Welcome To The Playground Amateur Radio Club!

Welcome!

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:

501(c)(3) status: After a lot of hard work by various club members, PARC has finally achieved 501(c)(3) status! This means that club dues and donations are now tax-deductible. We hope this helps you, and the club, find ways to continue to make great things happen for the amateur radio community here in Fort Walton Beach!

Field Day is this coming weekend (June 25 and 26). All is welcome, please come out and support the club. We will have several stations setup for the event. Several members donated food and drinks so come on out and have some fun and talk on the radios.PARC Field Day Location

The Milton Amateur Radio Club will host its 21st annual hamfest on July 8 and 9. To support the Milton Hamfest, PARC will be moving the July license testing session to the next weekend (July 16) following Milton hamfest. So if you can't wait to take the exam Milton hamfest will be providing an exam session on Saturday, 9 July at 9:00 AM. For more information see the Milton Amateur Radio Club's flyer for the event.

At the last club's business meeting the members that showed up voted for club officers. The results were, everyone gets to keep their job. The only thing that could not be decided was Ham of the Year. So start thinking about who you feel should be Ham of the Year and send your nominees to webmaster@w4zbb.org.

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.

Meetings:

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 your mails to PARC Webmaster at webmaster@w4zbb.org.
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Playground Amateur Radio Club PARC is an ARRL affiliated club ARES

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