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Watts Up This Week

A bit of a quiet week ahead with a few standouts.
 
Whether you were able to attend or not, we value your feedback. Please take the 60 second survey here -> https://www.w6ek.org/activities/hotrfnights
 
What’s on the calendar this week?
Elmer Net – This Wednesday, July 17th @ 7:30 PM on the W6EK 2M repeater
Friday Night Trivia – This Friday, July 19th @ 7:30 PM on the W6EK 2M repeater
 
A reminder that starting at Noon on Saturday July 20th, the Tevis Cup Endurance Ride will have primary use of the W6EK 2M and 440 repeaters (linked in analog only). We’re asking regular users to keep QSOs short during this time and give priority access of the repeaters to the Tevis Cup team. There will be no Coffee Break Net on Sunday (July 21st) and AllStar and other digital nodes will be in monitor only mode. The repeaters will be returned to normal operation at 7 AM on Sunday July 21st

 
 
 
 
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Hot RF Nights | Feedback Wanted

Whether you were able to attend Hot RF Nights or not, we want to hear from you?
Send us your anonymous feedback @ https://www.w6ek.org/activities/hotrfnights
 
We’ve posted the first batch of photos with more coming soon.
Check them out now @ LINK
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Watts Up This Week

Hello from Shaver Lake, CA where it’s 90 degrees with a lite breeze. The final push is here!!! Hot RF nights is this Saturday.
If you’re setting up a go-kit or displaying your mobile install, please arrive at 3PM for setup. Doors open for attendees at 4PM. It will be hard to stage vehicles once the doors open so please arrive during the setup window if you plan to attend. We still need your help though. Please talk up Hot RF nights on any and all nets you attend.
BOARD MEETING – THIS THURSDAY, JULY 11TH @ 6PM Also this week (more specifically THIS Thursday) is the SFARC monthly board meeting. All are welcome to attend on Zoom. Meeting starts at 6PM.
GENERAL CLUB MEETING – THIS FRIDAY, JULY 12TH @ 7:30PM And last but definitely not least, the SFARC general club meeting is THIS Friday at 7:30 PM in the gymnasium off Dairy Road @ Crossroads Church South Campus in Auburn. Join in person for some good fun and friendship or on Zoom if the distance is too far to attend in person.

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Watts Up This Week

SFARC would like to wish you and yours a…
Hot RF Nights is  only 9 DAYS AWAY! Our final planning meeting is THIS FRIDAY (July 5th) @ 6:30PM. All are welcome to attend online @ https://meeting.w6ek.org/
 
Last call for feedback from Field Day 2024!!!
The only way we improve Field Day year after year is with your feedback. Please take a few moments to submit this anonymous survey. What did we get right? What did we get wrong?

 
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Watts Up This Week

Did you attend Field Day with SFARC?
The only way we improve Field Day year after year is with your feedback. Please take a few moments to submit this anonymous survey. What did we get right? What did we get wrong?
 
As we all come down off Field Day, a few reminders.
 
HOT RF NIGHTS PLANNING MEETING | THIS FRIDAY (JULY 5TH) @ 6:30 PM
As of the time of this email, there are 12 days, 5 hours, and 43 minutes until HOT RF Nights and we’re putting all the final preparations for the event. All are welcome to join @ https://meeting.w6k.org
 
W6EK 2M NETS
  • Elmer Net, THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD @ 7:30 PM
  • Friday Night Trivia Night, THIS FRIDAY, JULY 5TH @ 7:30 PM
 
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Watts Up This Week

Are you all recovered from your Field Day hangover? Preliminary results are showing that SFARC made over 3,200 contacts = Wow!!!! The first batch of pics are available on the website photos page. If you have photos from the event, please upload them before you forget @ www.w6ek.org/media/upload

REPEATER USAGE THIS COMING WEEKEND
The Western States Endurance Runs will have primary use of the W6EK 2m and 440 repeaters (linked in analog) starting Saturday morning at 4AM, continuing to Sunday around 11AM. Please provide priority access to the Western States Team. If you need to use the repeater, please keep contacts short and migrate QSOs to another local repeater. There will be no Coffee Break Net on Saturday and Sunday.

CLUB BREAKFAST @ MEL’S DINER IN AUBURN
Join SFARC this Saturday at 7:30 for breakfast. Come early and come hungry!

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE!

We’re only 17 days, 21 hours, and 2 minutes from Hot RF Nights (at the time of this email). Are you coming? While not required, we’d love to get an idea of how many plan to attend so we can provide some rough numbers. If you’ve got a few extra minutes, head over to www.w6ek.org/activities/hotrfnights/rsvp and RSVP. We could also use your help promoting the event on other nets throughout the Sacramento Valley. We’ve made it simple, here’s the script:

“Join SFARC on July 13th for Hot RF nights. It’s like a carnival for amateur radio operators and community service volunteers. Hams and served agencies from all over Northern California will be showing off mobile radio installs, go kits, and emergency response vehicles and equipment. All our welcome to show off your gear or just attend and enjoy some dinner from Fat Cat Catering, and a Root Beer or Orange Creamsicle float to stay cool. Free bottled water is available to all in attendance. Setup begins at 3PM in the main parking lot of Auburn Crossroads Church with the event starting at 4pm. You don’t need to be a ham to attend, all individuals or clubs are welcome to setup a table as well. More information, and the address for the event, can be found @ hotrfnights.w6ek.org ! If you plan to show off some gear, please RSVP using the website.”

Watts Up This Week

SIMPLY PUT… FIELD DAY! 🙂
The last and final Field Day planning meeting is tomorrow night (June 18th) @ 7PM in the club Zoom room -> https://meeting.w6ek.org
 
Need information about Field Day? It can all be found @ https://fieldday.w6ek.org
MAP <- ***Make sure to follow the signs to the airport campground
 
A reminder that we’re also conducting a VE session at Field Day. There is no cooler place to get or upgrade your license? Sign up today @ https://hamstudy.org/sessions/SFARC 

 
HOT RF NIGHTS UPDATE
We also have our next Hot RF Nights planning meeting scheduled for this Wednesday (June 19th) @ 6:30 PM. Fat Cat Catering will be joining us at the event and we want to know if YOU will be joining us. We recently revamped our RSVP system. Please take a moment to RSVP for Hot RF nights @ hotrfnights.w6ek.org.

^^ Even if you think you’ve already told us you’re coming (or RSVP’ed on the website before) please do it again. 🙂 

 
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Last Chance to RSVP for Field Day

We’ll keep this short and sweet. LAST CHANCE TO RSVP FOR FIELD DAY!
Even if you’ve told someone you plan to come up OR maybe you’re just coming up for the day? We need to hear from you so we can have supplies to accommodate everyone. Please RSVP now @ https://www.w6ek.org/fieldday/rsvp

The ability to RSVP closes at 10PM, THIS Saturday (June 15th).

 
And a reminder for tonight’s meeting, we’ll be located in the lobby of the main Crossroads Church, not the gym.

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