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The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS) resides on the central east coast of Florida in the city of Melbourne. PCARS has been in existence for over 50 years and presently includes over 100 members. PCARS club meeting take place the 2nd Monday of each month. The meetings are held at the Victory Church in Melbourne. Coffee and Cake starting at 6:45PM followed by the meeting at 7:00PM. All Amateurs are invited to attend. (SEE NOTE BELOW)



 PCARS Club Meeting are held in the Victory Church building, 1050 Cypress Ave Melbourne FL 32935

The building is on the corner of Cypress and Eau Gallie Blvd. It was at one time a A&P Super Market and later a Bank of America. Presently it is run by the Church which rents it out for meeting to other groups. It has a hugh parking lot so the building is set far back from the corner. The part of the building closest to Eau Gallie Blvd is a gym called "Cross Fit". The entrance to the meeting room is in the mid section of the building. You may park in any of the parking slots on the east side of the building. The Lat Long is 28.128362, -80.631872. The Lat Long is also 28 degrees 7 minutes, and 42.1032 seconds North and 80 degrees 37 minutes 54.7392 West It resides in grid square EL98qd.

  The meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Social Time with coffee and cake starting at 6:45pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm.



Ham Radio License classes are open to everyone from the age of 10 to 100.


Technician Class statrts 2/22/2018  and ends on 4/12/2018

There will be 8 sessions every Thursday.


General Class starts 2/7/2018 and ends 4/11/2018

There will be 10 sessions every Wednesday.

Pre register required: Yes
Fee: None
Pre Study required: No
Class Type: Traditional
Exam offered: No
Sponsoring Club/Org: Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society
Instructor: K3DC
Contact: Bill Carrigan K3DC
Phone: (321) 725-1533
Email: k3dc@arrl.net
Location: WFIT Broadcast Center, 2950 Science Circle
Melbourne, FL 32901
Additional Information: Class is free, but A.R.R.L. Ham Radio Technician or General License Manual, is required text.


Pictures of the damage to the PCARS

 Club Station Tower



PCARS Field Day was June 24 & 25, 2017

PCARS Field Day (W4MLB) was held at the

Melbourne Fire Training Center

Melbourne, Florida.

   No PICTURES of 2017 FIELD DAY were received.






Pictures of Club Station Trailer Installation

Pictures by W4EIP



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