June 2024 General Meeting

Wednesday, June 05, 2024 at 7:30 pm


PLease NOTE – New Location for 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

No Speaker Scheduled – Technology Resources & Party

What interests you about Ham Radio?

The first in our twice-a-year party and resources meetings.  Have a question about your radio or antenna?  This is the place and this is the time.

Why did you become a ham? There are many answers to this question and many people agree that it has to do, in some way, with the joy of fiddling with radios and antennas. This next meeting unlike a regular meeting has no speaker scheduled. Instead, everyone should bring what they’re most interested in regarding ham radio, that includes bringing questions. A lot of the Technical Resources of the club have gotten together to bring test equipment, soldering equipment, computers, and general knowledge to make this meeting a totally different experience. We will be supplying sandwiches and drinks along with coffee. For people that want to play with HF equipment we will have the new FLEX 6400 SDR transceiver online in the room and remotely operating from Mira Mesa. It’s scheduled to go to the top of the mountain within the next month or so. We will also have the club’s Bank of software defined radios, which currently are on the mountain, operating from the room.

Using professional grade equipment; the club can:

1) Measure the SWR of your handheld, mobile and base station antennas;
2) Measure the output power of your radios;
3) Analyze the output signal of your radios for spurious emissions; that is, see how “clean” is their signal;
4) Check the deviation of your FM radios;
5) Analyze the integrity of their coax cable; determining the positions of any faults along the length of the cable;
6) Have one or more people demonstrate the use of CHIRP to program your handheld and mobile radios

We have Representatives from the Boy Scouts, CERT, and the West Coast Yaesu Expert.  Jim and Chris are planning a demonstration of LoRA mesh networking also.

Come have some fun, add your knowledge, and learn something new in a process.  The room simplex frequency is 146.666

Because of the nature of this meeting we will NOT have a Zoom connection up.

Join us in-person at

the PINE Ave 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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