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

Day On The Hill

Saturday, September 22nd 10:00am to 2:00pm

Come join the club as we take over Big Hill to have some fun with Summits on the Air (SOTA),  Parks On The Air (POTA), maybe a satalite operation while operating portable from the Big Hill Fire Lookout in the El Dorado National Forest.  Big Hill Location

Summits on the Air (create an account if you want to start collecting points) sotawatch.org
Parks on the Air via World Wide Flora and Fauna wwff.co

Things to bring, water, lunch or snack, radio equipment, chair.

 

At the club meeting on August 23rd several of the club members brought their “Go Boxes” and portable station setups to show off.   Then we all enjoyed brownies and root beer floats and some good conversations.   To end the evening a few lucky people won some raffle prizes.  See you next month!

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This is Snickers the cat who likes to lay in front of the radios during the ARES and Club nets.  She also can lay on the log sheet when she wants more atention. 

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Good turnout to the July Meeting despite the 100+ degree temperatures.   Alex, KK6VIX reported that he passed the General Test.  Dave, K6TQ gave a report that Field Day was a success and we doubled our score from last year.  The program was given by Dave, W6TE.  He presented his homemade powered tower raising and lowering winch built around a boat davit.

Next Months meeting will be “Hot August Go-box night”!

 

2018 ARRL Field Day Logo DOWNLOAD

Once again the club participated in another successful ARRL Field Day Event.  We worked as an 8A station in the Sacramento Valley (SV).   The weather was great and band conditoins were not too bad.  Thanks to all who came up to help and participate.  Here are a few pictures that were taken at the even.  I'll post our scores when I get them. 

 

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FD XYL OPs

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FD ARES Trailer

FD 20mCW Ops