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PAPA Membership is $125 per year and provides full access to the PAPA System and all of its resources. This is a one year subscription membership (the default option is auto-renewal).

PayPal accepts payments with a credit card, linked bank account, or PayPal balance. If you are signing up for a subscription (auto-renewal), you will need to connect the payment to an existing or new PayPal account. A PayPal account is optional if you are signing up for a one-time payment. In other words, you can fund the membership any way you choose, but you are required to have a PayPal account if you want automatic renewals.

Payment can be made by check or through the PayPal Payment Gateway (the Gateway allows payment with a credit card or PayPal account). Although you can pay by check, the website won't know you paid until the check is received and the bookkeeper updates the website, which can take weeks. Payment through the PayPal Gateway puts your membership into a Pending Approval state and is usually approved within a day or two.

If you elect to pay by check, send the check to:

PAPA System
P. O. Box 373
San Marcos, CA 92079-0373

Please put your callsign and “PAPA Membership” on the memo line.


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PAPA System Terms of Use

PAPA is a wide-area Amateur Radio system serving Southern California. As a Member, you are an ambassador of the PAPA System specifically and Amateur Radio in general. You have an obligation to conduct yourself on-air in a manner which reflects good Amateur Radio etiquette and according to the guidelines of the PAPA System and the following Terms of Use.

As a condition of joining the PAPA System you acknowledge and agree to the following Terms of Use:

  • You agree to:
    • Identify your station in accordance with FCC regulations.
    • Pause between transmissions to allow others access to the repeater system.
    • Break for emergency traffic.
    • Be welcoming and respectful to all amateurs on the System.
    • Refrain from conversations regarding politics or religion.
    • Not talk negatively about individuals or organizations at any time.
    • Only engage in conversation appropriate for the general public.
    • Maintain civility and refrain from offensive language.
    • Always uphold the best traditions of the Amateur Radio Service.
  • You have read and will abide by the PAPA System Smooth Operator best practices guide and the ARRL Amateur Radio Code of Conduct. You have read the PAPA System Privacy Policy.

Failure to operate in compliance with the above Terms of Use may result in the revocation of your membership in the PAPA System.