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!
Club Members come though!
As of the time this is being posted the W6SFM has received 98% renewal on membership and
has gained one new member in the 2017 month of January. Thank you once again to all our
members for helping to support this group. You all do great work keeping CW alive and well on
the air! If someone you know would like to join the SFM ARC please click the link at the top of
this page that says "Join W6SFM! and simply fill out our on-line application.
North American QSO Party!
The W6SFM once again participated in the NAQSP held at member John, WB6UBK's house.
We had a total of 8 members and 1 guest join us in the 12 hours of on-air fun. The W6SFM
single station worked a total of 218 contact with a very decent score. But more importantly than
that, the members were able to enjoy getting together for some social time during the month.For
the first time ever the club broadcast LIVE from the event. That feed was seen on our all new Live
Feed! page. For photos of the event click HERE to go to our photo gallery. Our next event will be
held in April when the W6SFM takes part in the Kids Day in the park event Rancho Cordova, CA.
Look for upcoming information on that event!
W6SFM CW Beginners Class has been
W6SFM 2017 club president Mike, N6MQL announced at the January in-person meeting the
newest CW Beginners class. Mike noted that the next class will be held beginning on April 5th
through June 7th. The CW Beginners class is held once per week on Wednesday evenings at
7PM until 9PM for a total of 10 weeks. This year the class program will end about 2 weeks
before the big W6SFM Field Day event. This gives the CW class students a chance to brush up
on their code skills for an extra 2 weeks before they are welcome to join our club for the event.
The W6SFM is proud to announce our newest members in 2017, Wally, W6PPP. Wally comes
to us from Sacramento, CA and was a past student of the CW Beginners class. We also
welcome Paul, N6EV from El Camino Village, CA and our newest member Arnie, AB6JY from
Fair Oaks, CA and Rick, N6IET of Los Angeles, CA. Welcome to the SFM ARC guys, we're glad
to have you join us!
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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 W6SFM has put together a photo gallery for those
members who have been up to DIY activities and other
on the road trips / radio work. To see what the members
have been up to on their own time click HERE to see
the photos. Be sure to send yours in too!