Palomar Amateur Radio Club

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

This Month's Meeting

The meeting will be held at the

Carlsbad Safety Center
2560 Orion Way

The meeting will be held on July 6, 2016 (the first Wednesday of the month) at 7:30pm. Arrive at 7:00 for chit-chat. Talk-in on 146.730 MHz repeater. Directions to the Safety Center.

The July meeting will feature Joe Moell, K0OV, on hidden transmitter hunting.

It began at ARRL conventions in the 1930s as hams used crystal diodes and headphones to detect and locate hidden radio transmitters. Now it's a regular ham radio activity that everyone in the family can enjoy, either on foot in a neighborhood park or in the family car on the streets and highways. Learn about the many ways that you and your fellow hams can have fun with radio direction finding (RDF) in this presentation, and find out how transmitter hunting technology has progressed in the last 80 years. You may already have (or can easily make) all the equipment you need to join the fun. Keep at it and you might join the hams who have won medals at international championship hunts in recent years.

Joe Moell, K0OV, has written for almost every ham radio publication and designed many new devices for radio direction finding (RDF). His book "TRANSMITTER HUNTING---Radio Direction Finding Simplified," is the definitive text on RDF for hams, and he has written over 250 magazine articles on RDF topics. In addition to being a Technical Advisor on RDF to ARRL Headquarters, he serves as ARRL's ARDF Coordinator and oversees the yearly USA ARDF Championships. He also moderates the annual CQ Worldwide Foxhunting Weekend. For more information on transmitter hunting, visit Joe's "Homing In" site on the World Wide Web: http://www.homingin.com.

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