Current Events

Ham Radio Exam

January 9th, 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, Oct 22

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday October 22th at 7:00 PM. 
Via Zoom.

BIG HILL LOOKOUT SUMMITS ON THE AIR EVENT

Sunday, November 1st, 2020               Noon to 3'ish
 
Bring your portable radio gear, folding chair, personal picnic lunch, face mask, etc. We will follow county COVID-19 safety precautions.
 
Directions:
 
  • Highway 50 East from Placerville for ~21 miles to Ice House Road.
  • North on Ice House Road for 9.9 miles to Big Hill Road
  • West on Big Hill Road 2.4 miles to Big Hill Lookout
For more information about the event or Summits on the Air, contact:
 
Jordan Heichman, WC6J, (530) 957-4052
Phil Mosbacher, KK6YYD, (530) 363-2152
https://www.sota.org.uk/
 
Can’t make the event on site? Join us as chaser from home and help us make contacts! Find our “spots” at https://sotawatch.sota.org.uk/ .

Chris Kepus, W7JPG Our club Vice President and fellow Ham became a Silent Key on October 3rd, 2020 due to complications from cancer treatment.

Chris, was an active member of the El Dorado County Radio Club and as Vice President started our mentor program.

Chris was first licensed in Michigan, in 1955.

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We had a small Fox Hunt at the El Dorado Hills Community Park on October 11 with 12 attendees.   I hid the small 15mw transmitter in some brush along a creek bank in the middle of the park.   Most everyone found the fox within an hour.  Everyone got to test thier eqipment and check out eveyone elses equipment.   Stay tuned for the date and time of the next fox hunt.

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Our speaker for the September Zoom meeting was Clinton Miller, K0GR.  Clint gave the basics for Fox Hunting and some personal stories.   The link to Clint's presentation is here Fox Hunting 101 Presentation . The club will hold a Fox Hunt on October 11th at 1pm.  The location most likely be the El Dorado Hills CSD Park on El Dorado Hills Blvd.