Welcome To The Playground Amateur Radio Club!


Do you monitor 146.52 and 446.00 MHz simplex? They are national calling frequencies. Give a call on the highway, monitor at home.

A suggestion: Many of us scan all the time. When you call someone, announce the frequency you’re on…. “on 52″ or “on 79″. Sometimes the scan function kicks in before we can see where it was…. of course if the beep is unique like the one on “120″, then….

We are always soliciting ideas for “tech night” presentations. Have an idea? Let us know. And remember, the doctor is always in on “tech night”, so bring your questions to the meeting.

The Playground Amateur Radio Club has an active email group. You can get on the list by using the Yahoo button on the right-->

If you are going to be in the local area take a look at the Visiting Amateurs page for information on the club and activities.

Notices and Announcements:

The club has decided to pursue 501c(3) non-profit status. The amended constitution has been voted into effect and the necessary paperwork is underway. More to follow as progress is made...
6/18/15: Due to changes in interpretation of c(3) purpose, we are now pursuing 501c(4). This will require another update of the articles.

The club has an eBay account with which to sell abandoned/donated items. Please consider donating your unwanted items, ham-related or otherwise. If you would like to see the item sold for a certain amount, you can specify the reserve on it. Otherwise, the items will be sold for whatever the auction will bring. ALL proceeds will be for the benefit of the club. Any time spent managing the auctions and inventory will be done by volunteers and shipping costs will be covered by the auction price in order to maximize the benefit to the club. Contact us for information.


The Playground Amateur Radio Club normally meets the first and third Thursday of each month and is open to all members and guests.

The first Thursday is Tech Night with subjects relating to technical and informative instruction, or demonstrations of interest to all amateurs.

The third Thursday is the business meeting attended by elected officers and guests.

There is an informal gathering known as the PARC coffee call on Saturdays at 0700 at Joe and Eddies on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, All are welcome. Monitor 147.555 FM simplex for changes in plans.

Do you have an announcement, bulletin, or suggestion?
Send email to Webmaster Mike at webmaster@w4zbb.org.
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Playground Amateur Radio Club PARC is an ARRL affiliated club ARES

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