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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


There will be no ARRL SV Section Net in October

Carol Milazzo, KP4MD

ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Manager


Coming Events

Next Sacramento Valley Section Net will be November 17

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


Redding Hamfest Saturday, October 8

Mark your calendars.  Stop by and say hello at our ARRL Section communications information booth at the Redding Hamfest at Bentronics, 141 Locust St, Redding, CA 96001.  Saturday, October 8, Open 8:00 am to 11:30 am.  

Meet other community radio and electronics enthusiasts, take your amateur radio license exam, free tailgaiting (bring tables and chairs), buy and sell radio equipment, join or renew your ARRL membership.

Free admission and parking for the public.  

Talk-in on the W6STA FM repeater 146.640 MHz (- offset) 88.5 Hz PL.


ARRL Pacificon Convention - Oct 14-16

Don't miss the October 14-16, 2022 ‪Annual ‎‪‎ARRL‬ Pacificon Division Convention at the San Ramon Marriott.  For one low admission price Pacificon offers three full days of hands-on fun, operating and educational activities for radio amateurs of all ages and interests.  Youths Age 17 & under attend free!  Exhibits, forums, workshops, special event station, license classes & exams, vendors, swap meet and more!  PACIFICON is the annual ARRL Pacific Division convention, held each year in October.

PACIFICON is THE Premier Amateur Radio Conference in the western U.S!


New Section Appointments

James Goldstene, KN6QNJ, has been appointed as ARRL Sacramento Valley Affiliated Club Coordinator.  Our Section Amateur Radio Clubs should contact James at for club resources.  Thanks to Max Soucia, N1KGS, for his past service in this position.

Ted Cochran, N6TBC, of Oroville is the new Butte County ARES Emergency Coordinator, replacing Dale Anderson, KK6EVX, who became a Silent Key in August.

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. 


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


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

  • 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

  • Bob Wortman

    Technical Coordinator

    Bob Wortman WB6VYH

  • James Goldstene

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    James N. Goldstene KN6QNJ


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