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Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club

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Name:Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club
Address:P.O. Box 238
Santa Cruz, CA  95061-0238
Primary Phone:831-429-1290
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:See Meeting Hours
Description:Founded in 1916 to promote amateur radio, today this club (tax-exempt 501(c)(7) is an organization of over 100 Santa Cruz County amateur radio operators. During emergencies (floods, fires, etc.) and for major community events (bike races, long-distance competitions for horses and riders, etc.) these "ham" radio operators provide communications assistance by both voice and by instant radio transmission of printed information, lists of needed medical supplies, routing of repair equipment, etc.
Most members have their own radio transmitting and receiving stations, usually in their homes, with many members also having portable stations in their autos plus miniaturized hand carried transceivers. Some members talk regularly with other amateur radio stations around the world. The club operates two repeater stations, one in Santa Cruz and the other in Watsonville, to extend the communications range of portable radios throughout most of the county.

Visitors are welcome to the monthly meetings which feature informational speakers. Also holds regular training sessions which emphasize communication during emergencies. Also holds frequent social and educational events. Members meet on the air every Monday evening to exchange current information, particularly about developments in radio communication. All communications are by federal regulation strictly non-commercial. The monthly newsletter is professionally written and produced and contains club and radio news.

FEES: Membership yearly dues:
Full Member: $25.00
Family Members: $6.00 for each additional member at the same mailing address
Youth Members: $10.00 for full-time students age 18 or under
Meetings:3rd Friday of each month, 7:30pm (except December) at Dominican Hospital EDUCATION CENTER, Upstairs (in rooms B1 & B2) behind the main hospital building at 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz.
All are welcome! Talk-in on the K6BJ repeater, 146.790- PL94.8.
Publications:Shortskip, monthly newsletter, available online
Languages other than English:Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Open to those who share an interest
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Not Applicable
Funding Source:Donations
Subject Headings
 Amateur Radio Clubs
Private Nonprofits
Special Interest Clubs
This record last modified November 29, 2015

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