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.

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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On Saturday, September 22nd a few of the club members made the drive up to Big Hill to have a little radio fun and learn some more about Summits on the Air (SOTA).   Ten of the club members made it up the hill.   Phil, KK6YYD and Dave, K6TQ found a spot in the shade and gave us some SOTA tips, Phil also made a few 2m contacts.  Also in the picture is Don,  KG6YST and Bill, W6UYD.

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Jeff, KD6KNA got a satellite and 80m phone station on the air.  Don, KG6YST and Tony, KM6LNP supervised the operation.

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Colton, WD6CWM setup his station for digital and was trying to pull emails from Winlink,  He also had a great view of the valley and foothils.

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Jay, KE6GLA worked SOTA made eight SOTA contacts on 40m, 20m and 2m.  Farthest QSO was Wisconsion.  Jay had a great view of the Sierra Nevada.   Nancy, KG6PNP took great pictures and greeted a few of the vistiors to the hill and called CQ on 2m for some SOTA contacts.  Greg, KJ6GHL was able to make a quick stop by as well.  We had a great time and couldn't ask have asked for a nicer day.

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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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