Meeting reminder. The Ascension Amateur Radio Club is registered as a c 3 non-profit organization of people who share a common interest in the advancement of amateur radio, community service, scientific education and emergency communications. Club meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month at local. Meeting dates and locations can change so check the newsletter or our website for more information. Anyone interested in the amateur radio hobby is welcome to attend. We operate several repeaters in the Ascension Parish area. To learn more about our repeaters please click here.
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Amateur radio , also known as ham radio , is the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport , contesting , and emergency communication. The term "amateur" is used to specify "a duly authorised person interested in radioelectric practice with a purely personal aim and without pecuniary interest;"  either direct monetary or other similar reward and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting , public safety such as police and fire , or professional two-way radio services such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc. The amateur radio service amateur service and amateur-satellite service is established by the International Telecommunication Union ITU through the Radio Regulations.
We are a civic minded group with a passion for community service. Many of us participate in other areas of our communities in addition to sharing our love of amateur radio with others. Our charter and bylaws mandate that we provide and promote amateur radio education by providing novice and advanced training to our fellow citizens. As part of our commitment, our organization builds, maintains, and grows the Columbia Pacific Amateur Radio Network, a group of linked radio repeaters owned by SEARC, that serves the coastal communities of Clatsop County. The Columbia Pacific Amateur Radio Network is the foundation of amateur radio in Clatsop County and is one resource used by the Emergency Operations Center at Camp Rilea as a method to collect and disseminate information during emergencies.