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 Club Meeting is:
When: Field Day on Saturday June 23 from Noon to 5 PM
Where: Marble Falls Area VFD click here for a map
606 Ave U, Marble Falls
Special Event and Annual Field Day Test
Field Day is the premier Amateur Radio Event where hams test their
communications abilities, meet the public and prepare for emergencies
The public is encouraged to attend as we use the ham station at the VFD
This event takes the place of the June scheduled meeting
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.
Topic or presenters subject to rescheduling as needed
|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||
|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)
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
Charles (Chuck) Dear
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
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.wedothat-radio.org/wedothat/
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 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
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
Ham Radio Links
NEW AnswerConnect The-ham-radio-resource-guide
Almost like a Simplex Net ... Landing planes at Oshkosh Airshow http://www.oshkosh365.org/