Eldorado County ARC 220 Repeater

For all Ham Radio Operators, from The El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club:
In honor of the recently-activated 220MHz EDCARC 220 MHz Repeater, please join us, Mondays, for the “220 Use It Or Lose It Net!” Mondays @ 8PM PST, with your host J.R., K6LBP. ALL ARE WELCOME…

224.060 MHz (- offset) (pl 127.3)

Repeater coverage should reach well past Stockton to the south and north of Marysville. There’s a good chance it can even be heard in the East Bay as well. The Group would be interested in hearing how far the signal reaches.

Hope to Hear You There!! (If we see you there, you’re probably too close!)

Simulated Emergency Test

Saturday, October 29 – 8:00hrs to 13:00hrs

Nevada County ARES is holding an Emergency Communications Exercise starting at 8:00hrs on Saturday October 29, 2022. This exercise will test our ability as Amateur Radio operators to evaluate local conditions and report simulated situations to the Nevada County EOC (Emergency Operations Center) via amateur radio using voice and digital modes. Local repeaters and packet radio will be used. Simplex communications of voice and point-to-point digital messages will be part of the exercise.

ALL Nevada County Amateur Radio operators are invited to participate in the exercise. Specific information will be provided before the exercise. Experience with digital message handling using WINLINK software is recommended by not mandatory.

To receive the Action Plan and to participate, please send an email to: n6erl@arrl.net by October 26.


Thursday 7/21/2022, 18:15 hrs

Nevada County Airport Admin. Building
13083 John Bauer Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Bring: Radios to program, manuals, program cables and frequency lists
Visitors welcome.

GV Rotary Gold Country Challenge Bike Ride

NC-ARES and NCARC members will provide safety communications support for the seventh annual gold country Challenge, a ride through the historic gold mining country of western Nevada County.​ Plus on the same day, we will support the 21st Annual Charity Gravel Ride supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

This event takes place on Saturday, June 11. In addition to communications support by voice, ARES members will track ride participants using the Winlink digital messaging system. Winlink supports email via radio. For more info, see https://www.winlink.org

NC-ARES signs MOU with Nevada County OES

The ARRL and Nevada County ARES group have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nevada County OES (Office of Emergency Services) to provide Emergency Communication support and Community outreach to all Amateur Radio operators living in Nevada County. Look for more details in the next few weeks.

Welcome New Members

NC-ARES welcomes several new members who joined in the past few months:

Sean Robichaud K6ACN
Mathieu Peters KN6TCE
Frank Kavenik WA9QJR

Meeting Thursday 17th Feb on Zoom

Regular twice monthly meeting begins at 7:15PM immediately following the Net.
Discussion Topics:
GMRS working group report
Winlink Mapping Cache
APRS Functions and Software

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Meeting ID: 864 9508 0273
Passcode: 7373
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In-person Meeting

Thursday 11/4/2021 – 6:30-9:00PM

Nevada County Airport Administration Building
13083 John Bauer Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Park in front.

Winlink Exercise Planning and Hands-on