Welcome to SPARC
San Gorgonio Pass Amateur Radio Club, Banning CA

The San Gorgonio Pass Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) is dedicated to the interests of radio communications and emergency preparedness, and provides a wide variety of volunteer services to its members and the community.

Club activities include a hobby Club for licensed Radio Amateur enthusiaTraining and Licensing Classessts;  a forum for the exchange of technfd1108-1ical and general information about Amateur Radio;   provid ing prospective members with the  training required to obtain their Amateur Radio licenses;  giving members a chance to improve equipment performance and operating efficiency in “on the air” activities;  a second line of communication services for disaster assistance to the community, local, County and State agencies such as fire, police, Highway Patrol, Offices of Emergency Services, and public service agencies such as The Salvation Army and The American Red Cross;  and service to officials at such public events as parades and athletic events.

Weekly Nets:

Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., 2-meters, simplex 145.540MHz.*
Wednesday 7:00 p.m., 440 net on 449.520 MHz.
Wednesday 7:15 p.m., 220 net on 223.480 MHz.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m., 75-meters, approx. 3.945 MHz. LSB.
*On the 1st Wednesday of each month, the 7:30 PM net will be held on 7295 MHz LSB.
*On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, the 6:30 PM 2-meter net will be held on the repeater, 147.915 MHz. down 600, PL Tone 123.
All other Wednesday nets will be on 145.540MHz. simplex.

The Banning repeater W6CDF is monitored and used for local contacts: 147.915 MHz. down 600, PL Tone 123

Monthly Club Meetings:

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Beaumont City Hall, Room 2, 550 E. 6th St., Beaumont.
Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month, January through October.
The November meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday.
The December meeting is the annual Christmas Party.

Monthly Breakfast Meetings:

2nd Saturday of each month, 8:00 a.m.
Royale Restaurant
1007 Calimesa Blvd, Calimesa

Click here to download the Membership Application form:  sparc-member-app-single