Beginning Ham Radio Meetings

The Portland Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Beginning Ham Radio meeting series. 

We meet every Thursday @ 6pm Pacific Time on Zoom for approximately 1 ½ hours.

This is a FREE event!

If you are new to ham radio, or thinking of getting your license, please join us for an informal discussion.  Bring your questions about amateur radio.

Everyone is welcome, including those who:

– Are studying for the amateur radio exam

– Just received their ham radio callsign

– Used a spark gap transmitter when they were a teenager


TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM MEETING, click on the registration link:

If you have any questions, please email

Register using the link above.  Registration required for each meeting.  Lost your Zoom link? – Just register again.


Future Meetings
(topics subject to change)


2021-06-24 – SSTV

2021-07-01 – Public Service Volunteering

2021-07-08 – SWR, Antenna Tuners & Dummy Loads

2021-07-15 – Antenna Restrictions

2021-07-22 – Maidenhead Grids & Contesting

2021-07-29 – Operating in Other Countries

2021-08-05 – Third Party Traffic

2021-08-12 – 6-Meters – The Magic Band

2021-08-19 – Skywarn

2021-08-26 – Yagi Antennas

2021-09-02 – Antenna Feedlines (coax & ladderline)

2021-09-09 – Ham Radio Go Bags & Kits

2021-09-16 – Digital Modes – FT8, PSK31

2021-09-23 – Ham Radio Equipment Reviews

2021-09-30 – Powerpoles

Our past meeting videos are available on the PARC YouTube channel.