LAKES AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB…
LAARC is a group of informal folks (and a few old geezers) with an interest in Amateur (Ham) Radio.
This fun and affordable hobby offers you the opportunity to communicate both locally and world wide with other ham radio operators. Various modes may be utilized if wanted, such as voice, code, digital packet, slow scan TV, etc. It can be as simple as taking advantage of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) on an internet connected computer with no radio even required.
Amateur Radio in the United States is regulated by the FCC (Federal Communication Commission). An easily obtained inexpensive license is required to utilize the HF (High Frequency), VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency) radio bands assigned for amateur usage. There are no longer any “Morse Code” test requirements.
Contact us for further details. You are cordially invited to attend any of our monthly meetings as well. We look forward to personally meeting you!
Our Club is managed and operated as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. It was established and formed for the primary purpose to assist and serve our area governmental and emergency management, fire and law enforcement agencies with volunteer communication services as needed or requested, and in the interest of pubic safety.
Therefore, many of our members choose to participate as members (if desired) in any or all of the ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) and/or RACES (Radio Amateur civil Emergency Service) activities the club might engage in.
LAARC club meetings are held monthly on the last Thursday of each month at 7pm at the JASPER COUNTY AIRPORT Bell Field Terminal Building (off FM 777 and Hwy 190 West in Jasper)
Contact us to confirm current location. If unlicensed, FCC test study book is available to you for check out at the Jasper Public Library, courtesy of our Club.
We offer VE testing to get your license at each and every meeting. For more info, select the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page.
LAARC also participates in the annual ARRL (American Radio Relay League) nationally recognized “Field Day” events held every June.