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

ARRL Special Service Club

Photos from "A Night with the Elmers"

Homebrew Night
Tuesday September 3 @ 7:30 pm

Meeting Program: Homebrew Contest Night

Our September 3 membership meeting will be Homebrew Contest Night.  Club members can compete with a brief description of a homebrew project, with pictures and if small enough, the project can be displayed at the meeting. We will award prizes (to be announced) with one prize reserved for an entry-level member. Homebrew projects can include, but are not limited to: antennas, go-kits, mobile rig installations, station accessories, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices, QRP rigs and custom ham radio software.
All are welcome to attend the meeting, but only current River City ARCS members are eligible to compete for prizes!


Our General meetings are usually the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm and are open to the Public.
Would you like a personal mentor to help get you on the air?  
Ask about our "Elmer Program"!
Click to view our archived meeting presentations

Our General Meetings are held 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!

Club member Ioan Negru, AI6UO, invites all interested to check into his Slow Speed (5 wpm) Morse CW Net on 28.055 MHz. Net times are Tues. & Thurs. at 10:00 AM and Wed. at 7:00 PM Pacific Time


Bob Mix KF6ABC Radio Builders' Group

DIYRadio Builders' Group is now at Full Capacity

During his April 2 meeting presentation, homebrewer Bob Mix, KF6ABC shared a glimpse into the joy that he helped many experience in the Bay Area Radio Builders' Club.

Bob is leading our club members who have signed up in a new beginners' DIYRadio group to learn and share the joy and adventure of building simple electronics and radio circuits.

Meeting dates: July 11, 25, August 8, 22, further dates to be announced.


Upcoming Meeting Programs and Area Events


Phil Sittner KD6RM on QSO Today
River City ARCS Member Phil Sittner, KD6RM, on QSO Today Podcast

Phil Sittner, KD6RM, has a ham radio story that goes back over 50 years, from childhood. Still living in Northern California, Phil builds his own radios and test equipment, operates CW on 80 and 40 meters, using his fence mounted 80 meter end-fed Zepp and a pair of phased 40 meter verticals in an HOA neighborhood where antennas are forbidden. We harness Phil’s extensive technical expertise and hear his ham radio story in this QSO Today.

Listen to Phil's podcast interview on https://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/kd6rm


Ham Nation Videos on TWIT.TV
K7AGE YouTube Channel
Amateur Radio Videos/Podcasts
Ham Nation Live Wed. at 6 pm PT on TWiT.TV
Amateur Radio Roundtable • Amateur Logic TV • Ham College TV
YouTube: N6NA • K7AGE • W6LG • K6UDA • W2AEW • KEØOG • VK3YE

Audio Podcasts: SolderSmoke • QSO Today Podcast
ARRL: The Doctor Is In • ARRL: So Now What?

Field Day
June 22-23 was ARRL Field Day

June 22 & 23 at the VFW Post 6158 at Phoenix Park in Fair Oaks was our annual premier operating event--ARRL Field Day!  During ARRL Field Day clubs and individuals throughout North America compete in this exercise and public exhibition of amateur radio's emergency communications response capabilities.  Details are posted on our Field Day web page.

River City ARCS Meetings, Nets and Events


River City ARCS Newsletter


Join or Renew your Membership for 2019
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 8/14/2019: AA6KA AE6VQ AI6NK AI6UO AJ6FL AJ6GE DW7XCP K1PAC K6AAI K6AKL K6CBB K6DRY K6HUH K6MCS K6VDU K6VSS KA6FTX KA6YLA KC5JAX KC6RUO KD6GBY KD6ILC KD6KFM KD6QZH KD6RM KD6WTY+ KE6IJF KE6RMN KE6WKF KE7EL KE8FT KF6ABC KF6ABD KF6IZU+ KF6VOZ KF6YXK KF6ZMV KI6BWN KI6MOL KI6PHB KJ6CFD KJ6FFG KJ6IST KJ6LKX KJ6PIK KJ6PRY KK6AAR KK6DCT KK6FON KK6NZW KK6TBO KK6WSP KK6YYF KK6ZGA KK7QT KL7HQR KM6DWD KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6HJM KM6IOZ KM6JNS KM6LIR KM6LSO KM6MFI KM6MPV KM6MZY KM6NEZ KM6NFO KM6NQC KM6ONO KM6RGQ KM6SBB KM6TVV KM6UHD KM6WFW KM6YKN KM6YXO KM6ZIW KM6ZVP KN6ACJ KN6ACL KN6AMP KN6AOW KN6AOX KN6CAT KN6DJJ KN6SD KO6KD KO6KL KP4MD KR4TH KS6WTF KW6EC N5JEF N6BQY N6DRY N6DTR N6DXX N6ICW+ N6KEN N6OMD N6PGQ N6RS N6SNO+ N6SRB N6TWW N6UMI N8FN W6AE W6AWS+ W6BS W6DFG+ W6GRO W6GU W6KDJ W6PJJ W6SWC W6TEE W6VFW W6WMD W6XBC W6ZTY WA6NEA WA6QYO WB6UBK WB2ZEI+ WB6FC WB6OWT WB6VYH WB6YLK+ WG6CFS WO6J+ (NØCALL): Marie Martin+ John Sbararo Tess Townsend
+Courtesy or Life members
Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses.

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.


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