Meetings

Monthly club meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00pm on Zoom.  We will return to in-person meetings once state guidelines are updated to allow 50+ people to meet indoors.

To join our meetings, register in advance with the links on the front page.

View our past meeting videos on the PARC YouTube channel.

Recent Meetings

July 12, 2021 – Another Look at Vertical Antennas by Tom Schiller (N6BT)

June 14, 2021 – Let’s Design an Antenna Together by Fred Cirera (W6BSD)

May 10, 2021 – PARC 2021 Field Day Planning

April 12, 2021 – Cycle 25 Update and Understanding Space Weather – by Carl Luetzelschwab (K9LA)

March 8, 2021 – ARRL Update – by Mike Ritz (W7VO), ARRL Northwestern Division Director

February 8, 2021 – Easy 2 Meter Antenna Build

January 11, 2021 – PARC Activities & Projects

December 14, 2020 – Remote Ham Radio – by Lee Imber (WW2DX)

November 9, 2020 – Parachute Mobile: Past-Present-Future – by Rob Fenn (KC6TYD)

October 12, 2020 – Here Comes Solar Cycle 25 – by Carl Luetzelschwab (K9LA)

September 14, 2020 – Building and Testing Your Own Magnetic Loop Antenna – by Alan Badcock (G8IPQ) and Graham King (G3XSD)

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.

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, 2017 – 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 4×4 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.

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.