Important LARC News

-The LARC meeting location has changed. Starting 3/26/2019 we will meet at the Hall County EOC rather than United Community Bank.

-LARC has purchased a communication trailer and is asking for donations to help get it set up.


Upcoming Activities

March 2019 Club Meeting
Tuesday, March 26, 2019  7:00PM

 United Community Bank
3785 Mundy Mill Rd.
Oakwood, GA 30566

Click here for a map of our regular meeting location!

If you have ideas for meeting programs, please send an email to
We are working with Hall County ARES to consolidate meetings.  We plan to start having the meetings at the Hall County EOC soon.  Stay tuned for more.

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

2019 Georgia QSO Party and Spring Fling

Saturday, April 13, 2019  9:00AM-9:00PM

Bolding Mill on Lake Lanier
4055 Chestatee Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30506

We have decided to combine the "Ham Fam" Spring Fling with the Geogia QSO Party due to venue scheduling issues.  That means we'll have some great food and fellowship during the QSO Party!  There will be a lot of fun activities for the whole family.

Click the image above for full GA QSO Party Rules

For radio amateurs OUTSIDE of the state of Georgia to make contacts with as many Phone and/or CW Georgia stations in as many of the 159 Georgia counties as possible. Amateurs INSIDE the state of Georgia can make contacts with everyone.


The Georgia QSO Party is held annually the second full weekend of April. There are two operating periods: 1800Z (2:00 pm EDST) Saturday until 0359Z (11:59 pm EDST) and Sunday and 1400Z (10:00 am EDST) to 2359Z. (7:59 pm EDST)


Here are the suggested frequencies where GQP activity will take place:

SSB: 1.865, 3.810, 7.190, 14.250, 21.300, 28.450, 50.135.

CW: 1.815, 3.545, 7.045, 14.045, 21.045, 28.045, 50.095.
Look for SSB activity on the hour and CW on the half hour.


GEORGIA stations- Send signal report and County abbreviation. Georgia stations should call “CQ GQP”.
NON-GEORGIA US stations- Send signal report and STATE (U.S.P.S. abbreviation).
CANADA- Send signal report and Canadian PROVINCE (ARRL Zone abbreviation).
DX- Send signal report and "DX".

LARC Weekly Net

LARC Wednesday night net on 146.670 minus offset and 131.8 PL
Time 8:30PM 

Breakfast Bunch  

Every Saturday - Breakfast - 8:00 am
Longstreet Cafe
405 Pearl Nix Parkway
Gainesville, GA  30501
Hope to see you there! 


Join us every Wednesday night at 8:30PM on 146.670mHz minus offset PL tone of 131.8Hz for our weekly LARC 2M Net!
If you have any questions or comments for LARC, please send an email to