April 2024 General Meeting

Wednesday, april 03, 2024 at 7:30 pm


PLease NOTE – New Location our Meetings!
799 Pine Ave. Carlsbad CA 92008
senior Center room #100


Doors open at 7:00 pm for pre-meeting socialization
meeting starts at 7:30 pm

We will continue the year in fine style with a presentation by Steve Waterman – K4CJX

Meet Steve Waterman K4CJX

FEMA’s Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Groups (RECCWG) for FEMA Regions 4, 5 and 10

Learn to SHARE(S) – How Hams may use their HF radio skills in supporting critical FEMA and other government and NGO communications outside of the ham bands.

Come join us on April 3rd and listen to Steve Watermen, K4CJX, explain the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)  SHAred RESources  (SHARES) HF radio program.    This service, which was spawned by a Presidential Executive Order, is outside of the ham bands and is exclusive to the SHARES program.  SHARES is used extensively by government agencies at all levels (including CALOES) and NGO’s such as the Red Cross. Hams form the support for this communication system for the nation’s critical EMCOM infrastructure.  

Steve Waterman is a member of the FEMA’s Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Groups (RECCWG) for FEMA Regions 4, 5 and 10.  He serves as the  chair of  the FEMA Region 4 RECCWG AuxComm subcommittee.  He also serves as the Emergency Services Coordinator (Winlink) for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, is on the Williamson County, TN Reserves, and is the Winlink Administrator for all services, including amateur radio and CISA SHARES.

First licensed in 1955, Steve has been very active in ham radio.  He was Director of the Development for Vanderbilt University.  He helped form a telecommunications software and consulting company, which occupied his working life for over 20 years.   He is also co-founder of the Winlink Global Radio EMail system. He is the immediate Past President of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc. (ARSFI), a 501 c (3) organization that funds and runs the Winlink operations.   He currently serves on the Board of Directors of ARSFI and is a member of the Winlink Development Team.  He is the Winlink Administrator for all services offered by Winlink.

Please join us for this fascinating look in to critical EMCOM communications that rise above what now takes place under our amateur spectrum (FCC Part 97).  Steve will leave plenty of time for questions at the end of his presentation.
For more information check out https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/programs/shared-resources-shares-high-frequency-hf-radio-program



Join us in-person at

the PINE ST Community Center
799 Pine AVE., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Senior Center Room #100

or via Zoom at:
Meeting ID: 987 3689 7490
Passcode: 001960

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 Harding Community Center (3096 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008)., details about the next meeting can be found 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.

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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

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