In 2018, we will offered for the first time two FREE exciting presentations by two of Sierra Foothills ARC Elmers. This year the presentations are back!
The Camp Fire: Phones, Fires, and Failures (8:00 AM) presented by Alan, W6WN. Alan is a cell phone industry professional who was asked to help restore cell phone services to Paradise, CA, and neighboring communities after the Camp Fire this fall. His presentation will chronologize the failure of the cell phone system during the fire, highlights our over dependence on cell phone technology during a crisis, and what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and communities.
APRS (9:30 AM) presented by Greg, KO6TH. Greg has an in depth knowledge of the APRS system. He will show you how it works and how you can use it to its fullest potential. The talk will cover the basics of what APRS is, how it works, and some of the features and services it provides. He will be demonstrating (live!) the Kenwood TH-D74 Handheld, and APRSIS32 software.
Elmer Tours Back by popular demand!
Are you a new ham? Or just wondering what all this stuff is and how to use it? Then an Elmer Tour is for you! Elmer tours are FREE and conducted by experienced members of the Sierra Foothills ARC. They will walk you through the swap meet showing you all the neat ham gear available. More important, they will explain why you would want it and how you might to use it. They are there to answer all your questions! Inquire at the Test Table ....
Need to test equipment you are thinking about buying? Bring it over to the Sierra Foothills ARC Test Table. There will be power supplies, antennas, antenna analyzers, and other test equipment to check-out your potential purchase. The table will be staffed by experienced SF ARC Elmers. You don't have to go home wondering if you bought a boat anchor.
Hamfest 2019 is, once again, an ARRL sanctioned hamfest. Drop by the ARRL Booth and visit with your Section Manager and other local ARRL staff. While you are there, pick-up the new color US Amateur Radio Bands chart. Learn how ARRL membership can enhance your Ham experience. Let ARRL help you!
Sierra Foothills ARC Club Table
Check out our Club Table. This table has Member's and estate items for sale . Each year this table has phenomenal deals. Everything mus go. You will not want to miss out!
We have several Yaesu radios available.
Come early for best selection!
Yaesu FRG-7 Communications Receiver.
This is an all mode receiver capable of receiving 200 kHz to 29.90 MHz. It can run on 120 VAC, 13 VDC, or 8 D Cell batteries.
Yaesu FR-11R 2m FM 5 watt HT.
FT-51R is a dual band dual receive 5 watt HT. Something you don't see on an HT ... cross-band repeat!!