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Our Field Day site is on the grounds immediately next to the Dry Creek Ranch House.  Talk in on 145.25 MHz Repeater
Directions as below.  Follow the driveway and turn right behind the barn.  Do NOT drive across the field. 
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2015 ARRL Field Day

2015 River City ARCS Field Day

2017 ARRL Field Day  June 24-25, 2017
Dry Creek Ranch House, 6852 Dry Creek Rd,
Rio Linda, CA 95673
Open to the Public - Drop In Visitors Welcome

Field Day is our annual exercise of emergency communications response capabilities.  Radio amateurs throughout North America participate in this exercise each June.  We encourage the general public to come and experience amateur radio.  Anyone with or without an FCC license can Get on the Air on our HF and VHF stations as General and Amateur Extra class control operators will be on site.  E-mail to join us!

River City ARCS Field Day Site, 6852 Dry Creek Rd, Rio Linda, CA 95673


Primer on Field Day Participation    Field Day Handbook (WVARA)

Our Field Day site is on the grounds immediately next to the Dry Creek Ranch House. Directions: Go 0.6 miles north of the intersection of Elkhorn Blvd and Dry Creek Road. Enter the 2017 Field Day Site through the main entrance on the east side of Dry Creek Road. Proceed on the driveway past the Ranch House and turn right behind the barn to the parking area. To avoid damage to the irrigation system, DO NOT DRIVE DIRECTLY ACROSS THE FIELD TO THE FIELD DAY SITE. Talk-in on our N6NA 145.25 MHz repeater.

SET UP: On Saturday June 24th, all assisting should check in with our Field Day Captain by 6:45 am for task assignments so that we may begin setting up by 7:00 am. Members should wear their ID badge. If you bring a canopy see our Field Day Captain before you set up. We will have a set up plan based on layout of antennas. Bring the items you have committed.  If you bring a laptop computer, our IT specialist Kevin Hooke KK6DCT will configure it for our network with the current N3FJP Field Day logging software.  Label all personal equipment with your call sign.

So far the following people have signed up to participate: Phil Sittner KD6RM; Dave Martin WB6YLK; Marie Martin (Dave's XYL); Ken Martin KE6RMN; Bob Woodward N6PGQ; Ed Siegner WA6QYO; Jason Lager KF6QQX; Kevin Hooke KK6DCT (IT); Jodie Cail KM6DNV; James Chin KK6FON; Bob Kehr KA9MDP; Ron Kahler KA7RON.  Looks like we have a good crew. We could always use more. Please let us know ASAP.  Email

Potluck: The club will provide Hot dogs and Hamburgers as well as various soft drinks and water. I want to remind everyone this is a park and they do not allow alcohol onsite. As before, we ask the following from members to bring for the potluck: Call sign suffixes starting in A-M - Bring a dessert, cookies, brownies, pie, etc. N-Z - Bring a cold salad, potato salad, baked beans or similar.  BRING A COOLER for your cold items.  We will have a BBQ pit there. If anyone would like to assist in the grilling duties let Dave Martin know. We will be eating around 5:30 pm.  E-mail

Take down: Field Day concludes on Sunday morning at 11:00 am.  Those assisting with clean up and taking down the set up should be on site by 11:00 am.

Past ARRL Field Days - 2016 Archive  2015 Archive  2014 Archive  2013 Archive

2016 Field Day on Good Day Sacramento

River City ARCS on Good Day Sacramento

2016 Field Day - 490 Total Contacts

 Band  CW  Phone  Digital  Total  %
 80 0 127 0 127 26
 40 0 99 0 99 20
 20 29 207 11 247 50
 15 0 16 1 17 3
 10 0 0 0 0 0
 Total 29 449 12 490 100
Carol F. Milazzo,
Jul 3, 2017, 10:34 AM