What we’re about
The San Mateo Radio Club has served the Amateur Radio community on the San Francisco peninsula since 1946. The club promotes the exchange of knowledge among members at monthly meetings, serves the local community with emergency communication, and helps newcomers get on the air. Meetings cover a wide range of radio related topics such as DX (long distance communication), digital radio, new technologies, equipment reviews, competitions (contests), emergency protocols, remote region expedition communications (DXpeditions), and much more. The club’s goal is to improve its member’s technical and operating capabilities and to foster fellowship.
The San Mateo Radio Club meets the third Friday of the month at 7:15pm on Zoom and at the Congregational Church of San Mateo. Each meeting has a presentation on a topic of interest in amateur radio. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get help with problems.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio. The annual dues are $25.
To become a member, either through the mail with a physical check, or with credit-card online, the process starts out the same on our web form: http://w6uq.org/dues
Weekly Radio NET
Join us for the San Mateo Radio Club 2-meter Net every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 19:00 PT on the N6ZX repeater:
• Output: 145.370 MHz, Minus offset of 600 KHz
• Tone CTCSS (PL): 107.2 Hz
Our thanks to the Kings Mountain Amateur Radio Club for allowing us to use their repeater for our weekly NET.
• To receive our monthly email: http://www.w6uq.org
• Main web site: http://www.W6UQ.org
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/cqw6uq
• ARRL listing: http://www.arrl.org/Groups/view/san-mateo-radio-club-inc/type:club
• FCC listing: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=814328
Upcoming events (1)See all
- DECEMBER MONTHLY EVENTS TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS AT 7PMNeeds location
DECEMBER MONTHLY EVENTS:
*** PENDING ***
No Pressure CW Get Together - we have been informally getting on random bands to do CW Morse Code in the evenings. Please ask where and when at any of our events. Note: we have tried 2m at 144.200 and 6m at 50.050 yet are willing to try elsewhere. Suggest a time and place to meet. We use a repeater to start, ask questions and propose more to do on the air CW.
November 28 Tuesday 7PM - WEEKLY NET - ON THE AIR
November 30 Thursday 7pm - Ham Chat - FCC Proposal for 60 frequency and power for amateurs. https://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-urges-comments-to-fcc-on-60-meter-band
Link from ARRL
December 5 Tuesday 7PM - WEEKLY NET - ON THE AIR
December 7 Thursday 7pm - Ham Chat - WA
December 12 Tuesday 7PM - WEEKLY NET - ON THE AIR
December 14 Thursday 7pm - Ham Chat - Pending a topic...
December 15 - Zoom only holiday get-together meeting - look for a separate listing with the date and Zoom link. ------sorry very busy this month at work and home - please be patient...
December 19 Tuesday 7PM - WEEKLY NET - ON THE AIR
December 21 Thursday 7pm - Ham Chat - Pending a topic
December 26 Tuesday 7PM - WEEKLY NET - ON THE AIR
December 28 Thursday 7pm - Ham Chat - Pending a topic
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Tuesday 7PM - WEEKLY NET - ON THE AIR
San Mateo Radio Club Weekly net:
700PM - Check in to the net with your callsign and name.
Feel free to:
Share what you are up to.
Pass along current and future ham events.
Chat with your fellow hams after roll call.
A few reference materials to read up on before the net:
- sign up to find local repeaters near you: https://www.repeaterbook.com/
- trying a hot spot to reach outside your RF range: https://amateurradionotes.com/hotspots.htm
Share upcoming events, announcements, nets, and new things you are trying.
Where to meet: N6ZX repeater 145.370Mhz, tone 107.2, offset minus 600Khz, FM analog. If the repeater is not operational please transmit on simplex 145.370MHz.
Thank you to the Kings Mountain Amateur Radio Club for the use of the N6ZX repeater!
Other things to do with San Mateo Radio Club:
-Tuesday Evenings 7 pm - Our weekly net - 145.370MHz N6ZX
-Thursday Evening 7 pm - Our weekly Ham Chat - 145.370 N6ZX
-3rd Friday of the Month 715pm - Next dates are:
October 20, 2023
November 17, 2023
December * * * To Be Announced - likely only on Zoom.
Our monthly meeting will be on Zoom and In-Person. Congregational Church of San Mateo parking lot address - 220 Catalpa Street San Mateo. w6uq.org/directions
Our website: w6uq.org
-Check email status with the club: w6uq.org/subscribe - be sure to be on our email list.
-SMRC events using Meetup: w6uq.org/events
-Join SMRC as a member, pay dues, membership list status: w6uq.org/dues
-SMRC event calender: w6uq.org/calendar
-SMRC Pictures: w6uq.org/pictures
-SMRC meeting past presentations: w6uq.org/meetings
-Directions to In-Person meetings: w6uq.org/directions
Local Amateur Radio Testing:
Bay Area Educational Amateur Radio Society - http://www.baears.com/
Silicone Valley VE Group - http://svve.org/
Sunnyvale VEC - https://www.amateur-radio.org/