Courtesy of Michelle Thompson


Our general meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 19:30 Pacific time

We meet at the Harding Community Center,
3096 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

Doors open at 19:00, meeting starts at 19:30.

Please see the "Events" sidebar to the right for details on the upcoming program.

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.

Check below for a Donate button to help support our operation!

General Fund lets us use these funds to support the day-to-day operation of the club, this includes keeping the repeaters on the air, paying for various subscriptions to support members, as well as meeting space rental.

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

Digitization Fund is designated to support a project to update the repeater site to include internet access, remote control capabilities, and other exciting innovations to bring the club greater functionality

Click the button to donate via Paypal

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! Please contact the board for more information.

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

Join us on Zoom to participate in social time starting at 19:00
Meeting ID: 987 3689 7490
Passcode: 001960

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!

Thank you and 73 de K6JPE on behalf of W6NWG!