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.
Our Next Monthly Meeting is: Friday May 28th
Club meeting: 6:30 PM
ARES at 6:00 PM before the club
Where: Marble Falls Area EMS building In Person and on Zoom
Zoom connect info will be sent out each month. Watch your email for details
Map Link: 609 Industrial Marble Falls, TX 78654
Monday Rag Chews have ended Zoom sessions and resume in person 7:30 Mondays at
To join HLARC, use the link below. Please mail you application and check to our PO Box as listed on the form.
OR, bring it to the meeting and let us say hello in person!
Want to become a Ham? Want to Upgrade?
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 monthly meetings will be in person and on Zoom. Watch your email for the link
If you are not a mail list member, apply for membership or join us on the Sunday ARES net.
Topic or presenters subject to rescheduling as needed
|January 2022||In person and on Zoom||
|February 2022||In person and on Zoom||
|March 2022||In person and on Zoom||
|April 30||In person and on Zoom||
In person and on Zoom
|Jim Simmons, W5EPA, will be presenting our program on latest FCC regulations on RF exposure evaluation|
|June 26||Field Day remote event||
Check the Field Day Page for details. Check back often.... We will post changes as they occur
|July 30||In person and on Zoom||
|August 27||In person and on Zoom||
|September 24||In person and on Zoom||
|October 29||In person and on Zoom||
Details TBD, Officer election
|November TBD||Date TBD||
November-December meetings TBD
|December TBD||Date TBD||
November-December meetings TBD
Future topics: It's a fielder's choice. Tell us what you want. Discuss on mail list
or send new ideas to webmaster (address at page bottom)
Ideas so far:
WSJT-X -- including FT8, WSPR, etc.
1) using an antenna analyzer / vector network analyzer for simple antenna measurements
2) antenna build-a-thon -- how to make a dipole (jpole?) for any band you choose
3) Logging your contacts -- demonstrate LOTW, N1MM, N3FJP, paper....
4) DXing for beginners
5) Texas QSO Party -- operating portable from a rare county, roving in your car, or sitting in your shack
6) Show - and -Tell -- everyone bring in a project they've built and show it off
7) Portable operations -- POTA, SOTA, Cruise Ship, or just your backyard
8) Feeding and "tuning" your antenna
9) SDR for dummies
10) Grounding, bonding, and counterpoises
11) Controlling EMI in your shack and home
12) Why upgrade to General?
13) My favorite ham software -- group discussion
A guest speaker from Burnet Co Emergency Management - what they do and what they learned
half duplex crossband repeating vs full duplex
how to use C4FM Fusion and Dstar if you have a DMR thingamabob & what thngamabob does them all D-Star, Fusion, P25, C4fm like a "Openspot 3" for about $300 or so (maybe KT5MOW or KI5NCO could teach it if we don't have someone with one)
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!
2021 and 2022 HLARC Officers
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 are starting to occur again, 6 PM just before the club meeting.
On the LAST month of every quarter, a pot luck covered dish dinner occurs at 6 PM before the club monthly meeting. (still on hold)
Ham Rag Chew/Breakfast 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.
ARES SkyWarn NETWORK (Weather NET) will be activated as needed on 147.020 MHz with a PL of 88.5 Weather Net script is Here
Weekly ARES Net on the 147.020+ 88.5hz Repeater
When: Sunday night 8:30 pm
Who: Members and visitors
Information on Sky Warn Training Classes
CLICK on this link - http://www.weather.gov/ewx/skywarn
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/
NEW Link to Links For lots of Links to Ham Website click here
The Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club Inc.
Has a 110' Tower at 1400' on Park Rd. 4
The repeater is operated as a service to hams in the area. Your dues support repeater operation and upgrades, please join the club
The primary repeater is:
147.020 output 147.620 input with 88.5hz tone required (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
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 DX Zone The-ham-radio-resource-guide