PO Box 3022
Marble Falls, TX 78654

HLARC is a 501(c)(3) Corporation

HLARC Mission: To promote the educational, scientific and fraternal aspects of amateur radio and to serve the public interest.

Join us for Breakfast Zoom Mondays 7:30 AM.  Watch your club email for details.

Meetings in person are Cancelled due to health risks

Our Next Monthly Meeting is: Friday September 25th

When: 6:30 PM

Where:  Zoom meeting as notified by your club email

609 Industrial Marble Falls, TX 78654

Monday Rag Chews Are also Zoom meetings as notified by Dan, N5EER


Welcome to Lee Kinard, K5AVY as HLARC treasurer. Lee replaces Don, AC5YK who did an excellent and updated several parts of our financial process, thanks Don! 


Welcome to Tom Hauer, K0YA as new ARES  EC for Burnet, Blanco and Llano Counties. Thanks to Don Dudley, AC5YK for his years of service


To join HLARC, use the link below, if renewing and your contact info has changed, please fill out a new page

  To join the HLARC, click here 


Want to become a Ham? Want to Upgrade?

Our Amateur Radio Club supports training of
new HAMS and encourages license upgrades
click here for more info



Every month we will have either a training session, formal presentation or a Pot Luck meal as a part of the meeting. With each pot luck, members will also get to bring items to sell or buy from others. Or... just bring something interesting to show that other hams need just to show us all!


New ham training/licensing class is underway, watch for updates here and on the weekly nets. The officers also plan specific follow-up events for new hams to fully integrate and support them with their new license. Michael Robinson, KC0TA is our lead VEC. As discussed on recent weekly nets, both scheduling of ham slams and public testing sessions are a part of it. Michael is our training officer and will present segments from time to time on the nets. Any member can deliver these quick training segments so be writing up a 1-3 minute segment to deliver during the net. He will also do so in rotation with other presenters.

All of the above is on hold until actual in-person meetings resume


HLARC Monthly Calendar

Topic or presenters subject to rescheduling as needed

Date Meeting Type Details
January 31 Regular Meeting with ARES meting

Robyn, KE5LAT leads a discussion on changes needed to drive more interest and participation in the club in 2020.  Special called ARES meeting

February 28 Regular Meeting

The Technical Committee will discuss recent diagnostics at the repeater site and planned improvements

March 27 Cancelled

Pot Luck Dinner, Swap Session and indoor tailgate. Bring your gear to sell or trade

April 24 Online - Zoom Special info on Solar power for hams.... Stay tuned !!!!
May 29 TBD TBD
June 26 Field Day, Meeting TBD

Field Day 6/27 - converted to at home activities. Meeting TBD

July 31 Online - Zoom

Zoom meeting as notified by email

August 28 Online - Zoom

Zoom meeting as notified by email

September 25 Online - Zoom

Zoom meeting as notified by email

October 30 Regular Meeting


NO MEETING this month (rolled into Nov/Dec Christmas party)

December Christmas party

Nov and Dec meetings are together due to the holiday calendar. Details TBD

What's happening in Ham Radio ?????

Classes, Swapfests, the next SET date, buy and sell equipment... it 's all in Swapnet

Click here for Swapnet Newsletter . Updated after the Austin Sunday nets and always available online

You can also subscribe and get it by email, details inside the newsletter

“SwapNet” held every Sunday at 9PM on the 146.940 repeater in Austin, TX- an AARC/ARO tradition since 1974!


2019 and 2020 HLARC Officers
Robyn Richter
Vice President:
Charles (Chuck) Dear
Wes Brown
Lee Kinard

To contact the HLARC, address an email to:  webmaster   at   hlarc  dot  org

Reminder: Regular scheduled meetings are the last Friday (not the 4th Friday) and start at 6:30 pm.

ARES meetings occur only when called by the EC, and are held at the time and place selected by the EC.

On the LAST month of every quarter, a pot luck covered dish dinner occurs at 6 PM before the club monthly meeting.

Ham Rag Chew is open to everyone (public is invited) and is a great way to learn about

Amateur Radio, electronics, or communications and get your questions answered.

Mama's Home Cooking in Burnet.

635 Buchanan Dr (Hwy 29)   Join us every Monday at 7:30 AM (currently a Zoom meeting)


ARES SkyWarn NETWORK (Weather NET) will be activated as needed on 147.020 MHz with a PL of 88.5

Weekly ARES Net on the 147.020+ 88.5hz Repeater 

When:  Sunday night 8:30 pm

Who: Members and visitors

Burnet, Llano and Blanco County ARES INFO

Information on Sky Warn Training Classes

CLICK on this link - http://www.weather.gov/ewx/skywarn

For the Latest Hurricane Tracking Information Click Here



Ham Slam 2010 Pics    Field Day '09 Photos    Club Events Photos    Club In The Press Items


For General Info on Ham Radio See These Websites

Emergency Operations http://www.emergency-radio.org/

We Do That (what Ham's Do) http://www.arrl.org/wedothat-radio-org

Hello Radio - What Ham Radio is:  http://www.hello-radio.org/hello/

Click on this link for test information AREA VOLUNTEER V.E. SESSIONS

 NEW Link to Links For lots of Links to Ham Website click here

APRS    Link to Local APRS and Embedded Page  What is APRS?


Riley W5RLY is the Digital AEC click here for the WinLink info page

The Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club Inc.
Has a 110' Tower at 1400' on Park Rd. 4

It's primary repeater is:
The 147.020+  with 88.5hz tone (k5hla/r)
 There is also a Digipeater at the same site on 145.030 (k5hla-1)

Other Repeaters in the area

Chuck (KB5YKJ) 2 meter Repeater

145.290 -  offset

  PL 114.8hz secondary repeater

Brooks (N5KUQ) 2 meter Repeater 145.390 -   offset   PL 103.5hz tertiary repeater
2 meter Simplex if all else fails 146.580 simplex NO TONE
Brooks (N5KUQ) 70 cm Repeater 442.850 +  offset   PL 103.5hz

TxVHFFM.ORG Official Texas Repeater List


Ham Radio Links

NEW Southgate ARC Great Site for current happenings!

NEW DX Zone The-ham-radio-resource-guide

NEW K9IU Indiana University Website

ARRL_AppropriateUseGuidelines  ARRL   QRZ      Radioamateuronline

Hamwaves  Echoes of Apollo Aviation Communications Humor

Older Links

Last Updated September 21, 2020
Webmaster: NG5V, Rick Kirchhof
© HLARC 2016-2020
Contract the webmaster by email
Serving the Highland Lakes Area including all of Burnet, Llano and Blanco Counties