Current Events

Amateur Radio Testing

Next Sesssion June 17th and July 10th 9:00AM
American Legion Post 119
4561 Greenstone Rd.
Placerville, CA 95667
Fees $14
Contact Ken, W6KWV 530-642-9523

Next Club Meeting

In person meeting
Tuesday, April 18th at 7:00PM
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office
200 Industrial Drive Placerville, CA 95667

We had some new faces and a good showing of members at the March meeting.  We even had 12 Zoom participants join the meeting.   

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After introductions JR presented a radio to our newest 220 "Use it or Loose it" net winner

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Jordan, WC6J gave us a preview of our next club project a "Slim Jim" antenna that we will be building in the future.











Steve, W1SRD was our feature presenter for the evening.  He gave an introductory talk about HF propagation and where to find the information on-line.   Link to W1SRD's presentation.











After we shared in some snacks, we held the monthly raffle and went home.

There was a large turnout for our February meeting despite the cold temperatures. 

JR, K6LBP presented a new radio to Shannon, K6TNY our latest 220Mhz net monthly winner.

Roger, KN6IMS showed off his new small spectrum analyzer the TinySA.













Dave, K6TQ told a story about a QSL card that took 26 years to get to the correct recipient and how he was involved in delivery.

Jay, KE6GLA demonstrated an application called CatSync the links your transceiver to an on-line SDR. 














Finally, Bob, W1RH gave an update about CERA and the work they have completed and future plans.


01/28/2023 | Discovery of Gold in California 175th Anniversary Special Event Station

The 2023 Winter Field Day / Special Event Station / POTA Activation was a great success.   We logged 425 contacts for POTA and the Special Event Station from seven different countries. Winter Field Day got 371 of those contacts.   The weather on Saturday was great, blue skies and sun.  We had lots of visitors, and several different people operated the AG6AU station.  Sunday turned out to be cold with some drizzle.   We made a good run on 10m of 90 QSO’s and decided to call it quits at the end of Winter Field Day period.  We were able to pack up the station while most everything was dry and get people home to watch the 49’ers game (sorry fans).   It will be interesting to see how we did for Winter Field Day. We got some extra points for being outside and portable.  Thanks to everyone who came by to help and operate the station.




















The weather finally gave us a break so we could get out and attend the first meeting of the year in person.  


JR. K6LBP presented the prize to our latest 220 Net winner Shawn, KM6NFO.

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Tony, W6QA updated us on the updates to VE testing program.  No more paper!  

Bob, W1RH updated us on the WRTC compitition and the January event to promote the compitition this year.

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Jay, KE6GLA showed off the capaibilities of his Christmas present.  The VGC VR-7500, dual band, Bluetooth controled mobile radio.