Important LARC News

-The new W4ABP Bridgecom repeater continues to have intermittent issues. We are working with Bridgecom to get this resolved.


Upcoming Activities

July 2019 Club Meeting

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 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.

LARC Weekly Net

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

Breakfast Bunch  

Every Saturday - Breakfast - 8:30 am
Saturday June 29: Lorettas, 4305 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood, 30566.

Saturday July 6: Long Street Cafeteria, 405 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville, 30501.

Saturday July 13: Weezie's Kitchen - 4147 Cleveland Hwy, Ste 100, Gainesville, Georgia 30506

Saturday July 20: Curts Cafeteria, 3440 Branch Road, Flowery Branch 30542, across from Quick Trip on Mundy Mill Road.

Saturday July 27: Rabbit Town Cafe, 2415 Old Cornelia Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30507

LARC Equipment Auction  

To Be Determined

McEver Storage
5140 McEver Road
Oakwood, GA  30566

An auction of used club equipment and supplies that are no longer needed.

2019 ARRL Field Day

Saturday June 22 - Sunday June 23, 2019

200 Spring St.
Clermont, GA 30527

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!

 It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar. 

The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. 

We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities. 

But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.


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