Join us, virtually over Google Meet, this coming Friday, May 15th, at 7pm PST for our May General meeting. It will be a great opportunity to connect and to give you an update on the club's business. Our featured presentation will be by Kent, AJ6NI. Kent will give us an overview of Maritime Radio in the San Francisco area. Topics include local history, MF/HF/VHF channel explanations, navigation, and how radios are used by Mariners and the Coast Guard. Did you know that your radio is capable of receiving Maritime communications?
Since our meeting is virtual, it is an opportunity for members and friends of the club who could not previously attend our in-person meetings, to join! To join by computer on that night click on this link here: Google Meet or if you wish to join by phone: +1 862-248-5095 PIN: 388 734 311#
On March 17th, the Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco and 6 other counties (Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Cruz) issued a Shelter in Place Order, directing residents to stay at home except for essential services and business, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The San Francisco Radio Club was one of the first in the country to initiate a Welfare Check NET to engage our local community to check on each other. The response was unbelievable! To date we have had more than 110 unique hams checked in!
Since we are planning to continue running the Welfare NET until May 31st, I wanted to remind everyone the dates and times: Monday's 8pm, Wednesday's 8pm and Saturday's 8:30am on our VHF, W6PW repeater (145.150MHz DCS 664). You are invited to check in on all NETs regularly. Please click below or visit www.sfarc.org to enter your information and register to be on the check-in roll. If you are on the roll and we don't hear you during each NET we will SMS you or call you and check on you.
It is the time of the year where we ask for your support in renewing your membership with the club. Throughout the year the club is funding a number of important initiatives including the upkeep of our repeater systems and events such as our Field Day. Your membership participation and optional donation is keeping the club operational.
Dear members and friends of the club
Today, the Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco issued a Shelter in Place Order, directing residents to stay at home except for essential services and business, effective March 17, 2020, through April 7, 2020. With this and with the spread of COVID-19 worsening we have implemented a process to check on the well being of our members and friends.
Effective immediately we will be running 3 NETS per week, Monday 8pm, Wednesday 8pm and Saturday 8:30am on our VHF, W6PW repeater (145.150MHz DCS 664).
Please use the form below to register your details and join the roll call. If you register and you don't attend our NETs we will SMS your cellphone and check on you after each NET:
This information will not be shared with ANYONE and will ONLY be used in case of emergency.
Today we are pleased to announce that the San Francisco Radio Club will be opening Slack to our members and friends. We have been using Slack for over 3 years to run our board meetings and we feel that the time is now to use this tool to enable better collaboration between us and our club friends. So JOIN our Slack channel today!!!
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DMR ship frequencies: https://scanmaritime.com/frequencies.htm [search for Grand Princess]
U.S VHF Channel Information: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtVhf
Live Location data via April.fi: here
This Sunday, 1/26/2020, from 10AM to 2PM Pacific Time (1800 -> 2200 UTC), we will hold a Special Event Station in memory of our friend, Peter McElmury, AA6SF SK. The event will be held over the W6PW VHF (2 Meter) repeater, 145.150MHz/-/DCS 664/FM Mode. Please join us and share your memories of Peter
We have a great presentation for you to start 2020. Greg W2GMD and Kiley KD8DRX are leading an effort to create an independent wireless mesh network across the city of San Francisco. This will support off-the-grid data exchange, video and telephone services in case of an emergency. The SFWEM project has a ton of traction right now with nodes popping up daily. Don't miss it.
Last year we established a nice cadence on helping hams with their radios or projects. We are planning to continue this year so bring your radio, your project and let's figure it out together.