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

ARRL Special Service Club

Thursday December 13 @ 6-9 PM

Membership Holiday Dinner at Sam's Hof Brau
2500 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
This is a Family Event!

Current members only! Bring your family or a guest for dinner, the prestigious Lyle Aufranc Award presentation, prize drawings and great company! 
Optional: Bring an unwrapped toy donation for WEAVE (up to $10 value) for collection at our Holiday Dinner Meeting.
Volunteer to help with this event decorating. Please contact Marie Martin at sierracougar@elkgrove.net

This event takes the place of our usual meeting on the 1st Tuesday of December.
Our General meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm and are open to the Public.

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Our Regular 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


Congratulations to our elected officers and board members for 2019!
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

The prestigious Annual Lyle Aufranc Award in recognition for exceptional service! Nominations are now closed.
This award will be presented at the December 13 River City ARCS Holiday party meeting at Sam's HofBrau.

This Month's River City ARCS Newsletter


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


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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 12/11/2018: AC6IL AE6SK AE6VQ* AG6YG AI6NK* AI6UO DW7XCP K1PAC* K6AAI* K6AKL K6CBB K6DRY K6HUH* K6MCS* K6VDU K6VSS KA6BID KA6FTX* KA6YLA KA9MDP KC5JAX KC6NAT KC6RUO KC6TEY KD6ILC* KD6NST KD6RM* KD6WTY+ KE7EL* KE6RMN KE6WKF* KE7HTW KF6ABC* 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) W6AWS+ 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 +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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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.