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Club Officers

Robert Bruse
Vice Pressident,
Testing Coordinator:

K5IT, John Laur
N5HPJ, Henry Janhsen
N5YXN,Carl Jeans
Repeater Trustee:
WA8YYE, Dan McCabe
Repeater Committee Chairman:
Dan McCabe, WA8YYE


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The Panhandle Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit organization for the promotion and enjoyment of the Amateur Radio Hobby; fellowship with other panhandle operators; emergency preparedness and public service. The Club is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, Inc.(ARRL).

The Club meets on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am at the Amarillo Emergency Services Building located at 1900 Line Avenue in Amarillo, TX.

All licensed Amateur Radio operators; any one interested in the radio hobby or those wanting to obtain an amateur radio license are invited to attend. License classes are held as needed and testing in held monthly following the monthly meetings. Programs are both informative and educational, presenting topics of interest to the Amateur radio community. If you wish to sit for a license exam, please contact the PARC Testing Coordinator or one of the club officers prior to make arrangements for your test and to ensure that you bring everything necessary.

Club members hold an annual Picnic/Swapfest in May and participate in Field Day in June. Public service activities include providing race communications for the Annual MS 150 Bike Race, participation in the annual Skywarn Recognition Day, Tri-State Fair Parade and Boy Scout JOTA activities. Members interested in emergency preparedness will find enjoyment in participating in the local Panhandle ARES special interest group. For more information on Skywarn and ARES please check out the link at the bottom left corner of this page.

Picture: WA8YYE, Dan demonstrates PSK31 to Cub Scouts during the 2010 JOTA.

Duke City Hamfest Comming Soon 

The Clock is Ticking

Time is running out to register on-line for the 2016 Duke City Hamfest in Albuquerque on Friday, August 12, through Sunday, August 14. If you register online, you get a $2 discount on the admission fee, a free raffle ticket, and an early bird prize ticket. You must register on-line if you want to attend any of the meal events including the Saturday Banquet with guest speaker Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, the new CEO of the ARRL. We will also have our Saturday DX/Contesting Breakfast and our Sunday Young/New Ham Breakfast as well.

Special Auction Friday Night

We will have a super auction for a special 'R390A Receiver during our Friday night mixer. This unit is in "out-of-the-box-new" condition with a full set of spare tubes. Our auctioneer will be Chip Margelli, K7JA. On Ebay the R390A was listed recently from $406.99 (for an old and beat-up unit) and $1500.00 to $3,500.00 for good units. This is a chance of a lifetime to get the best bargain on the most coveted receiver ever built. See you at the Hamfest August 12 to 14. Register now on our website at to attend.

Forget Something?

If you've already registered on-line you still have time. it's not too late add some things that must be purchased before 2359:59 on July 31. Go to this link on the web site,, and click the button for "Registration Additions". This will allow you to add things to your previous order such as the Saturday Banquet, the Saturday DX/Contesting breakfast, and the Sunday Young/New Ham Breakfast. You can also buy additional raffle tickets on-line or purchase them at the Hamfest.

Our mailing address is:


PO Box 30394

Albuquerque, NM B 87190b

Click the link at the bottom left of the page to access the Duke City Web Site

Equipment for Sale or Trade
Anyone having equipment for sale or trade should email John, K5IT for posting.For additional news, please visit the Panhandle Amateur Radio Club's Facebook Page.
 PROTT Luncheon Schedule
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