About

SPARC is the
San Gorgonio Pass Amateur Radio Club

The San Gorgonio Pass Amateur Radio Club 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.  Our Club call sign is W6PRC (“Pass Radio Club”).  We are located in Banning CA, and our members represent a wide area ranging from Perris, Moreno Valley, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Beaumont, Banning, Cabazon, and the Low Desert.

 

Monthly Club Meetings:

Visitors and new members are always welcome at our meetings.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Beaumont City Hall, Room 2, 550 E. 6th St., Beaumont.
We meet 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.

The SPARC Board meets quarterly at 6 p.m. prior to each regular Club Meeting.  Members are welcome to attend.  See Events Calendar for dates.

Monthly Breakfast Meetings:

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

Weekly Radio Nets

SPARC Facebook Group

Additional Information:

Our Club actively participates in the annual ARRL Field Day event, held during the fourth full weekend in June.  We gather at a local park, set up our radio equipment, and spend all weekend contacting other Amateur Radio stations all over North America.   For this event, we operate all stations on emergency power,  just as would be done in an emergency.

Our mailing address is:

San Gorgonio Pass Amateur Radio Club
c/o Mike Mendoza
308 Pipe Springs
Beaumont CA 92223-7313

Click here to download our SPARC Membership application form:
SPARC Member Application

 

Club Logo Shirshirt-1ts

Club shirts are available to Members at a cost of $20.
This includes Club logo,  first name, and call sign.
Please contact the Club Treasurer for information on shirts.  Mike Mendoza, KK6BUW

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Field Day

ARRL Field Day is held during the fourth full weekend in June each year.  Saturday afternoon of that weekend is open to visitors, from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

More information here: SPARC Field Day Page

The Club also holds an informal “Mini-Field Day” event each spring, usually in March.  Members set up their stations to test equipment and experiment prior to the June Field Day event.  See the Event Calendar for dates.

2016 SPARC Club Officers:

President:    Sam Shoemaker, KI6NME
Vice President:  George Humphrey, W6GEH
Treasurer:   Mike Mendoza, KK6BUW
Secretary:   Jeff Burris, KB6CA
Director-at-large:   Mike Karpman, WA6UIJ
Club Trustee:  Mike Karpman, WA6UIJ
Webmaster:   Dave Klaus, KD6ZJZ