Membership Information

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The Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association consists of nearly 200 members, and is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in California.

Membership is available to all persons interested in Amateur radio. There is no screening process or sponsorship required to become a member. We encourage prospective members to sign up for membership at our meetings. To become a member, see the Club Secretary at any monthly meeting. Renewals and new membership-related correspondence can be mailed to the Association mailbox: P.O. Box 911, Menlo Park, CA 94026.

PAARA Membership
ARRL Membership

Dues: Individual: $20.00
Each additional family member: $6.00


  • Membership roster
    A printed membership roster, containing the names of all members, and the phone numbers and E-mail addresses of those that provide the information.
  • PAARA Newsletter
    Full members get one copy of PAARAgraphs, the club newsletter, mailed to them each month. (Family memberships do not receive additional newsletters.)
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  • $39 regular/$36 senior
  • All ARRL member benefits
  • Mailed copy of QST magazine each month
  • E-mail forwarding service
  • Access to PDFs of 1980–present QST product reviews
  • Supports the national amateur radio advocacy group


Members interested in obtaining a club badge with their name, callsign, and PAARA logo on it can purchase one for $20.  Please contact Doug Teter, KG6LWE, at any PAARA club meeting for the order form.

Life Memberships

Steve Stuntz, K6FS: Silent Key; Awarded 2007
Ron Panton, W6VG: Silent Key; Awarded 2003-07
Leslie Vickery, W6AKR: Silent Key
Joe Gomes, KB6HDC: Silent Key; Awarded 2004-05

Membership History

PAARA membership has fluctuated over the years, but might be larger now than it ever has been. According to the January 1, 1973 membership roster for the Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association (W6OTX) and Menlo Park Civil Defense Radio Club (K6YQT), which integrated themselves many years ago, the club had 70 members, including some who are still (or again) members: Dean Babcock, W6OEB; Andy Korsak, VE3FZK/W6; and John A. Cameron III (no callsign).

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