Club Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm.

Meeting Place
PARC Meetings are now held online, in a Zoom Webinar, on the PARC repeater (147.18, PL=103.5) and by telephone only.

To join us for the next PARC meeting, please email

Recent meetings
September 14, 2020 - Building and Testing Your Own Magnetic Loop Antenna

August 10, 2020 - K9W Wake Island and The Forgotten 98
July 13, 2020 - Ten-Ten International Net, presented by Randy Mather, AJ7B.
June 8, 2020 - Field Day 2020 planning meeting.  Field Day 2020 was held in Oregon City.
May 11, 2020 - Marcel Stieber, AI6MS presented Everything You Need to Know About Lithium Batteries.
April 13, 2020 - First Zoom online & repeater meeting held.  Topics included Portland NET update by Dan Presley N7CQR, New QRP Net announcement, and Zoom to repeater linking.
July 9, 2018 - Bonnie Altus AB7ZQ, current ARRL NW Division Vice Director
June 11, 2018 - Mike Ritz W7VO. He is running for ARRL NW Division Director this Fall and make a short presentation to us about his platform.  Following Mikes presentation we will have a field day planning session. Visit his web page here!
May 14, 2018 - Dick Pugh on meteorites. Dick will be bringing recovered meteorites with him! Bring the kids and let them touch a rock from space!
April 9, 2018 - Dick Howard K7DVK on historical radio and ham gear
March 12, 2018 - Officer Elections and Field Day Prep
February 12, 2018 - Jim KA7AGH on MotoTRBO/DMR digital radio (Click on Files on the left side panel for the PowerPoint file)
January 8th, 2018 - Steve Tarr KD7MRX on FIRST robotics competition
April 28, 2017 - Information on the upcoming solar eclipse in August and related experiments being done in the amateur radio field
May 26, 2017 - Roy Lewallen W7EL on the BALUN
June 24/25 - FIELD DAY! No regular meeting, antenna setup will be done during the day on Friday and then we spend all weekend operating radios.February 24 2017 - Intro to Morse Code, presented by Steve Crouch NO7V. Why learn CW? Steve is going to tell you! 
March 24 2017 - Voting night for a club bylaws change proposed by the board(click here to read proposal) to change the officer election to March. If passed, will be followed immediately by a vote of club officers. 
August 26, 2016 - Ham Radio meets off-roading. Northwest Overland will be joining us for an exchange - we get a 4x4 show and they learn about ham radio!
July 22, 2016 - Raspberry Pi computers 
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!
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 net
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