

Roger Cain, KI6FYF, expired at age 78 in Roseville, California at 10:45 pm on Monday, September 24.

Born on June 28, 1940 in Casper, Wyoming, Roger was a classmate of Dick Cheney at Natrona County High School and went on to study electrical engineering, motivational science, and industrial engineering. Roger served five years in the US Army including assignments in Korea and Vietnam, five years in the Air National Guard, and retired after 26 years in the US Coast Guard stationed in Monterey and San Francisco. He was a Lay Minister at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento, a member of the American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the River City Amateur Radio Communications Society, an American Radio Relay League Life Member, Sacramento Valley Assistant Section Manager, and an avid supporter of section and club activities.  He was always cheerful and enjoyed making people laugh.  Roger is survived by his wife Carol Milazzo, KP4MD.

A memorial service and reception in celebration of Roger's life was held on Sunday October 7 at 4 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816. (Photo courtesy of Ken Martin KE6RMN)

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Join or Renew your Membership for 2019 Now
Annual Dues for Full Time Students are $5
Click here to Join, Renew or Update
your River City ARCS Membership Now!

2019 calendar year dues are payable on January 1, 2019
Dues received after August 31 are credited to the subsequent calendar year.
Dues paid after August 31 count towards the 2019 calendar year.
Current members as of 10/9/2018: AC6IL AE6SK AE6VQ* AG6YG AI6UO DW7XCP K1PAC* K6AAI K6AKL K6CBB K6DRY K6HUH K6MCS K6VDU K6VSS KA6BID KA6YLA KA9MDP KC5JAX KC6NAT KC6RUO KC6TEY KD6ILC KD6NST KD6RM* KD6WTY+ KE7EI* KE6RMN KE6WKF* KE7HTW KF6ABD* KF6IZU+ KG6ILB KG6XX KI6BWN KI6FYF(SK) KI6MOL KI6NHP KI6PHB KJ6CFD KJ6EPM KJ6IST* KJ6PEH KJ6PIK KJ6PRY KJ6YYY KK6AAR KK6DCT KK6FON KK6NZW KK6TBO* KK6WSP KK6YYF KK6ZGA KL7HQR* KM6DNV KM6FJZ KM6FKA KM6FKB KM6FLQ KM6GYM KM6HJM KM6IOZ KM6LIR* KM6LSO KM6LYW KM6MFI* KM6MPU KM6MPV KM6NEZ KM6NFO* KM6NQC KM6ONO KM6PDP KM6PTU KM6QDU KM6SBB KM6TVV* KN6CAT KN6SD KO6KD KO6KL KP4MD KS6P KS6WTF N5JEF N6BQY* N6DAP N6DRY* N6DTR N6DXX N6ICW+ N6PGQ N6RS N6SDF N6SNO+ N6TWW N6UMI W6AE(ex-KF6IDO) W6BS W6DFG+ W6GU W6KDJ W6PMR W6TEE W6VFW W6WMD W6XBC W6ZTY WA6QYO WB2ZEI+ WB6FC WB6OWT WB6UBK WB6VYH WB6YLK+ WG6CFS WO6J+ WP2N (NØCALL): Chris Calhoun, Marie Martin+ John Sbararo*
*current through 2019
Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses.

ARRL Pacificon Convention - October 19-21

Register online at www.pacificon.org by October 7 for the discounted rate to attend the October 19-21, 2018 ‪‎‪‎ARRL‬ Pacificon Division Convention at the San Ramon Marriott. Youths 17 years or under are admitted free!

2018 ARRL Pacificon Convention

Pacificon gives you three great days of activities for one low cost: 
 * A full slate of outstanding Forum presentations about a wide range of amateur radio topics
 * A large Vendor Expo filled with exciting products and exhibits
 * An outdoor Swap Meet
 * QRP activities
 * Youth Activities
 * Electronics kit building and soldering instruction
 * A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to pass the amateur radio Technician license examination and get your first amateur radio license
 * Two days of License Testing
 * A Special Events Station where you can operate and contact other hams worldwide, even if you don't have a General or Extra Class license
 * A wonderful Banquet with Keynote Speaker Jeri Ellsworth, AI6TK
 * Our annual Wouff Hong Initiation ceremony
 * A chance to hear about and discuss important national amateur radio issues with top ARRL leaders
 * A chance to win radios and other great prizes throughout the convention

And perhaps the best part - a chance to interact and share information with lots of other amateur radio enthusiasts to further (or begin) your own knowledge and to advance the hobby. PACIFICON is the annual ARRL Pacific Division convention, held each year in October.

PACIFICON is THE premier amateur radio convention in the Western U.S!