Looking Forward

Another great club meeting (March 10) has come and passed.  Thanks to all of you who joined in person, and to those who joined by Zoom.  We had a few technical “hiccups”, however the excellent team of Greg KO6TH, Brian AI6US and Orion AI6JB quickly adapted and recovered.  Great job.

Orion AI6JB provided us with another outstand overview of the planning and logistics for the upcoming Loomis Ham Fest.  Don’t forget, the Loomis HAM Fest is Saturday, March 18, at the historic Loomis Train Station in downtown Loomis.  And as an extra treat Taylors is right next store so after you score all those excellent radio parts, treat yourself to one of their 100 plus different milkshake flavors.

And Greg, thank you for your very informative live demonstration last Friday night on using available CAD programs to design projects for 3D Printers.   I wonder how many people you pushed off the fence and down another “rabbit hole”.  Personally, I am planning to win the 3D Printer grand prize at HAM Fest and put it next to my wife’s Kitchen-Aid mixer in the kitchen (yea, right).

Next Club meeting is April 14 at the Crossroads Church Gymnasium in Auburn.   Please bring a generous food donation for the greater Auburn community if you are planning to attend in person. Greg KO6TH is planning another Mystery Shack presentation and I am working on another informative main presentation. What will it be for April?  Stay tuned for future announcements.

73, stay heathy and safe, go work some radio and go build something!






Next VE Exam Date (Front Page Promo / April 2023)

Looking for a local location to take your amateur radio license or upgrade exam? Sierra Foothills VE Team provides in-person exam sessions on the 1st Monday evening of the month.

Scholarships are available for new hams, who are under 21 years old and enrolled in an education program. The scholarship reimburses the cost of your exam and provides a study guide for the next license level.

NEXT IN-PERSON DATE: 04/03/2022 @ 7 PM

Need more information before signing up? CLICK HERE

Special Zoom Event

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 7:00 PM.

SFARC welcomes Ed Fong (WB6IQN) to the club Zoom room for a special presentation on antennas.  Ed is the inventor of the DBJ-1 and DBJ-2 antenna that was featured in the February 2003 and March 2007 QST.

Ed will give a history of how these antennas were developed and the theory on how and why they work so well.


Hamfest QST Script

The Loomis Hamfest is back for 2023 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 18th. 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, and some cool prizes including a 100 amp hour LiFePO4 battery w/ Victron charger, a 3D printer, a Yaesu FT70D, and much more

Want more information? Check out all the details at hamfest.w6ek.org.

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