Current Events

Ham Radio Exam

September 19th, 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, Sep 24

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday September 24th at 7:00 PM. 
Via Zoom.

Big Hill SOTA and POTA

Saturday Sep. 19th 10am - 2pm
Join us on Big Hill for SOTA and POTA fun.
Bring your own sack lunch or snack 
Learn from others and test your gear for portable operations.
Big Hill Location

 

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EDCARC held Field Day at the Windmiller Farms in Apple Hill, QTH of Tony Miller, W6QA

 We all had a great time thanks to Tony, W6QA and Roger KN6JHV.  I can't wait to see how our combined scores will add up.  Thanks to everyone who submitted logs.

 

 

 

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Summary:
Entry received at: 2020-07-20 15:35:36
Call Used: AG6AU     GOTA Station Call: (NONE)     ARRL/RAC Section: SV     Class: 1A
Participants: 8     Club/Group Name: El Dorado County ARC
Power Source(s): Generator
Power Multiplier: 2X
Preliminary Total Score: 1,156
Bonus Points:
  100% emergency power                            100
  Public location                                 100
  Formal message to ARRL SM/SEC           100 - Documented by EDCARC Field Day.eml
  Site visit by invited elected official          100
  Site visit by invited served agency             100
  Safety officer                                  100 - Documented by Safety Officer Check List - El Dorado County ARC - AG6AU.pdf
  Entry submitted via web                          50
Total bonus points                                650
Score Summary: (Cabrillo log/dupe sheet file: AG6AU.log)
                  CW  Digital  Phone  Total
                                                                        Total QSOs      0      0     253
                                                                        Total Points      0      0     253    253   Claimed Score = (QSO points x power mult) = 506
Band/Mode QSO Breakdown:
               CW          Digital      Phone
            QSOs Pwr(W)  QSOs Pwr(W)  QSOs Pwr(W)
       40m                             199   100
       20m                              54   100
   
     TOTAL     0            0          253

Wednesday Activity Night we met on 28.415MHz USB and had a group of 11 check into the group.  Most signals were very good.  We even had a check-in from WA, N1JJB Joshua. Eight participants were able to copy Joshua.  Very good night for 10m and a lot of fun. Roger was copying us on three different remote SDR receivers.   

Our next meeting will be a week from this Thursday.  Meeting date is May 28th.

This will be another Zoom meeting.  A link for the meeting will be sent out in about a week.

This month, we're going to do shack tours and we need your pictures!

Send me your ham shack and antenna pictures and I'll assemble everything in a Powerpoint file for the meeting.  We will then let you describe your station to us in detail as I pull up the pictures.  Oh, and it never hurts to have a significant other, your cat, your dog, your gold fish, your garden, or whatever in the background.  Let's make this a fun Zoom meeting.

I want all pictures.  If all you have is a handy-talky, we want to see a picture of it!  If you have multiple towers and antennas and rigs, we want to see them!  If your broccoli is doing fine, well shoot a picture of it!

Send everything to me:

Bob

W1RH

We had 12 participants join us on Wednesday evening to try and hear the fox.  We had the Fox Hunt transmitter running at 12mw up at the In and Out Burger in Placerville.   Only four of the participants could hear the fox from their home QTH.  When we switched to the lower gain antenna only two could hear it.  This test let me know what kind of start location we should use for an actual fox hunt TBD.   Thanks for participating in Activity Night.