Panhandle Amateur Radio Club

Promoting Amateur Radio in the High Plains of Texas

Club QST *New*

Route 66 On the Air – September 12-21, 2020

Club Fall Picnic/Swapfest – October 10, 2020

Sign up for Nov. 14, 2020 Race Communications with Dan KF5JLD

Nomination Committee members needed! Please contact Melinda KG5NWD before or at the October Meeting.

Heartfelt Condolences to the families of these of members of our local amateur radio community:

John Bridwell KB5VVJ — SK obituary

RC Harkness K5ORC — SK

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

Charles Seitz WA5PEO — SK


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 David KG5JLD Scott KG5ZES Bob K5ZKQ Kenneth KI5BDG Robert WR9B David KI5CFW

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  TBA — talk-in frequency 444.5500, +5 offset, 88.5 tone — DM95AG —

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 — Route 66 On The Air — Days/Times TBA

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