Panhandle Amateur Radio Club

Promoting Amateur Radio in the High Plains of Texas

PARC Emergency Radio Service


Emergency Radio Service

 Meetings are suspended until further notice

1900 Line Avenue, Amarillo Tx, 7:00 p.m.


Every Thursday night, 7:30 pm, 444.200 (Caprock Intertie)

Net controls volunteers needed if net is to continue as scheduled.

Contact Carl N5YXN if you can volunteer to be an alternate net control.

Please be advised that if SKYWARN net is activated, PARC ERS Net will not meet.

*****Recent Net Training:*****

August 9, 2018

From Michael KG5SNX — QST regarding upcoming conferences/training:

CommL Training, September 5,6,7, 2018

From Carl N5YXN — QST regarding ARES Proposal and ARES E-Mail Subscription:

ARRL ARES Strategic Plan Proposal

ARRL ARES E-Letter Sign-Up


July 26, 2018

From Michael KG5SNX — QSTs regarding upcoming conferences:

Panhandle Preparedness Regional Conference – Thursday, September 27th @ 0900-1700  Guest Speaker is William Forstchen

Regional Emergency OEM Preparedness Conference – Saturday September 29th @ 1000 – 1500.


June 7, 2018 – ICS213 Form – Mike KE5CJ

Net Control was Charlie W5CEH with guest presenter Mike KE5CJ

Check ins included W5CEH (Net Control), KE5CJ (Guest Presenter), KG5JLD, K5OPI, AB7II, KC7RDH, KE5GRQ, KG5ZYN, K1MMA (mobile), and KG5SNX for a total of 10.

KE5CJ gave a brief overview of the ICS213 Form which is used by governmental agencies for emergency communications.  This form differs from the ARRL Radiogram form in several areas including no message number assigned and no word count used.  It was suggested that both items be created as a side note for logging purposes.  It was stressed that messages should be short, concise, and sent exactly as received.  The agency with which we are working will decide exactly what information to be included and the time base used.  Emphasis was placed on the importance of detailed and accurate logging of all messages, replies, and times!


Electrical Safety – Carl N5YXN

Examples from Harris County ARES Manual and discussion from group:  N5YXN (Net Control), KG5SNX, W5CEH, KG5JLD, KE5CJ, KG5ZYN, KG5NWD, KY5C.

Discussion Topics:  antennas and power lines, wind and guy lines, battery connections, component housings, grounding, fuses, RF burns, wind and shelters, generator grounding/safety, hydraulic pole check valves, electrical work safety tips,  awareness of non-amateur persons during emergency operations (cables, electrical, trip hazards, etc.).


Emergency Response Orientation – Mike KE5CJ

Mike’s Training Suggestions:

   FEMA 100.b     FEMA 200.b     FEMA 700     FEMA 800

 Preparing Texas       Winlink Express



If you are interested in assisting with Amateur Radio training or Emergency Operations, please join us!

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