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.
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!
The next meeting of the Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday 21 February 2019 at 1900 at the St. Christopher Church in Joshua Tree. 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 7 March 2019 at 1800 PDT.
The 15th annual Yuma Hamfest and the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention will be held February 15-16, 2019. For further information, please visit http://www.yumahamfest.org/.
Yucca Valley *
W6BA repeater on 146.790 MHz (- shift, 136.5).
29 Palms *
W6BA repeater on 147.060 MHz (+ shift, 136.5).
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.
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.