Regular activities

  • 7pm Tuesdays: 2m emergency net on 147.825, -103.5 repeater
  • 2nd Wednesday every month: lunch at a local restaurant, location announced a few days prior to the lunch.

Field Day 2023

Field Day is June 24 and 25th. ABARC will be setting up Friday June 23rd, operating all day Saturday June 24th, and tearing down Sunday June 25th.

Objectives of ABARC Activities

  • Give our members exposure to HF radio
  • Practice our skills
  • Make our presence felt in the community
  • Attract new hams and new members (article in ICO and posters in Gualala)

ABARC is all about growing amateur radio, improving our amateur radio skills — especially for emergency communications and non-emergency local events — and having fun with amateur radio.

ABARC activities to further those three objectives include:

  • Participating in a weekly ABARC Emergency Net
  • Members talking about amateur radio, related topics, or their activities during no-host lunches.
  • Participating in quarterly business meetings/potluck lunches (currently happening on-air due to COVID-19 precautions)
  • Conducting free classes for those interested in Becoming an Amateur Radio Operator and offering licensing exams by our Volunteer Examiners (VEs). Students provide their own ARRL Ham Radio License Manual.
  • Participating in Amateur Radio Field Day the fourth weekend in June. According to ARRL, “Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the United States and Canada … a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, and informal contest, and most of all, FUN.” More than 35,000 radio amateurs participate, many using portable stations, temporary antennas, and generator or solar power to simulate emergency conditions.
  • Providing communications services for local events, such as road races.

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