Sep. 30th, 2017 - Santee Lakes - Space 'J'

5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa CA - MAP

11:00 am until ??? 

The Lake’s perimeter road and picnic areas make it a very popular spot for bicycling, jogging, walking, rollerblading, and picnicking. There are barbecues and picnic tables available to visitors around the Lake's edge. As part of the San Diego amateur radio community, the San Diego Six Shooters are inviting you and your family to join in on the fun. Bring your bike, roller blades, a volleyball net, your favorite horseshoes and a dish to share with everyone. Hot dogs and hamburgers as well as beverages will be provided.

Please RSVP to by Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2017 and let us know how many will be in your party.


Sept. 30th and Oct. 7th, 2017 - Kearny Mesa Area - Two Day Class

You must have a General license (or CSCE) to attend.

Hours: 30-sep 8:45am-5:00pm, 07-Oct 8:45am to about 7:00pm

Step 1: Request registration instructions by emailing as we usually have more than one class open for registration, please include at least  "30-Sep+07-Oct Kearny Mesa EXTRA" in the subject of your message). You will receive a reply with registration instructions and study materials to review before class. At times, there's a large email backlog and it can take up to a week to send your instructions.
Step 2: Reply per the instructions to complete registration (we request your call and FRN). A prompt and complete reply is to your advantage - seats are reserved in the order replies are received.  Those who do not follow instructions and register via email are ineligible to attend the class.

Six Shooters' Story (with recent Field Day pix)

It was early in 2001 when a group of amateur radio operators in San Diego's east county decided to form a club dedicated to promoting operations locally in the 6 meter amateur radio band.  For months previous to that, they enjoyed communicating and experimenting on the band, particularly exploring the benefits of local communication in the FM mode.

Through this experimentation, word got out locally that some hams were hanging our hats on 6 meters and the number of operators now "testing the waters" was slowly growing.  Certainly, there was activity on 6 meters before this group, but that activity was limited to the DX'ers who would only tune in on 6 meters when there were band openings.  There were only a couple of very quite repeaters, but all of that was soon to change.

In April 2001, five local hams got together and formed the San Diego Six Shooters Amateur Radio Club.  Gary Richardson, N6LRV; Stacy Macintyre, KC6STT; Phil Goodwin, W6BAS/SK; Rich Hall, KF6ARX; and Joe Acevedo, N6SIX laid out the blueprint to organize and promote this wonderful band. Little did they know where that journey would take them, but it was sure to be an adventure.

It didn't take long for the Six Shooters to become a fixture within the local amateur radio community.  Weekly FM simplex and SSB nets, which were the staple,  and participation grew with each passing month.

The very first meetings were held in a restaurant named the Top Sirloin Restaurant in El Cajon.  There, they shared ideas and information regarding six meters and our operations on six.  It was there that the Six Shooters, as a group, developed the San Diego Six Shooter logo that is now so easily recognizable.  The logo was a true group effort, taking 6 months to nail down and with everyone making a contribution.


As the San Diego Six Shooters ARC grew, so did thier reputation for becoming the local 6 meter group and in 2003, they were approached by Ranger Communications.  RCI had just develped their second generation 6 meter radio (RCI-5054DX-100) and they asked The Six Shooters to field test the prototype before they submitted it for  FCC type-acceptance.  After six weeks, Stacy, KC6STT and Gary, N6LRV published their preview of the radio which is still refered to today by RCI.

As time moved forward, the Six Shooters always learned something new about forming a club.  None of them had ever done this before and mistakes were made, but they never prevented the Six Shooters from continuing to grow.  Changes took place... club meetings began at the Ranch House in Santee, but are now held at Marie Callender's restaurant in La Mesa.  The FM Simplex net was moved to a wide area repeater system thanks to the invitation by Chris Buchanan, N6LXX. The participation on the SIx Shooter nets skyrocketed as they now had hams from all over southern California as well as Las Vegas and northern Texas tuning in.

In 2011, the San Diego SIx Shooters celebrated their 10th anniversary.  It was a celebration of a 10 year journey...six meters at a time.  Today, the San Diego SIx Shooters are looking to become bigger and better, providing support for all facets of amateur radio, promoting the Amateur Radio Service to the public, and striving to make this amateur radio experience enjoyable for all of its members. - Joe, N6SIX

Club Award

Memorial 'HAM OF THE YEAR' Award.

Angelo Boccia was one of the original members at the founding of the club. He is greatly missed. The 2017 Angelo Boccia Ham of the Year Award goes to Mike Oberbauer - KG6TDP.

Club Award

Memorial 'HAM OF THE YEAR' Award.

Angelo Boccia was one of the original members at the founding of the club. He is greatly missed. The 2017 Angelo Boccia Ham of the Year Award goes to Mike Oberbauer - KG6TDP.

Club Nets

  • Monday SSB +

    Net Monday nights at 8:00pm PST on 50.200MHz USB.

  • Wednesday +

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm on 53.580MHz, 103.5 PL - Hosted by N6LXX.

  • Friday +

    Friday at 8:00pm, 53.580MHz, 103.5 PL The 'Original' Six Shooters net on N6LXX.

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Net Control Op?

You've been checking into a Six Shooter Net and believe that you are ready to volunteer as a Net Control Operator. At a meeting or on a net, contact Mike, KG6WLS, the Six Shooters Net Control Manager. He'll get you started.

Want to Donate?

Six Shooters is growing. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are TAX DEDUCTABLE. Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to help fund training materials and public club activities.

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