Sunday, July 17, 2011

Panama City ARC Technician Class August 6 & 13 Register by July 25

The club is offering another class on short notice. Students must register by July 25th. Please get the word out anyway you can! Let your church, other clubs, co-workers and neighbors know.  Thanks for your help.

Greg N4KGL
Panama City ARC President

The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur Radio    
  • Earn your ham radio Technician class radio privileges
  • Pass your FCC amateur radio license exam right in class on the second day
  • Multiple-choice exam, *No Morse Code Required*
  • Live equipment demonstrations
  • Learn to operate on the ham bands, 10 Meters and higher
  • Learn to use the many VHF/UHF FM repeaters in Florida
  • Find out how to participate in emergency communications
  • Find out how to communicate with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS)
There is no cost for the class (donations accepted) However, students must have the required study guide: Gordon West Technician Class 2010-2014 guide, 7th Edition $20.95 And pay the FCC Exam Fee: $14.00  The text book is available on Amazon.

The class will be held on August 6th and August 13th 2011 at the Panama City ARC Club House. Advance registration is required (no later than July 25th, earlier is better!) To register for the class, contact: Greg Lane N4KGL at  

Class Location: Panama City ARC Club House 130 N. Church Ave Panama City, FL. 

Preparation for first class: Read pages 1 through 125 of the Gordon West Technician Class Book Optional: Read the entire book and start taking online practice exams Bring a sack lunch to class

For more information on amateur (ham) radio visit, or

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Panama City ARC Upcoming Events as of July 12 2011

The Panama City ARC had Field Day at the Bay County EOC on June 25/26th 2011. See the report here.

The Panama ARC will have a Ragchew Meeting Wednesday July 13th at 7PM (come by early if you like) at the PCARC club house 130 N Church Ave Panama City FL. This is a good time for new hams to get help with getting on the air.

There will be a amateur radio license test opportunity on July 20th at the club house. Contact Gerald Quick AG4PZ for info ASAP if you want to take a test.

Please have anyone interested in a two day Technician License Class August 6 & 13 in Panama City send an email to There will need to be enough interest to setup the class.

The Milton FL Hamfest is July 22/23.  See details here. This is a great opportunity for new hams to shop for equipment.

The Central Florida D-STAR Group will hold a one day D-STAR Academy on July 30, 2011 at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora Florida. See details here.

Jason Charles passed on this announcement for Weather Spotter Classes: See:

The Panama City ARC 2 Meter Net is each Monday at 7PM 145.210 repeater (no tone). 

You can find more club info at


Greg Lane
Panama City ARC President

Friday, July 1, 2011

Panama City ARC July 6th Business Meeting will be at the EOC

The July 6th business meeting will have a special guest Paul Eakin, the ARRL North Florida Section Manager and we will have the results of our Field Day. The meeting will start at 7 PM. It works out well to have our guest and the presentations at the EOC. Please attend and help me get the word out that we will not be meeting at the Club House this time.


Greg Lane
Panama City ARC President