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 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

125 cm Repeater
  224.36- (94.8) Livingston

70 cm Repeaters
  443.125+ (94.8) Yacolt 

  443.900+ (136.5) Larch    

  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 EYEWARN Net on Wednesdays

 

 

The CCARC EYEWARN net operates weekly.

The repeater freq to be used is 147.24+ (94.8) and begins at 7:30p.m.

 

Regardless of other affiliations, all amateur radio operators in Clark County are invited to participate.

 

For more information on the new EYEWARN program and the list of Net Control Stations for each Wednesday, click here.

 

 


 

Beta Test of New Technology Repeater

The Clark County Amateur Radio Club (W7AIA) has been selected by Yaesu to test their new "System Fusion" DR1 C4FM/FM repeater.  The repeater is located on a mountain in East Clark County on 443.900+ with a PL tone 136.5.  We are encouraging FM only users to use PL tone Encode/Decode on their radios so you won’t hear the digital signal when a digital user is on the repeater. 

Users with Yaesu FTM-400DR mobile radio or FT1DR handheld can use the digital portion of the repeater while FM users can also use the repeater with a 136.5 PL tone.  We encourage everyone to test the repeater and let Loren know your findings so he can report back to Yaesu. 

For more information on the Yaesu “System Fusion” please check the link-- http://www.yaesu.com/pdf/System_Fusion_text.pdf

For questions or feedback on your experience with this new technology repeater, contact Loren, KB7APU, at email morsnow@q.com .

 


 

 

 

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. 

 

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 activity activities coming up, click on an activity name link below and it will take you to the current signup sheets 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 for one (or more) or all the good shifts and/or locations will be taken!

 

Gee Creek I-5 Rest Stop – October 18-19 – Pat/KE7UBF

  


 

Club Badges

 

The CCARC has new club badges with our club logo with artwork designed by Marianna Kearney/W7WFO.  Every 2014 new member, renewing member and lifetime member is eligible for a free badge.  As you renew your membership you will be asked for your name and call sign as you would like to see it on your badge.

 

As the badges are printed they will be brought to the club meeting for members to pick up.  If you have not picked up your badge after 2 consecutive club meetings, the badge will be mailed to you minus the attachment clip. You can pick up an attachment clip at the club meeting.

 

Replacement Club Badges

 

Did you change your name, your call sign or lose your badge? You can get a replacement badge. A replacement badge costs $5.00. A new badge can be purchased with cash or check.  Make checks payable to the CCARC. Send your payment and badge request to Judith Ames at the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1424, Vancouver, WA 98668.  Purchasing a replacement badge using PayPal is not available at this time.

 


 

Amateur Radio License Classes in 2014

 

License classes have been scheduled for 2014.

 

The Clark County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Extra class on 3 Saturdays in September (13th, 20th and 27th).  Class sessions will run from 9 AM to 3 PM each day.  The CCARC VE team will administer the test on the third Saturday (Sep 27) starting about 1 PM.  All class sessions will meet at the LDS church located at 7101 NE 166th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682.  Instructors will be Delvin, N7QMT, Phil, AC7NB, and Steve, N7VHT.

 

Since this will be a rather intensive abbreviated course (some courses last 12 weeks), we strongly recommend that you enroll early and acquire a study guide so you can start studying before class.  Delvin, N7QMT, will order manuals soon and sell copies for $27.  To enroll, please send an email to HamLicenseClass@w7aia.org and will we add you to the class roster.  We anticipate a large class, so please enroll early.

 

To see the list of other classes and sign up for one, click here.

 

 

 

 


 

CCARC 2014 Radio Challenge

 

The CCARC Radio Challenge for 2014 is underway.  One item new for this year is the addition of the ARRL VHF contests. If you have a 2 meter SSB or even a 2 meter FM radio, you can work this contest and participate in the CCARC Radio Challenge. The ARRL January VHF Contest starts this coming weekend Jan 18th 1900 UTC to Jan 20th 0359 UTC. Rules for the contest can be found at: http://www.arrl.org/january-vhf .

 

Rules and 2014 eligible contests for the CCARC Radio Challenge can be found here.  More information on the changes to this year’s CCARC Radio challenge will be in the February edition of the Rocking Chair Copy.

 

Good Luck and Happy Contesting!

Tim Kuhlman – KD7RUS

Refer to the Contesting page for more information.

 


 

Friday Lunch

 

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:

 

Aug 22

Biscuits Cafe'

NE 76th & 117th Ave

Aug 29

McGrath's Fish House

12501 NE 2nd Circle

Sep 05

Peach Tree Restaurant & Pie Shop

6700 NE 162nd Ave

Sep 12

Lakeside Chalet 

3533 NE Everett St, Camas

Sep 19

Red Lobster 

8219  Vancouver Mall Drive

Sep 26

Benny's Rod and Custom Pizza 

4219 St. Johns Rd

 

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!)


 

 

 

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updated 08/17/2014 - gjt

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