Current Events

Ham Radio Exam

January 9th, 2021 at 9:00am
Held at the American Legion Post 119
4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville CA 95667
Testing Fees $14.00
Contact Ken Vogele, W6KWV at 530-642-9523

Next Meeting Thur, Dec 17th

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday December 17th at 7:00 PM. 
Via Zoom.

For the second year in row the EDCARC has decorated a Christmas Tree that is displayed along Highway 50 in Placerville.  Our tree started out on the corner of Spring Street and Highway 50 but a clerical error forced us to move to just East of the parking garage behind Placerville Hardware.  The weather was great and we had a good time decorating the tree for the club.  The crew was Phil KK6YYD, Sue KM6ILP, Jeremy W6TKD his wife Ursula and daughter Julieta and Jay KE6GLA and Nancy KG6PNP.  We used the AF6SA light flasher again so after Thanksgiving you should see the tree sending AG6AU.

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We are sad to announce that Frank Sharit, W6DHN became a Silent Key on October 25th.  Frank and his wife Kathy have been long time members of the radio club.   Frank served many roles in the radio club over the years.  He was also was a very active as a NTS and Navy MARS station.   Frank was volunteer fireman with the Georgetown Fire Department.  He also retired from the Navy as a Master Chief Hospital Corpsman after 30 years of service.

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BIG HILL LOOKOUT SUMMITS ON THE AIR EVENT

Sunday, November 1st, 2020               Noon to 3'ish
 
Bring your portable radio gear, folding chair, personal picnic lunch, face mask, etc. We will follow county COVID-19 safety precautions.
 
Directions:
 
  • Highway 50 East from Placerville for ~21 miles to Ice House Road.
  • North on Ice House Road for 9.9 miles to Big Hill Road
  • West on Big Hill Road 2.4 miles to Big Hill Lookout
For more information about the event or Summits on the Air, contact:
 
Jordan Heichman, WC6J, (530) 957-4052
Phil Mosbacher, KK6YYD, (530) 363-2152
https://www.sota.org.uk/
 
Can’t make the event on site? Join us as chaser from home and help us make contacts! Find our “spots” at https://sotawatch.sota.org.uk/ .

Chris Kepus, W7JPG Our club Vice President and fellow Ham became a Silent Key on October 3rd, 2020 due to complications from cancer treatment.

Chris, was an active member of the El Dorado County Radio Club and as Vice President started our mentor program.

Chris was first licensed in Michigan, in 1955.

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