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This year's 2M QSO Party is coming up. This year, the event will be on 8/24/2019 from 10AM to 2PM. Follow the button below for details.
This is a friendly reminder to let you know that tomorrow, Friday, July 19th, we will be hosting our General Meeting at the VA Hospital, building 7 Auditorium. Be there at 7pm! We have a ton of good stuff to cover and of course socialize! So come early, bring your radios and share your stories.
This Friday, our own, John Gates, KB6KM will be presenting on best communication practices when using repeater systems. Bring your HT, and let's make this an interactive meeting! Have all your questions answered!
Via Reddit and James Duffy N6DUF some 2019 Field Day photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dffy/albums/72157709224726971
The San Francisco Radio Club has been invited to manage the Communications Team for the 2019 San Francisco Marathon, and we will appreciate your assistance this year. We need ~30 people to run this event. No previous experience is required. This is a great opportunity for new ham operators to participate and learn and support our club and the community. Click below for more information to the register.
What can I say, we asked for your help, you responded in record time and helped us exceed our goal. Now we are happy to say that "we have delivered"!!! From an idea to reality in 2 weeks and 3 days! This is unprecedented!
Our new DMR repeater, replacing our UHF C4FM one, is on the Air, connected to the BrandMeister Network!
Model: Motorola SLR5700
Frequency: 444.225MHz +5KHz Offset
Color Code: cc1
TS2: 311040 (This is the W6PW TalkGroup), 310604 (Carla Orinda UHF), 31075 (BayNET), Local Repeater TG9
W6PW BrandMeister Information: click here
We are in the process of writing a policy around its use. For instance we don't want it connected to talkgroups like TG310 or Worldwide causing the repeater to transmit 24/7, thus locking everyone else from using it. We want to ensure that everyone can enjoy this new machine, whether local or remote, but also be mindful to other repeaters in the Bay Area sharing the same frequency pair. Finally this repeater now becomes another tool for SFRC to run successful events and be used in case of emergency. Policy details to come.
Again, a huge thanks to all of you for making this a reality and remember, if you need help, advice on radios, advice with programming etc we are here to help. We are not experts, we are learning too, but we are happy to assist as much as we can.
Antonis, AA6PP + Board Team
This year, if we get the minimum of 10 orders, we will be purchasing SFRC branded Field Day T-shirts. The cost will be $20. We are ordering color "Garnet" with our logo on the front and club callsign at the back. We are taking orders from now and until Friday, June 7th to ensure we have enough time to place an order and get them delivered on time for FD2019.
It is official! On Saturday, May 18th will be our second, annual "San Francisco Radio Club" SOTA activation. Antonis AA6PP will be leading this effort. We are planning to combine hiking and nature trailing with setting up radio stations (both VHF/UHF & HF) and making contacts! We will lead two groups of hikers (novice and advanced) to the top of Mt Tamalpais West Peak on that Saturday morning. If you don't want to hike, don't worry. There is parking on the top so you can still participate (little walking will be required though). If you can't make it then you can be a chaser and help us out!
What is Summits on the Air (SOTA)? SOTA is an award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible for all Radio Amateurs and Shortwave Listeners - this is not just for mountaineers!