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Palos Verdes ARC

Palos Verdes ARC

Contact Information

Club Name:
Palos Verdes ARC
Call Sign:
Melvin Wesley Hughes K6SY

Basic Information

Call Sign:
Annual Report:
Apr 08th 2021
Meeting Time:
1st Thursday Monthly at 7:30 PM (no meeting in August or December)
Meeting Place:
Hesse Park Activity Room, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Affiliation Date:
May 20th 1978
Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, License Test Sessions, Mentor, Repeater

The PVARC covers public service, DXing, experimentation, and enjoying all aspects of amateur radio.  The club has interesting speakers at its monthly meetings (visitors always welcome) and encourages its members to participate in the five annual public service activities where we provide communication services.  Many PVARC members belong to one of the many city-sponsored disaster amateur radio services, the Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service overseen by the Sheriff's Department, or the ARRL's ARES.

The PVARC offers free Technician and General Class license classes three times annually at Hesse Park.  Additional on-site license classes have been provided to employees of local school districts and hospitals.

Two unusual activities each year are an Islands on the Air DXpedition to Two Harbors on Catalina Island in February and activating the Pt. Vicente Lighthouse for International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend in August.

We communicate with all members through our monthly QRO newsletters and emailed Weekly Bulletins.

The PVARC also has an HF Enthusiasts Group that meets on the 2nd Saturday each month at the Palos Verdes Library main branch in Rolling Hills Estates.  For newer hams the PVARC has a "What's Next?" session at 6:30 pm in the same room and date as our monthly general meetings.

 We welcome all amateurs to join regardless of city of residence.


Club Statistics

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Palos Verdes ARC Officers

  • Melvin Wesley Hughes K6SY


    Melvin Wesley Hughes K6SY

  • Diana J. Feinberg AI6DF

    President, Editor

    Diana J. Feinberg AI6DF

  • Georgiann Keller KM6YGM


    Georgiann Keller KM6YGM

  • Ronald C. Wagner AC6RW


    Ronald C. Wagner AC6RW

  • Ray Day N6HE

    Vice President

    Ray Day N6HE


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