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Articles of Association:
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Bylaws:
Bylaws

EARS Officers
for 2016:

President:
John MusselmanEl Presidente.
N6EP
n6ep@arrl.net
(760) 747-5303

Vice President:
Nick UranPresident of Vice.
KK6TV
73kk6tv@gmail.com
(760) 208-4743

Secretary:
Matt TuckerSecret Squirrel.
N6EAJ
mail4tucker@gmail.com
(760) 839-1205

Treasurer:
Bill SpencerTreasure Hunter.
K6BLL
k6bll@arrl.net
(619) 302-6576

Emergency Services
Coordinator:

John McNellyEmergency dude.
AF6UA
ears@mcnelly.org
(858) 449-3326

Officers at Large:
Jo AshleyLarge Officer 1.
KB6NMK
kb6nmk@amsat.org
(760) 741-2560

Dirk ReschlyLarge Officer 2.
N6SUN
n6sun@earsclub.org
(760) 743-5839

Tom StanfordLarge Officer 3.
K7YMG
thse-3.14159@cox.net
(760) 703-1114

Bud HennessyLarge Officer 4.
AE6BH
ae6bh@cox.net
(760) 803-1866

Roger GagosLarge Officer 5.
K6EQ
k6eq@arrl.net
(760) 807-2756

Past President:
Mike HightowerPast It.
KF6SJ
mike@hightower.com
(858) 382-4041

Historian:
Harry A. HodgesAll in the past.
W6YOO
w6yoo@cox.net
(760) 743-4212

Webmaster:
Steve VennerSpider's Web.
W6TAN/G0TAN
w6tan@earsclub.org
+44 (0)1895 636099

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Welcome to the web site of the Escondido Amateur Radio Society.

The Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS) is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization of educational benefit to amateur radio operators, and others interested in amateur radio within Escondido and surrounding areas.

Membership is affordable, come join the fun!

Please feel free to browse this website for information on EARS activities past & present, and other general information on amateur radio.

You are also welcome to join the discussion groups on Facebook, Yahoo! and Google - links are provided at the bottom of this page.

See below for meeting and membership details, or click on the following quick links...

If you are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator, or wish to find out more about what you have to do, click the following link for more details.

For anyone wishing to take their amateur radio test, or upgrade their current licence - There is a Volunteer Exam session in Escondido on the last Saturday of each month. Click the following link for more details.


EARS events throughout the year can be found in the following calendar:

Next Meeting: Raspbery Pi, and its uses in Ham Radio.

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At out next meeting on Thursday, July 14th, our very own Mike Hightower, KF6SJ will talk about the Raspberry PI, and how it has been used in Ham Radio.

Mike has made a Raspberry PI 'shield' which is a VHF transceiver and TNC. For those that don't know, a 'shield' is simply another circuit which plugs on top of a Raspberry PI.

Some EARS members have used it with a Raspberry PI to make a stand-alone APRS iGATE (gets APRS data from mobile hams onto the web).

This is a very interesting topic which is proving to be very popular among the ham fraternity globally...

This will be a popular presentation, so come early and grab your seat!

Membership details:

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Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st. The fees are shown below.

Regular membership:

Family membership:

You can join (or renew) online using Paypal or a credit card by clicking on the EARS PayPal button in the Membership section on the left.

Alternatively, you can download the PDF membership form by clicking on the image of the brochure above.

It can also be found in the latest issue of 'ALL EARS', the EARS newsletter - available to download in the General section on the left.

Mail your completed application form along with your check to:

EARS,
PO Box 3243,
Escondido,
CA 92033

EARS Documentation:

If you would like more info on membership of EARS, or on Ham Radio in general - send us an email at: membership@earsclub.org

Repeater and EARS Net information:

EARS operates 3 voice radio repeaters in the Escondido area as well as a Voice-over-IP Echo Link node 2846:

The repeaters are open to all licensed Amateurs for general use, and on Sunday evenings there is the EARS net at 8:00 p.m. local time on the 146.88 MHz repeater... Come along and say "Hello!"

Procedures for the use of the EARS repeater & Echolink can be found here.

A new EARS EchoLink User Manual will soon be available for download from the club website, so watch this space. In the mean time, please feel free to e-mail any questions to: echolink@earsclub.org.

EARS monthly meetings:

EARS Location

EARS monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting location is:

900 Canterbury Pl,
Suite 300 (third floor)
Escondido,
CA 92025

(just east of the Mercedes dealer at I-15 and 9th Avenue).

Talk-in is on 146.880 MHz, minus offset, PL 107.2.

The meetings are usually technical, educational or informative in nature. For a list of the proposed meeting dates and topics for this year, click on the following link:

Specific details of the next meeting can be found near the top of this web page.

Note: There are no meetings in August or December because of the EARS summer picnic and Christmas party.

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The Escondido Amateur Radio Society is affiliated to the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Many EARS members are also members of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and other agencies such as RACES & ARES.

They regularly participate in drills, and are active in assisting with communications during times of disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina, and the wild-fires that we have in California.


EARS also has pages on Facebook and Twitter, as well as messaging & discussion groups on both Yahoo! & Google.

Click on the links below to join:

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Yahoo Groups

Google Groups