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

 6 Meter Repeater
(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
  443.925+ (94.8) Livingston
  443.125+ (94.8) Yacolt

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.



Annual Picnic - August 2 at Marine Park



Come one come all to the annual club potluck picnic on the second Saturday, August 2, which is the August “meeting”. We start to set up in the park around 10:00 a.m. Join us to help set up. Everything should be ready to eat at noon. The club provides hot dogs, hamburgers and buns; condiments, lettuce, tomato, relish, and onions for the burgers and dogs; beverages, plates, and utensils.


It will be held at Marine Park on Columbia Way, just west of the Water Resources Center. The picnic is for club members, their families, and guests.  While there are picnic tables at the park there are not enough, so you will want to bring your own chairs to be sure you have a place to sit.


Bring your favorite picnic potluck salad, fruit, veggie dish, or dessert. If you do not have a favorite and want help deciding what to bring, make use of the following guidance. We’ve divided the alphabet into sections based on the first letter of your last name. If your last name begins with:


A – F       Bring Fruits and Vegetables or a fruit or veggie dish

G – L        Bring a Salad

M – R        Bring a Dessert

S – Z         Bring a Side Dish


The picnic is an opportunity to enjoy the company of your radio friends and family as you fill up on food. We have reserved and paid for the picnic site under the shelter at Marine Park under the new rules by the Parks and Recreation Dept.




CCARC EYEWARN Net starts on Wednesday, 16 July



The new CCARC EYEWARN net will begin to operate weekly beginning on 16 July. The repeater freq to be used is 147.24+ (94.8) and will begin at 7:30p.m.


Regardless of other affiliations, all amateur radio operators in Clark County are invited to participate.


For more information on the new EYEWARN program and the list of Net Control Stations for each Wednesday, click here.




Field Day 2014 is over!



We're counting the points and reviewing our results.

When we get them done, we will post them here....





New Website Pages Activated



Several new pages have been added to the list on the left. They include "Contesting", "Emergency Preparedness", "EYEWARN", "New Member Information", and "Young Ladies (YL)".


We hope you'll take a moment and check each one out as they all have good information to read about.


Also activated is access to the club's online W7AIA Google calendar. Access this new feature by clicking here or going to the Calendar page.



Beta Test of New Technology Repeater

The Clark County Amateur Radio Club (W7AIA) has been selected by Yaesu to test their new "System Fusion" DR1 C4FM/FM repeater.  The repeater is located on a mountain in East Clark County on 443.900+ with a PL tone 136.5.  We are encouraging FM only users to use PL tone Encode/Decode on their radios so you won’t hear the digital signal when a digital user is on the repeater. 

Users with Yaesu FTM-400DR mobile radio or FT1DR handheld can use the digital portion of the repeater while FM users can also use the repeater with a 136.5 PL tone.  We encourage everyone to test the repeater and let Loren know your findings so he can report back to Yaesu. 

For more information on the Yaesu “System Fusion” please check the link--

For questions or feedback on your experience with this new technology repeater, contact Loren, KB7APU, at email .





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. 


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 club’s community service activity activities coming up, click on an activity name link below and it will take you to the current signup sheets 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.  Don’t hesitate to sign up for one (or more) or all the good shifts and/or locations will be taken!


Ham Fair Security – August 16 – Fletcher/WA7FPD

Gee Creek I-5 Rest Stop – October 18-19 – Pat/KE7UBF



Club Badges


The CCARC has new club badges with our club logo with artwork designed by Marianna Kearney/W7WFO.  Every 2014 new member, renewing member and lifetime member is eligible for a free badge.  As you renew your membership you will be asked for your name and call sign as you would like to see it on your badge.


As the badges are printed they will be brought to the club meeting for members to pick up.  If you have not picked up your badge after 2 consecutive club meetings, the badge will be mailed to you minus the attachment clip. You can pick up an attachment clip at the club meeting.


Replacement Club Badges


Did you change your name, your call sign or lose your badge? You can get a replacement badge. A replacement badge costs $5.00. A new badge can be purchased with cash or check.  Make checks payable to the CCARC. Send your payment and badge request to Judith Ames at the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1424, Vancouver, WA 98668.  Purchasing a replacement badge using PayPal is not available at this time.



Amateur Radio License Classes in 2014


License classes have been scheduled for 2014.


The Clark County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Extra class on 3 Saturdays in September (13th, 20th and 27th).  Class sessions will run from 9 AM to 3 PM each day.  The CCARC VE team will administer the test on the third Saturday (Sep 27) starting about 1 PM.  All class sessions will meet at the LDS church located at 7101 NE 166th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682.  Instructors will be Delvin, N7QMT, Phil, AC7NB, and Steve, N7VHT.


Since this will be a rather intensive abbreviated course (some courses last 12 weeks), we strongly recommend that you enroll early and acquire a study guide so you can start studying before class.  Delvin, N7QMT, will order manuals soon and sell copies for $27.  To enroll, please send an email to and will we add you to the class roster.  We anticipate a large class, so please enroll early.


To see the list of other classes and sign up for one, click here.






CCARC 2014 Radio Challenge


The CCARC Radio Challenge for 2014 has already started.  One item new for this year is the addition of the ARRL VHF contests. If you have a 2 meter SSB or even a 2 meter FM radio, you can work this contest and participate in the CCARC Radio Challenge. The ARRL January VHF Contest starts this coming weekend Jan 18th 1900 UTC to Jan 20th 0359 UTC. Rules for the contest can be found at: .


Rules and 2014 eligible contests for the CCARC Radio Challenge can be found here.  More information on the changes to this year’s CCARC Radio challenge will be in the February edition of the Rocking Chair Copy.


Good Luck and Happy Contesting!

Tim Kuhlman – KD7RUS

Refer to the Contesting page for more information.



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:


July 25

Izzy's Pizza

1503 NE 78th St

Aug 1

Canton Chinese Buffet

118 NE 78th St

Aug 8

Olive Garden

164th & MIll Plain Blvd

Aug 15

Boppin Bo's

7809 NE Vancouver Plaza Drive

Aug 22

Biscuits Cafe'

NE 76th & 117th Ave

Aug 29

McGrath's Fish House

12501 NE 2nd Circle


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.




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!)




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updated 07/20/2014 - gjt

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