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, and much more. The club’s goal is to improve its member’s technical and operating capabilities and to foster fellowship.

Meetings

The San Mateo Radio Club meets the third Friday of the month at 7:30pm at the Beresford Recreation Center, 28th and Alameda de Las Pulgas, 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

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio. The annual dues are $20.

Weekly Radio NET

Join us for the San Mateo Radio Club 2-meter Net every Tuesday 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.

More Information

• Twitter: https://twitter.com/cqw6uq

• Main web site: http://www.W6UQ.org (http://www.w6uq.org/)

• 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 (5+)

SMRC Monthly: Field Day Antenna Design Workshop

Beresford Recreation Center

• Newcomers warmly welcomed (you don't need an FCC license)! • What to bring - yourself. • Cost: first meeting is free. Annual membership is $20/year. Agenda: 7:30pm - Introductions, calendar review, general club business, and welcome new members. 8:00pm - For several years the club has struggled with operating multiple antennas in close proximity and the undesired crosstalk. Last year we experimented with a Triplexer with some limited success. After a presentation on European DX Competitions we saw how the pro's have used single antennas with multiple radios. This April meeting will be a Brainstorming and Planning session to prepare for our Annual Field Day event in June. Hosted by George Golda, Brian Mathews, and Lindsay Jones. 9:00pm - End of Program, and optional socializing. Members will be available to provide information to newcomers wishing to earn their FCC amateur radio license.

SMRC Monthly: 160 meter Antenna Design

Beresford Recreation Center

• Newcomers warmly welcomed (you don't need an FCC license)! • What to bring - yourself. • Cost: first meeting is free. Annual membership is $20/year. Agenda: 7:30pm - Introductions, calendar review, general club business, and welcome new members. 8:00pm - John Miller, K6MM, will present information on antennas for the 160 meter band: the band of low frequencies and big antennas. 9:00pm - End of Program, and optional socializing. Members will be available to provide information to newcomers wishing to earn their FCC amateur radio license.

SMRC Monthly: Field Day Planning Meeting

Beresford Recreation Center

• Newcomers warmly welcomed (you don't need an FCC license)! • What to bring - yourself. • Cost: first meeting is free. Annual membership is $20/year. Agenda: 7:30pm - Introductions, calendar review, general club business, and welcome new members. 8:00pm - The "ARRL Field Day" is the largest ham radio event of the year. It is part community outreach, part hands-on education event, part competition, and part emergency preparedness drill. There's something for everyone at every level of the hobby, and we get extra points for beginner participation so you'll be welcomed! Unlike other clubs who some say are overly competitive, we have a relaxed attitude with good food and discussion and a focus on education, but we do mighty fine in the points area too! Field Day is June 22-23 this year and this June 14 club meeting will be a planning session hosted by George Golda and Lindsay Jones. We'll be talking about ways to help make this big event work, and how to get extra points beyond radio contacts. Bring a pencil and paper for notes. 9:00pm - End of Program, and optional socializing. Members will be available to provide information to newcomers wishing to earn their FCC amateur radio license.

SMRC Big Event: Annual ARRL Field Day - All are welcome!

Beresford Recreation Center

• Newcomers warmly welcomed (you don't need an FCC license)! • What to bring - yourself. • Cost: first meeting is free. Annual membership is $20/year. Agenda: • [Optional Friday June 21 evening time TBD] - Antenna setup • [Early Saturday June 22 time TBD] - site setup • Saturday June 22, 10:00am - On-the-air, event officially starts • Sunday June 23, 12:59pm - Event ends [Yes, it is a 24 hour event and it really does go overnight. Come and go as you please anytime: we'll be there!] The "ARRL Field Day" is the largest ham radio event of the year. It is part community outreach, part hands-on education event, part competition, and part emergency preparedness drill. There's something for everyone at every level of the hobby, and we get extra points for beginner participation so you'll be welcomed! Unlike other clubs who some say are overly competitive, we have a relaxed attitude and a focus on education, but we do mighty fine in the points area too! This is the best time of the year to learn how to get started in amateur radio (ham radio), with many experts on site ready to help you get your FCC license, program your radio, and make your first contact! **NOTE** While our regular monthly club meetings are in the Beresford Park Recreation Center building, this Field Day event is on the OPPOSITE end of the park in the reserved picnic area. We simulate emergency conditions off-the-grid with our own generator and outdoor operation. See you there!

Past events (19)

SMRC Monthly: History of Telegraphy (video)

Beresford Recreation Center

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