PCARA
POLK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
PCARA
Polk County Amateur
Radio Association
1732 Forest Circle
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
attn: Chris Keezer KC9NVV
PCARA
President: Chris Keezer KC9NVV
N9XH Trustee: Rick Radke W9WS
FEIN 39-1830194
For club information, please contact Info@N9XH.org
The PCARA is a general interest ham radio club. We operate a VHF FM - System Fusion repeater on 147.195 (+600 KHz) pl tone 110.9 and a UHF FM - System Fusion repeater on 443.725 (+5MHz) pl tone 110.9. Our VHF repeater allows for Echolink connections, node 991104. All licensed amateurs are welcome. The repeaters are located in the central part of Polk County, WI near the town of Balsam Lake.
Many of our club members participate in annual events such as the ARRL Field Day in June. The use of Packet radio is alive and robust in our club. One of our functions is to work with our local county government and provide back-up communications during times of natural disasters. Our region of the US is susceptible to tornadoes and strong thunderstorms during the Spring and Summer months. Weather nets are often called to provide weather spotting reports to the National Weather Service.
ARRL - American Radio Relay League
The PCARA is an "Affiliated Club" of the national organization in the United States, the ARRL. Founded in 1914, the ARRL is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world with more than 160,000 members. Its mission is based on five core areas or "pillars". Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology and Membership. To learn more click the logo at the right or click here.
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Station Call Sign History

1995 - N9QFW trustee, used on repeater
2003 - AA9FW trustee, used on repeater
2003 - KC9DMY issued (03-31-03) as the PCARA club call
2007 - N9XH issued (06-09-07) as a vanity call replacing KC9DMY
2007 - N9XH (W9WS Trustee) used on our repeater
2008 - N9XH used on WIPOLK BALBBS Packet system
2009 - N9XH used on APRS (N9XH-10) station
2011 - N9XH used on Winlink RMS (N9XH-10) station
2012 - N9XH APRS station changed from -10 to -3
2013 - N9XH IRLP 3443 node available on UHF repeater
2014 - N9XH Echolink 991104 available on VHF repeater
2014 - N9XH linked to KC9NVV (Polk County to Barron County)
2015 - N9XH Yaesu System Fusion (FM/C4FM) available on VHF repeater
2015 - N9XH Yaesu System Fusion (FM/C4FM) available on UHF repeater
2015 - N9XH IRLP 3443 node deactivated
2015 - N9XH link to KC9NVV activated only during NET and SKYWARN activities
2016 - N9XH link to KC9NVV deactivated

N9XH - Polk County Amateur Radio Association - 1732 Forest Circle - Balsam Lake - WI - 54810 - Info@N9XH.org