Club News

Members should check out the Members Access area of the Web site for meeting minutes and other restricted information.

Club General Meetings are being held at Round Table Pizza in Keizer Station starting February 27th!!

May Board Meeting Minutes posted to site.

2018 Field Day Info posted.

Net News

The Valley VHF Club located in Salem is running a net every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
It starts at 10am on 144.230


Monday: CW
Wednesday: Digital RTTY
Friday: SSB

Hope to hear you there!

ARDF Championship

The 2018 USA championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) will take place June 13-17 near Truckee, California, which is along Interstate 80 about 100 miles northeast of Sacramento and 33 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The competition sites are at about 6300 feet elevation near Donner Summit.

An optional training day will be held on Wednesday, June 13. Thursday will be devoted to foxoring, a combination of radio direction finding and classic orienteering. Friday morning will be the sprint event, followed by a model event for equipment testing and a competitor briefing.

Classic two-meter and 80-meter competitions will take place Saturday and Sunday, respectively. There will be an awards banquet on Saturday evening for presentation of medals for foxoring, sprint and two-meter classic. Awards for 80-meter classic will be given Sunday afternoon immediately after the competition, in time for those who most leave to get home.

The Event Information Page in the Web site includes the technical details, lodging, site embargoes, tourism, weather and much more. Information about the sport of ARDF, including equipment and techniques, can also be found in this site. Registration is now open.


The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL's Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat” QSOs using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist. This is NOT a contest. However, there is a very easy and quick registration form found at Once you've optionally registered for the event simply Call "CQ BR" so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant. So lets grab that bug, clean those contacts, and let’er fly! We want to hear that “Banana Boat / Lake Erie Swing" or that commercial KPH/WCC quality fist.

Reserve the date! The event begins on Friday May 18th (00:00 UTC) and concludes Sunday May 20th (00:00 UTC)
That's 5:00 PM Friday evening until 5 PM Pacific Time (LOCAL)

For more information, to register your station, and to help assist in spotting, potentially increasing QSOs, an On-line chat window link can be found near the bottom of Bug Roundup home page located at We hope to hear you all on the air! 73,


DX News


Local Area Repeaters

442.500 Tone 100
224.160 Tone 100
224.960 Tone 100

145.330 Tone 186.2
146.860 Tone 186.2
147.020 Tone 186.2
441.275 Tone 100 -
(Yaesu Fusion w/ Wires-X)
443.725 Tone 186.2

NW Division
ARRL Centennial