The July Scope is ready for you to enjoy.

Fire Station 3 conference room is apparently full of exercise equipment at this time and there's no room for us to meet there next week.  We have been asked to use Station 1 13050 Community Rd, Poway, CA 92064 instead for this month's meeting.

The April issue of the Scope Newsletter  is here.



Do you have an interesting ham shack to show?
Do you have something you would like to share or demo with the group?
PARC would love to see it and heard about it.
It would be great to put together a "show and tell" program for a PARC membership meeting but we need your support.
There are 2 ways you can participate and you can do BOTH if you wish!
1 If you would be willing to talk for 5-10 minutes about your shack, please email at least five pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your antenna and maybe how your coax gets in/our of your shack.
We will put a slideshow together and give multiple members the opportunity to share.
2 If you have an item you would like to bring to share, just email a brief note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you have something to share and are willing to talk for 5-10 minutes.
We will update everyone at the next PARC meeting on what we have received and see if we can pick a date for PARC show and tell!






The Carlsbad CERT AUXCOMM team is planning to conduct a 5-week class to prepare people to take the FCC exam for the entry-level Technician License. The class is FREE but there is a ($10) fee for the exam.


This class is open to all interested parties not just CERT team members.






DATES: Thursdays, April 20- May 18 (5-week class/testing on last night)


TIMES: 6-10 pm


LOCATION: Carlsbad Safety Center 5750 Orion St., Carlsbad






About the FCC Technician Exam:




The entry-level FCC license is the Technician license. Here’s some info about the Tech exam itself:




  • The Technician Exam has 35 questions taken from a fixed question pool of about 400 possible questions.

  • The questions are grouped into Elements and Sub-Elements, and an exam is created by randomly choosing one question from each of the 35 Sub-Elements.

  • You must answer 26 of the 35 (71% or better) correctly for a passing score.

  • All questions are multiple-choice (A, B, C, or D).

  • The questions on the test are taken from the official Question Pool that can be found at

  • The question wording may not be altered in preparing an exam, except for rearranging the answers between A), B), C), and D) presented in the Question Pool.




About the class


  • The FCC Technician Class is designed to cover all of the exam questions and correct answers along with explanations and discussion to help understand the exam material. In other words, you will see all of the questions along with the correct answers before you take the exam.

  • Students will need to spend time outside of class studying on their own and using practice tests on the internet to be ready to take the exam.

  • At the final class session, all students will have an opportunity to take the FCC Exam and learn if they have passed the exam to earn the license.




How to enroll in the class




Contact Ted Spriggs-N2ERT at 714-394-0094 to have your name put on the class list


OR send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, email address and phone number.


You will be sent an email with further instructions about the license, the class and study materials.


Note: A minimum number of students will be required to conduct the class.