Current Events

Big Hill SOTA and POTA

Saturday Aug. 20th 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

Amateur Radio Testing

Next Sesssion September 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, September 20th at 7:00PM
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office
200 Industrial Drive Placerville, CA 95667

I have been getting a lot of questions about the condition of club Field Day site on Mormon Emigrant Road post Caldor Fire.  I haven't driven the MET since the fire because I really didn't want to see the devastation left behind.  I gathered up my courage and Nancy and I decided to take a Sunday drive to the location.  Once you get past Jenkinson reservoir on MET the devastation is apparent.  Hills covered in burnt out trees and piles of cut burnt trees.  Almost all the ground vegetation, such as Manzanita is gone.  The areas where tree clearing work is being done are just dirt.   

At the Field Day site about 60% to 70% of the area is burnt.  Some of the trees have survived for now but I don't know how safe they are.   Lots of new grasses in the area that weren't there before, some have stickers that get into your socks and shoes.  We did see some wildflowers.  There is little shade and many of downed trees.  

The Field Day location is 18 miles once you turn onto MET located on an original part of the MET, 38.6680 -120.2922.

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