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

ARRL Special Service Club

Read about new N6NA 145.25 MHz Repeater access via AllStar and EchoLink


https://www.allstarlink.org www.EchoLink.org
Our February 2 Meeting

Carol KP4MD presents 
"N6NA Repeater Internet Connectivity"

Click to view our January meeting video 

Our General meetings are currently held online & open to members and guests.  Our members receive log on instructions via their registered email.  Visitors may request meeting access via advance e-mail to contact@n6na.org  Time: 7:30 pm 1st Tuesday of each month
Place: Sacramento County Corp. Yard, 5026 Don Julio Blvd (corner Elkhorn Blvd), Sacramento, CA 95842
Click to view our archived meeting presentations  
Playlist of archived meeting videos

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 • Members and Visitors always Welcome!

8:00 pm - N6NA 145.250 MHz FM Repeater (- offset) PL 162.2 AllStarLink Node: 53410, EchoLink Node: N6NA-R 8:30 pm - 10 meter net 28.420 MHz USB 9:00 pm - Slow Scan TV Net N6NA 441.300 MHz FM Repeater

Slow Speed (5 wpm) Morse CW Net: 
28.055 MHz. Tues. & Thurs. at 10:00 AM and Wed. at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (Hosted by Ioan Negru, AI6UO)


Reserve Your Tuna Tin S Kit by Jan. 25

DIY Radio Project - the Tuna Tin "S" Transmitter

In 2021, Bob Mix KF6ABC will lead our new "DIY" Radio project, Bob Fontana's 'The Tuna Tin "S",' as featured in December QST Magazine. Our "Elmers" will guide you in building this bare bones battery-operated CW transmitter that boasts an Arduino controlled digital readout frequency synthesizer and an FCC-clean 1 watt CW signal on your choice of 80, 40 or 20 meters.

Our next DIY-Radio Zoom meeting is pending schedule. Phil Sittner and Bob Mix have developed a kit of parts for a cost of $25 for club members, $30 for non-members. Sacramento area pickup only. Reserve your Tuna Tin S kit before January 25 via the PayPal button.  Others may merely watch for free.

Click here to read more. Join DIYRadio group at groups.io to send a message to say you are ready and willing and we can count on you, and to get on the email list to receive news updates.


Calling for VEs for new Online Testing Team

The River City ARCS and nearby clubs plan to help meet the heightened need for license testing in our area through a new regional online VE team. There are opportunities for those interested to audit an online VE session who are or plan to become an accredited Volunteer Examiner (especially Extra Class). If interested please email contact@n6na.org

N6NA SSTV Net


N6NA Slow Scan TV Net on YouTube Live

The River City ARCS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) Net now streams live on our YouTube channel Wednesday evenings at 9 PM Pacific Time.  Listen and watch as our members exchange images using SSTV technology via our 441.300 MHz FM repeater.  Click to watch our archive of previous SSTV nets.

The River City ARCS Slow Scan TV Net is a training net for image mode transmission over a voice channel.  Our net is held Wednesday evenings at 9:00 pm Pacific Time on the N6NA FM repeater on 441.300 MHz and is open for all licensed radio amateurs to participate.  Please refer to our SSTV Net Page for full information.


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


Links to other Sacramento Area Amateur Radio Resources

River City ARCS Meetings, Nets & Events

River City ARCS Newsletter


Upcoming Meeting Programs and Area Events


Join or Renew Membership now through 2021
Annual Dues for Full Time Students are $5
Click here to Join, Renew or Update
your River City ARCS Membership Now!

Membership is by calendar year.  2021 membership dues are due now.
Members current through 2021 as of 01/20/2021: AA6CS AJ6GE DW7XCP K3REH K6BSY K6CBB K6DRY K6GCN K6HUH K6JWN K6MCS K6VDU K6WSM(ex-KN6LUE) K7GFM KD6GBY KD6KFM KD6MDV KD6QZH KD6RM KE7EL KE7WJR KF6ABC KF6RNZ KF6YXK KF6ZMV KG6ILB KG6SMX KI4FND KI6MOL KI6RT KJ6CFD KJ6YYY KK6DCT KK6GGC KK6UEI KK6YHI KK6ZGA KL7HQR KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6LYW KM6MFI KM6MZY KM6NFO KM6ONO KM6SBB KN6CAT KN6HTD KN6JBR KN6JGY KN6JMH KN6JYI KN6LPW KN6LPX KN6LPY KN6LRN KN6LRO KN6SD KO6KD KP4MD KS6WTF KW6EC N6CKV N6DTR N6EMF N6MAJ N6PAA N6PGQ N6RXT N6TWW N6UMI N6VN W6BS W6SWC W6TGS W6VFW W6XBC WA6LXD WA6NEA KF6IZU+ N6ICW+ W6AWS+ W6DFG+ WB2ZEI+ WB6YLK+ WO6J+ (NØCALL): Marie Martin+ John Rapp Nancy Reid(XYL of K6DRY)
+Courtesy or Life members
Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses.

Health & Welfare Net

Daily 7:30 pm Informal "Health and Welfare" & Roundtable Net 145.25 MHz

As we are asked to “shelter in place,” many Amateurs may be isolated in their home. Occasionally some may have no outside contact checking on needs. Therefore, the River City ARCS' informal "Health and Welfare Net" is held every evening at 7:30 pm on our N6NA repeater on 145.25 MHz.

Instead of calling for “check-ins,” the net control operator calls for those who have indicated they need a contact.
If the person doesn’t respond, at the end of the net they are called to see if all is well.  After the contact period of the net, we have an informal roundtable giving everyone an opportunity to chat.

Amateurs desiring to be contacted need to e-mail contact@n6na.org with their name, call, complete phone number and address.  Persons desiring to be a net control operator or backup, also e-mail contact@n6na.org


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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