Welcome to the Portland Amateur Radio Club

Monthly Club Meeting

The next Portland Amateur Radio Club (PARC) monthly meeting is on Monday, February 8 @ 7:00pm Pacific TimeThe meeting will be ONLINE, using the Zoom conferencing system.  You can also join the meeting through the club repeater, 147.18 (PL=103.5) or by phone only.

The main presentation begins at 7:30pm

TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM MEETING, click on the registration link:



After registering, you will receive a Zoom meeting link.

Lost your Zoom meeting link?  Just register again.

February Meeting Topic

Easy 2-Meter Antenna Build

  • Do you have a handheld FM radio?
  • Do you have an external antenna?

If you want to be effective in ham radio, the answer should be YES to both.

This month, we will show you, and help you build a simple, inexpensive 2-meter antenna.  Once completed, you can use the antenna with your favorite handheld or mobile radio.

Sometimes the best upgrade to your radio is a better antenna!


This is our first of many club project meetings, where you will get to take home more than just knowledge.

We hope to see you online, or on-the-air.

Getting Started Zoom instructions can be found here:

Want to Know More About Ham Radio?

The Portland Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Beginning Ham Radio meeting series.

We meet every Thursday @ 6pm Pacific Time on Zoom for approximately 1 ½ hours.


This is a FREE event!


If you are new to ham radio, or thinking of getting your license, please join us for an informal discussion.  Bring your questions about amateur radio.


Everyone is welcome, including those who:


 - Are studying for the amateur radio exam


 - Just received their ham radio callsign


 - Used a spark gap transmitter when they were a teenager


The Beginning Ham Radio meeting series is sponsored by the Portland Amateur Radio Club (PARC).  PARC’s website is http://www.w7lt.org

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If you have any questions, please email max@noltra.com

If you missed any of our past Beginning Ham Radio meetings, you can view our meeting video archive here.

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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

Club Officers for 2020:
President -                      John Rollins, KD7BCY
Vice President -              Max Sabo, K2MAX
Treasurer -                      Pete Rodabaugh, W7PR
Membership Secretary - Wayne Splawn, WA7NE
Recording Secretary -    George Noble, KK7FM
Director, 1 year term -    Aaron Johnson, KD7VDG
Director, 1 year term -    Dan Presley, N7CQR
Director, 3 year term -    John White, K7RUN 

Regular nets hosted on 146.84 (no PL):

Sunday 7pm Handi-Hams Net
Sunday 8pm Wilderness Event Communication Training Net

Monday 7pm PARC Net

Wednesday 7pm Multnomah County ARES Net
4th Thursday of the month 7pm Multnomah County ARES Meeting on the air for the duration of the COVID19 shutdowns

Daily 7:30pm We are the alternate repeater for the Oregon ARES District 1 Net. The D1 ARES Net always has priority at any time on 146.84, except during an emergency. All users agree to relinquish the 146.84 repeater upon request by the D1 Net operator at any time.

Nets hosted on 147.18, PL 103.5

2nd Monday 7:30pm PARC Meeting on the air for the duration of the COVID19 shutdowns

1st and 3rd Wednesday 8pm QRP Net

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Any inquiries about the club or information for the board please email w7lt@arrl.net