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

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IMPORTANT MEETING DATE CHANGES FOR MARCH

Our monthly in-person club meetings are held at 7 pm PT on the first Tuesday of each month at the Carmichael Public Library Meeting Room (except December), 5605 Marconi Ave, Carmichael CA 95608 and are open to members and all visitors. 
Members and visitors may request log on access to our meetings via Zoom. Send an email to contact@n6na.org 

Click to view our archived meeting presentations 
Playlist of archived meeting videos

Would you like a personal mentor to help get you started?  Come to a meeting and ask about our "Elmer" Program!

Meetings, Nets and Events

Door prize drawing exclusively for members present in-person at our monthly meeting.

Our monthly winner has choice of a NanoVNA, a TinySA, a 50 ft length of RG-8X coax or an ICOM IC-V80 Sport 144 MHz Handheld Transceiver.

Watch the Sacramento Troop 1089 Girl Scouts ISS Contact Live on Feb. 22

Kudos to Sacramento Girl Scout Troop 1089 and members of the River City Amateur Radio Communications Society for their February 11 Sacramento Bee story covering their weekend preparation for their February 22 on the air contact with astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli KI5WSL aboard the International Space Station! 
Listen to the ISS downlink frequency 145.800 MHz FM.
Watch the LiveStream video on Feb 22 at 9:30 am PT!

Bob Mix, KF6ABC, founder of our DIY Radio Group

New DIY Radio Group for 2024
Homemade Radio Class Workshops

Bob Mix, KF6ABC announces "Homemade Radio Class", an introduction to a new DIY Builders Group in-person workshop series to build four circuits: a 2-LED flasher, a code-practice oscillator and the Pixie transmitter and receiver.  The cost is $10 for 3 parts kits including a breadboard and a stripboard.  The first session is scheduled for 6 pm PST on March 7, 2024, at the Bel Air Market Meeting Room, 4320 Arden Way, Sacramento CA, 95864.  Future meeting dates and venues are to be announced.  To participate in this DIY Radio workshop series (maximum group size 30) please respond to the https://groups.io/g/DIYRadio/message/799 thread in the DIY Radio groups.io 

Please send your newsletter items to Ken, KE6RMN, kmartin537@surewest.net

Andy Stephens, W6AWS, demonstrates HF operation
to KMAX-TV Journalist Nha Nguyen.

River City ARCS HF Seminar Series

Topics: Challenges and Strategies to set up a successful HF station;
Efficient home, portable and mobile HF Antennas for our modern lifestyle; and,
Best Practices for HF operating efficiency, readiness, service, and enjoyment.
Our session enrollment is now full.  Email comments or inquiries to contact@n6na.org.

River City ARCS HF Seminar Schedule

Confirmed participants: K6GEO KR6RAO N6HA KM6GMS N1YCN KJ6CFD KO6AGW KO6COW KO6CIL KA4RXE KK6BAX KM6MZY N3ARP KV3LMR KO6CCU W1SLC KG6SMX KK6ZGA N6EMF

New N6NA Emergency Backup 2 meter Repeater

River City ARCS has a new emergency backup for our N6NA repeater on 145.250 MHz with the following settings:

Our regular repeater users should now program a separate memory in their radios with the same frequencies as our primary repeater, but with the 123.0 Hz PL tone and carrier squelch (no tone decode) for the backup repeater.

Our N6NA backup is a stand-alone repeater with no remote receivers or AllStar/EchoLink access.  Our control operators will activate it only when our primary repeater is offline for periodic practice nets or due to equipment failure or power outage.

Program your radios now and be ready for future practice nets and emergencies!

Check into our friendly, casual and informal
Saturday Roundtable Net at 1500 (3 pm) Pacific Time
on 7181 kHz LSB ±3 kHzSee our Check-In List

All River City ARCS members and visitors are welcome!  

Can't join us on the air?
Click to Listen via the KFS WebSDR in Half Moon Bay!

 Members and Visitors always Welcome!

Wednesdays

New time 5:30 pm - N6NA YL Net 145.250 FM Repeater & EchoLink N6NA-R

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
and YouTube Live Stream

Saturdays

3:00 pm - 40 meter Roundtable Net on 7181 kHz LSB

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

Upcoming Meeting Programs/Area Events

*Changed Dates are in Red

Join or Renew Membership

Annual Dues for Full Time Students are $5

Click here to Join New or Update

your River City ARCS Membership.

RENEWALS, use HAM CLUB ONLINE.

 Each dues payment extends your membership for 365 days. You should have an anniversary month for renewal every year. We appreciate your support.

Life & Complimentary Members (n=12) :  KD6RM  KF6IZU  KP4MD    N6ICW  N6SNO W6AWS  W6DFG  WB2ZEI  WB6YLK  KN6GAA  Marie Martin (XYL of WB6YLK)  Nancy Reid (XYL of N6DRY); Silent Keys+  N6DRY+ WO6J+

Current Regular Members 2024 (n=146).
AD6AD AE6JG AI6UO AI6W AJ6GE DW7XCP K6CIM K6DRY K6GCN K6GEO K6HUH K6JGV K6MJ K6MCS K6VDU K6VSS K6WSM K6ZK K6ZLY K7GFM K9MEG KA4RXE KA6YLA KC6TRH KD6GBY KD6ILC KD6MDV KD6QZH KE6BZZ KE6RMN KE7EL KE8FT KF6ABC KF6RNZ KF6VOZ KF6YXK KG6BPO KG6ILB KG6NEN KG6SMX KI1TTY KI6JTF KI6LXY KI6MOL KI6RT KJ6CFD KJ6PRY KJ6QMD KJ6VVV KK6BAX KK6DCT KK6FON KK6LOL KK6PAS KK6TBO KK6WIP KK6WSP KK6YHM KK6ZGA KK6ZGB KL7HQR KM6DNV KM6DWD KM6FKB KM6GMS KM6GYM KM6JEQ KM6JNS KM6KFW KM6MPV KM6MZY KM6NFO KM6ONO KM6SBB KM6TVV KN6BKB KN6BSB KN6BVX KN6CAT KN6CTP KN6HTD KN6JGY KN6KDT KN6LC KN6LPW KN6LPX KN6LRN KN6LRO KN6PRD KN6QFQ KN6QQT KN6RWN KN6RXK KN6SD KN6WQP KN6WXR KN6ZGY KN6ZJJ KO6COW KO6KD KO6AGW KR4TH KR6RAO KS6WTF KV3LMR N1YCN N3ARP N5JEF N6ACU N6CKV N6CUQ N6DTR N6DXX N6EF N6EMF N6MAJ N6PGQ N6RF N6SRB N6TWW N6UMI N6WLM N6VN NR6H N7DY W6AE W6BS W6KDJ W6PJJ W6TEE W6TGS W6VDP W6VFW W6WMD W6WWR WA6L WA6LXD WA6NEA WA6WST WB6BIT WB6FC WB6UBK WD6AMA WG6CFS WO0KI W9SLH David Damit (N0 call) 

Updated 2/5/2024

TOTAL of 158 [92 are ARRL members =60%]  

Member dues & donations defray our meeting, event and operating expenses.

We offer Complimentary Membership to new hams 

licensed at the Auburn, Carmichael Elks, 

and Folsom VE team testing locations.


Membership Inquiries: send email to contact@n6na.org

Call or text 916-800-2416 (Google Voice and SMS)

THANK YOU TO OUR EVERGREEN* CLUB DONORS!

David KM6GYM, Laurence KC6TRH, Sylvia KS6WTF,

and  Phillip KM6DWD

*Evergreen Donor program is at least $10/mo x 1 year pledge 

(or total of $120, one time).
You'll get the I LOVE N6NA Repeater Acrylic LED lit plaque and other cool stuff every December while on the pledge. 

All River City ARCS are enrolled into Ham Club Online. This is our improved members' management platform. Most club members' renewal anniversary date now falls on August or September of every year. Otherwise, it is always 365 days from the date of your last payment. Advance payments are stored and will only be spent at the end of your current membership. PayPal is now active on HCOL for renewals. Log in now and check out your fellow ham members in the club! 

 MEMBERSHIP NEWS AREA:

Welcome to our new members!  Brandon KE6BZZ, John KO6COW, Kishore KR6RAO, Glenn KM6RGQ, Larry KN6BSB, Chad KK6BAX & also congratulations to Tony  KM6GMS - on upgrading to General Class!   
You can claim your QRZ.com page and enter your email address so other hams can reach out to you better. If you have a photo there, we will post it here. 

Monthly River City ARCS Club Breakfasts at Brookfield's Restaurant

Join us the third Saturday of every month at 8:30 am for our friendly River City ARCS club breakfast in the meeting room at Brookfield's Restaurant, 4343 Madison Ave, Sacramento, CA.  All our club members, family and visitors are welcome at this casual monthly social event.  

Our sincere thanks to River City ARCS member Al, K6AAI, and RadioQSL.com for his generous donation of custom QSL cards for N6NA!

Happy Birthday KN6HTD (November)

River City ARCS Net Control Operators who participate in the Birthday Sweepstakes will get a personalized QSL card, plus surprise goodies from the club, courtesy of Jojo KN6HTD and Jen KI1TTY.

 Thank you for your dedication to emergency preparedness through skillful and confident message handling - being one of our net control operators.

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.

River City ARCS Bottle Cap Opener (plus personalized QSL card) - NEW

Get this via $5 donation to the club, or receive as a gift for doing Birthday Net Control Sweepstakes. This is a program for new net control operators to celebrate birthday with the group, on-the-air! Apply when you are ready as net control - you will receive training by shadowing, and be assisted on your debut. The club can also lend you a mobile radio, with power supply, and vertical antenna. 

River City ARCS Car Magnet and Sticker 

You earn this after 1 year of membership with the club. We hope you stay current with your membership!
Jeep SUV with car magnet photo credit: Alf Gonzalez KN6PRD

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 (call for latest price)
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.

Coming Soon:  Engraved, magnetic club name plates! 


Amateur Radio Video/Podcast Channels

Audio Podcasts: SolderSmokeQSO Today PodcastARRL: The Doctor Is InARRL: So Now What?ARRL: On the Air

Videos: ARRLAmateur Radio RoundtableAmateur Logic TVHam College TVHam Nation Live Wed. at 6 pm PT - Episodes 80-485
Ham Radio 2.0 Ham Radio Crash CourseOther YouTube channels: N6NAK7AGEW6LGK6UDAW2AEWKEØOGVK3YE

We appreciate your support of the River City ARCS!  This is your Club!  Support it!
We forward inquiries and comments addressed to contact@n6na.org to the appropriate party.

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