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

September 14th, 2019 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, Aug 22nd

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday September 26th at 7:15 PM. 

Big Hill SOTA and POTA

Saturday Sep. 21st 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

2019 Youth Expo at Garden [...]

Help show off the Amateur Radio hobby to the kids on the Divide.  

Sunday, October 6th 8:00am to ?

At the club meeting on August 23rd several of the club members brought their “Go Boxes” and portable station setups to show off.   Then we all enjoyed brownies and root beer floats and some good conversations.   To end the evening a few lucky people won some raffle prizes.  See you next month!

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This is Snickers the cat who likes to lay in front of the radios during the ARES and Club nets.  She also can lay on the log sheet when she wants more atention. 

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Good turnout to the July Meeting despite the 100+ degree temperatures.   Alex, KK6VIX reported that he passed the General Test.  Dave, K6TQ gave a report that Field Day was a success and we doubled our score from last year.  The program was given by Dave, W6TE.  He presented his homemade powered tower raising and lowering winch built around a boat davit.

Next Months meeting will be “Hot August Go-box night”!

 

2018 ARRL Field Day Logo DOWNLOAD

Once again the club participated in another successful ARRL Field Day Event.  We worked as an 8A station in the Sacramento Valley (SV).   The weather was great and band conditoins were not too bad.  Thanks to all who came up to help and participate.  Here are a few pictures that were taken at the even.  I'll post our scores when I get them. 

 

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FD 20mCW Ops