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
Field Day is Coming
See the updated Field Day Flyer for details.
The Field Day planning net is active from now until the event. Wednesday at 8pm on the 146.730 MHz repeater.
This Month's Meeting
The meeting will be held at the
Carlsbad Safety Center
2560 Orion Way
The meeting will be held on July 3, 2013 (the first Wednesday of the month). Arrive at 7:00pm for set-up and chat; the meeting starts at 7:30pm. Talk-in on 146.730 MHz repeater. Directions to the Safety Center.
Come early and enjoy an "eyeball" QSO with our members.
The program will be by Gene WB9COY on EME. This is a description of Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) digital communications using the JT65B mode on the 2 meter band. JT65B can decode signals which are 25-28 dB below the noise level, which is about 10 dB better than what the human ear could copy (e.g., CW). Using 100 watts and two homebrew yagis, Gene has made over a dozen contacts all over the world.