Peace Country Amateur Radio Club is the largest Amateur Radio club in the Peace Country region. Our members extend from Grande Prairie to Valleyview to Beaverlodge and beyond. We are active in our community through our many events, and are always excited to welcome new members. We are actively involved with Radio Amateurs Canada (RAC) who are the voice of Canadian Radio Amateurs.
We have been active in the Peace Country for many years. Many of our members have been Ham Radio enthusiasts for decades and have seen how the radio communications industry has grown and changed over the years.
Our Member’s Achievements and Awards
One of our most designated members: Earle Smith, was inducted into the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2012. Earle Smith was an active Radio Amateur since 1948 and served as President of RAC from 2003 to 2007. He set up the amateur radio station at the Canadian Forces Station Alert VE8RCS in Nunavut (near the North Pole). Earle was a passionate Canadian Amateur and a loyal supporter of the Amateur Service in Canada and internationally.
At the presentation, the RAC presented the plaque to his wife Barbara , his daughter Heather and his son Ian. This was a huge accomplishment, and we are proud that it was given to one of our amazing members. May he rest in peace.
Our Club Station
The Peace Country Amateur Radio club has a club station in the Grande Prairie Museum in remembrance of Robert M. Field (VE6WB). The station is maintained and operted using members of the PCARC. Come on down to see how Amateur Radio works and have some fun learning about radio communications in Grande Prairie.