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Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club

Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club

Contact Information

Club Name:
Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:
Marcel Stieber AI6MS
Daytime Phone:
(805) 756-2737

Basic Information

Call Sign:
Annual Report:
Oct 17th 2023
Meeting Time:
Bi-weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 PM (see website calendar for current schedule
Meeting Place:
Cal Poly Campus, Bldg 20, San Luis Obispo, CA
Affiliation Date:
Jul 22nd 1980
General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, School or Youth Group
Services Offered:
Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, License Test Sessions, Repeater

The California Polytechnic State University Amateur (Ham) Radio Club (CPARC) has a long tradition of communications service on campus and in the community of San Luis Obispo. The club was founded in 1947, making the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club the second oldest club on campus.

The club's website is:

Our club station, W6BHZ, is equipped with high frequency radio transceivers capable of worldwide communications. The station also acts as a San Luis Obispo County Emergency Communications Center, as it is fully equipped with emergency power and radio equipment to support various public safety agencies in the event of a disaster. The club trains routinely with local agencies in mock-disaster situations, and has provided emergency communications during the Highway 41 Fire, the Loma Prieta earthquake, and other disasters both local and statewide. The club also supports other, non-emergency events such as bicycle races, triathlons, and parades. Club radio operators maintain communications both for event logistics and medical emergencies. The club maintains a repeater system to extend the range of handheld radios for club members and other licensed amateur radio operators in the San Luis Obispo area.

Amateur radio is a hobby that attracts a wide range of people interested in all facets of radio communications. Involvement in amateur radio allows people to practice their public speaking skills as well as the advancement of one’s knowledge of radio theory, electronics, and emergency management. The Cal Poly philosophy is “Learn by Doing,” and involvement in the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club embraces this philosophy to its fullest.


Club Statistics

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Voting Members:
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Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club Officers

  • Marcel Stieber AI6MS


    Marcel Stieber AI6MS

  • Ryan M. Jacoby KN6REG


    Ryan M. Jacoby KN6REG

  • Hunter R. Herring-Alderete KN6RJA


    Hunter R. Herring-Alderete KN6RJA

  • Ethan Y. Kita KN6FIW


    Ethan Y. Kita KN6FIW

  • Michael Mazzola KN6RJK

    Vice President

    Michael Mazzola KN6RJK


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