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 12th, 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

2019 Colomma Special Event [...]

The El Dorado County ARC will be commemorating  171st anniversary of the discovery of gold in Coloma, CA.   The special event station will be on the air as AG6AU from the gold discovery site January 26th and 27th.  More information to coming soon.

November 15th Club Meeting

This month the club meeting will be on the 15th of the month due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Several club members took a tour of the 2,029 ft KOVR transmitter tower located in Walnut Gove, California.  The tour was hosted by Bob, W1RH.  It is the tallest stucture in California and provides the OTA TV signal for KOVR Channel 13 in the Sacramento / Stockton area.  Every ham dreams about having a tower like this!

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Photo by Michael, K6MLE

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Nice turnout for the October meeting.   A few of the members gave their impressions about Pacificon and showed off some new treasures they found at the conference.   Bob, W1RH gave a talk about his DXpediton for the 2018 CQP contest using a very remote Air B&B.   One of the meeting participants went home with a new tri-band handheld radio after the raffle.20181025 200230 Small

The El Dorado County ARC supported the Garden Valley Youth Expo on Sunday, October 15th.  The club has been supporting the Youth Expo for over a decade.   We bring the ARES trailer and raise up the big mast to support the HF antenna.  Inside the trailer we have all the radios buzzing with activity and an APRS demonstration.   We made several contacts on HF to Pennsylvania and Arizona and Texas and had a few visitors stop by.

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Don, AF6ND talking to a few of our visitors.

 

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Phill,  KK6YYD explaining HAM radio to another one of our visitors.  

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At the September meeting club members enjoyed listening to Paul, WS7SAR of El Dorado County Search and Rescue share some stories and how the team uses both Amateur Radio and Public Service Radio in their events.    We had some brownies and cookies to share while we waited for the raffle that contained a few SOTA themed prizes. 

Next meeting is October 25th.

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