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Welcome to the Home of the Desert RATS


As we have done the previous few years, there will NOT be a July or an August Desert R.A.T.S. meeting. Instead, we will be meeting at

Manhattan In The Desert
Dinner at 6PM.
2665 East Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

You will receive an email blast for a reminder.

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.

Location of the Monthly Meetings

ARES Training August 2017

In August, there will be an ARES training session in Corona. New and wanna be ARES members are welcome to…

July and August Dinner at Manhattan In The Desert

As we have done the previous few years, there will not be a July or an August RATS meeting. Instead,…

Presidents Message July 2017

Field Day has come and gone and it was a great success. Well, considering the record breaking heat and the…

ARES Seminar

New and wanna be ARES members are welcome to attend. If we plan ahead, we can carpool out. We do…