Panhandle Amateur Radio Club

Promoting Amateur Radio in the High Plains of Texas

About PARC


President: Kim Opitz WK5X
Vice President/Programs: Robert Bruse WR9B
Secretary/Website: Melinda Koster KG5NWD
Treasurer/Testing: John Laur K5IT
Repeater Trustee: Dan McCabe WA8YYE
Van Chairman: Mark Koster KG5NWE

Board Members:

John Ashurst K5FS
Daniel McCabe WA8YYE
Charles Harris W5CEH

FCC License Testing

Contact John Laur K5IT for testing information.  Tests are usually offered after each monthly meeting.  Testing is offered through Laurel VEC.

The ARRL offers online study materials.  Many other websites/hams offer study guides for any license level and can be found on the internet or YouTube.  Order ARRL study guides through ARRL or Amazon.

Meeting Programs

September 2019 – David Opitz, WA5X — 6 Meter Antenna Show and Tell *AND* a sale of wire, cable, insulators, ropes and other things donated by John Kimber N5BNU and Craig Eaton, KC5FWP, to benefit the club.

August 2019 – Robert Bruce, WR9B — Antique 16mm Camera Collection AND Michael Powers, KG5SNX — Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) Information offered by Amarillo Office of Emergency Management (Amarillo OEM)

June 2019 — Field Day Info

May 2019 — HamFest 2019

April 2019Jamie AB7II — Event Communications 101

March 2019 ProgramMichael Powers, KG5SNX — “Amateur Radio Emergency Service”

February 2019 ProgramRobert Burns Wadley KF5UKB — “Crowbar Protection for Over-Voltage”

January 2019 ProgramDan McCabe WA8YYE — “Ohms Law 101”

If you would like to give a presentation at the meeting or have an idea or topic you would like to learn more about, contact Robert Bruse WR9B and we’ll add it to the calendar.

Meeting Location

The Panhandle ARC meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at 1900 Line Ave, Amarillo, TX, 79102. We cordially invite you to attend our meetings!


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