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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


ARRL Sacramento Valley Nets - March 16

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, ARRL Sacramento Valley Section 
will hold a Section Wide Net, first on the WD6AXM FM repeater 
atop Sutter Buttes near Yuba City on 146.085 MHz, plus 600 kHz 
offset, tone 127.3 Hz. Please wait for the call to the 2 meter 
ARRL Section Net after the 7 pm Yuba-Sutter ARES net has 
closed, usually around 7:20-7:30 pm Pacific Time.

For those who are unable to access the WD6AXM repeater, our HF 
net will commence IMMEDIATELY after the VHF SV net signs off, 
on the 80 meter frequency of 3880 kHz LSB +/- 3 kHz.  Those 
who check in to the VHF net are encouraged to join the HF net 
if they are able.  

Important:  If you do not hear net control over your radio, 
please check in anyway and listen for net control to 
acknowledge you via the Half Moon Bay WebSDR or the Northern 
Utah WebSDR.

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 only on 
the third Thursday of such months as announced via official 
bulletin and on

ARRL Sacramento Valley Section
Section Manager: Dr Carol F Milazzo, KP4MD


Coming Events

  • March 16 - ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Nets
  • March 18 - Loomis Hamfest


Mike Meighan, KD6ILC - Silent Key

Mike Meighan, KD6ILC, Sacramento Valley District 3 ARES
District Emergency Coordinator became a Silent Key on Sunday March 12
while hospitalized for sepsis. 
Mike had been active for many years with Sacramento Valley ARES,
Sacramento ARC, Sacramento Metro Fire CERT, Sacramento SHARP, as an
instructor and a volunteer examiner with the Carmichael Elks Lodge VE




"On behalf of the DOD and US Northern Command, I want to express my thanks to the more than 1,400 amateur radio operators who were a part of the SET-DOD interop exercise this past Oct/Nov.  Your willingness to support this effort is indicative of the amateur radio spirit of communications and interoperability towards achieving a common goal of providing communications during a time of need.  Thank you and well done.

Paul English
Dept Army Civilian
Chief of Army MARS"

Paul English
DA Civilian
U.S. Army NETCOM G3 Current Operations
HF/LMR Capability Manager and Chief Army MARS 

To all of you I want to say a big Thank You.  Without your help we(Army and Air Force MARS) would not have been able to complete the assigned mission of delivering the Message from United States Northern Command to United States Amateur Radio Operators, Simulated Emergency Tests(SET).   Please pass this Thank You on the Amateur Radio Operators who were there in the background supporting you in the SET’S  coordinating with the MARS Operators who passed the Message to them because without them the Mission would not have been completed.



Redding Hamfest Saturday, October 8

Thanks to the Amateur Radio Club of Anderson, Shasta/Tehama ARES and Bentronics for hosting the October 8 Redding Hamfest, and to all those who stopped by and said hello at our ARRL Section communications information booth.

Congratulations to the four new Technician licensees and the upgraded General licensee who tested at the onsite VE session! 


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. 

Next Sacramento Valley Section Net will be March 16

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 



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

  • Les Cobb

    Assistant Section Manager

    Les L. Cobb W6TEE

  • James Michener

    Section Traffic Manager

    James A. Michener K9JM

  • Bob Wortman

    Technical Coordinator

    Bob Wortman WB6VYH

  • Peter Gambee

    State Government Liaison

    Peter D. Gambee KT6TT

  • Jojo Melendres

    Assistant Section Manager

    Jojo Melendres KN6HTD

  • James Goldstene

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    James N. Goldstene AE6JG

  • Orion Endres

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Orion Endres AI6JB


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