About Us

Welcome!

 

The Fullerton Radio Club is a small and friendly group of people with diverse interests that center around ham radio, community service, science, and technology. This is a group for currently licensed amateur radio operators, people who are interested in getting their ham radio licenses, or simply people who want to find out more about ham radio and related wireless technologies. We meet the third Wednesday of each month at the Chapman Activity Center in Fullerton. The Club President, Bob, AD6QF, can usually be found on the Raytheon Repeater, in Fullerton on 146.97 MHz with a PL of 136.5 Hz Give him a call and introduce yourself.

If you are interested in more information about the Fullerton Radio Club, please email our club president at ad6qf@arrl.net or leave a comment below.

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hello…I just took the Tech test last Thursday and am awaiting my call sign. Hoping the “gov’t shutdown” doesn’t affect this. LOL. This week I plan to run over to HRO and buy me a radio, probably the Yeasu FT-70DR. See what they recommend.
    Anyway, I’m looking for a club. Your website is kept up to date and you have current news letters. That says a lot to a newbie.
    I’m interested in knowing what it is you all do as a club. Do you offer any classes, or at least sit around maybe putting some kits together, something active.
    My name is Tom, I’m 61, live in a over 55 mobile park in Brea (meaning antennas have to be covert), and I’m not retired yet. I’ve wanted to be a Ham for 30 years but never did it till now. My park is beginning a “disaster preparedness” program soon that I have volunteered to help with. I plan to do the CERT training in April. Being a Ham will be an advantage, and the Park will be a little lenient about any antennas on my roof, seeing as I’m such a concerned citizen. Its win/win.
    So what sort of activities is your Club into?

  2. Hi Tom! Pleased to meet you. Congratulations on getting your license and welcome to a fun hobby. Like you, I had a long gap between the time I first got interested in getting licensed (high school) and the time I eventually did so (twenty years later in 1990).

    The FT-70 looks like a nice radio. I have had its older brother, the FT-60, for about 10 years. I do a lot of hiking and outdoor activities, and my experience is that the Yaesu handheld radios are quite rugged and handle weather, dust, and being tossed in a backpack well.

    I just read that the FCC has enough budget to run until at least Friday. If your VEs file their applications electronically, you may slip under the wire – but hopefully, they will have things sorted out by Friday.

    Our regular club activities are monthly meetings (on the 3rd Wednesday of the month) , where we will have a speaker give a presentation on a topic of interest to club members. On the 2nd Wednesday, there is a group who like to do a “show-and-tell’ of projects they are working on. See the tab for the TAG group. The club has a number of interesting members, many come from technical fields. Since I joined the club, a couple of years ago, I have learned a lot. You mentioned CERT – one of our TAG members Dick Bremer WB6DNX is active with Brea RACES and CERT.

    I am a recently retired high school teacher, and one of my interests is helping new hams “get up to speed.” When I was teaching, I ran an informal ham radio club at school, and averaged about 5 to 8 students getting licensed each year.

    If you want some help getting started, I’ll be happy to help.

    Bob Houghton – AD6QF (Club Prez)

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