Welcome to PCARS !

The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS) is located on the central east coast of Florida in the city of Melbourne. PCARS has been in existence for over 50 years and includes more than 100 members.

PCARS club meetings take place the 2nd Monday of each month at the Victory Church in Melbourne. Coffee and Cake socializing starts at 6:45pm followed by the business meeting and program at 7:00pm. All Amateurs are invited to attend.

More About the PCARS Meeting Location

The Victory Church is located at 1050 Cypress Avenue (set back from the corner of Cypress Ave. and Eau Gallie Blvd) in Melbourne (Just one block west of U.S. 1). The building once housed an A&P supermarket and later a bank (so it doesn't really look like a typical church building). The Church rents space for meetings to groups like PCARS and also houses a fitness center. The entrance to the PCARS meeting room is in the middle part of the building. You may park anywhere in the large lot on the east side of the building. The Lat Long is 28.128362, -80.631872 (or 28 degrees 7 minutes, 42.1032 seconds North and 80 degrees, 37 minutes, 54.7392 seconds) and is located in grid square EL98qd.

The 2019 ARRL Field Day will be June [watch this space]


PCARS operates Field Day (W4MLB) at the Melbourne Fire Training Center



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


Technician Class (ended 4/12/2018)

General Class (ended 4/11/2018)


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 the ARRL Ham Radio Technician or General License Manual is required text.


Pictures of the damage to the PCARS

 Club Station Tower


Pictures of Club Station Trailer Installation

Pictures by W4EIP



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