Important LARC News

Our W4ABP 146.670 Repeater is QRV again! Pictures of the antenna replacement will be on our Facebook Page. All nets will resume on the W4ABP machine. Thanks to Ron Olexa - KA3JIJ for the use of the 145.310 machine while we were QRT.


Welcome to the Lanierland Amateur Radio Club web site. For over 50 years, LARC has served the community in Hall and surrounding counties in Georgia. Originally called the Lanierland VHF Society, the club was renamed Lanierland Amateur Radio Club in the 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 Disaster Relief work with affiliations with Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), the American Red Cross, Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief, the Southern Baptist Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Medical Reserve Corps and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 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! If you are already a HAM, we extend an open invitation to visit with us at our regular club meetings.

LARC Club Meetings:
The last Tuesday of each month @ 7:00PM
in the Community Room at:

United Community Bank
3785 Mundy Mill Rd
Oakwood, GA 30564
(next door to Pizza Hut)

Click here for map of meeting location

Each month we feature a guest speaker or program presenting Amateur Radio topics!


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