Due to the CoronaVirus our in-person General and EmComm meetings have been cancelled for the immediate future. 
We are conducting all our meetings online via ZOOM.  See Upcoming Events below.

Most recent Club updates:
At November’s General Meeting we conducted our annual Board of Directors ElectionMark Harnetiaux, N6WBC,  Catherine Renteria KM6ZMN and  Alan Cobb, KM6ZMM were elected to our board.  On the following Monday November 30 the board chose officers and committee chairs.  The GTARC Board of Directors for 2021 is below:

President:         Mark Harnetiaux, N6WBC

First VP:             Harry Pollak, KJ6PCW 

Second VP:      Paul Miller, KI6ZZC 

Secretary:        Catherine Renteria KM6ZMN

Treasurer:        Fred Bartz, K8GBA


Raymond Addington, AJ6NY

George Taylor, KJ6GT

David Dunckel, W6UCI      

Alan Cobb, KM6ZMM

Compliance Officer:           Fred Bartz, K8GBA

FCC Repeater Trustee:    Harry Pollak, KJ6PCW


We were asked to participate in a regional EmComm drill on Saturday (10/17/20) by Bob Turner W6RHK, ARES ORG Section Leader. 
At 10:17 am  Fred Bartz, K8GBA,  started the drill by calling CQ, CQ, CQ.  Once he has established control of the repeater he began a standard GTARC net check-in process. Fred came back to each check-in asking for the following information:
1.  Call Sign
2. Location : General Location is OK. I.E. South Temecula, Wildomar, French Valley, Wine Country etc.
3. Radio: Handheld, Mobile or Base Station
4. Status:  Available for EmComm Operations or Not Available for EmComm Operations (This is only a drill but please respond in the affirmative if you would physically be able to pass traffic if this were in fact an emergency)

Fred collated this information and passed it on to Bob Turner W6RHK via the ARES 440 repeater on Box Springs Mountain. The goal for this drill is to see how effective we could be at moving information around the Section. 
This Simulated Emergency Test commenced promptly at 10:17 am and 14 GTARC members participated.  Well done club!

GTARC is now able to receive online dues payments and donations via Zelle! Check our membership page for details.


Check the GTARC Calendar under the Calendar tab above.  All our Nets, Events and Meeting Information is updated regularly.  If you’d like an event posted send a request to gtarcw6gtr@gmail.com


 Upcoming Events By Date:

1.  . The next EmComm event has been scheduled for November 14th

Dear GTARC members,
At our August General Meeting George Taylor WJ6GT gave us an overview of his EMComm drills the next will be held on, November 14th
Tomorrow’s drill is fully staffed with participants but we encourage all members to listen in to follow the drill.  This SIMPLEX Drill has been designed to not only provide valuable communication information but to allow members to get signed off on their EmComm task books as net control operators.  Participants check-in at 07:45 via the Elsinore Peak Repeater (144.895 – PL Tone 156.7) then QSY to the simplex frequency of 146.550 for the actual drill.

Remember, unless you are a confirmed participant this drill is a listen in only event.
GTARC plans to run these drills on a monthly basis until all of our members have been able to participate.  You can click HERE to watch George’s General Meeting presentation.

If you would like to participate in future drills please contact George Taylor WJ6GT at: GWRMT@msn.com


2.  The next General Meeting will be November 24. Online via ZOOM only. 

Time:   07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 Subject:   GTARC Board of Directors election.  
After the election we will have three additional presentations:

1. Harry Pollak, KJ6PCW will give a brief presentation on “bonding” and ground issues in mobile installations.

2. Mark Harnetiaux, N6WBC will do a presentation on the Solar Cycle and Space Weather and how they affect radio propagation.
3. David Dunckel, W6UCI will give us a quick overview on getting the most out of our website and hold a discussion on what additional resources we could include on the site.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 738 410 683

Password now required: 146805

3. December Installation Meeting: 
As you may have expected we will not be able to meet for our annual Christmas / Installation dinner due to the Covid restrictions in the County.
We will however have a short meeting on Saturday, December 5 at 10 am to formally induct the new board and it’s officers for 2021.
Hopefully we will be able to put together a lunch or dinner for the whole club in the first few months of 2021.

GTARC W6GTR is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: GTARC December Installation Meeting
Time: Dec 5, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 838 8904 5152
Passcode: 146805
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Join Us On The Radio

Daily Net by Judy Dean, NB6J
Time: 7:45 AM, daily
Repeater: Keller Peak (KE6TZG)
Frequency: 146.385 +
PL Tone: 146.2

Simplex frequencies:
146.550 FM and 
52.540 FM

Repeaters (W6GTR):

2M (146) Frequency 1: 146.805 (-600khz) PL 100
70CM (440) Frequency 2: 446.600 (-5Mhz)  PL 100
1.25CM (220) Frequency 3: 224.600 (−1.6 MHz) PL 100

GTARC sponsors several radio nets

Wednesdays 8:00 PM 28.360 MHz USB NCS – Duane Wheeler (N6DSC)

1st Wednesday 7:30PM  52.540 MHz FM Simplex NCS – David Shaw (KE6UPI)
3rd Wednesday 7:30PM  52.540 MHz FM Simplex NCS – John McDermott (KJ6UNC)


Monday 6:00PM  Mad Scientist Tech Net – 146.805 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Mark Harnetiaux, N6WBC – A great net for anyone who likes to build things, fix stuff or take stuff apart.  

Wednesday 9:00AM – 146.805 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Paul Miller (KI6ZZC) or other scheduled Net Control

Thursdays  7:30PM –  146.805 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Chuck Carriker (KM6UXR)

Following 70CM Weekly 224.600 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Harry Pollak (KJ6PCW)


Monday 9:00AM – 446.600 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS -Alan Cook
(KG6TGF) or other scheduled Net Control 

Following 2M Weekly 446.600 MHz FM (-) PL 100.0 NCS – Harry Pollak (KJ6PCW) 

Don’t have a License or need help with repeaters? Go to Classes & Training

Recent Events


This was the first year that Werner and Sheri Vavken hosted our Field day event and it was a huge success. we had awesome weather, a 360 degree view and a great deal of contesting took place. there was 79 members and guest’s total who came up and shared in the great food, mentoring, contesting, …

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The following images are from the clubs Winter Field day event in January 2020 There was four of us who stayed overnight We managed 206 contacts, working 80M, 40M & 20M 42 states worked / 4 Countries A combined claimed score of 5,736 We used www.n3fjp.com logging software. Thank you to Phil Wells, AF6AV for …

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