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

ARRL Special Service Club

Renew your Membership now through 2021!


Joe Eisenberg, KØNEB
Our Oct 6 Online Meeting via Zoom

Click here to watch our September 1 Membership Meeting

Tuesday Oct 6 at 7:30 pm

Joe Eisenberg, KØNEB: Kit Building Techniques for Success

One of the best ways to get some real hands on experience in electronics, especially as a beginner, is to build electronic kits. Even the seasoned veteran ham can enjoy even the more complex kits. In amateur radio circles, the kit building guru is Joe Eisenberg, KØNEB. Joe spends his free time, in addition to operating his favorite contests and attending hamfests, testing kits, making recommendations, and teaching others how to be successful in kit building.

Our General meetings are currently held online & open to members and guests.
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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Call for Nominations for Club Elections

Nominations for two Board of Director positions and all four 2021 club officers are open until our annual election at the November 3 meeting. If you or someone you know is available and willing, please seriously consider submitting a nomination now via e-mail or at our November 3 meeting to serve in our club leadership.
Our club's direction and future growth depend on you!


LNU Lightning Complex Fire Damages N6NA Remote Receiver Site atop Mt. Vaca

In this video, Phil Sittner, KD6RM, and Chris Huber, N6ICW, describe the damage that the LNU Lightning Complex Fire caused on August 18, 2020 at our N6NA remote receiver site atop Mt. Vaca.  The surveillance video starts at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMdjhlZR1ng&t=510s.


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 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!

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)


Upcoming Meeting Programs and Area Events

  • October 6 - Meeting Program - Kit Building Techniques for Success with Joe Eisenberg KØNEB
  • November 3 - Club Elections & Larry AJ6G "An Adventure in Antenna Launching"
  • December 1 - Annual Holiday Party Meeting (Tentative)

Links to other Sacramento Area Amateur Radio Resources

River City ARCS Meetings, Nets & Events


River City ARCS Newsletter


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.  Dues received after August 31 are credited through the subsequent calendar year.

Members current through 2021 as of 9/18/2020: KF6RNZ KJ6YYY KK6YHI KM6MFI KN6JGY N6UMI N6VN W6SWC W6XBC KF6IZU+ N6ICW+ W6AWS+ W6DFG+ WB2ZEI+ WB6YLK+ WO6J+ (NØCALL): Marie Martin+
+Courtesy or Life members

Members current through 2020 as of 9/18/2020: AA6CS AE6VQ AF6PK AG6YG AJ6FL AJ6G AJ6GE DW7XCP K3CJT K6AAI K6BKL K6BSY K6CBB K6CIM K6CWJ K6DRY K6GCN K6HUH K6MCS K6VDU K6VSS K7GFM KA6PRW KA6YLA KB6QNQ KC6RUO KD6GBY KD6ILC KD6MDV KD6QZH KD6RM KE6RMN KE7EL KE7WJR KE8FT KF6ABC KF6ABD KF6QXX KF6UQS KF6VOZ KF6YXK KF6ZMV KG6AMH KG6ILB KI6BWN KI6MOL KI6PHB KJ6CFD KJ6IST KJ6MYL KJ6PIK KJ6PRY KJ6QMD KJ6VVV KK6AAR KK6DCT KK6FON KK6NZW KK6TBO KK6UEI KK6WCG KK6WIP KK6WSP KK6YHM KK6YUB KK6YYF KK6YYG KK6ZGA KK6ZOM KL7HQR KM6DWD KM6FKA KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6HJM KM6IOZ KM6JNS KM6LSO KM6LYW KM6MFI* KM6MPV KM6MZY KM6NEZ KM6NFO KM6NQC KM6ONO KM6RGQ KM6SBB KM6TVV KM6UHD KM6YKN KN6CAT KN6FXF KN6GAA KN6HTD KN6IWG KN6IWH KN6IXP KN6JGY* KN6JJY KN6JMH KN6JYI KN6SD KO6KD KO6KL KP4MD KR4TH KS6P KS6WTF N5JEF N6BQY N6DRY N6DTR N6DXX N6EMF N6KEN N6MAJ N6PAA N6PGQ N6RS N6TWW N6VN W6AE W6BS W6GU W6JCD W6KDJ W6MPO W6PJJ W6SWC* W6TEE W6VFW W6WMD W6ZTY WA6LXD WA6QYO WB6FC WB6OWT WB6UBK WG6CFS WN6GAL KF6IZU+ N6ICW+ W6AWS+ W6DFG+ WB2ZEI+ WB6YLK+ WO6J+ (NØCALL): Jon Gerdemann WQRA622, Marie Martin+, Kevin Wright
+Courtesy or Life members *through 2021

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.


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


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