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River City Amateur Radio Communications Society
40 Years in Sacramento, California - 1976-2016!

ARRL Special Service Club

Congratulations to the 2016 Aufranc Award Recipients Marie and Dave Martin WB6YLK!

Norm Brooks K6FO (SK)
Norman Brooks K6FO (Silent Key)

River City ARCS Life member Norm Brooks, K6FO passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. His 100th birthday was on June 1. Among his many accomplishments and interests, Norm earned DX Century Club and Worked All States awards, and operated 160 meters through 70 cm. Norm was a member of ARRL (Life), AMSAT, QCWA, 10-10 International, the Northern California DX Club, the 3905 Century Club, North Hills Radio Club, Mt. Vaca Radio Club and the River City Amateur Radio Communications Society (Life). He was a staff writer for WorldRadio Magazine and was published in QST.

A Celebration of Life will be planned within the next two months. Norm is survived by his daughter Kaayla Jaret KA6YLA.


Meet the Elmers Night
Tuesday January 3 Meeting

"Meet the Elmers" Night

Our January 3, 7:30 pm meeting will be an Elmer night. Phil, KD6RM has organized the meeting where experts will be at tables helping those with specific questions on topics as antennas, digital modes, operating procedures, radio programming,  etc.

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 Logo Apparel

River City ARCS Logo Apparel

You may 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.

River City ARCS Meetings, Nets and Events


Upcoming Sacramento Area Events

  • January 3, 7:30 pm - "Meet the Elmers" meeting.  (An "Elmer" is someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to prospective and new hams)
  • March 2017 - Sierra Foothills ARC Hamfest - Date to be determined

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 paid after August 31 are credited toward the current and subsequent year.
Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses. 
Current members as of 12/7/2016: AC6IL AD6DX* AE6SK AF6LF* AG6RN* AG6YG AI6NK* K1PAC* K6CBB K6DRY K6FO*(SK) K6GET K6HUH K6MCS K6OJP K6VDU K6VSS K6WR* KA6BID KA6YLA KA9MDP* KC5JAX KC6NAT KC6RUO KD6GXR KD6MDV KD6NST KD6RM* KD6WTY* KE6GMJ KE6RMN KE6TWU KE6YSY KF6IDO KF6IZU* KF6QXX KF6YTQ* KG6AMH* KG6ILB KG6SMX KG6YYT* KG6ZAP* KI6BWN KI6FYF* KI6MOL* KI6NHP KI6NQT KI6OLC KI6VGK KI6WDZ KJ6CFD* KJ6EPM* KJ6PEH KJ6PIK KJ6YYY KK6AAR* KK6BIW KK6DCT KK6FON KK6GMN KK6IQL* KK6MNL KK6NZW KK6ROP* KK6ROQ* KK6WIP KK6WPN KK6WSP KK6YDC KK6YYF KK6YYG* KK6ZGA KK6ZHT KK6ZMT KK6ZOM KM6AAF KM6BMV KM6BTD KM6DNV* KM6DWD* KM6FDV* KM6FKA* KM6FKB* KM6GYM* KN6CAT* KN6SD* KO6KD* KO6KL KP4MD* N6DRY* N6DTR* N6DXX* N6ICW* N6IMW N6KLA N6PGQ* N6RS N6SGT N6SNO* N6SRB N6UMI N6YG* NS3O(SK) W6AWS W6DFG* W6GU W6KJ* W6IEZ W6PPP W6TEE W6TOL W6VFW* W6WJA* W6ZTY* W6/DW7XCP* WAØBIY WAØMJD WA6QYO* WB2ZEI* WB6FC* WB6OWT* WB6QLU WB6UBK WB6VYH* WB6YLK WO6J* WP2N* *current through 2017

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!
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