Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
PO Box 1424
Vancouver, WA 98668
360-989-9268

Welcome to the Clark County Amateur Radio Club Website

We are a Volunteer Organization and an ARRL Special Service Club!

We co-sponsor with OTVARC the annual SEA-PAC Ham Convention and ARRL NW Division Conference in Seaside, Oregon.

We appreciate your looking us over and hope you like what you see.

6 Meter Repeater
   52.95- (tone 94.8) Yacolt

(Note: 6M Offset is -1.700)

2 Meter Repeater
  147.24+ (94.8) Livingston

1.25 m Repeater
  224.36- (94.8) Livingston

70 cm Repeaters
440.0125+ DSTAR Larch

443.125+ (94.8) Yacolt

443.825+ (94.8) Mem Hosp (C4FM)

443.900+ (94.8) Larch (C4FM)

443.925+ (94.8) Livingston

23 cm Repeater
  1292.50- (94.8) Livingston

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For an informative brochure about the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, click HERE.


CCARC 90th Year - SES (Special Event Station)

Please help us to celebrate the 90-year anniversary of the Clark County Amateur Radio Club and the 40-year anniversary of the major eruption of Mt Saint Helens. The CCARC will be activating a special event station from Saturday May 16th to Sunday May 24th to commemorate the two events and celebrate our shared history.

Activation of the special event station is open to all club members. Operators can operate CW, Phone or RTTY modes on any of the bands listed on the sign-up sheet.

To participate as an operating station, click on the "SIGN-UP SHEET" and it will open the scheduling grid in a new browser window. There is a separate grid for each day of the event.   Choose the days you wish to participate, the band and the 2-hour time block that you wish to operate and enter your call sign.   If you are operating with a logger, only enter one of your two call signs.  After filling in the form, immediately close the browser window and the data will be saved for the next person.

All participating operators need to download and read the operators guide “SPECIAL EVENT OPERATORS GUIDE”. There is important information in the guide regarding logging, the exchange for the log and licensing. Through-out this entire event, all operators will use the W7AIA call sign in lieu of your personal call sign. Contact Tim Kuhlman – KD7RUS at specialevent2020@w7aia.org if you have any questions.

 


COVID-19 and the CCARC

The Board of the CCARC has been monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation as it has developed along with recommendations as they are issued or revised.  The latest advisory guidance released from the Wasdhington Governer is to cancel all in person meetings and "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" through May 31st.

In light of this development, the Board has decided during thhs period to shift our general meeting to an online forum. Our online host will be FreeConferenceCall (FCC). We will still have our regular meeting, now online only, login starting at 6:50 pm, meeting starting at 7 pm on Friday, May 1. To see the videos of past Friday General Meetings that were recorded, click HERE. It will take you to a YouTube playlist of available recordings. You can bookmark the link in your browser for easy future access.

We have developed a SOP for our meeting decision making process. Moving forward, we will make a decision at least 10 days in advance of any CCARC meeting to determine whether it will be online, face-to-face or other option. This will be done on meeting by meeting basis. As a Board and leadership group, we will continue to review our meeting options along with any the continuing developments and the most current recommendations to determine our next steps as a club.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we develop a cohesive meeting strategy moving forward.

On a lighter note, now would really be a great time to invest in those Push to Talk (PTT) radio skills and dedicate some time to ensure your ham shack and equipment are in working order!

 


CCARC 90th Anniversary Year - 2020

As the Clark County Amateur Radio Club starts our 90th year, the celebration committee is delighted to announce that Club Sales is offering commemorative tee shirts. The gray tee shirts will feature the Club’s special 90th year logo on the front and back. They are available for $16. If you desire your name and call sign embroidered on a shirt or a polo shirt or some other variation, they will be available via special order through Club Sales.

The 90th logo has also been made into a commemorative pin that is available for $5 through Club Sales throughout our anniversary year. Save the date, Saturday August 1st. In lieu of our traditional picnic, that is the date of our special 90th Anniversary BBQ. More information about the BBQ will be forthcoming in the months ahead.

 


CCARC SURPLUS EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

The Clark County Amateur Radio Club has property that has become excess to club needs, was donated to sell, or other sources. CLICK HERE to view the list.

If you are interested in any of the items, contact Dave/WZ8T at equipment-sales@w7aia.org.

The list is updated periodically, so check back to see what is available.


Where can I sign up?

The Clark County Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL “Special Service Club”.  See the logo in the upper right corner of this page.   ARRL Special Service Clubs go the extra mile to provide ongoing Training and Community Service. 

To check out the normal club activities and community events we plan to support this year, click here. To learn a little about the events we do have scheduled, click here. As an active club member that supports club activities, be sure and volunteer to do your part!

To volunteer for one (or more) of the club’s community service or other activities coming up, click on an activity name link above and it will take you to the current signup sheets (when published) to see where you can volunteer to help out.  Also shown are the activity dates and the event coordinator to contact if you want to sign up or have any questions.  Don’t hesitate to sign up early for one (or more) or all the good shifts and/or locations will be taken!  


Interested in learning more about the Clark County Amateur Radio Club EYEWARN program?

To view an informative video on the EYEWARN program in Clark County, click here.

For more information, contact James/KE7ZAC at info@eyewarn.net


Watch us on Social Media!

If you "Follow", "Like", or otherwise use any of the social media tools that are out there, here is a list of CCARC social media sources to see what the club is doing!

Facebook - "W7AIA" - https://www.facebook.com/W7AIA

Instagram - "clark_county_arc" - https://www.instagram.com/clark_county_arc

Twitter - "W7AIA" - https://www.twitter.com/W7AIA

YouTube - "CCARC Clark County Amateur Radio Club"

Blog - "CCARC-W7AIA" - ccarc-w7aia.blogspot.com

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Friday Lunch

The Friday Lunches have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Situation

Everyone is welcome!! Bring your friends.

This is basically a social time between club meetings.

No agenda, just good food and fellowship.

The Friday Lunch Schedule is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We always meet at 12:45 p.m. after the lunch crowd has thinned out a little.

Friday lunch locations will be announced on the 147.24+ repeater starting at 11:00 am on Friday before the lunch time.


Elmers?

Do you need help with your HAM station, tower, or other equipment? Do you need assistance with getting on the air? Do you need help with _____ (fill in the blank)?

Click here to see a list of CCARC "Elmers" (Amateur Radio operators who are willing to "mentor" and assist in any way they can!)


The Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Providing Community Service

Contact us today and join us at a meeting!

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