Join us, virtually over Google Meet, on Friday, June 19th, at 7pm PST for our June 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 Jeff Luszcz, N2TIQ. Jeff will give us an introduction to the Satnogs project and how to get started quickly. I wouldn't miss this one!
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!
Meeting ID meet.google.com/jet-ckuz-isf Phone Numbers (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 355 559 535 7467#
As the shelter in place and social distancing measures continue we have decided to cancel our club's outdoor Field Day event on June 27th. We will instead focus on supporting our members and friends in operating remotely from home.
Instead we are sponsoring a region wide effort to contact each other over 2 meter simplex. More Information can be found here field_day_2020_on_2m_fm.pdf Questions? Reach out to Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
As the shelter in place and social distancing measures continue as well as due to our inability to access our usual venue, the VA Hospital, we have decided to postpone our VE license exam originally scheduled for June 14th.
If you are still looking to take the exam before our next scheduled session in September, please consider taking your test online. For available sessions check out this link: https://hamstudy.org/sessions
Although we deeply regret this we feel that it is our duty to keep our examiners and candidates healthy. Should you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact our exam coordinator, Nick NF1P.
On June 1st we completed our Welfare Check NET initiative. We wanted to thank you all for participating and being part of such a unique caring community. Here are some truly impressive statistics:
We run 32 NET sessions over 10.5 weeks. We had 129 unique callsign check-ins, averaging about 53 check-ins per NET day.
We managed to stay safe and healthy during this time! Thank you all for participating, we definitely have something amazing going on here.
With the Welfare NET sessions completed, we have re-started our classic Monday night NET on 145.150MHz DCS 664 at 8pm PST. The NET we have been running for, as I have been told, more than 40 years continuously! Callsigns on the Welfare NET roll who regularly checked in are now combined with the existing Monday NET roll call list.
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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!!!
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.
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.