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. 

The club held another SOTA and POTA event on Big Hill on September 21, 2019.  The weather was excellent and the radio conditions wern't too bad either.  

A few of the attendes got a tour of the fire lookout which provided for a great view.

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 Phill, KK6YYD worked 2M on Big Hill then made a quick trip to Rob's Hill for another SOTA activation.

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Nancy, KG6PNP made 13 QSO's for her Big Hill SOTA activation.

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Jordan, WC6J worked 30m CW and 2M FM to activate Big Hill and made a few summit to summit QSO's

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The group had a great time and enjoyed the event.

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We were lucky with the weather, if we waited another week we would have needed a jacket.

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For the August meeting we changed things up a bit and had an "Open Mic Night".  Anyone who wanted club present for five minutes on any topic. It was a lot of fun and we all learned a few new things.

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Good turn out for the Augst meeting.  Michael K6MLE showing off a small processor. Susan KM6NFP displaying her watercolor art work.

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 Ken W6KWV talked about the VE program he manages.  Scott KK7AIR talked about his movie camera colection from the silent move era. KK6YYD showed off a few applications he uses for SOTA.

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 Nancy KG6PNPN talked about her use of essential oils.  Roger SWL showed off his newest SDR receiver.

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Alan W6WN and Bob W1RH wrapped up the night reporting on their talks at local fire-safe council meetings and the use of GMRS.

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The club had another successful Field Day event on June 22nd and 23rd.   The weather was great with highs in the 70's and lows in the 40's.  We managed to get eight stations on the air which put us in the 8A class for Sacramento Valley (SV).   Everyone had a lot of fun and made a lot of contacts.   We shared a potato bar dinner on Saturday evening.  If you missed the event this year we will be back next year. 

 

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The May club meeting had an excellent turnout despite the rain showers in the area.   The main topic of discussion was information about Field Day on June 22 and 23. More information about Field Day will be available on the website soon and updates will be sent via email and passed over the 2m club net on Tuesdays. After the Field Day discussion and a few show and tell items were shared, we enjoyed cookies and root-beer floats and got to socialize before the raffle and going home.

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Great turn out for the Thursday meeting  and Dave, W6TQ giving us all the Field day Info.

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Bob, W1RH shared some pictures and stories from the 2019 Hamvention in Ohio.

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Jordan, WC6J showed off his SOTA endfed antenna with 9:1 UnUn

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Steffan, AF6SA has been busy working on his home brew solid state HF amplifier and QRP SDR project kit.

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Fred, KB5SIR brougt his home brew 220MHz Yagi.