Courtesy of Michelle Thompson


Welcome to the Palomar Amateur Radio Club


Don't miss our Club Auction on Wednesday, October 7th, at 19:30 Pacific time

The October General Meeting WILL be our auction, as usual, but it will be done virtually!!!

To support the VIRTUAL Auction, please send clear photos, descriptions, and opening bid of your items to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NO LATER than September 30th. 

We will put together a PowerPoint presentation. We will play a slideshow via Zoom for 30 minutes before the meeting starts (Zoom will start at 19:00, the meeting will start at 19:30, the auction will start after announcements and business - typically 19:45). 
Please remember the following when you submit your items:

  • 2-3 CLEAR photos of each item or lot
  • Accurate DESCRIPTION of the item or lot
  • Opening bid

Join us on Zoom to participate in social time starting at 19:00
Or, if you just want to watch from the back of the room, feel free to visit us at
for the youtube feed, where you will also be able to watch the
entire meeting any time in the future.

 NOTICE!  Our meetings are all being conducted ONLINE ONLY due to the current COVID-19 situation and stay-at-home orders.  Please join us at the new LIVE page that can be found at the far right of the menu bar above!

PARC was founded in February of 1936 and strives to provide the best services available to the San Diego HAM community.  PARC hosts monthly membership meetings at the Pine Ave Community Center (Harding St and Pine Ave in Carlsbad)., details about the next meeting can be found in the sidebar or on the Events page.  We also host several annual events, like Field Day, Operating Day, and a picnic.  Our repeaters serve not only as a means of communication for all HAMs in the area, but also host specific nets to allow specific topic discussions or practice for emergency preparedness.  Some of our nets include the National Traffic Service (NTS), MARA, SATERN, and Red Cross.  Special interest nets include Microwave, Ham Help, Handi-Hams, and the new C4FM Help group.

Did you know that Palomar Amateur Radio Club is now a 501(c)3 non-profit organization? This means that donations of items and cash are tax-deductible! We are also registered with Amazon Smile, simply follow the link and search for Palomar Amateur Radio Club as the charitable organization, then all of your purchases done through Amazon Smile will result in small donations from Amazon to support the club. Please contact the board for more information.
Click the button to donate via Paypal

Radios for Scouts is a program that the club sponsors, through generous contributions by our members, to provide a brand new pre-programmed Baofeng radio to local Boy Scouts who pass their Technician class exam and obtain their first callsign! Please contact the board for information on sponsoring this project

Our repeaters are located near the top of Palomar Mountain, at about 5600ft above sea level, and operate on a battery bank that is fed by commercial power.  We proudly maintain independent power for several weeks in the event of an extended grid outage, and indefinitely if we make a trip with a generator and fuel.

Thank you for stopping by, feel free to give a shout out on our repeaters, or join us for our monthly meeting!
Membership is not a requirement for using the repeaters or attending the meeting. However, we would encourage you to join the club and experience all the benefits of membership.

You can also join us on our Facebook Group and on Twitter

Thank you and 73 de K6JPE on behalf of W6NWG!