Welcome to the Portland Amateur Radio Club


Field Day 2016
Field Day is almost here! June 25-26, 24 hours of radio fun starting at 11am Saturday. Come join us on top of Kelly Butte in SE Portland. Take SE Division St to 103rd and turn south, take 103rd to the top of the hill. Multnomah County ARES will be bringing the new trailer, come check it out!
2016 Field Day Press Release(MS Word)

Saturday Breakfast has changed venue. Please meet us at the Village Inn at 1621 NE 10th Ave, between Broadway and Weidler. 8:30am as usual.

Visit our Facebook page! PARC on Facebook


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:
June - Field Day is June 25th and 26th! We will be on top of Kelly Butte in SE Portland as usual. More details soon. Come early and help with setup and antenna raising!
July 22, 2016 - Yaesu System Fusion. More details soon.
August 26, 2016 - Work is progressing on a possible presentation about ham radio applications of the Raspberry Pi computer. More details to come.
Recent meetings:
May 27, 2016 - Roy Lewallen W7EL will help us understand computerized antenna modeling and his EZNEC software package
April 22, 2016 - Anderson PowerPole connectors
March 21, 2016 - VHF/UHF contesting
February 26, 2016 - Kent Randels K7YXZ talks about the Emergency Alert System
January 22, 2016 - John White K7RUN discusses digital radio
November 27, 2015 - Western Oregon Radio Club and the KISN LP FM station(95.1 MHz)
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 http://www.mwave.org
March 27, 2015 - Dale Hunt WB6BYU on direction finding/transmitter hunting
April 24, 2015 - Dick Howard K7DVK on early broadcast and amateur radio history



- 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 8:30am, held at the IHOP restaurant on SE 82nd Ave south of Holgate. 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 ARRG, and now starts at 8pm on Sundays. Please contact Michael Schilmoeller AE7XP for more information on this net.


Comments, suggestions, or information to be posted on this web site? Please contact the new webmaster - radio@kd7bcy.com