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Articles of Association:


EARS Officers
for 2018:

John McNellyEl Presidente.
(858) 449-3326

Vice President:
Bud HennessyPresident of Vice.
(760) 803-1866

Matt TuckerSecret Squirrel.
(760) 839-1205

Mike BohananTreasure Hunter.
(973) 722-8460

Emergency Services

McKenzie JacksonEmergency dudette.
(760) 440-5471

Officers at Large:
Jo AshleyLarge Officer 1.
(760) 741-2560

Mike HightowerLarge Officer 2.
(858) 382-4041

Tom StanfordLarge Officer 3.
(760) 703-1114

Dirk ReschlyLarge Officer 4.
(760) 743-5839

Vivian Wentworth-KitsonLarge Officer 5.
(760) 715-2876

Past President:
John MusselmanPast It.
(760) 747-5303

Harry A. HodgesAll in the past.
(760) 743-4212

Steve VennerSpider's Web.
+44 (0)1895 636099

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Welcome to the web site of the Escondido Amateur Radio Society.

The Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS) is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization of educational benefit to amateur radio operators, and others interested in amateur radio within Escondido and surrounding areas.

Membership is affordable, come join the fun!

Please feel free to browse this website for information on EARS activities past & present, and other general information on amateur radio.

You are also welcome to join the discussion groups on Facebook, Yahoo! and Google - links are provided at the bottom of this page.

See below for meeting and membership details, or click on the following quick links...

If you are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator, or wish to find out more about what you have to do, click the following link for more details.

For anyone wishing to take their amateur radio test, or upgrade their current licence - There is a Volunteer Exam session in Escondido on the last Saturday of each month. Click the following link for more details.

EARS events throughout the year can be found in the following calendar:

Next Meeting: Geosynchronous ham radio satellite update, by Michelle Thompson (W5NYV).


On Thursday May 10th, Michelle Thompson, W5NYV will talk about a geosynchronous ham radio satellite that is going in service.

Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, will be giving the presentation on the AMSAT Phase 4 ground terminal development, which is an open source implementation of the DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X protocols for amateur radio terrestrial and space use.

DVB stands for Digital Video Broadcast. It's a large family of high quality completely free widely used and widely implemented digital communications standards.

S stands for satellite, and 2 for second generation.

The X is an extension that added very low signal-to-noise (SNR) and very high SNR codes and modulations to DVB-S2.

Almost all of the commercial satellites out there use this protocol at very wide bandwidths.

As always with Michelle's presentations, this promises to be very interesting - We hope to see you all there!

Membership details:


Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st. The fees are shown below.

Regular membership:

Family membership:

You can join (or renew) online using Paypal or a credit card by clicking on the EARS PayPal button in the Membership section on the left.

Alternatively, you can download the PDF membership form by clicking on the image of the brochure above.

It can also be found in the latest issue of 'ALL EARS', the EARS newsletter - available to download in the General section on the left.

Mail your completed application form along with your check to:

PO Box 3243,
CA 92033

EARS Documentation:

If you would like more info on membership of EARS, or on Ham Radio in general - send us an email at: membership@earsclub.org

Repeater and EARS Net information:

EARS operates 3 voice radio repeaters in the Escondido area as well as a Voice-over-IP Echo Link node 2846:

The repeaters are open to all licensed Amateurs for general use, and on Sunday evenings there is the EARS net at 8:00 p.m. local time on the 146.88 MHz repeater... Come along and say "Hello!"

Procedures for the use of the EARS repeater & Echolink can be found here.

A new EARS EchoLink User Manual will soon be available for download from the club website, so watch this space. In the mean time, please feel free to e-mail any questions to: echolink@earsclub.org.

EARS monthly meetings:

EARS Location

EARS monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting location is:

900 Canterbury Pl,
Suite 300 (third floor)
CA 92025

(just east of the Mercedes dealer at I-15 and 9th Avenue).

Talk-in is on 146.880 MHz, minus offset, PL 107.2.

The meetings are usually technical, educational or informative in nature. For a list of the proposed meeting dates and topics for this year, click on the following link:

Specific details of the next meeting can be found near the top of this web page.

Note: There are no meetings in August or December because of the EARS summer picnic and Christmas party.

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The Escondido Amateur Radio Society is affiliated to the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Many EARS members are also members of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and other agencies such as RACES & ARES.

They regularly participate in drills, and are active in assisting with communications during times of disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina, and the wild-fires that we have in California.

EARS also has pages on Facebook and Twitter, as well as messaging & discussion groups on both Yahoo! & Google.

Click on the links below to join:


Yahoo Groups

Google Groups