JPLARC Activities

JPL Emergency Support

The club is an integral part of the JPL Multihazard Emergency Response Plan and is developing its role in the JPL Emergency Team response to Lab emergencies.


The weekly Emergency Communications Teams Net is held every Monday at 12 Noon on the 224.08 and 445.20 MHz repeaters.

Field Day Operation

Field Day is an annual ARRL event where amateur radio operators take to the field to practice operating under emergency conditions. Temporary antenna farms are set up at a remote site and the station is operated from emergency power generators for 24 hours. Points are awarded for contacts made. For a fine weekend on a mountaintop, good food and great operating, nothing beats Field Day in June.

DX Operations

Try the exciting world of distant contacts (DX) without the major investment (time and MONEY) of putting together your own station. You have the advantage of using a very well known call sign: W6VIO. There are computers available to access the Internet for timely propagation data and DX activity reports.

Community Activities

The club lends support to a number of community events, including the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Los Angeles Marathon. Our 147 MHz repeater is utilized by the Pasadena Disaster Communications Service for training and emergency operations.