Clark County Amateur Radio Club
Vancouver, WA USA

 

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Amateur (or Ham) radio is a licensed and noncommercial system of communication and is as old as the medium of radio itself.

 

·       If you are interested in contributing during a disaster but do not belong to a recognized Emcomm group, click here to see how you can 'report what you see' and your information will be sent to the Clark County Emergency Managers via the Clark County Amateur Radio Club's "EYEWARN" net.

·       Domestically and internationally, hams are licensed by their respective government to communicate on a wide variety of radio frequency bands.

 

If you’ve ever wondered where the term ‘Ham’ came from…By 1901, the terms "ham" and "plug" were used by landline telegraphers to describe an operator "who lacks ability" or who had poor or "ham fisted" skill.

"Ham: a poor operator.  A Pig.'"

That's the definition of the word given in G. M. Dodge's 1901 book The Telegraph Instructor even before radio. The definition has never changed in wire telegraphy. The first wireless operators were landline telegraphers who left their offices to go to sea or to man the coastal stations. They brought with them their language and much of the tradition of their older profession.

[radio] Amateurs, possibly unfamiliar with the real meaning of the term, picked it up and applied it to themselves in true "Yankee Doodle" fashion and wore it with pride. As the years advanced, the original meaning has completely disappeared. The term "Pig" was replaced with "Lid" in the amateur radio domain.

 

Please take the time to explore this website page and learn more about the long and proud heritage and the many activities of the Clark County Amateur Radio Club.

 

 

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

 


 

2021 Club Officers and Directors

 

Officers

 

President:

Toby Clairmont

KH7FR

2021

Vice President/

President Elect:

Dave Cherba

WZ8T

2021

Secretary:

Don Mitchell

N7ETR

2021

Treasurer:

Gary Takis 

K7GJT

2021

 

 

Board of Directors

 

 

Records

Marc Lacy

KD7RYY

2020-2021

Technical:

Tom Barton

WB7TZD

2020-2021

Liaison:

Tim Kuhlman

KD7RUS

2020-2021

Community Relations & Club Services:

Reese Carpenter

KJ7EKA

2021-2022

General:

Marilyn Melhorn

AF7MM

2021-2022

Operating:

Andrew Neubauer

KJ7CRL

2021-2022

 

 

 

Special Advisors

 

Past President:

Steve Gehlhausen

AI7A

Public Information Officer (PIO):

Vacant

 

Club Information Officer (CIO)

Nicole Crosby

N7XBY

Membership:

Judith Ames

N7SRS

EYEWARN:

James Newsome

KE7ZAC

 

Barbara Yasson

AC7UH

 

Wayne Shuler

AI9Q

 


 

CCARC Organizational Chart 

 

    Click here to view the current year leadership organizational chart

 


 

CCARC Bylaws 

 

    Click here to view the current CCARC Bylaws

 


 

 

CCARC Purpose and Goals 

 

    Click here to view the CCARC Purpose and Goals

 


 

CCARC Officer, Director, and Staff Position Job Descriptions

 

 

 

 


CCARC Leadership Task Matrix

 

     Click here to view the current year Leadership Task Matrix

 

 


 

CCARC Policies 

 

Activity Coordinator *

Membership Management *

Club & Estate Equipment Sales *

Non-Discrimination

Complimentary Memberships

Non-Harrassment

Emergency Response

Position Continuity Books *

Equipment Loaner Program

Media

Leadership Working Group

Repeater Use

Life Membership

Use of CCARC Public Service Support Kit *

Meetings

Video Teleconferencing *

Member Recognition

 W7AIA License Trustee


Note: * indicates in-work by the LWG


CCARC Forms 

 

 

   CCARC Event Planning Form:    Adobe pdf      Adobe Fillable pdf      MS Word

 

   CCARC Public Event Materials Request: Adobe pdf  Adobe Fillable pdf  MS Word

   CCARC Expense Reimbursement Request:   Adobe Fillable pdf  


 

 

Membership Information

 

    Our membership year runs from January 1st through Dec 31st annually.

   

    For membership information, click here.

 


Club Call Sign (W7AIA) Trustee

   To see a copy of our current FCC-660 license, click HERE..

Tim Kuhlman, KD7RUS

Dec 2014 - Present

Don Unruh, NX7J

Jul 2004 - Dec 2014

Bill St John, NW7L

Feb 2001 - Jul 2004

Robert J Groth, WA2PRB

May 1997 - Feb 2001

Ken Weber, K7CLL

Nov 1995 - May 1997

Murray Dow, AA7HT

Dec 1991 - Nov 1995

Columbus U Matsler, N7ANP

Nov 1985 - Dec 1991

James R Townsley, K7SUX

May 1975 - Nov 1985

Floyd March,

Apr 1934 - ?

 


Club Meeting Location

         

Smith-Reynolds American Legion - Post 14

4607 NE St James Road, Vancouver, WA 98663


Club Heritage

Vancouver Amateur Radio Club

June 1930 - April 30, 1951

Clark County Amateur Radio Club

May 1, 1951 – Present

ARRL Affiliation

August 2, 1932

W7AIA callsign

April 6, 1934

Articles of Incorporation

August 28, 1956

CCARC ByLaws

January 7, 2011

50 Year ARRL Affiliation

August 2, 1982

 

75th Year Anniversary Celebration

... Booklet

... Hilton Hotel Banquet Video

... Banquet Program

... Banquet Ticket

 

October 1, 2005

75 Year ARRL Affiliation

August 2, 2007

ARRL Special Service Club (SSC)

November 1995

 

The CCARC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!


Past Club Presidents

   For a list of past CCARC Presidents, click here.

 


 

Life Membership

 

The following members have been selected to receive Life Memberships by the CCARC Board of Directors because of their dedicated service.  Some of the recipients are now Silent Keys. The collective contributions to this club by these individuals would take pages to list.  

 

To see the criteria for Life Memberships, click here . 

 

To see the recipients of Life Memberships, click here.

 


Club Logo

The current logo was designed by Marianna Kearne W7WFO in 1966.

Marianna also created the 75th & 80th anniversary logos.

Greg Shuster KI7DTS created the 90th anniversary logo.

 


Club Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter, W7AIA Rocking Chair Copy, contains many articles of interest to the membership.  The newsletter title of ‘W7AIA Rocking Chair Copy’ was created in 1966 from a contest won by Ty Kearney and son Alan.

Editors:

Wayne Schuler

AI9Q

Jan 2010 - Present

Bob Goodale

K7YFJ

Jun 1989 - Dec 2009

Edgar Smith

N7CEY

Mar 1987 - Jun 1989

Bill Dewar

KA7YXE

- Mar 1987

Howard Calderwood

K7DYG

Nov 1985 -

Lee Stewart

KA7JTM

Aug 1984 - Jun 1989

Wade Kight

KA7HND

May 1983 - Aug 1984

Carolyn Nelson

WA7VBK

Nov 1982 - May 1983

Carol Westby

WA7YEC

Apr 1978 - Jul 1982

Sandy Shaddinger

WB7YNQ

May 1975 - Apr 1978

Virginia East

WA7SOW

Jan 1974 - Nov 1974

Norma Bullock

WA7QOA

1972 - Apr 1975

Russ Townsley

K7SUX

April 1970 - 1972

The current club newsletter is sent directly to members in good standing.  For copies of past editions 2 years past thier publication date, click here.


CCARC Silent Keys (SK)

For a list of Club members that are now remembered as Silent Keys (SK), click here.

 


Club History

<< a summary is being compiled! >>

 


CCARC Board of Director Meeting Minutes

Our monthly Board of Director Meeting Minutes are published monthly in our “Rocking Chair Copy” newsletter.   Newsletters are made public 2 years following thier publication. To view them, CLICK HERE.

 


 

 

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) Memorial

  443.900+ (94.8) Larch

  443.925+ (94.8) Livingston

23 cm Repeater
  1292.50- (94.8) Livingston

 

The Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Providing Community Service

 

Contact us today and join us at a meeting!

 

updated 07/28//2021 gjt