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

ARRL Special Service Club

August 21 Solar Eclipse
Tuesday August 1 Meeting Program

Solar Eclipse and Ham Radio

On August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse and if you happen to be in Portland, Oregon, around 1720 UT, you will experience a total eclipse. Observing incorrectly can cause permanent damage to the eyes. What's interesting to hams is the effect an eclipse has on radio wave propagation. Dr. Carol Milazzo (KP4MD) added comments about this during her August 1 meeting presentation. If you can, check out Ward Silver's (N0AX) article "The Solar Eclipse QSO Party" in August's QST edition. Ward also wrote a very good article "The Solar Eclipse and Ham Radio" in "Nuts and Volts" magazine, August edition.

Meetings are usually the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm
Open to the Public.  Visitors are always welcome!
Click to view our archived meeting presentations

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 145.51 MHz FM Simplex
Members and Visitors always Welcome!

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

River City ARCS Meetings, Nets and Events


Homebrewer
River City ARCS Homebrew Contest - September 5

Our September 5 membership meeting will be Homebrew Night. Members are encouraged to present details of their homebrew projects. Each presentation should last about five minutes and should include pictures, a brief description of the project and if small enough, the item can be displayed at our meeting. We will award three gift certificate prizes, totaling $100 value, to the winners. One of these prizes is dedicated to an entry-level member. Homebrew projects can include, but is not limited to: antennas, Go-kits, mobile rig installations, station accessories, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices, QRP rigs and custom ham radio software. Participation is open to all current River City ARCS members.


Upcoming Sacramento Area Events

  • Sep 5 RCARCS meeting - Homebrew project exposition and competition - Details on this page
  • Saturday, September 16, 7 am-12 noon - Western Placer ARC Hamfest, McBean Park, Lincoln
  • Saturday, October 1 - ARRL Exhibit at Golden Empire Pioneer Express District Scout Fellowship Weekend, Gibson Ranch, Elverta
  • Saturday, October 14 - ARRL Exhibit at Rocklin Mini Maker Faire, Sierra College, Rocklin
  • October 20-22 - 2017 Pacificon Division Convention, San Ramon Marriott

Join or Renew your 2017 Membership
Annual Dues for Full Time Students are $5
Click here to Join, Renew or Update 
your River City ARCS Membership Now!

Dues are payable on January 1 for the 2017 calendar year.
Dues paid after August 31 also count towards the 2018 calendar year.
Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses. 
Current members as of 8/5/2017: AC6IL AD6DX AE6SK AF6LF AG6RN AG6YG AI6NK AI6UO K1PAC K6DRY K6EB K6FO(SK) K6GET K6HUH K6VDU K6WR KA6BID KA6YLA KA9MDP KC5JAX KC6NAT KC6RUO KD6NST KD6RM KD6WTY KE6KUT KE6RMN KE6TWU KE6UR KE8FT KF6IDO KF6IZU KF6QXX KF6YTQ(SK) KG6AMH KG6ILB KG6XX KG6YYT KG6ZAP KI6FYF KI6MOL KI6NHP KI6WBN KJ6CFD KJ6CFH KJ6EPM KJ6PEH KJ6PIK KJ6YYY KK6AAR KK6DCT KK6FON KK6IQK KK6IQL KK6NZW KK6ROP KK6ROQ KK6WIP KK6WSP KK6YDC KK6YYF KK6YYG KK6ZGA KL3JY KM6AAI KM6DNV KM6DWD KM6FDV KM6FJZ KM6FKA KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6HJK KM6HJO KM6HUS KM6HUT KM6HUV KM6HVT KM6IOW KM6IOZ KM6KCM KM6LSO KN6CAT KN6SD KO6KD KO6KL KP4MD KS6WTF N2TAX N6BQY N6DRY N6DTR N6DXX N6ICW N6PGQ N6SDF N6SNO N6UMI N6YG W6AWS W6BS W6DFG W6GU W6KDJ W6KJ(SK) W6PPP W6TEE W6VFW W6WMD W6ZTY W6/DW7XCP WA6QYO WB2ZEI WB6FC WB6OWT WB6QLU WB6UBK WB6VYH WB6YLK WG6CFS WO6J WP2N (NØCALL): Marie Martin, Phil Bradt

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