Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Don Cornelius KK4DWC Silent Key

Don Cornelius, KK4DWC, passed away on April 6th, 2019. Don was an active club member and the Panama City ARC Treasurer for several years. He was always teasing us that the dues he collected were for his truck payments. Don was also a constant voice on the club repeater. Don was everyone's friend and is greatly missed.

Monday, February 11, 2019

New Panama City area DMR talkgroup on TGIF Network!

Primarily based in the Panama City area, FL Panhandle-RC is an informal DMR talk group where local hams in the Florida Panhandle between Tallahassee and Pensacola (area code 850) can gather, hang out, and fellowship. All other hams are welcome, too, of course!
Bob J.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

ARES Group Meeting with DSTAR Presentation on 2/14/19

The ARES group will meet the second Thursday of the month at the Bay County EOC at 7 PM. The February 14th meeting will have a presentation on D-STAR by Bob Dunkin WB4BLX. All hams are welcome to attend.

Friday, January 11, 2019

New Venue and Schedule for Amateur Radio License Testing

Testing will now be at the EOC, in room 101, the first Wednesday of the month from 1800 - 1900 before the club's business meeting until we get back into the clubhouse.  In addition, the ARES meeting will now be at the EOC on the second Thursday of every month starting at 1900 in room 101 for now on.

Those wishing to take an exam should be present by 6:00 PM CT to complete the necessary paperwork. Bring a photo ID and $14 exam fee. Other days and times can be arranged. For more information about testing, contact Gary at

Volunteer Examiner (VE) assistance will be greatly appreciated. 

Gary Bills AJ4KY

VE Coordinator

Saturday, December 29, 2018

PCARC Business Meetings are at the Bay County EOC for Now.

We have permission to use classroom 101 at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for the Business Meetings at 7 PM on the 1st Wednesday of the month until further notice. The clubhouse in Millville is currently out of service. The ARES group will meet the second Thursday of the month at the Bay County EOC at 7 PM.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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

The story behind the video and the live version below.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

ARES Net Starting in Northwest Florida

An Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) net is being established in Northwest Florida. The net will be on Thursdays at 1900 CST except for the second Thursday of the month. The net will be on the AC4QB repeater 145.330 pl 100. This will be a directed net run by Mark Cantrell KD4IMA. Note the first net will be on 12/4/2018 at 1900 CST. After that, it will be on Thursdays. This info was provided by the Bay County Emergency Coordinator Matt Kenedy W9NDN.