The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Serving the Morongo Basin, associated communities and the world since 1971.

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The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club, as a non-profit organization, advances all aspects of the art and science of wireless communications to serve the public interest in the Morongo Basin, associated communities and the United States.

Our Purpose

To promote community-wide understanding of the amateur radio communications service available to the public during times of emergency or natural disaster.

To organize and train units capable of maintaining communications during emergencies as a public service.

To promote interest and proficiency in amateur radio communications with respect to improving operating and technical skills.

To conduct activities and programs to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in our community.

To promote radio science as a creative, exploratory endeavor of scientific research and development within the ham radio context. Areas of interest include but are not limited to such aspects as propogation, digital communications, satellite communication, the blending of Internet and radio, electronic theory, microwave communications and exotic phenomenon such as Long Delayed Echos.

To have fun with Amateur Radio!


What's Happening

The regular meeting of the Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday 18 April 2019 at 1900 at the St. Christopher Church in Joshua Tree. All are welcome - you do not have to be a club member or a licensed radio amateur to attend. There will also be a meeting of the club's Board of Directors at 1730.

Next Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) meeting is on Thursday 2 May 2019 at 1800 PDT.

The Forum has been taken down due to a general lack of interest and as many as one thousand spam hits a day.

Coming in September 2019 - Harvey Houses on the Air. You can sit in the parking lot and activate a Harvey House (And of course, you can arrange to do it in the original place as well!) You can just search for the Harvey Houses on the air that day as well. You can learn more here:
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HHOTA2019
On qsl.net at https://www.qsl.net/vcara/



Yucca Valley *
W6BA repeater on 146.790 MHz (- shift, 136.5).

29 Palms *
W6BA repeater on 147.060 MHz (+ shift, 136.5).

Landers *
WB6CDF repeater on 447.580 MHz (- shift, 173.8).

* Linked Repeaters

These are open repeaters. You do not have to be a club member to use them.


General Information

The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club holds a monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 1900 Pacific. The meetings are held at the St. Christopher of the Desert Church (61261 Sunburst Drive) meeting hall in Joshua Tree, California. Take Sunnyhill Road south from Highway 62 (Sunnyhill Road is next to the Hi Desert Playhouse), then turn east on Sunburst Drive. The meeting hall is the first building on the right hand (south) side of the road.

Membership is not required (though certainly encouraged) - all licensed hams and those interested in ham radio are invited to attend. Membership is $10 for Active Duty Military, $15 Individual and $20 Family annually. Membership form can be found here. Donations are also gratefully accepted and are used to further the club's amateur radio activities.

Members organize amateur radio events such as Field Day in June and Boy Scout Jamborees. Our local communities use our services frequently for communications during events such as Grubstake Days, Pioneer Days, races, and the Veteran’s Day parade. The need for operators for these events will be publicized on the club net.

A club net is held each Tuesday at 1900 Pacific on the linked repeater system. Though always encouraged, you do not have to be a club member to be a net member.

If you are interested in official emergency communications and training, the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) group conducts a net at 1915 Pacific each Monday on the linked repeater system.