What is PERC?
In short, PERC, the Puna Emergency Radio Club, is An Amateur Radio Club created to interface the ham community through local, state, and Federal agencies to enhance support for Emergency Communications and Community Resiliency. To support the local ham community with fellowship, group activities, amateur radio interests, education, support for first responders including: CERT, Neighborhood Watch, VFD, and other stakeholders in public safety and emergency communications.
PERC is made up of your neighbors. PERC is 100% PRIVATELY FUNDED and TOTALLY NONPOLITICAL!.
PERC was created to fill a need for local community resiliency. We are here to help educate and open lines of communications between all stakeholders and communities. We are here to help individuals and families alike.
What is our purpose?
- Help develop Community Resiliency
- Train, recruit, provide fellowship among amateur radio operators with a emphasis on emergency communication, including Voice, digital modes, HF-VHF-UHF
- Provide communications help, & logistic support to all stakeholders (CD, Red Cross, inter-agency; CERT, ARES, RACES), VFD, CG, CAP, Police, Nat. Guard, etc.
- Provide new infrastructure for alternative radio Communications including Amateur, Land Mobile Radio, FRS/GMRS, MURS, Itinerant Business, etc.
- To help small community Organizations like Neighborhood Watch and Homeowners associations develop their own standalone, cost effective and resilient communications systems.
Can I be part of PERC?
Everyone, regardless of radio license or membership in other organizations is eligible and invited to become part of PERC. There are radio services such as FRS (Family Radio Service) that do not need a license, and PERC can help you learn what you need to get a license if you choose to do so.
Don’t have your Amateur radio license and want to get one? A little desire to communicate, and a little time to dedicate to learning is all you need. PERC will soon be offering Amateur Radio training to anyone interested. Please check this site and our Yahoo group website for more details.
How do I contact PERC?
- Join our radio net held every Saturday at 6:30 PM local time on, or listen to it on your scanner. Nets are held on 146.520 MHz FM (in the 2 meter ham band)
- Send an e-mail to:email@example.com
- Come to one of our meetings. Listen to the net, or check this site for time and location.