The San Francisco Radio Club will be hosting the ARRL Field Day 2018 at the Golden Gate Park National Recreation Area (GGNRA), Fort Miley West, immediately west of the San Francisco V.A. Medical Center. This is the same location we hosted Field Day 2017. Setup begins at 8am on the 23th (Saturday) and we'll be on the air by 11am that morning. Continuous operation will conclude Sunday the 24th. Plans include lunch and dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday morning. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Bring friends, relatives and neighbors. Everyone gets on the air! Be there-it's a fun time!
We will be operating a "Get On The Air", GOTA, station so unlicensed individuals are also welcome to join us and operate our radios!!! We thank the V.A. once more for their help in providing us with large operating and sleeping tents as well generators for power.
For more information and to register to volunteer (also we get an idea of how many pizzas to order] please click below:
The San Francisco Radio Club has been invited to (again) manage the Communications Team for the 2018 San Francisco Marathon, and we will appreciate your assistance this year.
NAME: The 2018 San Francisco Marathon – Communications Team
DATE: Sunday, July 29, 2018 (2018/07/29Su)
27,500 runners depend on us! Register to participate below:
Join us tomorrow night (Friday, May 18th) at 7:00pm at the V.A. Hospital, building 7 Auditorium (2nd floor) for our monthly San Francisco Radio Club General meeting.
- Our May meeting is dedicated to our members. The format will be several 5-10 minute show and tell sessions. Do you have a home-brew project to show? A topic of interest to discuss? A gobox to show? Bring your project over and share your knowledge with us!
Some of the mini sessions include Building a 10Mhz GPSDO by Lucas W6AER, SSTV reception and decoding by Antonis AA6PP, Echolink setup by Antonis AA6PP, A SOTA gobox for 20m etc.
- Tomorrow night we will also be discussing our upcoming SFRC Field Day event, preparations are underway and we need your help!
- Finally as always, this is our chance, once a month to meet each other in person, socialize and have fun.
Earlier today, May 12th, 17 of us hiked to the top of Mt Tam and activated Peak W6/CC-063. Everyone had fun, learned something new, helped each other and made enough contacts to become an Activator. One of the highlights of the day was achieving a Summit to Summit activation! AA6PP managed to have a QSO with K7ZOO activating Arizona's W7A/SC-006 Peak. Good times! Until next time!
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Tim played with CBs in the 70's and 80's but due to work, family and community commitments he took a break. When his kids entered college age it was time to get back into the hobby. He initially passed the technician exam and was awarded KJ6RNN. He upgraded to general the following year. After convincing his spouse to join the hobby he also decided to aim higher and get his extra ticket. His new callsign was AF6TF.
"I was looking for ways to operate while outdoors so when Bay-Net offered a simple hike to a local peak in a park, I was all in. Packed up my IC7000, and 40A/H battery and some long wires I had, basically taking my home station outside! I learned very quickly that the right choice of equipment and backpack weight were key."
Join us this Friday evening to learn what it takes to elevate your radio operation!
This year we are also introducing a life membership package with pricing based on age. Members get priority access to SFRC participating events, have the ability to advertise (radio equipment) for free via the club website, have access to SFRC equipment loan library and more. So please support our club, renew your membership or donate today!