The February 2024 meeting had a great turnout despite the rain. John KM6AIX handed out the new club tee shirts to those who ordered one. Our 220 Use It Or Loose It net winner was AK7AK was not able to attend the meeting, JR K6LBP will deliver the prize in person.
Jeremy W6TKD, got the meeting off to a good start.
Roger W6WHU, shared the results from the special event and Winter Field Day Station.
Bob W1RH was the main speaker for the meeting and gave an introduction to contesting. Bob explained contesting can be fun and help you improve your other radio skills.
We had a big turnout for our first meeting of the new year and under the leadership of our new President Jeremy W6TKD.
JR K6LBP, presented a new radio to our latest 220 "Use it, or Loose It Net" winner, Steve AK7AK.
Robert KJ6XI and Frank KA6GWY talked about radio operations during the Pony Express Re-Ride and encouraged others to volunteer for the next ride in June. nationalponyexpress.org
The El Dorado County ARC will be working as AG6AU for the 2024 celebration of the discovery of gold in California.
Jan 27 17:00 UTC (Jan 27 9am local)
Jan 29 01:00 UTC (Jan 28 5pm local)
Frequencies (around) 7.248 LSB, 14.248 USB, 21.348 USB
Parks on the Air POTA
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park K-3472
State Park Web Site
James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah (beautiful valley). This event led to the greatest mass movement of people in the Western Hemisphere and was the spark that ignited the spectacular growth of the West during the ensuing decades. The gold discovery site, located in the still visible tailrace of Sutter's sawmill in present day Coloma, California, is one of the most significant historic sites in the nation.
729 Total QSO's 367 for Winter Field Day 42 Park to Park contacts
2024 Event Pictures
The last meeting of the year had a great turnout. We shared in some tasty treats provided buy our club members and had some fun. Jay the outgoing 2023 club president turned over the leadership role to Jeremy W6TKD for 2024. I look forward to seeing all of you in 2024.
The tasty treats.
The group is all here.
Doris, K0BEE presented a short film she made of the 2023 K6T, CQP effort in Tehama County.
Bob, W1RH showed the work and progress made on the Cool, GMRS repeater.