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International Police Association Radio Club

United States Section

This web site is for Amateur "HAM" radio type Law Enforcement Personnel and others interested in becoming licensed radio operators who might want to become members of our radio club group.

The Radio Club is one of many special interest groups within the IPA that enjoys the hobby of AMATEUR RADIO and the world-wide communication capabilities available for contacting fellow officers around the globe having similar interests.

The U.S section Radio Club became an official entity in 1966, and has been operating for the past

30 years as a continuous and growing group.

IPARC Nets

Unites States Section

Time
Dates
Freq
comments

1700 Z

SUN & WED

21.410 Mhz (15M)

US section net

1700 Z

SUN & WED

14.240 Mhz (20M)

Alternate Freq.

1715 Z

SUN & WED

7.175 Mhz (40M)

Alternate Freq.

1700 Z

FRIDAY

7.175 Mhz

West & East Coast Net

0300 Z

SUN & TUE.

3.850 Mhz

West & East Coast Net

1615 Z

MON. - FRI.

147.270 Mhz

Los Angeles 2M net

1500 Z

MON/ WED/ FRI

7200 Mhz

East Coast net

CANADA

1700 Z

SATURDAY

21.410 Mhz

Alt. Freq. 14.240 Mhz

U.K.
1900 Z SUNDAY 3.760 Mhz 1800Z in summer
1930 Z SUNDAY (LOCAL) 144.350 Mhz 1800Z in summer

GERMANY

1645 Z THURSDAY 3.680 Mhz
1000 Z SUNDAY 7.184 Mhz
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
0030 Z
SUN & WED
14.240Mhz
THE NETHERLANDS

2000 Z TUESDAY 3.690 Mhz
2000 Z TUESDAY (LOCAL) 145.425 Mhz NORTHERN
2015 Z TUESDAY (LOCAL) 145.425 Mhz EASTERN
2030 Z TUESDAY (LOCAL) 145.425 Mhz SOUTHERN
2045 Z TUESDAY (LOCAL) 145.425 Mhz WESTERN
IRELAND
2100 Z MONDAY 3.680 Mhz
ALL EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

1100 THURSDAY 14.240 Mhz OR 14.245 Mhz
AUSTRIA

2100 Z TUESDAY 3.680 Mhz
2200 Z TUESDAY (LOCAL) 3.680 Mhz
0800 Z SUNDAY 3.680 Mhz
SOUTH AFRICA
1700 Z THURSDAY 14.240 Mhz OR 14.245 Mhz
JAPAN POLICE CLUB
0100 Z SUN (SAT IN USA) 21.410 Mhz If you can't break in on SSB
1100 Z DAILY 14.150 Mhz try CW
2000 Z DAILY 14.150 Mhz
FRANCE
0730 Z 7.040 Mhz Awards Mgr. F5LUT
0730 Z 7.060 Mhz
IPARC President

Will Dennis  W1WA  Box 463

Sanbornville, NH  03872 USA

IPARC Vice President

Bill Needham, K1WN

62 Peach ST.Braintree, Mass. 02184

E Mail: k1wn@aol.com

IPARC (US SECTION) E MAIL Manger

Edward C Anders W1PD

E Mail : w1pd@aol.com

IPARC SEC / TREAS

Frank Dlugokinski, WA1ECA

E Mail: fdugo@snet.net

IPARC Awards Mgr.

Rob Faulkner W6RF

3066 Lake Barkley Rd. Henderson, NV 89052

702 614 5915

E Mail: w6rf@cox.net

IPARC Contest

Waiting on results for 2007

Two annual contest are organized by the club, one by the USA section, on the first weekend in May and the other by the German Section on the first weekend in November, each year. I addition the Italian police arrange the ARFoPI Contest in October. (Please check websites listed later for additional information.)

The contests are designed to enhance the opportunity for grater contact between IPA radio amateurs and to assist participants to gain the IPARC Awards. All radio amateurs and SWL’s are welcome to participate.

The USA Section 2007 Contest : May 5th & 6th

Saturday, May 5th CW 1400 Z to 2000 Z
Sunday, May 6th SSB 1400 Z to 2000 Z

Categories:

1) Single Operator

2) Multi Operator

3) Short Wave Listener

Rules :

1) Points in each mode or category must not be added together

2) Multipliers are the 50 United States worked with an IPARC station / IPARC Club Station / IPARC 1X1

Station

3) A State may be used as a multiplier only once

4) US IPARC home call and it's US IPARC Club station call OR it's 1X1 call may be logged (If the station

has both a club call and a 1X1 call, only one of these can be counted.

5) Each station can be worked once in each mode

6) The CW and SSB Contests are separate contests.

Points:

Non-IPARC stations worked - 1point

Non-us IPARC station worked - 2 points

US IPARC station worked - 5 points

Any IPARC Club Station worked - 10 points

US 1X1 Station (e.g.W1A) worked - 20 points

For US IPA stations wishing to obtain a 1X1 call sign for 2007 go to the ARRL web site and navigate to the 1X1 Section. The name of our event is "The US IPARC Annual Celebration". The start date is 23 April 2007, and the end date is 7 May 2007. Check to see if the 1X1 call you desire is available for this period. You may want to have a second choice ready. Once you receive confirmation, print the letter. This verifies your authority to use the 1X1 for the dates specified.

All contest entries go to and must be received by June 30, 2007:

Attn: Contest IPARC 2007

4828 Elm

Newport, Michigan 48166

Links to related sites:

International Police Association Radio Club - Canada

International Police Association Radio Club - Netherlands

International Police Association Radio Club - Denmark

International Police Association Radio Club - Slovenia

International Police Association Radio Club - Germany

International Police Association Radio Club - France

International Police Association

ARRL

Member's Adventures and updates
In the fall of 2000 Clarence Kerous W9AAZ ventured off to the Caribbean, Guadaloupe to be exact with four fellow hams on a DXpedition. Click here for story and photos
Here is Mike Zane (N6ZW) hard at work on his QSO's while vacationing in Little Bay, St Maarten Island, summer of 1999. Mike worked over 100 QSO's ,worked 22, countries, 26 states, and 32 IPARC members.

Click here for photos and story of Mike's Vacation in St toimas, US Virgin Islands in March of 2001

Feel like getting away? This is how Dick Postma (KO6DL) spent the summer of 1999, kayaking down the Yukon River for 1350 miles. Dick was kayak mobil for much of the way. Note the Outbacker antenna provided by Alex Dutkewych (VE3IPA) Dick was able to stay in touch with his wife, Leona (KE6GUA) with the help of the Alaska Pacific Net. This photo was taken in Yukon Charlies Nat Park. Radio station was a Icom 706, Outbacker antenna, two Power Station batteries, and a Uni-Solar USF-11 Solar Panel. ( click here for story)
It has been brought to the attention of IPARC members of the amateur radio Echolink software. After downloading the software you fill out a short questionaire which will be used to verify that you are a licensed amateur radio operator. Once you are confirmed as a licensed operator you then will see a screen with all of the hams that are on line at that time. Mere'ly click on any name and you will be connected. You can then have a QSO with out any interference of any sort. This system is also linked with several repeators through out the world, one of which is operated and hosted by Jim W2COP in New York. This link is located down in the conference server section of the screen and is labled *PUBSAFTY*.

To download the software go to http://www.echolink.org

All that is needed is a computer with sound card and a computer mic.

I have tried the program and find it to be very interesting and useful, maybe not for the purest, but in these times of bad band condition it is great. Note: You may have firewall issuse in the beginning but this can be resolved easly. Give it a look see and send me a email with your comments, lots of option with such a program.

Dick Postma KO6DL

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