Welcome to the Portland Amateur Radio Club

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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

Monthly meetings are held at Liberty Center, 650 NE Holladay St. The entrance is on the south side of the building. As meetings are after regular business hours use the intercom on the pillar to the left of the door to get buzzed in by security, then take the elevator down to the Lower Level Auditorium.
Upcoming meetings:
November 27, 2015 - 

The program for the November Portland Amateur Radio Club meeting is a presentation by the operators of the new KISN LP FM.

KISN LP, a low-power FM radio station broadcasting at 95.1 MHz,is sponsored and operated by the Western Oregon Radio Club. The LP station operates as a noncommercial station transmitting in the public interest.

The original KISN went on the air on May 1, 1959 and was a top rated station in Portland. We hope you can join us Friday evening.

December 2015 - No regular meeting, stay tuned for details on other activities for the month of December
January 22, 2016 - TBA 

Recent meetings:
October 23, 2015 - Bonnie Altus AB7ZQ, Vice Director ARRL Northwest Division updating us on recent ARRL news
September 25, 2015 - Sandy Mikalow, K7OOZ discusses the role of Amateur Radio in the response and recovery of the Vernonia floods
August 28, 2015 - John White K7RUN discusses repeater interference and and why PL tones don't help
August 15, 2015 - Annual Club Picnic, this year was held at the Stonehenge Tower(KGON).
July 24, 2015 - John White K7RUN discussing recent possibly weather related VHF propagation issues
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 at 9am, 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). 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.
Multnomah County ARES Net, Wednesday at 7pm on 146.84. See the Multnomah County ARES web site for more information.

Please note that as of August 10th 2015 the NET Net has moved to the 147.04 repeater which is operated by the ARRG, and now starts at 8pm on Sundays. Please contact Michael Schilmoeller AE7XP for more information on this net.

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