Current Events

Ham Radio Exam

September 11th, 2021 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, August 26th

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday August  26th at 7:00 PM. 
Via Zoom.

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Thanks to everyone who attended the APRS demonstration on March 18th.  If you missed the Zoom meeting I will be posting a recording soon.  Below are links to the slide deck and some web pages mentioned during the presentation.  

 

 

https://aprs.fi Live on-line APRS Data

http://www.aprs.org/ APRS Information

March 15th APRS Presentation

 

Recorded Zoom Presentation

For all of the CW operators there is a new CW net.  The CW net is on 6m at 50.099. It is being held every Monday evening at 7:30PM.  The net controll station is Mark K6JJR in Auburn.   The net will run at the speed of the slowest operator.   Even for new CW operators listing to a net is good practice for improving your CW copy ability.  

The El Dorado County ARC is celebrating the 173rd aniversy of the discovery of gold in California.  Listen for our club members caling CQ as AG6AU on HF and VHF bands during the weekend of January 23rd and 24th.  Contacts can request a QSL card by sending a self addressed, stamped envelope to:

El Dorado County ARC
P.O. Box 451
Placerville, CA 95667

We look forward to working you during our special event weekend.

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Coloma California Gold Discovery

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For the second year in row the EDCARC has decorated a Christmas Tree that is displayed along Highway 50 in Placerville.  Our tree started out on the corner of Spring Street and Highway 50 but a clerical error forced us to move to just East of the parking garage behind Placerville Hardware.  The weather was great and we had a good time decorating the tree for the club.  The crew was Phil KK6YYD, Sue KM6ILP, Jeremy W6TKD his wife Ursula and daughter Julieta and Jay KE6GLA and Nancy KG6PNP.  We used the AF6SA light flasher again so after Thanksgiving you should see the tree sending AG6AU.

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