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ARRL Sections - Sacramento Valley

Sacramento Valley

Sacramento Valley

Contact Information

Section Name:
Sacramento Valley
Dr. Carol Milazzo KP4MD
Daytime Phone:
(916) 259-3221
Evening Phone:
(916) 259-3221

Basic Information


The July 21 ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Net is Cancelled.

Carol Milazzo, KP4MD

ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Manager


Coming Events

The July 21 ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Net is Cancelled

All ARRL members, club presidents, Section appointees, and all appropriately licensed radio amateurs are encouraged to join us for the ARRL Sacramento Valley Section nets. Section News and items of regional and national interest to all radio amateurs will be the topics of discussion.

ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Wide Nets are conducted on the third Thursday only of such months when announced via official bulletin and on


Employment Opportunites for Radio Amateurs


Sales Help Wanted.  Ham Radio Outlet seeks licensed radio amateurs for Full or Part time sales positions at the Sacramento store, 4813 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95841.  Call Steve Gilmore at (703) 643-1063 and send your cover letter and resume to


ComSonics in Sacramento seeks Electronics Technician candidates who obtained RF knowledge through hobbies, military or work experience.  
RF bench technician that performs all operations including diagnosis, troubleshooting and testing of RF line distribution equipment for the cable and telecommunications industries
Education: High school graduate or GED
Experience: Minimum of 6 months which can include unpaid (hobby) or paid (military/work) experience in troubleshooting and repairing electronic equipment;
Basic soldering experience is preferred; Ham radio or General Radiotelephone Operator license (GROL) a plus.
 Familiar with radio frequency (RF) concepts
 Ability to read/interpret drawings and schematics
 Troubleshooting and testing RF electronic equipment
 Soldering and desoldering experience preferred
 Basic PC operations
 Interpersonal and customer service skills
 Performs other duties as required
Apply at
Questions? Contact Kristen Garl, GM - CA Repair Services, at 916-366-0261


ARRL Field Day June 25-26


The annual ARRL Field Day event commences at 11:00 AM on June 25 
and wraps up at 11:00 AM on Sunday, June 26. Radio amateurs and 
clubs throughout North America participate in this premier annual 
exercise and public demonstration of our emergency communications 
response capabilities. 

We invite the general public to visit and experience Amateur 
Radio at public Field Day sites throughout our section.  Go to to find a Field Day site near you.
Please assure to list your public Field Day site on the ARRL Field 
Day locator to be included on our visit itinerary. 

Field Day sites may earn 100 bonus points for sending an ARRL 
Radiogram Field Day site report from your site to myself KP4MD or 
our Section EC Mike Joseph KK6ZGB. You should include the club 
name, number of participants, Field Day location, and number of 
ARES operators involved with your station. The message must be
transmitted during the Field Day period and a copy of it must be
included in your submission in standard ARRL radiogram or no
credit will be given. The message must leave or enter the Field
Day operation via amateur radio RF. You may send it by checking
into traffic nets such as: California Traffic Net, Golden Bear Net,
NCN/1, NCN/2, or by using the Radiogram templates in FLDigi or 
Winlink. Full Field Day Rules at  
See more information at

Please remember to send your Field Day write ups and photos with
names and credits to me at for inclusion in our
Section News.


New Sacramento Valley Section Appointments

We have two new field organization appointments.  Mike Meighan, KD6ILC, has assumed Michael Joseph’s position as District 3 District Emergency Coordinator, and Mike Sumersille, N7MSS has replaced Jay Harmor KE6GLA as El Dorado County Emergency Coordinator.  Congratulations to Mike KD6ILC and Mike N7MSS on your new appointments, and thanks to Jay KE6GLA and Mike KK6ZGB for your past service in those positions.



Section News:
Section Nets:
Sacramento Valley ARES:

Thanks to Greg Kruckewitt KG6SJT for maintaining our Section ARES web page and assisting with our Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Thanks to Les Cobb W6TEE for maintaining the Section Net list.

ARRL Affiliated Club web resources are now listed on this web page


ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Nets are conducted only on months when announced, on the third Thursday of that month following the 7 pm Pacific Time Yuba-Sutter ARES net on the WD6AXM 146.085 MHz +0.6 MHz offset, CTCSS 127.3 Hz FM repeater, followed by the HF Section Net on 3880 kHz LSB +/- 3 kHz. During spring and summer months the HF net may be conducted on 5330.5 kHz USB as propagation permits.

All Sacramento Valley Section radio amateurs are welcome to check into our Section Nets. The nets carry announcements of interest to our section and test our section-wide station communication capabilities.

Hourly Northern California NVIS Observations
Current NVIS Observations
This chart shows colors that represent the recommended HF frequencies for contacting stations for a particular hour. Both stations should use the SAME frequency denoted by the color at the location of the target station. The chart is in Universal Time (UTC). More information at

Sacramento Valley Section Facebook Page, Sacramento Valley Section Twitter Feed, Sacramento Valley Regional ARES, Sacramento Valley Section Nets

Sacramento Valley Officials

  • Carol Milazzo

    Section Manager

    Carol F. Milazzo KP4MD

  • Michael Joseph

    Public Info Coordinator,
    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Michael T. Joseph KK6ZGB

  • Michael Randall Buck

    Public Info Coordinator

    Michael Randall Eugene Buck K6BUK

  • Bob Wortman

    Technical Coordinator

    Bob Wortman WB6VYH

  • Jojo Melendres

    Assistant Section Manager

    Jojo Melendres KN6HTD

  • Peter Gambee

    State Government Liaison

    Peter D. Gambee KT6TT

  • Orion Endres

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Orion Endres AI6JB

  • James Michener

    Section Traffic Manager

    James A. Michener K9JM

  • Les Cobb

    Assistant Section Manager

    Les L. Cobb W6TEE

  • James Goldstene

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    James N. Goldstene KN6QNJ


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