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Watts Up This Week

Hey SFARC Members and Friends,
 
BOARD AND GENERAL MEETINGS
It’s a busy week at SFARC with our board meeting coming up this Thursday (4/11) in the club Zoom room.  All our welcome to attend. Then on Friday we’ve got our general club meeting this Friday (4/12) at 7:30 PM at the Crossroad Church gynasium,1101 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn, CA 95603 (located off Dairy Road).

DONUTS & COFFEE IN THE PARK IS BACK FOR 2024!!!

Looking ahead a week, join SFARC for a fan-favorite event on April 20, 2024, Donuts & Coffee in the Park. This year we’re taking the action to Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Road in Meadow Vista. The fun starts at 9 AM. Come with an appetite and enjoy some donuts and coffee with SFARC.

CAMPOUT UPDATE

 
FRIENDS OF SFARC
The 2nd annual StanJoaquin Amateur Radio Picnic and Swapmeet is fast approaching and our friends at the Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club and the Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association want to invite you! Save the date, April 27th @ Northgate Park in Manteca. Check out the attached flyer for more information.

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WELCOME TO APRIL FRIENDS AND MEMBERS!!!
 
If you’re thinking about coming camping with SFARC in the fall, make sure to read all the way to the bottom.
 

LAST NIGHT’S VE SESSION WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

Congratulations to Daniel Dillon, Steven Foley, Jason Knorr, and Laurie Thornley for getting your Technicians license. Also a even bigger congratulations to Robert Calvo (KO6DXL /AG) and Charles Nowell (KN6CTK /AG). And then we had those that went the “Extra” mile, Paul Dyer (N1PCD /AE), Todd Glass (KN6TUH /AE), Bob Jackson (WN6AMS /AE), Michael Mitchell (KN6WYK /AE), and Jeff Morgan (KM6RGO /AE) — a HUGE accomplishment. We also broke a record tonight with 12 concurrent tests running at once.
 

DONUTS & COFFEE AT MEADOW VISTA PARK | APRIL 20
Join SFARC for a fan-favorite event on April 20, 2024. This year we’re taking the fun to Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Road in Meadow Vista. The event starts at 9 AM, bring yourself and an appetite and enjoy some donuts and coffee with SFARC.
 
 
THE HUNT IS ON IN APRIL | APRIL 27
Join SFARC on Saturday, April 27th for another Fox Hunt. This month’s event will start at 9:30 AM at Mel’s Diner in Auburn. The finer details are being ironed out, check w6ek.org for updates. https://www.w6ek.org/activities/foxhunt
 


SFARC CAMPOUT IS ON THE CALENDAR | SEPTEMBER 19-22

You may be thinking, “Smitty, we’ve hardly made our way into Spring and you’re talking about the fall…” While there’s plenty of space at Logger Campground, space in the “basecamp loop (base of operations and shared meals) is filling up REALLY fast. If you’d like to stay on basecamp loop, head over to https://www.w6ek.org/readmore_2024_campout and, at a minimum, book your campsite NOW.
 
AND GET READY – THE PLANNING HAS BEGUN – STAY TUNED
 
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The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club (W6EK)
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Hey SFARC Members and Friends,
We’ve got a busy remainder of the week and weekend, check this out.
 
THURSDAY
Tomorrow night (Thursday, 03/28 @ 6PM) we’ve got our first Field Day Planning Meeting.  Jeff (KM6RGO) is the chair for this years event. If you want to learn more or volunteer to help, join us in the club Zoom room.
 
SATURDAY
This Saturday (03/30 @ 7:30 AM) we’ve got the club breakfast at Mel’s Diner in Auburn.  Come early or you might end up at the “kids table” with Brian (AI6US).
 
Immediately following breakfast @ 9 AM we’ve got a Fox Hunt happening. The pre-hunt meeting is in the Mel’s parking lot and the fox will be somewhere in the greater Auburn area. The full event flyer is attached and more information can be found @ www.w6ek.org as well.
 
SUNDAY
Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

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The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club (W6EK)
(530) 492-0920

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Watts Up This Week – The Hamfest Edition

Hello Members and Friends of SFARC,

Hopefully you all have decompressed from Hamfest 2024. Early numbers are in, check this out:

We had 62 volunteers, 45 vendors and 318+ buyers, for a total of 425+ people = WOW!!!

We’ve got the first batch of photos on the club website @ www.w6ek.org<- click on the group photo on the main page. If you have photos from the event, PLEASE upload them before you forget @ https://www.w6ek.org/media/upload 
 
And last but not least, this Thursday (March 21) @ 6PM the Hamfest Team will be meeting on Zoom to discuss “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” of Hamfest. If you have feedback to share with the team, you can either reply to this message or come to say hello on Thursday @ 6. 🙂

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The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club (W6EK)
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Hamfest!
A quick reminder…
Help The SFARC Scholarship Fund @ Hamfest Do you have a lightly used item you’d like to donate to the club table? All proceeds from your donated item go towards the SFARC scholarship fund. This is a huge part of fundraising for the scholarship fund so your help is appreciated. If you can help, please reply and we’ll make sure you’re connected with Jim Jupin (WA8MPA).
Got an item or three to sell @ Hamfest? SFARC members can leave up to (3) items on the club table for sale. The rules are simple. Make sure to place a sticker on each item with your call sign and phone number so prospective buyers can contact you to complete the sale. SFARC is NOT responsible for items that are left behind. Sellers should be prepared to provide change if required.
Hope to see you all on Saturday.
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WITH A LITTLE OVER A WEEK UNTIL HAMFEST,
NOW IS THE TIME!

Help The SFARC Scholarship Fund @ Hamfest
Do you have a lightly used item you’d like to donate to the club table? All proceeds from your donated item go towards the SFARC scholarship fund. This is a huge part of fundraising for the scholarship fund so your help is appreciated

 
Got an item or three to sell @ Hamfest?
SFARC members can leave up to (3) items on the club table for sale. Make sure to place a sticker on each item with your call sign and phone number so prospective buyers can contact you to complete the sale. SFARC is NOT responsible for items that are left behind. Sellers should be prepared to provide change if required.
 
Prizes prizes and prizes…
Did you know we’ve topped $3,000 in prizes to giveaway???
 
Last Push
Continue to help us spread the word. Share the flyer with friends, neighboring clubs, your barista, your pastor, your dentist… you get the idea (most recent attached). Make a QST on neighboring club nets.
 
Script:

The Loomis Hamfest is back for 2024 sponsored by the Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club. Get your gear, grab your wallet, and get ready for a super swap at the Historic Loomis Train Station on March 16th.

Admission is free with doors opening at 7 AM for buyers. If you want to sell some gear, $10 gets you a spot, first come first serve with setup at 6 AM.

We’ll have coffee and donuts, Elmer tours, a test table for buyers, some cool prizes, and much more! With over $3,000 in prizes, you don’t want to miss this swap!

Want more information? Check out all the details at hamfest.w6ek.org.
 
BOARD MEETING THIS THURSDAY (03/07)
Join the SFARC Board of Directors on Thursday @ 6PM in the club Zoom room.
 
CLUB MEETING THIS FRIDAY (03/08)
We’d love to see you this Friday night at 7:30PM at Crossroads Church in Auburn. If you can’t join in person, you can attend online on Zoom. More information about our meetings can be found @ https://www.w6ek.org/activities/meetings

 
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Happy Leap Day!

With March 1st just ahead of us, we’ve got Hamfest on the brain.  If you plan to volunteer at Hamfest, we have another planning meeting tonight (2/29) in the club Zoom room @ 6PM.

This weekend you DX’ers might want to tune up for the ARRL International DX (SSB) contest. If you plan to participate or would like to read more, here’s the link: https://contests.arrl.org/ContestRules/DX-Rules.pdf 

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The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club (W6EK)
(530) 492-0920

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Hey SFARC Members and Friends,
 
We’ve got some fun coming up this weekend. I got the following a little late and it hasn’t made it on the web yet so please help spread the word.

FOX HUNT — THIS SATURDAY

Saturday, Feb 24th after the club breakfast at Mel’s

Where: Eastern Roseville Area

(East of I-80,  West of Sierra College)Fox transmitter will be POWERED ON from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM on 146.565 MHz FM

During the Coffee Break Net the Fox Tender will monitor 146.430 MHz FM simplex.After the Coffee Break Net participants should communicate using the W6EK repeater at 145.43 MHz, PL 162.2, but the fox tender will also monitor 146.430. Need to borrow equipment? Reach out to Doug (W2VX), Greydon (KC6SLE) or Jon (KI6RT) on the W6EK 2m repeater. Tips for a successful hunt: A directional antenna and attenuation will come in handy for this fox hunt.  After the hunt: When you locate the hidden transmitter, a notepad with finder’s log sheet will be visible and placed near-by. Sign and time stamp the finders log sheet.  If hunters are still trying to find the fox transmitter at the 11:30 am transmitter turnoff time, the meeting location will be announced on 146.430 and on the W6EK 2-meter repeater.

CLUB BREAKFAST — THIS SATURDAY

Break bread with us (or pancakes) at Mel’s Diner in Auburn this Saturday, Feb 24th. The fun begins at 0730. We recommend coming early or you might end up at the kids table.

And one last reminder for you contesters.
This weekend is the North American QSO Party (RTTY).

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The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club (W6EK)
(530) 492-0920

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