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: Details of the next meeting will be posted after Field Day is done and dusted. Watch this space for more details!
On the weekend of the 25th & 26th of June, amateur radio operators throughout the US will show off their emergency radio communication skills to the public - in an event known as Field Day.
Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise encouraging emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators.
In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 30,000 operators participating each year.
EARS will once again be participating, and will be operating from Dixon Lake at 1700 North La Honda Drive Escondido, CA 92027.
The planned schedule is as follows:
Friday 24th 11:00 -- Arrive at Dixon Lake for check-in 12:00 -- set up begins 18:00 -- Friday Night Set-up Dinner (for Set-Up Helpers)
Saturday 25th 07:30 -– Breakfast 11:00 -- Operating begins 12:00 -- Saturday Lunch 17:30 -- Members arrive with Pot Luck Dinner items 18:00 -- Pot Luck Dinner
Sunday 26th 07:30 -- Breakfast 11:00 -- Field Day Operating ends and tear-down begins 14:00 -– Tear-down complete
Field Day is a great social event too, so please do come along for some good food, fun and friendship!
For more details, please take a look at our Field Day Flyer (and don't forget to spread the word about this fantabulous event!)
In the meantime - Here's a link to last year's FD pictures. to whet your appetite...
Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st. The fees are shown below.
- Annual - $15.00
- Lifetime - $150.00
- Family annual - $4.00 for each additional family member.
- Family Lifetime - $38.00 for each additional family member.
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:
PO Box 3243,
If you would like more info on membership of EARS, or on Ham Radio in general - send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.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:
- 146.88 MHz, minus offset, PL 107.2 (also connected to the Echo Link node).
- 224.14 MHz (AE6GM repeater), minus offset, PL 156.7
- 449.24 MHz, minus offset, PL 127.3
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: email@example.com.
EARS monthly meetings:
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)
(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.
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: