Rachel Kinoshita moved from Oregon to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989 to work for a start-up email software company and has spent most of her career working in the messaging industry. She now spends her time fighting spam, malware and phishing attacks.
Rachel (KK6DAC) is still a newbie to ham radio, having only gotten her license in early 2013. Although like many things, Rachel jumped in with both feet and soon got her general license, an HF rig and starting exploring the world in the low bands.
At the same time, she found herself working with her local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help develop and shape their communications plans and policies. She also found her way to the South County ARES (SCARES) organization where she developed an interest in emergency communications.
As part of becoming proficient in emergency communications, Rachel began researching alternative emergency power methods, including solar, generators, different types of batteries and what works best for a particular application. In this presentation, Rachel will be talking about batteries, the real world
testing she has performed with them and how it applies to ham radio.
We are looking for photos from our Holiday Party to post to our website.
If you have attended our Holiday Party at the Basque Cultural Center last December and have taken photographs of the event, would you mind sharing a copy with us by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Board
The results are in and we have a new leadership team elected for the year 2018!. Thanks everyone who joined us live for an Ice Cream social and the election process last Friday.
Every year the San Francisco Radio Club celebrates its members and our success by hosting a Holiday Party at the Basque Cultural Center. Join us for a night of great company, great food and awesome prizes on December 17th!
This event is for members and their guests only. As always please bring two unwrapped toys for our annual Toy Drive. For more information about this event and to register to attend please click bellow.
October 12, 2017 07:00 a.m (PT) – The Virgin Sport San Francisco festival of fitness, including both the Twin Peaks Mile and SF Bay Half, are cancelled, due to public health and resource concerns, associated with the ongoing North Bay wildfires. Please see the official announcement on the official event website, at https://us.virginsport.com/event/san-francisco-2017.
Thank you to the MANY volunteers and partner organizations that supported this inaugural event, and the San Francisco Radio Club Communications Team.
To learn more and register to volunteer, please click on the button bellow and indicate whether you are available for one or both of these events
The 3rd annual San Francisco FM QSO Party was held on August 26, 2017, and it was a great success. And the results are in!
Fixed QRP: WA6UHA 390
Fixed Low: KA9COG 775
Fixed High: WA6OSX 30
Mobile QRP: KK6JJZ 522
Mobile Low: KK6KPW 1425 (*)
Mobile High: N6IMY 126
(*) Overall Winner
I wanted to take a moment to thank all who participated. The number of entries was way up from last year, and I could tell from the logs that many who participated did not turn in logs, so it was a very active contest for some. Objective reached: Have Fun!
Full results can be found by pressing the button below, and scrolling near the bottom of the page.
The San Francisco Auxiliary Communications Service will be hosting free SKYWARN training by the National Weather Service on Tuesday, October 17th from 7-9 pm at the San Francisco Emergency Operations Center. SKYWARN is a program of the United States' National Weather Service to collect reports of localized severe weather. These reports are used to aid forecasters in issuing and verifying severe weather watches and warnings and to improve the forecasting and warning processes and the tools used to collect meteorological data. It consists of a network of severe storm spotters who observe weather conditions and make reports of severe weather to their local NWS offices. More information about the program can be found at https://www.weather.gov/skywarn/.
Please register to attend this training at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nws-skywarn-training-tickets-38744995324 by Friday, October 13 at 5 pm. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.