Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
PO Box 1424
Vancouver, WA 98668

Welcome to the Clark County Amateur Radio Club website

We are a Volunteer Organization and an ARRL Special Service Club!

We also co-sponsor with OTVARC the annual SEA-PAC Ham Convention and ARRL NW Division Conference in Seaside, Oregon.

We appreciate your looking us over and hope you like what you see.

6 Meter Repeater
†† 52.95-
(tone 94.8) Yacolt

(Note: 6M Offset is -1.700)

2 Meter Repeater
147.24+ (94.8) Livingston

125 cm Repeater
224.36- (94.8) Livingston

70 cm Repeaters
443.125+ (94.8) Yacolt

443.825+ (94.8) Mem Hosp

443.900+ (94.8) Larch†††

443.925+ (94.8) Livingston

23 cm Repeater
1292.50- (94.8) Livingston



About Us






Digital Group


Emergency Preparedness


Field Day

Ham Basics

Ham Fair

License Classes





New Member Information




Site Map

Tech Information


VE Testing

Young Ladies (YL)

Contact Us






For an informative brochure about the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, click here.



Where can I sign up?


The Clark County Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL “Special Service Club”.See the logo in the upper right corner of this page.†† ARRL Special Service Clubs go the extra mile to provide ongoing training and community service.


To check out the normal club activities and community events we support

during the year, click here.


As an active club member that supports club activities,

be sure and volunteer to do your part!


To volunteer for one (or more) of the clubís community service activity activities coming up, click on an activity name link below and it will take you to the current signup sheets (when published) to see where you can volunteer to help out.Also shown are the activity dates and the event coordinator to contact if you want to sign up or have any questions.Donít hesitate to sign up early for one (or more) or all the good shifts and/or locations will be taken!



JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) - 14-16 October, contact Nick/N7CKY, Delvin/N7QMT

or send an email to help at For more information go to JOTA on Facebook.




Veteran's Day Parade - 5 November, contact Larry/W7HGC, Phil/AB7RW

or send sign up email to help at




Walk and Knock - 3 December, contact Barbara/AC7UH, Rick/AE7VP

or send sign up email to help at




Gee Creek I-5 Rest Stop - 24-25 December, contact George/KG7NQZ

or send sign up email to help at



Interested in learning about Icom's DSTAR system?


At the Saturday, November 19th, Digital Group meeting we will have a special guest. Mike/KB7WUK, one of the pioneers in making DSTAR operational in the greater Portland/Vancouver area, will be making a presentation on the DSTAR system to include how to use our new local K7CLL DSTAR Gateway that he brought on-line for us on our 440.0125+ DSTAR repeater on Larch Mtn.


Even if you don't currently have any DSTAR equipment, come learn about the mode and see what you can do with it.



Click here for more information about the Digital Group.



Watch us on Social Media!


If you "Follow", "Like", or otherwise use any of the social media tools that are out there, here is a list of CCARC social media sources to see what the club is doing!


Facebook - "W7AIA" -


Instagram - "clark_county_arc" -


Twitter - "W7AIA" -



Friday Lunch


Everyone is welcome!! Bring your friends.

This is basically a social time between club meetings.

No agenda, just good food and fellowship.


The Friday Lunch Schedule is:



Oct 21

Golden Tent

4902 NE 94th ave

Oct 28

Red Lobster

8219 NE Van Mall Dr

Nov 04 Rib City 14415 SE Mill Plain
Nov 11 IHOP 2900 SE 164th Ave
Nov 18 Canton Chinese Buffet 1118 NE 78th St
Nov 25 ** No Lunch Today! ** ---


We always meet at 12:45 p.m. after the lunch crowd has thinned out a little.

Friday lunch locations will be announced on the 147.24+ repeater starting at 11:00 am on Friday before the lunch time.





Have a thought or suggestion?



Recently we activated a new email address to submit thoughts and suggestions for the benefit of the Clark County Amateur Radio club. All members are encouraged to share their thoughts with the leadership team to input new ideas, or concerns, about the club's operation now and in the future.


The email address is .






2016 Amateur Radio License Classes





Amateur radio offers opportunities for fun, education, and public service.You need a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to transmit.The license allows you use a wide variety of frequency bands that provide different communication options.After tornados and hurricanes, amateur radio operators (also called hams) often provide communications for their community until phone and other services are restored.


In 2016, we are offering both "open" and "YL only" classes. For more information, click here.





Do you need help with your HAM station, tower, or other equipment? Do you need assistance with getting on the air? Do you need help with _____ (fill in the blank)?

Click here to see a list of CCARC "Elmers" (Amateur Radio operators who are willing to "mentor" and assist in any way they can!)




The Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Providing Community Service


Contact us today and join us at a meeting!


updated 10/15/2016 - gjt

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