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 Planning
Check in to the Field Day Planning Net on Wednesday evenings at 8pm on the 146.73 MHz repeater (except club meeting night on the 1st Wednesday) starting on April 27.
This Month's Meeting
The meeting will be held at the
Carlsbad Safety Center
2560 Orion Way
The meeting will be held on May 4, 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.
At the May meeting, Eric J. Goforth, N6GOF will be presenting on APRS, a comprehensive data network for amateur radio first developed in 1984 by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR.
This presentation will provide a wealth of information on:
- How the network operates
- Types of information that you can disseminate
- Equipment types
- RF and IS relationship
- How you can participate
- The ARISS relationship
- Use cases
- Special event, disaster and SAR operations
Eric & Joseph Peterson, K6JPE, will be bringing a lot of equipment for everyone to experiment with.