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 NEW meeting location -- the Wesley United Methodist Church in West 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 NEW Meeting Location

PCARS has secured a meeting place for the next four months at the Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 2075 Meadowlane Avenue in West Melbourne.

From Wickham/Minton and US-192 go east to the traffic light - then turn right onto Meadowlane Avenue.  (The church is on your left just past the strip mall).

Google Map to New Meeting Site

We will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  Best parking is on the North side of the facility.  The South side has additional parking (all paved).


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



Are you interested in working Amateur Satellites?

This information will get you started with a little equipment and any Amateur class license.


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