Below are up-coming Amateur Radio Club events for Elk Grove-Florin ARC,
as well as other clubs.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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