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The JPL Amateur Radio Club is open to employees and contractors working at all Jet Propulsion Laboratory facilities including the Deep Space Communications Complexes in Australia, Spain and Goldstone California.  It operates several   communications stations and repeaters in Southern California for the benefit of licensed radio amateurs and in support of emergency communications in the event of natural or other disasters.

The club was first formed in 1958 as the JPL Amateur Radio Society largely through the efforts of Dr. Henry L. Richter, W6VZA, with the intent of furthering interest in Amateur Radio at the Laboratory.  Notable early activities included handling radio traffic during the flight of Explorer I, the JPL constructed artificial satellite first orbited by the United States that year. 

A PDF copy of the club by-laws can be accessed here: Club By-Laws

JPL ARC Club Officers for 2014

Title Name Callsign
President Steve Townes WB4ILW
Vice President Courtney Duncan N5BF
Secretary Rob Smith W6GRV
Treasurer Chuck Sarture KG6NF
Director at Large Jim Marr AA6QI
W6VIO Trustee Rob Smith W6GRV

 W6JPL Trustee

 Eric Archer

N6CV

WR6JPLTrustee Jim Lux W6RMK
WR6AZN Trustee Bill Wood W6FXJ
Emergency Communications Manager Christopher Carson KE6ABQ

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Amateur Radio Club
Post Office Box 842
La Canada, California 91012

w6vio@arrl.net

Updated:July 4, 2014