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 will be the regular meeting with presentation on February 23rd at 6:30 PM. Every meeting will include either Training, a Presentation, or a pot luck meal. Join us for breakfast Mondays at the Highlander at 7:30.

Our Next Monthly Club Meeting is:

When: Friday February 23rd at 6:30pm 

Where: Marble Falls Area E.M.S.  click here for a map 
609 Industrial Blvd, Marble Falls

Presentation at this meeting

Rick Kirchhof, NG5V presents the GPS

system, mapping, and field reference tools


DUES are due. Bring your

application and a $24 or $26 (family) check


Get your APRS gear ready, confirmed date for

setup and support lab is Saturday 2/17 at 3PM

at the E.M.S where we normally meet

   To join the HLARC, click here 


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



The officers met 1/15 at the Highlander just after breakfast. Financial records are being handed

off from Rick Miller to new our Treasurer, Don Dudley, AC5YK. Thanks to Rick for keeping tabs on the bucks.

Officers continuing to serve through 2018 are Robyn as President, Chuck as VP, and Sherrie as Secretary.

Don will take over the remainder of the Treasurer term through the end of 2018 when all officers stand for election.


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.

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 30 Pot Luck

Meal 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


June 23 Field Day Event

Saturday Field day activity with meal from the club ham station in Marble Falls

June 29 Regular Meeting

Field Day results and report

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)

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.

The Highlander has a breakfast buffet and plenty of parking and tables for any number of hams.

Recently, we have has 15-20 for breakfast. Join us in Burnet at the Highlander 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 and Llano 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 February 15, 2018
Webmaster: NG5V, Rick Kirchhof
© HLARC 2016, 2017, 2018
Serving Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano, Kingsland, Granite Shoals, Bluffton, Smithwick plus Burnet and Llano Counties