Announcements & Events
To help the SFMARC promote and preserve CW on the bands, please use the Donation button
below. All Donations are greatly appreciated.
Moneys collected go strictly towards PR booths in public locations, demonstrations at public
events, all in the name of introducing ham radio and CW to both youth and the general public.
The SFMARC In-Person Meetings
Each 1st Thursday of the month at 7PM the SFMARC meets in the "Howard Crowley" room of
the Carmichael Presbyterian Church in Carmichael, CA. The church is Located at 5645 Marconi
Ave. For directions to the meeting Click HERE. Please use the rear parking lot and entry for best
access. The Howard Crowley room can be found up-stairs above the center courtyard area of the
church grounds. We hope to see all members and prospective members there!
SFMARC On-Air Net Meetings
Please join us for our club's 8:00PM Tuesday Night on-air Net Meetings held at 3.545 MHz
Or you can listen and watch them HERE using our Live Feed!
W6SFM Gearing up for Kids Day in the Park
The SFMARC will once again be participating in the 26th anual "Kids Day in the Park"April 25
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Hagan Park in Rancho Cordova, CA. The club will display a KX3
on-air along with a interactive Morse Code practice station for all the kids and their parents to
participate with. Everyone who visits our PR booth will be given a copy of their Name in Morse
Code as well as a fact sheet with plenty of web links. If you're interested in helping the club with
this event please use the contact us link above to let the club know.
CW Beginners Class has begun!
Do to the success of our last CW (Morse Code) class the SFM ARC has done it again. The 10
week course will be meeting each Wednesday evening from 7 PM until 9 PM. Students were
provided with a Morse Code Straight Key and a practice Oscillator to keep at the completion of
the course. Students will be instructed on the Proper Sending and Receiving of Morse code. Our
goal is to have every student on the air by week 6 and sending and receiving 13-15 WPM
conversational Morse Code by the end of the course.
If you or someone you know is interested in attending our next CW course please email the club
admin by clicking on the Contact us link above and letting us know. We hope to see you there
Bug Roundup Coming May 16th!
The W6SFM semi annual Bug Roundup Event will once again be held Saturday May 16th. This
is the oportunity that Bug Key operators around the world have been waiting for. A chance to get
on the air with your bug and enjoy having a conversational Bug to Bug QSO. No points, No logs
to turn in. The W6SFM has something new and different this time around to make the event even
more special. Check back often to find out more about that announcement. Be sure to use the
new On-line spotter page to increase your chances of making that contact. Click HERE for more
info on the Bug Roundup Event. We hope to hear you on air!
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Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club
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Joining or Renewing ARRL?
The SFMARC would like to Remind you that if you or
anyone you know is newly joining or renewing
membership with the ARRL we encourage you to do
so through the ARRL link above. The club will receive
credit for each person to do so. Please help to support
the W6SFM when you can.
Welcome New Member!
The W6SFM welcomes new member
Angie,KG6FJF of Sacramento, CA
We're glad to have you on the crew Angie!