Below are up-coming Amateur Radio Club events for Elk Grove-Florin ARC,
as well as other clubs.
Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club Presents HAMFEST 2021
Saturday, October 2nd, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
● Swap Meet (indoor and outdoor spaces) ● Breakfast (pancakes, sausage and eggs) ● VE Testing Session ● Station Demos ● Fox Hunt ● And more!
Golf Green Mobile Estates Clubhouse 8665 Florin Road
Thursday August 26, 2021 7:00 p.m.
Hi to members and friends of the Elk Grove Florin ARC: This will be our first general meeting since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic. It will be a hybrid meeting since there are some people who are not yet comfortable being in an in-person meeting. For those attending the in-person meeting, facemasks will be required to be worn, per Sacramento County regulations. For those who will be attending via Zoom, the information for joining the meeting is below. Our meeting will be at Golf Green Mobile Estates and we have invited residents to attend. Ham radio can be an extended family hobby, so consider this… For those who have grandchildren or great grandchildren in schools with (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) STEM, or (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) STEAM, programs, this is a great hobby to share with them. Classes to train those who wish to earn a license and the exams for the license are planned as future activities, as well as classes to teach the basics to all who are interested. As an incentive for becoming licensed, those who pass an examination will have their name placed ‘in a hat’ with one picked to receive a starter radio. The agenda will include a report on the status of the treasury, Pay Pal account, membership, and other related matters. In addition, there will be a discussion of interests of those present and time to ask questions of our Elmers. For more information contact Dave Reingold, president Elk Grove Florin Amateur Radio Club: KK6MVJ@gmail.com The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., but those participating via Zoom follow these instructions with check in any time after 6:30 p.m…
Jojo Melendres is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: EGFARC 1st In-Person Meeting Time: Aug 26, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 895 5265 5660
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A Message from President Dave KK6MVJ
Greetings Members and Friends of the Elk Grove Florin Amateur Radio Club… It is hoped that you are doing well, have been vaccinated against Covid 19, and are ready to begin planning for our first in-person meeting. It appears that approval for organizations to hold in-person meetings will come from the State in the middle of June, so we are beginning to plan for our first such meeting to be Saturday, July 10, 2021. During the pandemic, we have managed to continue with our 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening nets using the N6NA repeater courtesy of River City ARCS, 145.25 Mhz with a PL of 162. And, we have added a simplex check in on 147.555 MHz that follows, as was done in the early days of our club. We have also held meetings, albeit using Zoom, on the second Saturday evening of each month, at 7:00 p.m. Once we are able to resume in-person meetings, we plan to also have a Zoom capability. In order to have an idea of what YOU want of our radio club, you are invited to join us this Saturday evening for the Zoom meeting, and help us plan. We are looking for a place to meet in July, since some places will continue to be restricted until later in the year, so if you know of a place, let us know during the meeting. Here is to moving forward with the Elk Grove Florin Amateur Radio Club. Dave Reingold KK6MVJ, President Check our website: WWW.W6EGF.org for additional information and a link to our meeting, or go directly to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87297171144
UPCOMING ARRL SACRAMENTO VALLEY SECTION EVENTS
October 5-6. California QSO Party. www.cqp.org
October 12 ARRL Exhibit & Special Event Station N6M at Rocklin Maker Faire
Where: Rocklin Maker Faire, Sierra College, 5100 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677. The ARRL Sacramento Valley Section will host a booth and Special Event Station N6M to share the wonders of Amateur Radio on Saturday Oct 12 between 9 AM and 4 PM. Ham radio’s roots are in improvising radios and antennas and “Do It Yourself” is what the Maker Faire is all about.
Admission is free to the public! Participate in our display showing homebrew amateur radio equipment and antenna projects, Morse Code practice stations, and hands-on experiences for attendees to learn about wireless technology and on the air contacts via our on-site Special Event Station N6M. We will offer literature and information on local clubs, licensing, the ARRL and amateur radio’s role in community service and promoting the hobby and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Last year more than 8,000 people attended Maker Faire at Sierra College to see and share their creativity. If you are interested in working our booth to help show the “Do It Yourself” spirit of amateur radio, please contact Orion Endres, AI6JB firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire visit website rocklin.makerfaire.com.
ARRL Pacificon Convention October 18-20, 2019
Register online at pacificon.orgby October 6 or at the door to attend the October 18-20, 2019 Annual ARRL Pacificon Division Convention at the San Ramon Marriott. For one low admission price Pacificon offers three full days of fun and educational activities for radio amateurs of all ages and interests. Exhibits, forums, workshops, license classes & exams, vendors, and more! PACIFICON is the annual ARRL Pacific Division convention, held each year in October. Pacificon is THE premier amateur radio conference in the western U.S.
If you do not plan to attend the Pacificon convention, consider reaching out to your local Brownies, Cubs, Boys or Girl Scout troop to offer an Amateur Radio demonstration and to support their participation in the Oct. 18-20 Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) to communicate with other scouts around the world. Offer to help your local Brownies, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts earn the Scouting Radio Merit Badge and the ARRL Girl Scout Radio and Wireless Technology Patch.
You can still send October news to email@example.com. This website is visited most during the first week of each month, but do check back as it is often updated with late breaking news.
73, Dr. Carol Milazzo, KP4MD
American Radio Relay League Sacramento Valley Section Manager
You can always send compliments, suggestions and submissions for inclusion in our Section News to kp4md(at)arrl.org