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 March 4, 2015 (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.
At the March meeting Howard White KY6LA will present Modern Radios SDR-101. The talk will begin with a history of radio and the six major architectures used in radios. Modern radios (software defined radios) will be explained to show how they work work and how they differ from legacy radios that most hams currently use. The benefits of modern radios will be demonstrated with practical examples of how modern radios perform substantially better than legacy radios. Finally, time and internet permitting, we will have a real world demonstration of remote HF operation using a modern radio located in La Jolla.