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

ARRL Special Service Club

Phil KD6RM reports the finished DBJ-1 J-pole antennas can be picked up at our June 4 meeting

ARRL Field Day!
Tuesday June 4 @ 7:30 pm

Meeting Program: ARRL Field Day Prep

Our June 4 meeting will be orientation and preparation for our premier operating event--ARRL Field Day!  From June 22 through 23 clubs and individuals throughout North America will compete in this annual exercise and public exhibition of amateur radio's emergency communications response capabilities.  Learn to operate and log contacts at our several N6NA operating positions on emergency power on the grounds of VFW Post 6158 at Phoenix Field, Fair Oaks.  See more details on our Field Day web page.
The general public is welcome to drop-in and experience amateur radio. Anyone with or without an FCC license can "Get on the Air" on our HF and VHF stations as control operators will be on site.

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

All Invited to Bob Mix KF6ABC's DIYRadio Builders' Group

During his April 2 meeting presentation, homebrewer extraordinaire Bob Mix, KF6ABC shared a glimpse into the joy that he helped many experience in the Bay Area Radio Builders' Club
Bob extends an invitation to anyone to join a new beginners' DIYRadio group to learn and share the joy and adventure of building simple electronics and radio circuits. 
Please contact Bob at Bob.Mix@att.net if you are interested.


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


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River City ARCS Meetings, Nets and Events


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Carmichael Elks ARC Ham Swap Sunday May 26

The KJ6JD Carmichael Elks Second Annual Ham Swap is scheduled for this Sunday, May 26 from 8 am to 2 pm at the Carmichael Elks Lodge on the corner of Cypress and Hackberry. That’s 5631 Cypress Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608 for you GPS users. Free admission to the public.  Single spaces for sellers are only $10 each!! Sellers may arrive at 7 am, buyers at 8 am and we will have talk-in on the N6ICW repeater 147.195 MHz, +600 offset, PL 123.0 Hz. The Elks will have water, coffee and doughnuts for sale.
If you have questions you can call John Dyer, KJ6JD at (916) 927-4201 or email jd3@johndyer.com


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 5/20/2019: AE6VQ AI6NK AI6UO AJ6GE DW7XCP K1PAC K6AAI K6AKL K6CBB K6DRY K6HUH K6MCS K6VDU K6VSS KA6FTX KA6YLA KC5JAX KC6RUO KD6GBY KD6ILC KD6RM KD6WTY+ KE6IJF KE6RMN KE6WKF KE7EL KE8FT KF6ABC KF6ABD KF6IZU+ KF6VOZ KF6YXK KF6ZMV KI6BWN KI6MOL KI6PHB KJ6CFD KJ6IST KJ6LKX KJ6PIK KJ6PRY KK6AAR KK6DCT KK6FON KK6NZW KK6TBO KK6WSP KK6YYF KK6ZGA KL7HQR KM6DWD KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6HJM KM6IOZ KM6JNS KM6LIR KM6MFI KM6MPV KM6NEZ KM6NFO KM6NQC KM6ONO KM6RGQ KM6SBB KM6TVV KM6UHD KM6WFW KM6YKN KM6YXO KM6ZIW KM6ZVP KN6ACJ KN6ACL KN6AMP KN6CAT KN6SD KO6KD KO6KL KP4MD KR4TH KS6WTF N5JEF N6BQY N6DRY N6DTR N6ICW+ N6KEN N6OMD N6PGQ N6RS N6SNO+ N6SRB N6TWW N6UMI W6AE W6AWS+ W6BS W6DFG+ W6GU W6KDJ W6PJJ W6SWC W6TEE W6VFW W6WMD W6XBC 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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