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

July 13th, 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

Next Club Meeting Thur., July [...]

Join us for our monthly meeting Thursday July 25th at 7:15 PM. 
No June meeting, come see us at Field Day!

ARRL Field Day is June 22-23

We plan on using the normal location along the Mormon Emigrant Trail.

More information at the May club meeting.

ARRL Field Day 2019
El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club


Everyone is welcome to attend Field Day, Hams and non-Hams.  Come up to the site and check out what is going on and even operate at one of the stations.  You can stay for the day or camp overnight.

If you plan on bringing your own equipment, Dave, K6TQ has a signup list for each band and mode (80M, 40M, 20M, 15M, VHF, Phone, CW, Digital) please contact Dave if you are bringing equipment.  A complete station would be transciver, power supply, antenna and computer for logging.   We will use N1MM logger this year, download

.June 22-23, 2019
(1800 UTC Saturday and ending at 2100 UTC Sunday)
Coordinator: Dave, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: N38° 40'05.20", W120° 17'32.97"
Elevation 6600' on Mormon Emigrant Trail.
The Field Day Site is approximately 23 miles from Pollock Pines.
From HWY 50 take Sly Park Road south.
Turn left on Mormon Emigrant Trail (AKA County Road 16 or NF Road 5).
Then drive approximately 17.3 miles straight to the site. Look for our signs.

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Potluck Dinner: Please bring a dish to share (baked potatoes will be provided)

Signup for your side dish www.signupgenius.com
(Plates and eating utensils will be provided)
Bring your own drinks.
Bring a chair.
The Field Day site is not an improved campsite; no water.
There is room for tents, trailers, RV’s, etc. for overnight camping.
A porta-potty and hand wash station will be on site.

Insect repellent and sun screen are recommended

You must have a campfire permit to use a stove, lantern, charcoal barbeque, or wood campfire outside of a developed campground or recreation area. The permit is your agreement to follow the campfire restrictions and regulations in effect .

Dinner will be at 5pm on Saturday the 22nd, RSVP for dinner to TBD


The May club meeting had an excellent turnout despite the rain showers in the area.   The main topic of discussion was information about Field Day on June 22 and 23. More information about Field Day will be available on the website soon and updates will be sent via email and passed over the 2m club net on Tuesdays. After the Field Day discussion and a few show and tell items were shared, we enjoyed cookies and root-beer floats and got to socialize before the raffle and going home.

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Great turn out for the Thursday meeting  and Dave, W6TQ giving us all the Field day Info.

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Bob, W1RH shared some pictures and stories from the 2019 Hamvention in Ohio.

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Jordan, WC6J showed off his SOTA endfed antenna with 9:1 UnUn

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Steffan, AF6SA has been busy working on his home brew solid state HF amplifier and QRP SDR project kit.

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Fred, KB5SIR brougt his home brew 220MHz Yagi.

Another great turnout for the April meeting.   The main speaker for the night was our Repeater Trustee Bob Hess, W1RH.  He gave an overview of the club repeater architecture and the updates to the voting recivers that he and others have been working on.  He also gave a demo of the 6m repeater autopatch system.  All the club repeater frequencies are on the website under the repeater tab.

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Bob, W1RH also presented an award to Dave, K6TQ from the NCCC for achieving 3rd place in the NCCC Bronze contestors category.

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The meeting ended with the raffle.  Next month we will have ice cream and talk about Field Day.

One of our club memebers Michael Warzecha, WA6RZ will be activating the special event station N6T for the Golden State Star Party (GSSP). 

The event will take place between June 29th and July 3rd at the Frosty Acres Farm in Modoc County, grid CN91md (a rare grid).  Michael will be working 40m through 6m during daylight and looking at the stars during the night.   He will set up scheduled contacts and his contact emai is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  More infomation to soon.

Information on GSSP: http://goldenstatestarparty.org/

QRZ  QRZ link to N6T