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

ARRL Special Service Club

Sunday April 30 is our Annual RCARCS Membership Family Picnic & Fox Hunt


Solar Power for Amateur Radio
Tuesday May 2 Meeting

Solar Power for Amateur Radio

At our May meeting, Ed Siegner WA6QYO will show  how you can operate Amateur Radio using Solar Power

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

Our July Meeting Date is changed to Wednesday July 5 due to holiday

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 Homebrew Contest - September 5

Our September 5 membership meeting will be Homebrew Night. Members are encouraged to present details of their homebrew projects. The presentations should last about 5 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.


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


Upcoming Sacramento Area Events

  • River City ARCS Annual Picnic

    Sunday, April 30 - 10:30 AM - 3 PM - Annual RCARCS Family Picnic and Fox Hunt exclusively for Current RCARCS Members and their family or one guest. Join us for good food, great company and outdoor fun!
    Bring your significant other, family, folding chairs, frisbees and ham radio go-kits!
    Want to get on the air?  We will gladly assist you at our on-site HF and 2 meter N6NA club station!
    Bring your two meter handheld radio and antenna to compete in a hidden transmitter "Fox Hunt" (see slideshow).
    We provide hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments and soft drinks.  Call sign suffixes beginning in A-M bring desserts, N-Z bring a green salad, pasta salad or fruit salad.  

    RCARCS at Farm & Tractor Days

    Location: VFW Post 6158, Phoenix Park, Fair Oaks (Enter via Sunset Ave and Runway Dr entrance)  
    RSVP by April 16 via e-mail to Dave Martin WB6YLK with the number in your party!
  • May 19-20 - RCARCS Booth at Rio Linda Farm & Tractor Days, Dry Creek Ranch
  • Sunday, May 21 - 7:00 AM - 12 Noon - North Hills RC Hamfest - Carmichael Elks Lodge, Carmichael
  • June 24-25 - ARRL Field Day - Dry Creek Ranch, Rio Linda, CA
  • Sep 5 RCARCS meeting - Homebrew project exposition and competition - Details on this page

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.
Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses. 
Current members as of 4/29/2017: AC6IL AD6DX AE6SK AF6LF AG6RN AG6YG AI6NK AI6UO K1PAC K6DRY K6FO(SK) K6GET K6HUH K6VDU K6WR KA6BID KA6YLA KA9MDP KC5JAX KC6NAT KC6RUO KD6NST KD6RM KD6WTY KE6KUT KE6RMN KE6TWU KF6IDO KF6IZU KF6YTQ KG6AMH KG6ILB KG6XX KG6YYT KG6ZAP KI6FYF KI6MOL KI6NHP KI6WBN KJ6CFD KJ6CFH KJ6EPM KJ6PEH KJ6PIK KJ6YYY KK6AAR KK6DCT KK6FON KK6IQK KK6IQL KK6KK KK6NZW KK6ROP KK6ROQ KK6WIP KK6WSP KK6YDC KK6YYF KK6YYG KK6ZGA KL3JY KM6DNV KM6DWD KM6FDV KM6FJZ KM6FKA KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6HJK KM6HJO KM6HUS KM6HUT KM6HUV KM6HVT KM6IOW KM6IOZ KM6KCM KN6CAT KN6SD KO6KD KO6KL KP4MD KS6WTF N6BQY N6DRY N6DTR N6DXX N6ICW N6PGQ N6SDF N6SNO N6UMI N6YG W6AWS W6BS W6DFG W6GU W6KDJ W6KJ W6PPP W6TEE W6VFW W6WMD W6ZTY W6/DW7XCP WA6QYO WB2ZEI WB6FC WB6OWT WB6QLU WB6UBK WB6VYH WB6YLK WG6CFS WO6J WP2N Marie Martin

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