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ECTAR, Inc.

ECTAR, Inc.

Contact Information

Club Name:
ECTAR, Inc.
Call Sign:
W6TAR
Contact:
Eric J. Lagerstrom KN6FR
Daytime Phone:
(831) 917-3033
Evening Phone:
(831) 917-3033
Email:
kn6fr@westlog.com

Basic Information

Call Sign:
W6TAR
Annual Report:
Jun 03rd 2017
Meeting Time:
1st Friday's. Monthly Dinner 6pm, Meeting 7pm
Meeting Place:
Monterey Moose Lodge, KM0OSE, 555 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940
Section:
SCV
Affiliation Date:
May 13th 1996
Specialties:
Contest, Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, Hamfest, License Test Sessions, Mentor, On-The-Air Bulletins, Packet Radio BBS, Repeater, Tvi/RFI Committee
Description:

 ECTAR is a public service, training, and fun ham radio organization partnered with the KM0OSE Alert Center in Monterey California. ECTAR conducts monthly meetings, monthly pizza bashes, training, VE sessions, operations, community event support, operating demonstrations, special operations at area venues and museums, workshops, equipment building, mentoring, and runs the Monterey Moose Alert Center EOC at the Moose Lodge. Published since 1992, "Rick's Notes" focuses on ECTAR activities, events, and training.

We also run fun and training activities such as geocaching outings, BBQs, antenna building workshops, and more. ECTAR maintains and uses our mobile communications van built from a converted military communications shelter. We have acted as the local EOC when the Seaside facility was down for several months. 

ECTAR is rebuilding its repeater system, due to be running again at an improved, permanent site after summer 2017. ECTAR was an early pioneer in fielding event support and emergency operations APRS tracking systems. We have retired the LOPAT systems and currently field our MIDPAT and HIPAT tracking systems for events, training, and emergency operations. Our research and development and technology innovation committees continue to explore new ways to use new and old modes and technologies in exciting ways. 

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Links:
www.ectar.org

Club Statistics

Club Members:
32
Voting Members:
32
Voting Licensed Amateur Members:
32
Voting ARRL Members:
25

ECTAR, Inc. Officers

  • Eric J. Lagerstrom KN6FR

    Contact, President, Editor

    Eric J. Lagerstrom KN6FR

  • Richard W. Hillbun AF6TP

    Treasurer

    Richard W. Hillbun AF6TP

  • Alan Jump N5ILN

    Secretary

    Alan Jump N5ILN

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  • Larry Robison KJ6IXA

    Vice President

    Larry Robison KJ6IXA