The Yuba-Sutter Amateur Radio Club

The Yuba Sutter Amateur Radio Club has been in existence since the 1960’s. The membership of the club stretches in and around the Yuba Sutter Area of the North Sacramento Valley of California. 

YSARC helps support the WD6AXM repeater a top the Sutter Buttes, which is the smallest mountain range in the world!

We also provide emergency communications for local parades, bike rides, & benefit walks.

In 1986 and again in 1997, the Yuba Sutter area experienced a devastating levee break which caused massive flooding in the Linda and Arboga areas south of Marysville, CA.  Many local hams mobilized to set up communication stations to pass emergency traffic. Many of them had their stations up and running in 30 minutes after the levee break.

There have also been several large fires in the surrounding foothills in which many of our local hams were called out to shadow firefighters and set up communications in the evacuation centers.

YSARC practices these emergency situations by holding a Net every Monday Evening.  Many of the members also participate in the ARES net on Thursday nights.

The Yuba Sutter Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL VE (volunteer examiner) testing organization.  We provide an opportunity for people to take tests for their ham radio license, or upgrade to a higher class license for those who are already license holders.  The testing sessions are held in Yuba City on the first Saturday of each odd month of the year.

Some of the activities that the club members enjoy is Fox (transmitter) hunting, building antennas, participating in the ARRL Field Day, Contesting, traffic handling, Digital communications, Mobile HF Operations, and of course meeting together at local restaurants for a good meal and good times!