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

ARRL Special Service Club

Philo Farnworth and Electronic Television

Wednesday February 5 @ 7:30 pm

Philo Farnsworth and the Invention of Television

Our General meetings are usually held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm and are open to the Public.

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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!

Upcoming Meeting Programs and Events

  • February 5 - General Membership Meeting - Philo Farnsworth and the Invention of Television - Matthew Farnsworth
  • March 2 - 9 am - 3:30 pm Amateur Radio Exhibit and Special Event Station at Placer County STEM Expo, William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA
  • March 5 - General Membership Meeting - Communications Disaster Recovery in Butte County - Alan Thompson W6WN
  • March 16 - 7 am - 12 noon Sierra Foothills ARC Hamfest, Historic Loomis Train Depot, Loomis, CA

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


Dave Martin WB6YLK presents Lyle Aufranc Award to Vince Cracchiolo KI6NHPPhotos by Tony Leneis N6DXX
Congratulations to Vince Cracchiolo, KI6NHP the 2018 Recipient of the prestigious Annual Lyle Aufranc Award in recognition for exceptional service!

Congratulations to our 2019 elected officers and board members!
Paul McIntyre, KC5JAX - President
Kevin Hooke, KK6DCT - Vice President
Gert Thompson KK6ZGA - Secretary
Phil Sittner, KD6RM - Treasurer
New Board Members: Marty Gunn, KM6MFI & Mike Meighan KD6ILC


Technician Class License Course in Yuba City
Posted December 2, 2018

Coming in January and February 2019 is the next Yuba-Sutter ARC Technician license class. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. at the American Red Cross Center in Yuba City beginning Jan. 7 through Feb 27, 2019. The Red Cross building is located at 125 E. Onstott Road, Yuba City. We will be meeting in Classroom 2. If you plan to attend this class please contact Curtis KF6VFP. If you do plan on taking the class, you will need to obtain a Technician class book. The books and other needed material are listed below.

"The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual", fourth edition. Manuals can be obtained from the instructor (20% discount), the ARRL, Amazon (Print or Kindle), or buy a used copy from a friend, etc.

Testing

The Yuba Sutter Amateur Radio Club also offers tests for all amateur radio classes. Testing will be held at 715 King Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991 the first Saturday of every odd month at 09:00 AM.


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Join or Renew your Membership for 2019 Now
Annual Dues for Full Time Students are $5
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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 1/21/2019: AE6VQ AI6NK DW7XCP K1PAC K6AAI K6DRY K6HUH K6MCS K6VDU KA6FTX KC6RUO KD6GBY KD6ILC KD6RM KD6WTY+ KE6RMN KE6WKF KE7EL KF6ABC KF6ABD KF6IZU+ KF6YXK KI6BWN KI6MOL KI6PHB KJ6CFD KJ6IST KK6AAR KK6NZW KK6TBO KK6YYF KK6ZGA KL7HQR KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6IOZ KM6LIR KM6MFI KM6MPV KM6NEZ KM6NFO KM6ONO KM6PDP KM6TVV KM6UHD KN6CAT KN6SD KO6KL KP4MD KS6WTF N5JEF N6BQY N6DRY N6DTR N6ICW+ N6PGQ N6SNO+ N6SRB N6TWW N6UMI W6AWS+ W6BS W6DFG+ W6GU W6KDJ W6TEE W6VFW W6XBC WA6QYO WB6UBK WB2ZEI+ WB6FC 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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Sacramento SHARP 2019 Technician and General Class Ham Radio Licensing Courses
Posted December 2, 2018

The Sacramento Sheriff Amateur Radio Project is offering no-cost license courses for the Technician and the General Class Amateur Radio Licenses at the LDS Church, 8580 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95828. The course is offered as class sessions from 6-9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays over 3 or 4 weeks, each of which covers one portion of the material with pre and post practice exams. A license exam session for a $15 fee is offered on the Friday following the final class of each course.

DATES FOR TECHNICIAN CLASSES: March 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st with the VE Session on the 22nd of March, 2019. Download Flyer
DATES FOR GENERAL CLASSES: April 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, with the VE session on the 26th of April, 2019. Download Flyer

A current ARRL License Manual for each corresponding license class is required. For details go to http://www.sacsharp.org/ham-classes