Panhandle Amateur Radio Club

Promoting Amateur Radio in the High Plains of Texas

Club QST *New*

May 2, 2020 On-The-Air club meeting once again well attended, thanks to all who checked in. At this time, we are also planning on holding the June meeting in remote format. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.


RC Harkness, K5ORC, passed away April 7, 2020. RC was an active member of PARC for many years. It was his mission to Elmer as many people as he could to become ham radio operators and he provided many folks with study materials for the technician level, mostly those he met at the Amarillo Public Library. We appreciate Lloyd AD5EZ letting us know. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his friends.

ED K5KBV and RC K5ORC working on push up poles for hams in the community in 2017

Our Heartfelt Condolences to the family of Charles Seitz WA5PEO


Please sign the Tribute Wall courtesy of Schooler Funeral Home


~ We hope for a full and quick recovery for all members and family who might be struggling with health issues ~

John K5FS Misty Back (wife of Alan N8TIB) Scott KG5ZES Bob K5ZKQ Kenneth KI5BDG Robert WR9B David KI5CFW Ed K5KBV

Thanks, Ham Family!

“We delivered 417 dollars to Molly Raney thanks to all the generous hams at the first meeting of 2020.”

Pictured L to R – Ed K5KBV, Mrs. Raney, Michael KG5SNX

Thanks to Ed for seeing a need and jumping in to help. All of us at PARC extend our condolences to Mrs. Raney, widow of Les Raney, WM5Y (SK).

Check your January QST for interesting information on popular HT radio FCC compliance – page 60-61

Election Results:

  • Michael Powers, KG5SNX – President
  • Bob Hampton, K5ZKQ – Vice President
  • Melinda Koster, KG5NWD – Secretary
  • Tom Nizlak, KG5ZYN – Treasurer
  • Kim Opitz, WK5X – Ham of the Year

Volunteer Needed:

If you are interested in serving the club as Historian or Newsletter Editor, please contact Michael Powers, KG5SNX, Club President.


Member Spotlight form now available … this month … YOU!

 Introduce yourself to your fellow club members!

Van Info:

Next PARC Van Repeater Test  June 6 — talk-in frequency 444.5500, +5 offset, 88.5 tone — DM95AG —

Thanks to John N5BNU, Scott KG5ZES, Dan WA8YYE, and Martin KF5RCW for helping exercise the repeater during the May 2 test.

Next Van Workday — TBA — talk to Mark KG5NWD if you’d be willing to help out with ongoing projects or general maintenance.

Next Van Event — 2020 ARRL Field Day, June 26-28,

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