Member Login:


Articles of Association:


EARS Officers
for 2021:

Bud HennessyEl Presidente.

Vice President:
Dan RadulescuPresident of Vice.

Matt TuckerSecret Squirrel.

Roger HicksTreasure Hunter.

Emergency Services

McKenzie JacksonEmergency dudette.

Officers at Large:
Jo AshleyLarge Officer 1.

Mike HightowerLarge Officer 2.

Tom StanfordLarge Officer 3.

Dirk ReschlyLarge Officer 4.

Vivian Wentworth-KitsonLarge Officer 5.

Past President:
John McNellyEx Presidente.

Steve VennerSpider's Web.

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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.

Many EARS members actively participate in various Emergency Communication activities which take place throughout the year.

Probably the largest being the ARRL Field day held annually on the 4th full weekend in June...


Details of this and other EARS events throughout the year can be found in the following calendar:

Next Meeting: Thursday, 14th October 2021.


Our next Zoom meeting is scheduled to be on Thursday, 14th October 2021.

The October presentation will be about Emergency Power Backup: Ham Edition, and will be given by our very own Matt Tucker, N6EAJ.


October is typically the beginning of Santa Ana winds and sometimes brings SDG&E public safety power shutoffs.

Matt will talk about preparation from flashlights and batteries, to inverters and generators and even a whole home power backup.

Powering and operating your ham station during a power outage will also be covered.

It doesn't take a lot of money to have basic power outage supplies.

Come join our Zoom Meeting at 7 p.m. to find out more!

In addition to our monthly Zoom meetings, EARS will also hold a weekly net for its members and other local amateur radio operators who want to check in for updates, and to learn how other members are coping during the COVID-19 crisis.

For more details, you may contact Rob Kitson at: ki6sbl@yahoo.com

We look forward to hearing you all on the air!

Previous Meeting Presentations.

If you were unable to make any of the previous club meetings, simply click on the following link to view the previous Meeting Presentations.

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 Badges:


If you would like an EARS badge with your own name and call sign engraved on it (similar to the one shown on the right), simply click on the following link:

Badge order form.

The cost of the badge varies betweem $9.00 and $10.50 depending on style:

For an additional $6.00, they will mail the badge to you.

Once the badge has been ordered, the engravers will contact you for payment information and to find out whether you want it mailed or not.

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:

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 can be found here.

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