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 the CW to text translation HERE using our Live Feed!
Member John, WB6UBK is the proud father of a new bouncing baby antenna, and what a BIG
baby it is! Congratulations to John on setting up his new 160 meter Inverted L wire antenna. John
along with help from some of the SFM ARC members raised the 175' length wire about 45 feet
high into the tallest Redwood tree on his property. In the pictures seen by clicking HERE you
can view John as he casts his mule tape pull line high into the tree, and then works on the roof
side mounting the wire on it's new 40' tall mast location.
CW Beginners Class Taking Early Sign Ups!
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the W6SFM CW Beginners class the club is gearing up to
start another CW Beginners class starting April 13th 2016. Students in our class will all
complete with a good grasp on their entire alphabet, numbers and CW Pro-signs. Students are
taught proper Sending and Receiving methods. Students will be provided with a Morse Code
Straight Key and an Oscillator to keep and use on-air with their home stations.
The SFM ARC CW (Morse Code) class is a 10 week course held once per week for 2 hours. Our
goal is to have all students on the air operating conversational speed CW by week 6.
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
North American QSO Party 2016
Thank you once again to all of those that came out and enjoyed another NAQSP Event with the
SFM ARC. The club station made well over 250 QSOs with people from all over the country and
other parts of North America! As many as 8 different members were in attendance for the contest
starting 10 AM and running until 10 PM Saturday Jan. 10th. A variety of bugs were used
including some mid century Vibroplexs.
To view some pictures taken at this event click HERE, or visit the Photo Gallery link at the top of
this page. Our next club event is scheduled for May when the W6SFM once again hosts our
on-air Bug Roundup Event. We hope to hear you all on-air!
W6SFM Kids Day in the Park.
Looking for Volenteers...
In an ongoing effort to continue the W6SFM's Public Relations the SFMARC will once again
participate in the annual "Kids Day in the Park" event mid April 2016 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 an interactive
Morse Code practice station for the kids and their parents to participate and learn with. Everyone
who visits our PR booth will be given a paper to code their Name in Morse Code along with a fact
sheet with plenty of web links. Participants will be asked to write their name in Morse Code
using the accompanying Morse Decode document. Guests are then given instruction and a
chance to send their names coded on the paper using a Straight Key. Both participants and
members of the SFM ARC who attended are guarantied to have a great time! Pictures of our last
Kids Day are available to be viewed in our 2015 Photo Gallery, or by clicking HERE.
If you are someone you know are interested in joining us to help educate the kids and the
general public on Morse Code and Amateur Radio, please feel free to contact the club by
clicking HERE or on the Contact Us link at the top of this page. We hope to see you there.
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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.
The SFM ARC would like to welcome new member
Andrew, N6REW from Fair Oaks, CA to the W6SFM.
Welcome to the crew Andrew!