P.O. Box 856
Kingsland, Texas 78639

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

The next Club Meeting is 7/27, presentation Johnny Campbell, Executive Director of Marble Falls Area EMS.  Learn more about ham radio, join us for breakfast Mondays at the Mama's Home Cooking in Burnet at 7:30 AM.

Our Next Monthly Club Meeting is:

When: Friday 7/27 at 6:30 PM

Where: Marble Falls Area E.M.S. 

Presentation: Johnny Campbell KE5HIP, Executive Director of Marble Falls Area EMS

will discuss how all the different responding groups communicate during area events

like the current fires. NOTE: we will start at 6:30 with the presentation.

609 Industrial Blvd, Marble Falls

click here for a map 


   To join the HLARC, click here 

Austin Summerfest is August 3, 4.  Click the name for info.

Summerfest is the Texas VHF-FM annual meeting and the ARRL South Texas Section Convention

There are also formal presentations/training and vendors, plus an outdoor tailgate area.

Scheduled VE testing begins

Our Amateur Radio Club (Highland Lakes ARC) is planning an exam session for September 8, 2018 as follows:
Exam location:  Marble Falls EMS Building, 609 Industrial Ave., Marble Falls, TX  78654
Exam Date: September 8, 2018  from 10:00AM until 4:00 PM.  $15.00 Exam fee to cover expenses.
If upgrading, please bring your current Amateur Radio License.
Walk-ins welcome.

Michael L Robinson, KC0TA

Its a New Year... and we have a NEW PLAN



Every month we will have either a training session, formal presentation or a Pot Luck meal as a part of the meeting.

New ham training/licensing class is being planned, 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 has finalized transfer of the VEC leadership records to his own name. As

discussed on recent weekly nets, both scheduling of ham slams and public testing sessions will soon appear.

Michael also accepted a training officer appointment from the HLARES EC KA5GIL. In this role he will

coordinate short training segments on each weekly net. Michael was quick to point out that ALL MEMBERS

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.

HLARC 2018 Calendar

Topic or presenters subject to rescheduling as needed

January 26

Regular Meeting

Michael Robinson, KC0TA presents APRS, setup worksession to be scheduled
February 17 APRS Lab Worksession at normal EMS site at 3 PM on Saturday for APRS demo/setup/testing
February 23 Regular Meeting

Rick Kirchhof, NG5V presents GPS system, mapping apps, field reference tools

Our webmaster talks about how GPS works, coordinate conversion, distance and bearing between stations, grid squares, non-connected GPS mapping phone apps, navigation tips and hidden map libraries on the Internet.

March 23 Pot Luck

(date changed) Pot luck replaces presentation, short training segment may be included

April 27 Regular Meeting

Michael Robinson, KC0TA will talk about Low Earth Orbit and High Earth Orbit satellites

May 25 Regular Meeting

Kayle, KG5NTE will share more digital mode info by giving an overview of D-Star

June 23 Field Day, Public invited

Saturday Field Day annual exercise and public demonstration. Noon to 5 PM at Marble Falls Area VFD, 606 Ave U, Marble Falls

July 27 Regular Meeting

Johnny Campbell KE5HIP, Executive Director of Marble Falls Area EMS on interaction of different communications systems during recent events

August 31 Regular Meeting

Marv Bloomquist, N5AW talks about DX and Contesting and his WRTC trip

"Highlights from my 63 years of contesting and some pointers for the those new to contesting on how to make efficient contacts. Plus a brief overview of the World Radio Team Championships held in Germany in July where I was a participant."
September 28 Pot Luck

Meal replaces presentation, short training segment may be included

October 26 Regular Meeting



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

December Christmas party

Date and details TBD. Nov and Dec are together due to the holiday calendar

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!


2017 - 2019 HLARC Officers
Robyn Richter
Vice President:
Charles (Chuck) Dear
Sherry Musgrove
Don Dudley

To contact the HLARC, use the email from QRZ.com for any officer

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 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.

Ham Breakfast is open to everyone (ham or not) and is a great way to learn about

Amateur Radio or find how to get your questions answered.

Mama's Home Cooking is one block SW of HWY 29/281 in Burnet

Recently, we had has 15-20 for breakfast. Join us every Monday at 7:30 AM


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.wedothat-radio.org/wedothat/

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 on Park Rd. 4

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

Other Repeaters in the area

Chuck (KB5YKJ) 2 meter Repeater

145.290 -  offset

  PL 114.8hz secondary repeater

Brooks (K5WGR) 2 meter Repeater 145.390 -   offset   PL 103.5hz tertiary repeater
2 meter Simplex if all else fails 146.580 simplex NO TONE
Brooks (K5WGR) 70 cm Repeater 442.850 +  offset   PL 103.5hz

Repeater Search Engines

With Google Maps            All Texas Repeaters            NW US Search

Ham Radio Links

NEW Southgate ARC Great Site for current happenings!

NEW AnswerConnect The-ham-radio-resource-guide

NEW K9IU Indiana University Website

ARRL_AppropriateUseGuidelines  ARRL   QRZ      Radioamateuronline

Hamwaves  Echoes of Apollo Aviation Communications Humor

Older Links

Almost like a Simplex Net ... Landing planes at Oshkosh Airshow http://www.oshkosh365.org/audio/FantasticFridayFullLength.mp3  

Last Updated July 21, 2018
Webmaster: NG5V, Rick Kirchhof
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Serving the Highland Lakes Area including all of Burnet, Llano and Blanco Counties