Activities

MONTHLY BREAKFAST AT MEL’S

Join us for our monthly breakfast at Mel’s Diner in Auburn on the last Saturday of each month at 7:30 am. Be sure to come early to be seated in the private room. Overflow seating will be in the main dining area.

RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING (RDF)

Fox Hunt Promo PhotoEvery month, after the club breakfast we go on the hunt to find “the fox”.

If you don’t have your own radio direction finder gear, we have RDF units that you can borrow or team up with an experienced elmer to find the hidden transmitter.

SFARC HAMFEST

Loomis Hamfest photo from 2022We’re the first opportunity of the year to sell your old ham radio gear or to find the best-used gear from sellers who are motivated.  Sellers can purchase spaces on a first-come-first-served basis. Spaces range in size from a standard parking stall to 8′ x 8′.  Want more information about our Hamfest, click here.

SUMMER FIELD DAY

Photo from Field Day 2022Field Day has been an annual event since 1933 and remains the most popular event in ham radio.  SFARC bands together each year on the last full weekend in June to practice the deployment and operation of radio communications equipment and earn points.  It’s a weekend of communicating, cooking outdoors, camping and collaborating together.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Click here for more information about the Tevis Cup 100 Mile Ride SFARC supports various non-profit organizations andClick here for more information about the Western States Endurance Run events with radio support. If your organization has a need for radio support for the safety and convenience of staff and participants.  If you have an event that needs radio support, click here to contact us.

JAMBOREE ON THE AIR (JOTA)

Click for more information about SFARC's involvement with Jamboree on the Air.Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community.

GETTING LICENSED / UPGRADING

Image of a young man making his first contact.There’s nothing like making your first contact or getting on HF for the first time. Now is the time!  SFARC has classes at all levels.  Our classes are NOT a ham-cram! We focus on passing the test, but also teach the principles so you will understand the answers.  Courses include six (6) 2-hour online Zoom sessions plus 2 in-person labs.  All our welcome and you don’t have to be local to participate.  But don’t delay, they fill up fast — ACTIVITIES > CLASSES/TRAININGReady to get your Technician license OR  upgrade, visit our VE Exams page ACTIVITIES > VE EXAMS to get more information.

CLUB MEETINGS

Elmer ImageA club meeting is a great place to interact with us, meet friends or make new ones, learn about other activities, and ask questions 1-on-1.

Please join us at a club meeting or on one of the radio nets to learn more about an exciting new world in amateur radio. Learn why we are known as the “friendly club” in the foothills.  All are welcome and you don’t need to be a member to attend.  Bring food for the Crossroads Church food pantry, get an extra prize ticket, and win some cool stuff!