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 

Agency Predicts Heavy Wildfire Season Along West Coast

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Most of the country can expect a normal wildfire season but residents along the West Coast of the United States should be ready for another busy season, the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday…
The Boise, Idaho-based center said a heavy crop of grasses and fine fuels has developed across California and should elevate fire potential as it dries through the summer