Membership in the JPL ARC is open to all persons regularly assigned to work at or retired from JPL, the Deep Space Network, or Caltech, and their families. A limited number of outside members are permitted if they can make a positive contribution to the club.

How To Become A Member

Contact Matt Bennett KF6RTB for more information on how to become a member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Amateur Radio Club. His lab extension is (818) 393-8200. His mail stop is 321-351. Click here for an application form. Please fill it out, print it, and deliver your application form along with your dues to Matt. Note: if you are NOT an active JPL employee or contractor, you will need to sign the waiver on the second page of the application form. Per the JPLARC Bylaws, dues are payable by the end of January each year.

We look forward to having you as a member and hope to see YOU at one of our meetings in the future!


The location of General Membership meetings is announced in prior W6VIO calling issues. A program of interest to Radio Amateurs follows a brief business session. All are welcome to attend both on lab and off lab.

World Wide Web Site

The club maintains a series of web pages that contain information about upcoming club and non-club events in Southern California, an on-line version of the newsletter “W6VIO Calling” (including archival copies of
past newsletters), a listing of club members with electronic mail addresses, information about club repeaters, packet radio operations, and archives of past club special event QSL cards. As with most web
pages the content is updated from time-to-time. The URL for the home page is: http://jplarc.ampr.org

Club Newsletter and Notices

A club newsletter, “W6VIO Calling,” is published every month and sent to all members to keep them informed about club business, plans and general information about Amateur Radio. Current club officers, license trustees and committee chairs are listed each month on the cover of “W6VIO Calling.” The club also maintains an email mailing list to keep members informed of late-breaking developments.

Training and Licensing

Novice and Technician (No Code) classes are scheduled from time to time. Upgrade classes are scheduled on an “on-demand” basis. License examinations are coordinated through a local Volunteer Examiner (VE) organization and by a group of club members who are VE’s. Watch for exam opportunities in “W6VIO Calling”.