River City ARCS - N6NA

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

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February 7 Meeting - 7:00 pm PT
at Carmichael Public Library 5605 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

RCARCS 2023-02 NanoVNA with SimSmith

Meeting Program - Phil Sittner KD6RM of our DIY Radio Builders Group presents "NanoVNA Clinic with SimSmith"

Click to Watch the Slideshow

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, 5605 Marconi Ave, Carmichael CA 95608.  Online access via Zoom is available upon request.  We appreciate your patience as we upgrade our online streaming setup.  River City ARCS meetings are open to the general public.  Visitors are welcome.

DIY Radio Group NanoVNA Workshop Session 2

The DIY Radio NanoVNA Workshop Group A that first met on Wednesday will meet for its second session on Thursday, February 2 6-8 pm at the Arden Arcade Public Library, 2443 Marconi Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821. 
Group B that first met on Thursday will meet on Thursday, February 9, 6-8 pm at the Fair Oaks Public Library, 11601 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.
Participants will continue gaining experience using the ~$60 NanoVNA as a HF/VHF/UHF antenna analyzer, as an RF signal source, and to measure components, amplifiers, attenuators, filters and transmission line characteristics and faults. Use SimSmith and free NanoVNASaver computer softwareClick here for more details!

River City ARCS in-person meetings are held at 7:00 pm PT on the first Tuesday of each month at the Carmichael Public Library Meeting Room, 5605 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608 and are open to members and all visitors.  Members and visitors may also attend our meetings virtually via Zoom.  Request Zoom log on information via advance 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 on the air?  Come to our meeting and ask about our "Elmer" Program!

Send your updates to Ken, KE6RMN, at kmartin537@surewest.net

Check into our new casual and informal Roundtable Net on 7180 kHz LSB +/- 3 kHz Saturdays at 1500 (3:00 pm) Pacific Time.  

All River City ARCS members and visitors are welcome!  

Click to listen on KFS WebSDR.

 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
and YouTube Live Stream

10 meter 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/Area Events

Join or Renew Membership now through 2023

Annual Dues for Full Time Students are $5

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your River City ARCS Membership Now!

Membership is by calendar year.  We appreciate your timely support.

Life Members:  KD6RM  KF6IZU  KP4MD  N6DRY+   N6ICW  W6AWS  W6DFG  WB2ZEI  WB6YLK WO6J  Marie Martin (XYL of WB6YLK)  Nancy Reid (XYL of K6DRY)  :  Legend: Silent Key+ 

Paid members for 2023.
AI6UO AI6W DW7XCP K6CIM K6DRY K6GCN K6HUH K6MJ K6MCS K6WSM K6ZLY K7GFM K9MEG KA6YLA KC6TRH KD6GBY KD6ILC KD6MDV KD6QZH KE7EL KE8FT KF6ABC KF6VOZ KG6BPO KI1TTY KI6JTF KJ6QMD KI6LXY KI6MOL KI6RT KJ6CFD KK6DCT KK6PAS KK6TBO KK6WSP KK6YHM KK6ZGA KK6ZGB KL7HQR KM6DNV KM6FKB KM6GYM KM6JEQ KM6KFW KM6MZY KM6NFO KM6ONO KN6BVX KN6CAT KN6CTP KN6HTD KN6JGY KN6LPX KN6LRN KN6LRO KN6PRD KN6QNJ KN6QNQ KN6QQT KN6RWN KN6RXK KN6SD KN6VDP KN6WXR KN6WYH KN6YCN KO6KD KR4TH KS6WTF N6CKV N6CUQ N6DTR N6DXX N6EF N6EMF N6MAJ N6PGQ N6RF N6TWW N6UMI N6WLM N6VN NR6H N7DY W6BS W6TGS W6VFW WA6E WA6LXD WA6NEA WB6BIT WB6FC WB6UBK WD6AMA WG6CFS WO0KI W9SLH

[updated January 31, 2023]  

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

We offer Complimentary Membership to new hams 

licensed at Carmichael Elks, 

Folsom VE team, and Granite Bay testing locations. 

Our 2023 Complimentary membership goes to Ben KN6WYH. Congratulations!

 
NEW MEMBERS AREA:

THANK YOU TO OUR EVERGREEN* CLUB DONORS!

David KM6GYM, Laurence KC6TRH

*Evergreen donor program is at least $10/mo x 1 year pledge -
You get the I LOVE N6NA Repeater Acrylic LED lit plaque

Monthly River City ARCS Club Breakfasts at Brookfield's Restaurant

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

Congratulations to Bob Mix, KF6ABC, the 2022 Recipient of the Annual Lyle Aufranc Award for Exceptional Service to our club and the amateur radio community! Bob founded and leads our successful DIY Radio Builders' Group. https://sites.google.com/site/rcarcs/diy-radio

 Congratulations to Bob Mix, KF6ABC, 2022 Recipient of the Annual Lyle Aufranc Award in recognition of Exceptional Service to our club & the amateur radio community!  
Bob founded and leads our successful DIY Radio Builders' Group.

Phil Sittner, KD6RM,, interviewed on QSO Today

Member Phil Sittner, KD6RM's "Constructing an Accurate QRP Digital Wattmeter" published in October QST!

Congratulations to Phil and the River City ARCS DIY Radio Builders' Group on this latest club build project described in the October issue of the QST journal.   Phil's ham radio story 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 QSO Today podcast interview on https://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/kd6rm

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

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.

River City ARCS Car Magnet and Sticker 

Arrives to you 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

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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