This ARRL affiliated club was founded in 1916 and incorporated in 1919. Membership is open to all licensed amateur radio operators in good standing and anyone who is interested in amateur radio and would like to get a license.
CLUB'S FIRST 2 METER QSO PARTY HAPPENING TODAY (8/29)
Robert Klahn AD6I is coordinating the club's first VHF QSO party to take place TODAY, THE 29th AT NOON. It will be a lot of fun. Details here.
Welcome and congratulations to our newest licensed Technicians! Say hello to Robert (KK6VWB), Ernest (KK6VWC), Stephen (KK6VWD), Jason (KK6VWE), Alexa (KK6VWF) and Melissa (KK6VWG).
They participated in our second Tech Class July 31st-August 2nd and began their journey through
the wonderful world of Amateur Radio. Please greet them and answer any questions they may have. I’m sure there will be a few.
JOIN US! John Miller (K6MM) visits us on the 21st with his very entertaining program on the Navassa Island DXpedition. Seasoned DXers and those curious about “DXing” will want to be at this meeting. Also in attendance will be our friend Jack Quense (K6ZQ) who is back in town from the U.K.
Progress is slow for the V.A. station, but, steady. Joe Johnson has indicated he will have the antenna replaced by CQP in October. Things are moving a bit faster for our Repeater projects with new equipment arriving and installation plans being finalized for the Twin Peaks site and the V.A. location. Soon we will be state-of-the art, covering 2 meters as well as 70cm.
Next month we begin the process of selecting candidates for your leadership team for 2016. Nominations will be opened for all Board positions and Officers. Of particular note we will need candidates for Treasurer as Peter (AA6SF) will not run again and will retire from that post. I have often
said be a part of your club’s future.
OUR FIRST FUSION REPEATER IS NOW ON THE AIR (8/22)
Antonis Papatsaras AA6PP has worked hard to pull this off but our first new analog FM/digital repeater system, which is operating on 70cm, is on the air from Building 1 at the V.A. It is currently in a testing phase and pending coordination from the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California, that system will then be available for general use.
Progress is under way for upgrading our 2 meter repeater on Twin Peaks with another Yaesu Fusion system. Details coming up as they become available.
THE CLUB'S V.E. TESTING SESSION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER (8/22)
It is time to upgrade your amateur radio license, unless your are already an extra. The next testing session will take place on Sunday, September 13th at the V.A. auditorium. Registration is preferred. Go to the V.E. testing page or directly to http://sfhamexam.com for more information.
AN EXCEPTIONAL CLUB MEMBER IS NOW AN SK (8/13)
It was with deep sadness that we lost a great member of the club, Leo (a.k.a.Tony) Halog KR6EG. He may have given us a presentation at a meeting some time ago. Tony is survived by his XYL who was also an active member of the club, Connie KF6WEA. Both were also very active with the San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team.
Tony had strong ties to the Auxiliary Communication Service as a founding member, and as ACS Chief from 2011 to 2013. Even after his service as ACS Chief, Leo continued to participate in ACS staff meetings and helped to guide the organization. He also provided valuable training for ACS members that helped to ensure that we were prepared in the event of a deployment. For those of us who knew him, we all learned and enjoyed something from Tony, whether it be about radios, music, books or sports, and we always enjoyed his dry sense of humor. May we remember him fondly.
CLUB'S EMCOM SERVICES ...A HUGE SUCCESS (7/31)
The club's participation as radio communicators on July 26th went extremely well. Special mentions go our Vice President Nick Powell, NF1P as the Communications Manager as well as the professionally performing quality Net Control operators, Greg Albrecht W2GMD, Corey Siegel, KJ6LDJ, as well as Eric Allen, AG6IE and Betsy Forsee, KK6JKF. Of course, a salute goes out to all operators who particpated especially those who provided communications for the SAG vehicles. Thanks also go to operators outside the club who provided communications services for this event.
A special courtesy goes to the Sutro Tower Amateur Radio Club for the use of the W6VSY UHF repeater as an alternate primary to the W6PW VHF system.
It was a lot of hard work by all and a job well done.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 2015 FIELD DAY ARE NOW ON LINE (7/1)
For those that attended this year's event, refresh those great memories. For those who were not able to attend, enjoy what you missed by checking out video highlights in 1080p HD. Just click here to go direct or go to the CLUB TIME LINE and click the CLUB EVENT HISTORY link.
As a bonus with the Club Centennial just around the corner, check out rare footages of the 1940,41, and 48 S.F.R.C. Field Days via this direct link.
INTERACTIVE CLUB SURVEY ON LINE (6/15)
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