|President ( @pelicanbayarc.com )||Vice President||Secretary||Treasurer|
* Deb and Sandy are “interim” officers, due to Walt and Marilyn moving out of the area. They have agreed to take on these roles to the completion of the annual term. These positions will be voted upon by the membership at our annual meeting on September 12th, 2020.
History and Mission
The Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1980 by a group of Brookings-Harbor amateur radio operators who wished to share their common interest in “HAM” radio. Amateur radio is a hobby of self education and emergency preparedness. It is to our country’s benefit to maintain a reserve of trained radio operators, technicians and electronics experts. Hams stand ready at a moment’s notice to assist whenever normal communications channels are overloaded, damaged or disrupted. Amateur radio is officially recognized as our nation’s backup network during times of emergency, disaster or international distress.
Fun and Friendship
Due to COVID-19, Our regular in-person social and training meetings were on hiatus, but our nets remained on the air. During the COVID Shelter at Home period, we started holding a Health and Welfare net on the 146.96 repeater (- offset, PL 88.5) at noon. This Health and Welfare Net at noon is still continuing, as Curry County and Brookings are starting to “reopen”
The annual meeting, election of officers and picnic is held every September. In 2020, it will be held on September 12th, and NOT at our usual Loeb Park location, due to COVID-19.
Many club members have assisted with communications for Walkathons, Mud Runs, the Azalea Festival Parade, Jefferson State Coastal Bike Tour, statewide bike-a-thons and other community projects. The two PBARC radio repeaters are for use in emergencies, but are regularly monitored and used as we practice the art of Ham Radio, and to assist visitors to the area.