Welcome to the Home of the Desert RATS

Upcoming events

Monthly Club Meetings are located at  the Palm Springs Civic Yard, 425 N. Civic Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

The October 21 meeting will be on NBEMS. How to use your HT and a laptop computer to send text files to someone during an emergency. More Details in the Newsletter.

Technician Class begins October 27Take a look at the Classes Link on the left.

The November 18 meeting will be presented by Dr. Joan Fryxell from the Geological Sciences department at Cal State San Bernardino.  She will be presenting on natural disasters and dispelling some of the myths surrounding them and some other fun information.

There is no meeting in December.

We encourage everyone to listen to the National Traffic System NETS. They are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 PM on the PAPA Repeater system. Repeater is 445.640 Neg offset PL 107.2 If you have D-Star the repeater is 447.140. We will be having a presentation latter in the season on NTS.

Take a look at Los Angeles NTS Section. Read the part on the webpage about NTS Online Training to get started. It will help you understand the presentation latter on in the season.


Monday nights at about 6:30 PM we have a playing of Amateur Radio Newsline and then at 7:00 PM all are welcome to join the weekly NET.  At 7:30 PM we have a friendly informal chat on 10 Meters at 28.454 MHz.

Check out the classes section for our latest class.  The next class starts Monday October 27.


Members of the Desert RATS club try our best to live by this code at all times.

The Radio Amateur Is:

* CONSIDERATE…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

* LOYAL…offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

* PROGRESSIVE…with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and knowledge above reproach.

* FRIENDLY…slow and patient operating when requested; friendly
advise and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

* BALANCED…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

* PATRIOTIC…station and skill always ready for service to country
and community.