Important LARC News

-The audio stream from W4ABP repeater that was available on Broadcastify has been taken offline for now due to high data usage at the site. Moving the system is under advisement.


Upcoming Activities

January 2020 Club Meeting

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 7:00PM

 Hall County Emergency Operations Center
470 Crescent Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501

Click here for a map of our regular meeting location!

If you have ideas for meeting programs, please send an email to
We are now meeting at the Hall County EOC.

We have decided to no longer meet for dinner before the meeting.
Listen to the Wednesday Net or check our Facebook Page to see if there are plans to meet at a local dining establishment.

Winter Field Day 2020

Hall County ARES, LARC, Forsyth, and TriCounty clubs will all be working together!  There will be 3 stations and we need plenty of operators.  Come for the contest and stay for the Chili cook off!

Location: Cherokee Bluffs Park - click for directions

Purpose: To foster Ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter for American, Canadian and DX Amateurs. Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house… get out and play some radio!!

When: Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday. For 2020, the dates are January 25th and 26th. Station set-up may commence no earlier than 1900 UTC (2pm EST) on Friday before. Station setup may consume no more than 12 hours total. How & when you schedule/spend those 12 hours is up to you.

Bands: All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters.

Modes: Any mode that can faithfully transmit the exchange intact without conversion table… CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite, etc…(note FT8 2.0 cannot)

Suggested Frequencies: (to make it easier for entrants to find each other)HF CW – 1810-1820, 3.530-3.550, 7.030-7.050, 14.035-14.055, 21.030-21.050, 28.030-28.040HF SSB – lowest 30 kHz of the US General Class Phone bands (160m- 15m), 28.400-28.425MHz (10m)6m/VHF/UHF – adjacent to, but not on, nationally recognized simplex calling channels. 

LARC and Other Nets

-Hall County ARES Net on W4ABP/R
Wednesdays @ 8:00PM
Last Net of the month on KA3JIJ/R

-LARC Weekly Net on W4ABP/R
Wednesdays @ 8:30PM

-Good Samaritan Transmitters Prayer Net on W4ABP/R
Wednesdays immediately following the LARC Net

-Dinner Bunch Net on W4ABP/R
Fridays @ 8:30PM

-YL (Young Lady) Net on W4ABP/R
First Thursday of each month @  7:00PM

Breakfast Bunch  

Every Saturday - Breakfast - 8:30 am
Locations TBD and announced on Weekly Net.


Join us every Wednesday night at 8:30PM on 146.670mHz minus offset PL tone of 131.8Hz for our weekly LARC 2M Net!