Welcome to the Portland Amateur Radio Club

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The 146.94 repeater is back on the air! -600 offset, no tone. Located on Mt Scott in SE Portland.

Portland Amateur Radio Club - PARC
Serving the amateur radio community and the City of 
Portland, Oregon, since 1941
Club Call: W7LT
Check out the weekly net, Monday nights at 7:00pm on 146.84

Upcoming meetings:
July 24, 2015

For the past several weeks the Portland area has experienced service disruptions to most VHF repeaters.  Sometimes the repeaters were normal and other times noisy or completely unusable.
These problems were first noticed by the NET NET in particular and by other users who were previously able to communicate with repeaters with no difficulty.  NET NET members Dylan W7WEF and Marino KG7EMV will be on hand to provide first person observations of the problem.
So what first began as a suspicion that the repeater was malfunctioning soon became a search beyond hardware problems.  Please plan to attend to learn about these unusual propagation conditions and what kinds of solutions might be found.

August 15, 2015 (Saturday), 10am-2pm
Potluck Picnic at the Stonehenge tower. More details soon.

Recent meetings:
June 27/28, 2015 - No meeting due to Field Day
May 22, 2015 - Brian Zvaigzne and Patrick Sherman from the Roswell Flight Test Crew blog: DRONES FOR HOBBYIST AND PUBLIC SAFETY
February 27, 2015 - Russ Gubele K7RLG on Mountain Wave Emergency Communications
March 27, 2015 - Dale Hunt WB6BYU on direction finding/transmitter hunting
April 24, 2015 - Dick Howard K7DVK on early broadcast and amateur radio history

February 2015 Meeting
The presenter for the February 27th meeting will be Russ Gubele K7RLG, who will tell us all about Mountain Wave Emergency Communications. Mountain Wave provides a variety of support functions to search and rescue operations, including radio communications in remote areas. Check out their web page to find out more about them now, and them come to the meeting to hear all about it! http://www.mwave.org

The meeting is in the auditorium at Liberty Center, 650 NE Holladay St. Use the entrance on the south side of the building, use the intercom on the pillar to the left of the door to be buzzed in by security. Sign in at the desk and then take the elevator to the Lower Level(LL). Meeting starts at 7:30pm with a brief review of club business followed by the presentation.

- December 1st 2014 Update -

Our Holiday season get-together has been finalized, and we will be gathering for a ride on the Holiday Express train! This is a steam train run through SE Portland starting from Oaks Park and is operated by the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. Tickets are $19 plus TicketWest fees, and you should buy quickly if you want to join us as I'm told they sell out fast. Be sure to get the right time slot - this will be on Saturday, December 13th at 3pm. Click here for more information on the train ride or to buy tickets!

- November 20th 2014 update -

Multnomah County ARES, working with PARC, has launched the fund raising campaign for the communications trailer project! Check out the details and make a donation at their Indiegogo page. Donations are coming in through PARC, which is a 501(c)3 organization.

Club officer elections were finally held during the October meeting. The new lineup is as follows:
President -                     Aaron Johnson, KD7VDG
Vice President -             John Rollins, KD7BCY
Treasurer -                     Pete Rodabaugh, W7PR
Recording Secretary -   Adam Karol, KF7LJH
Director, 1 year term -    Wayne Splawn, WA7NE
Director, 3 year term -    John White, K7RUN 

Many thanks to those that came out to visit us or help setup and operate radios at our Field Day site on Kelly Butte. Be sure to join us next year!

Pictured here from the left are Mark McKay KE7BCJ from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Bonnie Altus AB7ZQ, ARRL Northwest Division Vice Director, and John White K7RUN

PARC has a regular breakfast social meeting on Saturdays, held at the Denny's restaurant at NE Grand Ave and Hassalo St(across the street from the Oregon Convention Center and one block south of Multnomah). The next scheduled breakfast will be January 17th at 9am. Due to low turnout with the weekly meet-ups, the event is moving back to a monthly schedule - stay tuned to the Monday night PARC net for more info. Please contact Steve Crouch NO7V for more details crouchsj@msn.com

Regular nets hosted on PARC repeaters:
Handi-Hams Net, Sunday at 7pm on 146.84.
PARC Net, Monday at 7pm on 146.84. General info for the Portland Amateur Radio Club.
NET Net, Monday at 7:30pm on 146.94. Training net for Neighborhood Emergency Team hams.
Multnomah County ARES Net, Wednesday at 7pm on 146.84. See the Multnomah County ARES web site for more information.

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