Welcome to the Lanierland Amateur Radio Club (LARC) web site. LARC is one of oldest radio clubs in all of North Georgia and support one of the best, if not the very best repeater systems in North Georgia (Dstar, DMR, Fusion and Analog). For over 60 years, LARC has served the community in Hall and surrounding counties in Northeast Georgia promoting amateur radio and providing communications in times of emergency.  In the beginning the group was called the Lanierland VHF Society, shortly after its inception the club was renamed Lanierland Amateur Radio Club in the mid 1960's.  The Club call W4ABP was the call sign of one of the founders and Charter Members of LARC, Howard "Bo" Collins (SK) of Gainesville. We, as a club, stand ready to provide communications in times of need.  Several of our members are involved with Local, State and National Organizations (Amateur Radio Emergency Service  (ARES) , American Red Cross, Etc.) who provide communications in times of need.  Many members are also trained SKYWARN spotters and relay important weather related information directly to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia via HAM radio. This gives the NWS an outstanding “in-the-field” summary of what the weather is actually doing. This coupled with their own data, allows for storm warnings to be issued more quickly possibly saving lives. 

If you are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator, LARC can help assist in obtaining your amateur radio license.  If you are already a HAM, we extend an open invitation to visit with us at our regular club meetings and consider becoming a member of an active and exciting group of amateur radio operators.


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