Welcome to the home the El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club.

We are here to promote the Amateur Radio hobby and provide community support in El Dorado County California.


 

Current Events

Ham Radio Exam

January 11, 2020 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, Jan 23rd

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday January 23rd at 7:15 PM. 

On Saturday, November 23rd the club met to decorate a Christmas Tree to be displayed along Highway 50 in Placerville.  Each holiday season about 70 trees are decorated by clubs and individuals and are placed along the highway in Hangtown.  Our club's tree is in spot #10 counting up from the "Old Hangtown" sign as you enter Placerville from the West.  At night it should be blinking AG6AU in Morse code, thanks to Stefan AF6SA.  Also thanks to all the club members who came out to help decorate the tree.  The tree is decorated with silver and gold ribbon and bows and QSL cards from Bob W1RH and club patches. 

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We had a big turnout for our last meeting of the year and PG&E even kept the lights on for us.  During the meeting the club elected its leadership team for the 2020 year.

President - Bob Hess W1RH
Vice President - Chris Kepus W7JPG
Secretary - Susan Keale KM6NFP
Treasurer - Nancy Harmor KG6PNP
Board Members
Jay Harmor KE6GLA
Dave Sanders K6TQ
Jordan Heichman WC6J
Phil Mosbacher KK6YYD
Sue Mosbacher KM6ILP
Michael Picco K6MLE
Justin Tabatchnick KB2ZVD

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Tony, KM6LNP showed off a home made field strength meter and Bob, W1RH demonstrated a tool for transmitter hunting.

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Jordan,WC6J gave a presentation about his homemade electric bike.  Bob, W1RH showed some pictures from the new World Trade Center commercial transmitter site.

 

This October the EDCARC help support the Kids Expo at Garden Valley Park.  We brought the ARES trailer and put a HF antenna 70ft in the air.   Don, KG6YST, Rudy KN6AFD, Dave K6TQ and Jay KE6GLA manned the booth and shared information about the Ham Radio hobby.   We also worked several stations for the Pennsylvania QSO pary and a few SOTA stations.  We Also managed a few rag-chews on 40m.   The weather was great and the kids were having a blast in the park.

 

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The September meeting had a full turnout and we welcomed two new members Tony W6QA and Larry K6HMP.  The first presentation was from Mike, KD6TMZ.  He showed a video and described his work for NASA at the research wind tunnels located at Moffett Field, CA.   Jordan, WC6J brought in a radiosonde that he found on one of his hikes. 

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Bob, W1RH showed off a GMRS repeater he configured for use in the local Fire Safe Council districts.  He also talked about FT8 and station automation.   Bob demonstrated FT8 by connecting to his station remotely and working a few contacts. 

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