Echolink is back up and running now.  Joe and I took a trip over to the host location and found that we had a dead computer.  Earnest K5EWM supplied another computer and everything is now as it should be.


If there are anymore problems with it, please let me or Joe know.



David – KF5DHY

Echolink is currently down

Please bear with us as the club Echolink is down….myself and David Keller KF5DHY plan on going out to the site tomorrow (2/22/15) to see about getting it back up and maybe looking at the setup to try to prevent any more failures with our Echolink System.  Again, I apoligize for the inconvience and hope to have it resloved soon!


Joe Pomponio

W5JAS – Club President

For Those Interested In Becoming a Ham Radio Operator

I have received several emails lately from the public showing interest in becoming a Ham Radio Operator.  First of all let me welcome all those who are browsing this page that are not members or licensed operators!  We are more than happy that you are showing interest in becoming licensed.  Ham Radio is a great hobby to enjoy and it is also a great way to assist the public as well as local, state and sometimes federal agencies in times of need.  This is probably one of the most enjoyable hobbies there is out there!  Our club meetings are the last Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Jasper Airport (AKA Bell Field).  We welcome all who wish to attend to include, licensed operators as well as non-licensed individuals who wish to learn more about ham radio or want to become licensed operators.  Our meetings are open to anyone and everyone!  So! With that said, for those of you who are browsing our page, that are interested in becoming licensed, please feel free to come to our meeting and introduce yourself!  Our club and its members have a vast wealth of knowledge into the hobby of ham radio and are more than willing to help answer your questions.  Once again, thank you for stopping by our page and showing interest, we always welcome those who want to become licensed!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using our “Contact Us” link.  We will be more than happy to answer your questions!

Joe Pomponio – K5JEP

W5JAS – Lakes Area Amateur Radio Club President

2015 Net Control List

The 2015 Net Control list has been posted above.

If at any time you would like to be net control please feel free to jump in!

Just let the current net control know!


Welcome to the new look of the Lakes Area Amateur Radio Club web page!

Keep checking this page for more features to be added soon!


The LAARC meets the last Thursday of every month at the Jasper County Airport main terminal building at 7:00pm. We invite all who are interested to attend the next meeting.  Club meetings are open the general public!  Membership information is available.


Club nets are held every Tuesday at 8:00pm on the W5JAS club repeater 147.00 – 118.8 tone and negative offset. ARES/RACES net is held monthly on the second Tuesday.  All club repeater nets are also available via Echolink Node #480827

A net is held every Wednesday on the Tech portion of the 10m band on 28.325 at 8:00pm (monitor the club repeater or this web page for any time changes)

We invite all licensed operators to check in on any of these nets.