The San Francisco Radio Club with collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) run another successful Field Day event during the weekend of June 23rd/24th. We setup at Ft Miley, and operated continuously during the day and night with 4 stations. A huge thanks to the VA Emergency Management department and our numerous volunteers who made this possible!
Photos and videos taken and donated by Martha Raup, Dave Billeci, Jason Perry and Antonis Papatsaras
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!
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!