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

ARRL Special Service Club

Bob Mix KF6ABC on 'The Art & Joy of Homebrewing'
Tuesday April 2 @ 7:30 pm

Meeting Program: Bob Mix KF6ABC on
The Art & Joy of Homebrewing

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


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


Ed Fong DBJ-1 Antenna

$5 Dual Band J-Pole Antenna Build-A-Thon May 7

Our May 7 meeting will feature the construction of a dual band, VHF-UHF J-Pole antenna—Ed Fong’s DBJ-1. You may go to this link to review the design. You’ll note that Ed’s design provides a great beam pattern and broadband SWR performance.

Your total cost to build this antenna is $5.00, payable to the "River City ARCS." Ed sells these antennas for about $50 once the freight costs are included. We will use an assembly line approach for constructing these antennas and it’s expected we can complete as many as 20 antennas during our normal meeting hours.

The enrollment for this club member project is now closed.


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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 3/16/2019: AE6VQ AI6NK 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 KJ6PIK KJ6PRY KK6AAR KK6DCT KK6FON KK6NZW KK6TBO KK6WSP KK6YYF KK6ZGA KL7HQR KM6DWD KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6HJM KM6IOZ KM6LIR KM6MFI KM6MPV KM6NEZ KM6NFO KM6ONO KM6RGQ KM6SBB KM6TVV KM6UHD KM6WFW KM6YKN KM6YXO KM6ZIW KN6ACJ KN6ACL KN6AMP KN6CAT KN6SD KO6KD KO6KL KP4MD KR4TH KS6WTF N5JEF N6BQY N6DRY N6DTR N6ICW+ N6PGQ N6RS N6SNO+ N6SRB N6TWW N6UMI W6AWS+ W6BS W6DFG+ W6GU W6KDJ W6SWC W6TEE W6VFW W6WMD W6XBC WA6NEA 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 General Class Ham Radio Licensing Course
Posted December 2, 2018

The Sacramento Sheriff Amateur Radio Project is offering a no-cost license course for 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 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 the course.

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 the General license class is required. For details go to http://www.sacsharp.org/ham-classes