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River City Amateur Radio Communications Society
Sacramento, California since 1976!
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ARRL Special Service Club

Save the Dates! June 26-27, 2021. Click ARRL Field Day For Details


Field Day
Our June 1 Meeting

Annual Field Day Prep

Don't miss ARRL Field Day on June 26-27, our club's premier annual operating event!  This year's Field Day will be a "hybrid" operating event.  All members and the general public regardless of license class or status can "Get on the Air" at our Field Day.  Drop-ins are welcome.  We have reserved the pavilion at VFW Township Post 6158 at 8990 Kruitof Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 for club operation. Members who prefer to operate from home may also contribute their Field Day contact points to our cumulative club score.
Please contact us if:

  1. You wish to operate (and/or log) from the VFW site and what equipment you will bring,
  2. You can assist with planning and lead the food service,
  3. You have experience and can set up and/or lead the Field Day operation,
  4. You can assist with publicity, press releases, inviting visits by officials, and social media, or
  5. You can serve as our Safety Officer.
See more information at http://www.n6na.org/fieldday  Please contact Tom Cutter W6BS via contact@n6na.org

Click to Watch our May 4 Meeting Video & Slideshow

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

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

DIY Radio Summer Project - QRP Wattmeter

We have developed an accurate QRP wattmeter to complement our Tuna Tin build. The meter measures power level from 10 mw to slightly greater than 11 watts over the frequency range of 3.5 through 450 MHz. The meter is accurate within 1.6% through VHF, and reads 6.9% low at UHF. The photo shows the assembled prototype measuring a 100 mW signal.

You may order a QRP Wattmeter kit until May 30 via the PayPal button on www.n6na.org/diy-radio. Each complete kit of parts with the printed circuit board (without case) costs $30.00 for River City ARCS club members and non members for Local pickup in the Sacramento area only. For shipping outside of the Sacramento area please email contact@n6na.org to provide your mailing address and payment of extra shipping charges.


Paul Grose N6DRY (SK)

We are sad to announce that long time River City ARCS member Paul Grose, N6DRY, passed away peacefully while having lunch with his wife Jeff at Camden Springs Senior Living in Elk Grove around 1:00 pm on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Paul was an ARRL member, River City ARCS club member, Elmer, board member and treasurer for many years and the 2011 recipient of the club's Lyle Aufranc Memorial Award.  Paul was also active in our 2 meter and SSTV nets, homebrewing, on WinLink and packet radio with Sacramento ARES, served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Elk Grove Florin ARC, and regularly gave communications support to the Clarksburg Fun Run and the California International Marathon.

Condolences may be sent to Paul's wife Jeff Grose at Camden Springs Senior Living, 8476 Sheldon Rd Apt 126, Elk Grove, CA 95624.  The date and place of a future memorial service are to be announced.


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


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

Membership is by calendar year.  2021 membership dues are due now.

If you see your call sign here, you are current through 2021 as of 05/15/2021. Thanks for being up to date!: AA6CS AD5RX AF6PK AJ6GE DW7XCP KE8FT K3REH K6AAI K6BSY K6CBB K6DRY K6ESS K6GCN K6GWJ K6HUH K6JWN K6MCS K6MJ K6VDU K6WSM(ex-KN6LUE) K7GFM KA4RXE(ex-KN6JBR) KA6YLA KC6RUO KD6GBY KD6KFM KD6MDV KD6QZH KD6RM KE7EL KE7WJR KF6ABC KF6RNZ KF6VOZ KF6YXK KF6ZMV KG6ILB KG6NEN KG6SMX KG6YOU KI4FND KI6BWN KI6JTF (ex-KN6LPY) KI6MOL KI6PHB KI6RT KJ6CFD KJ6KME KJ6PRY KJ6YOU KJ6YYY KK6DCT KK6GGC KK6UEI KK6WIP KK6WSP KK6YHI KK6YHM KK6ZGA KL7HQR KM6DNV KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6LYW KM6MFI KM6MZY KM6NFO KM6NQC KM6ONO KM6SBB KN6BER KN6CAT KN6FGX KN6HTD KN6JGY KN6JMH KN6JYI KN6LC(ex-AG6YG) KN6LPW KN6LPX KN6LRN KN6LRO KN6OGF KN6OHL KN6SD KO6KD KP4MD KR4AI KR4TH KR6AI KS6WTF KV3LMR KW6EC N3ARP N6CKV +N6DRY* N6DTR N6DXX N6EF N6EMF N6ICW* N6JPG N6MAJ N6PAA N6PGQ N6RXT N6TWW N6UMI N6VN W6BS W6GUY W6PJJ W6SWC W6TGS W6VFW W6XBC WA6LXD WA6NEA WB6UBK WE6EDT WG6CFS KF6IZU*  W6AWS* W6DFG* WB2ZEI* WB6YLK* WO6J* (NØCALL): Marie Martin* John Rapp; Nancy Reid(XYL of K6DRY)
Legend: *Courtesy or Life members; +Silent Key 
Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses.


Telegraph bug
The Samuel F. Morse ARC
will offer a full ten week Morse Code Course beginning on May 12 - July 14.  Visit the www.w6sfm.com website for details. 
The biannual W6SFM Bug Roundup will take place May 21-23.

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

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.

Ham Radio Outlet
Ham Radio Outlet to Open Sacramento Store

Ham Radio Outlet has announced they will move their Oakland store to 4813 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95841. Opening in June and "located close to downtown (one block away from the former HFE Electronics store) and with easy access from the freeway, HRO Sacramento will proudly serve Northern California and the surrounding area." Ham Radio Outlet will interview prospective employees for the Sacramento store on May 20-22. 

For more information go to https://www.hamradio.com/hro-sacramento.cfm


Links to other Sacramento Area Amateur Radio Resources