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

ARRL Special Service Club

Bob Balthrope, KD6WTY - Silent Key 12/14/2019

Paul Grose N6DRY writes, "I am saddened to inform the club that Bob Balthrope, KD6WTY, became a silent key last night.  I am told that he passed peaceably in his sleep.  Bob and his wife MaryAnn KE6EST, SK, were longtime and very active members of the River City Amateur Radio Communications Society for many years.  Bob has been in a care facility for about the last five years and has not been active in the ham community.  But, he will be remembered by many of our older members as a friend and mentor."


Next River City ARCS Meeting

Tuesday February 4 - 7:30 pm

Meeting Program: Kevin Hooke, KK6DCT, shows his new SpotViz FT8/JT65 digital mode app to view HF propagation
5026 Don Julio Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95842


Our General meetings (except December) are open to the public. Time: 7:30 pm 1st Tuesday of each month
Place: Sacramento County Corp. Yard, 5026 Don Julio Blvd (corner Elkhorn Blvd), Sacramento, CA 95842
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Would you like a personal mentor to help get you on the air?
Come to our meeting and ask about our "Elmer" Program!

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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


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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


Call for Assistance with SacSharp Licensing Classes

Mike Abernathy, NM3S, seeks assistance in order to continue offering the SacSharp Technician and General Class amateur radio licensing courses this year. Specifically needed are: a meeting room ideally near 65th Street, Florin and Folsom Blvd; one or two extra teachers who are able to explain the material in the ARRL Technician and General Class License manuals; and, VE's for the test nights at the end of each class. Contact Mike at nm3s@fastmail.com

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Annual Dues for Full Time Students are $5
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2020 calendar year dues are payable on January 1, 2020.  
Dues received now are credited through the 2020 calendar year.

Members current through 2020 as of 1/14/2020: AA6CS AF6PK AG6YG AJ6GE DW7XCP K6BSY K6CBB K6DRY K6GCN K6HUH K6MCS K6VDU KD6GBY KD6ILC KD6RM KE6WJR KE7EL KE8FT KF6ABD KF6UQS KF6VOZ KI6MOL KI6PHB KJ6CFD KJ6IST KK6AAR KK6DCT KK6TBO KK6WSP KK6YUB KK6YYF KK6ZGA KK6ZOM KL7HQR KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6HJM KM6MFI KM6MPV KM6MZY KM6NFO KM6RGQ KM6SBB KM6TVV KN6CAT KN6FXF KN6SD KO6KD KP4MD N5JEF N6BQY N6DRY N6DTR N6KEN N6PAA N6PGQ W6AE W6JCD W6MPO W6SWC W6VFW WA6QYO KF6IZU+ N6ICW+ W6AWS+ W6DFG+ WB2ZEI+ WB6YLK+ WO6J+ (NØCALL): Marie Martin+
+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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