Friday, April 29, 2011

Panama City ARC Open House Saturday April 30th

There will be on open house at the Panama City ARC clubhouse at 130 N. Church Ave. If you are interested in ham radio come on down between 10 AM and Noon Saturday April 30th. There will be demos of various ham radio setups.


Greg Lane N4KGL
Panama ARC President

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Echolink now available via W4RYZ Repeater

KF4MOU EchoLink Station
NODE # 322151
Connected to the 145.210- W4RYZ Repeater
Located in Panama City, FL

Introductory Information

  • All stations are welcome to connect to the station (Local and EchoLink stations).
  • Please adhere to all the Amateur Radio rules and EchoLink connection standards.
  • This service is provided to all Amateurs to expand their QSO possibilities and greatly extend the range and use of the local Panama City 145.210  W4RYZ Panama City Amateur Radio Club repeater.

KF4MOU Usage Logs (Updated every 5 Min) Callsign Log
Important: If you would like to add a station to the station favorites or you have questions concerning the system please e-mail Jason Charles:'t forget to remove the underscores!).

If You Have Never Before Used EchoLink Please Read The Following!

Basic Operating Steps:

  1. Figure out where you want to connect and obtain the node number for that location. Use the Echolink Links page to obtain the node number.
  2. Tune your 2 meter transceiver to the local club repeater 145.210 - offset.
  3. Listen for a current QSO. If no QSO is in progress, say your call sign followed by "Using Echolink" so that anyone preparing to use the repeater locally knows it's about to go into use.
  4. Enter the appropriate DTMF tones.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Panama City ARC Upcoming Events

The Panama City Amateur Radio Club is having an Open House on Saturday April 30th 10 AM until noon. We will have several types of stations on the air. These will include fixed HF, mobile HF, portable QRP and PSK-31. This open house will be a good time for prospective hams to visit and current hams to get on the air. Note the Florida QSO party will start at 11 AM. The location is at the Panama City Amateur Radio Clubhouse at 130 N. Church Ave Panama City, FL. Questions about this event can be sent to Greg Lane N4KGL at The club web site is

Wednesday May 4th is the next business meeting for the Panama City ARC. The location is at the Panama City Amateur Radio Clubhouse at 130 N. Church Ave Panama City, FL. All hams and those interested in amateur radio are welcome to attend. A regular membership to the club is $20.

The Panama City ARC will support the Gulf Coast Triathlon on May 7th. Our volunteers are Greg Morrison, Kenn Handschuh, Dick Agar, Greg Lane, Dale Everly and John Koltz. Henry Mc Clain is coordinating the effort.

The Panama City ARC will give a two day class for the technician amateur radio license. This will be at the Bay County EOC June 4th and June 11th. The test will be given at the end of the second day. Registration is required by May 21st. Email panamacityarc@gmail to register. The book 2010-2014 Technician Class by Gordon West, about $21, is required a week before class. The testing fee is $14. Please help get the word out to potential new hams.

The Panama City ARC 2 Meter Net is on Mondays 7PM 145.210 no tone. All hams are welcome to check in.

Greg Lane N4KGL
Panama City ARC President