Friday, April 7, 2017

Panama City ARC Spring Tailgate is April 29th

The Panama City Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a tailgate on Saturday April 29th  9 AM until 1 PM. Buy, sell or swap ham radio gear. Limited tables in the clubhouse on a first come first serve basis.  Parking is in the field behind the clubhouse. Hot dogs and burgers will be available. License testing will be at 1 PM. Bring $14, picture ID and copy of license if upgrading. The location is the Panama City Amateur Radio Club, 130 N. Church Ave Panama City, FL. The talk-in repeater is W4RYZ 145.210 minus offset 100 Hz tone. Questions about this event can be sent to panamacityarc@gmail.com.








Sunday, March 26, 2017

Florida State Parks On The Air Contest April 1st 2017

Be sure to mark your calendar for the first ever Florida State Parks on the Air contest! Whether you are a casual operator, a serious contester, in Florida, out of Florida, or even outside the United States, this contest is for you.

Our inaugural event will be the first Saturday in April, 2017 (yes, it’s April 1st.) Operating time is from 1400 UTC to 2200 UTC. Most Florida parks open at 8:00 AM local time, and close at sundown. The operating time period of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (local) should allow time to enter the park, set up a station, operate, and tear down in time to leave before park closing. See the rules page for more details.
http://flspota.org/

This happens to coincide with the April 1st RaDAR Challenge. Contacts could also apply for WFF-KFF Parks On The Air. 



We have two State Parks near by namely St Andrews State Park and Camp Helen. They will be AND and HEL respectively in the Florida Parks On The Air Contest.

Greg Lane N4KGL


Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Ham's Night Before Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Panama City Amateur Radio Club!




The story behind the video and the live version below.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Interested in the Birds?

A number of PCARC club members including Bob KK4DIV, Jim KK4LIX and Greg N4KGL have started experimenting with amateur radio satellites. If you are curious about satellite comms join the discussion at the PCARC clubhouse at the Wednesday meetings.



This article has good background but the satellite specifics are going out of date.


Here is another on-line resource and it has the current satellite info


Jim K4LIX has built his own satellite antenna.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Panama City ARC Fall Tailgate is Oct 22nd

The Panama City Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a tailgate on Saturday Oct 22nd, 9 AM until 1 PM. Buy, sell or swap ham radio gear. Limited tables are available for $5 on a first come first serve basis.  Drinks and snacks are available. License testing at 1 PM. Bring $14, picture ID and copy of license if upgrading. The location is the Panama City Amateur Radio Club, 130 N. Church Ave Panama City, FL. The talk-in repeater is W4RYZ 145.210 minus no tone. Questions about this event can be sent to panamacityarc@gmail.com.