RATPAC Zoom Presentation – Wed 9/29, 6:00

TOPIC: Radio propagation

Speaker/Presenter:  Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, ARRL Central Division Director 

Carl is the author of April QST “Solar Cycle 25 Is Finally Here” and winner of QST Cover Plaque Award

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October Meetings

October 7 – 19:15-21:00 hrs
– Fundamentals of Emergency Communications Training, continued.

October 21 – 19:15-21:00 hrs


Welcome New Member

Welcome the newest ARES member, KN6PKE Jerrod Stranahan. Jerrod is a newly minted General Class operator who lives in Grass Valley. Welcome Jerrod.

Town of Washington Radio Coverage Test – 7/11/2021

NC-ARES members AJ6OH Martin, N6PVI Mark, and N6ERL Peter organized a test of local repeater 147.015 coverage into the Town of Washington. This location is deep in the South Yuba River canyon. N6ERL was stationed at the Rood Center parking lot. AJ6OH and N6PVI drove to Washington and setup. Watch the video to see the result.

GMRS “Radio For The Rest of Us”

El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club (EDCARC) to introduce local GMRS “Radio For The Rest of Us” safety programs

The Mountain Democrat, just recently published a story on the front page of their December 09 edition about the efforts by our El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club (EDCARC) to introduce local GMRS “Radio For The Rest of Us” safety programs in some of our area’s Fire Safe Councils: https://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/when-cell-service-goes-down-radio-to-the-rescue/

Although there were a few minor typos and mis-quotes in the article, we appreciated the tremendous positive PR this has generated for the Club and for local Community Safety efforts.
The El Dorado County Amateur Radio ClubEDCARC.net 
Best Regards, Alan Thompson – W6WN