Welcome to the Palomar Amateur Radio Club
Founded in 1936, PARC endeavors to serve the amateur radio community in San Diego County through various events and assets. Starting with monthly club meetings, weekly nets, and annual events (such as Field Day), PARC has a place for just about everyone. Our nets include the traditional NTS traffic net, emergency service nets such as Palomar, MARA, SATERN, and the Red Cross, and a number of special interest nets, such as Handi-Hams, Microwave, Off-Road, Ham Help, Hikers, and Facetious Group nets.
With repeaters high upon Palomar Mountain, we are able to serve the local community under almost any condition, and particularly in times of need.
Come by and visit with us on the first Wednesday evening of each month at the Carlsbad Safety Center. See you there, Steve Early, AD6VI, (former) President
Club Picnic August 24
The annual picnic is scheduled for Sunday August 24th, 2014 at the San Dieguito County Park, Area 4. The picnic starts at 9am and will last through the late afternoon or so.
Each year PARC hosts an annual picnic for its members and every year it is great fun. Throughout the year, club members earn participation points for signing in at various club activities like the regular monthly meetings, repeater mountain work parties, operating days, and Field Day. This is the time for club members to redeem those participation points for tickets in the annual picnic prize drawing. A maximum of 20 tickets for each club member is allowed. Club members even get a point for attending the picnic.
The club will provide the main course. Members and their guests are asked to bring an item from the following list and some drinks. First names beginning with: A-K: side dish or casserole, L-R: salad, vegetables, or fruit, S-Z: desert, and last names beginning with Lara: BROWNIES.
For those of you who attended the July club meeting, you got to see a great presentation from the Joe and Joe team on Hidden Transmitter (Fox) Hunting. Now is your chance to come out and try it for yourself. Transmitter hunting (also known as T-hunting, fox hunting, bunny hunting, and bunny chasing) is an activity wherein participants use radio direction finding techniques to locate one or more transmitters hidden within a designated search area. Think of it like hide and seek, only with ham radios. What could be more fun than that? There will be two or more radios hidden within the San Dieguito County Park for those who wish to try their skill at finding them. One of the radios will be more challenging to find than the other. Who will be the first to find the radios?
Plans are to have an HF radio setup on 10, 15, and 20 meters for those who wish to play around on HF. In the past, at the PARC picnic, we have made contacts with places as far away as Russia. Come out and see what propagation on the ham bands brings us this year. If Ron K2RP is attending, there is sure to be something neat to see from his vintage collection. In addition to the annual prize drawing, we will also have a drawing for a 2m radio if enough tickets are sold.
Come and share some good food and great stories, try and find our hidden transmitter, play on HF, and most importantly, come out and have a great time with other hams from our club.
This Month's Meeting
The meeting will be held at the
Carlsbad Safety Center
2560 Orion Way
The meeting will be held at 7:30pm on September 3, 2014 (the first Wednesday of the month). Talk-in on 146.730 MHz repeater. Directions to the Safety Center.
Come early and enjoy an "eyeball" QSO with our members.
At the September meeting, there will be a presentation.