P.O. Box 50
El Cajon, California 92022

Founded 1960 ~ Incorporated 1976



The Amateur Radio Club of El Cajon, Inc. (ARCEC) exists to encourage the furtherance of amateur radio and allied interests; to foster public service by the amateur radio community; the development of acquaintances; to increase our technical skills and knowledge of electronics as well as good operating practices for the increased enjoyment of amateur radio as a hobby.

What you put into Ham Radio is what you get out of it. Volunteer as much as you can. It is a lot of fun to see all the smiles.

ARCEC is an Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) special services club and club members are encouraged to be members of the ARRL as well as the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). Many of our members also participate in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) and VIP Red Flag Patrol (CAL Fire).


Our monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, at the First Lutheran Church in El Cajon
867 S. Lincoln Ave

El Cajon, CA 92020

See the calendar below for details. SCARF usually meets for dinner on Thursdays at Manana's Mexican Food, 1255 Avocado Ave.
Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00 and we're usually done before 8:00. Bring your interests and ideas each month, and help us keep things interesting. Thank you for participating and helping this radio club survive. -Jon KK6VLO


January 2022 -- Happy New Year! Update on club status, assets and expenses, membership. Five more meetings until Field Day,

February 2022 -- Swap Meet Night -- Free or Affordable! Bring radio things to swap or cheaply sell to our meeting and we'll provide a table where you can display them. You must take all un-gifted or un-sold items home with you. One HAM's junk is another HAM's new treasure.

March 2022 -- YES -- Trip reports from Yuma Hamfest, upcoming local radio events, and more planning for Field Day. If you attended Yuma Hamfest, tell us about it! A trip to "the shed" is necessary to see what maintenance and repairs are needed on the 40m beam.

April 2022 -- Club Meeting, April 14

HAMTASTIC, April 23. This was a well attended event, and it will probably happen again later this year!

May 2022 -- Club Meeting, May 12 - Silent Key equipment sale for KG6NRR - Bring cash, find a good deal. More info here!

International Style On-Foot T-Hunt, Saturday May 21, at Felicita County Park, Escondido.

June 2022 -- Club Meeting, June 9

Final preparations for 2022 Field Day - Santee Lakes.
Our Field Day event will be at Santee Lakes, on the last full weekend in June 24-26
Participants AND visitors are welcome.
Donated radio equipment from Bob and Elinor Jacobs will be available at our club meeting.
A sizable collection of vacuum tubes will be available later - once sorted and indexed.

July 2022 -- yes

August 2022 -- yes

September 2022 -- Club Meeting, September 8, Presentation by Marko N5ZO,
"Operating CQ WW DX contest from all 40 CQ zones"

October 2022 -- yes

November 2022 -- Event report about Ham Radio support at the Lotus Car Club rally on Palomar Mountain

December 2022 -- Annual HAM potluck dinner. Send a note to president@wa6bgs.us and let us know what you can bring to share, and how many will attend. The club will provide sliced ham and drinks.

The current list of committed pot-luck dishes is as follows. If you are going to join us, help fill out the variety. We need at least one person to bring green bean casserole!

Au Gratin Potatoes
Yams and marshmallows
Chicken (Sam's Club)
Deviled eggs
Potato Salad
Pineapple Salad
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Potato Salad (VON'S)