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P.O. Box 856
Kingsland, Texas 78639
HLARC is a 501(c)(3) Organization.
[be sure to check out the CALENDAR occasionally]


Meetings November and December


Ham Slam November 13-15:


Great Class was held. Eight new Techs and a new General.



Date/Time: The Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club normally meets on the last Friday of the month at 1830 Hours local time. Quarterly, in January, April, July, and October the meeting is a potluck supper.

ARES session convenes immediately before the regular meeting, at 1800, EXCEPT when there is a potluck supper meeting.

Location: Marble Falls EMS station. 609 Industrial Boulevard, Marble Falls, TX  MAP

Special meeting notes

No meeting in November OR December. January meeting will include a potluck dinner.

Weekly Net

We meet on the repeater (147.020 / tone 88.5) each Sunday night at 2030 hours local. It normally runs 15-20 minutes including a training topic, local ham news and ARES information. The digital net follows immediately thereafter in 145.550 FM, Mode PSK63 (more below).

Repeater status

Our new frequency (147.020 , tone 88.5) is also our primary repeater for EmComm. Our backup is now frequency 145.290 (tone 114.8) — thanks to Chuck, KB5YKJ. Our tertiary repeater for EmComm is 145.390 (tone 103.5) — thanks to Brooks, N5KUQ.

Digipeater:  The digi, K5HLA-1, 145.030

Digital net

The digital net immediately follows the voice net. Frequency 145.550 FM, mode psk63. We exercise the use of FLdigi during that time, and soon will be exercising RMS Express Peer-to-peer there.


Monday mornings will find many area hams (club members and otherwise) at the El Charro Mexican Food Restaurant in Burnet, TX (block South of the traffic light at the 7-11).  We meet for breakfast and arrive around 7:30-8:00am.  All are welcome and the conversations at the table are guaranteed to be interesting.  Tall tales are allowed. Even the truth is accepted (grudgingly).  The group recently migrated from the Highlander but that’s a tale of its own.



Added a page on RMS Express via sound card

Enables both VHF packet and HF Winmor using a SignaLink (no TNC required) (here)

New on the website:  videos covering all aspects of installing, configuring and using the NBEMS/FLdigi programs.

New page with contest links and info



  • Full (voting): $24.00 member must possess a valid amateur radio license
  • Associate (non-voting): $24.00 for anyone aspiring to become an amateur radio operator
  • Family (voting): $26.00 for multiple licensed amateur radio operators in the same household
  • Family: $26.00 for combined licensed ham and (non-voting) Associate member

Download the form:

HLARC Membership Application just download, complete, and send it with your dues payment and a copy of your ham license (if applicable) as stated on the form. Check out the new member infoNOTE: clicking the membership application link should open the PDF form in your browser. If it does not, then your browser is not configured to do so and in that case, right-click the link and choose to ‘save link as’ or whatever your particular browser does.


Blogs by local hams

Nick, WB5BKL


Jim, W5LOG

Area repeaters

147.020 / 88.5: K5HLA Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club

digi-peater K5HLA-1

145.290 / 114.8 KB5YKJ Chuck Dear (secondary for EmComm)

145.390 / 103.5 N5KUQ Brooks Blake (tertiary for EmComm)

442.850 / 103.5 N5KUQ Brooks Blake


Local RMS Relay nodes include W5RLY-8 (Sheriff Office), W5RLY-10 (Riley), KC0TA-10 (Mike). Through the K5HLA-1 digipeater you can reliably reach W9BF-10 and N5TW-12. The following local hams have winlink addresses:

K5RIK, Rik Chapman  (ARRL So Texas ARES District 8 EC)
KA5GIL, Gil Jones(EC for Burnet/Llano counties)
W5RLY, Riley Carruthers (Digital EC for Burnet/Llano & also District 8)
K0HFT, Ed Johnson
K5AVY, Lee Kinard
K5HLA-12 Burnet EOC
K5HLA-2  Seton Hosp – Burnet
K5HLA-8  Club EmComm trailer
K5HLA-9  Burnet SO
K5JTM, Jim McCrocklin
KB5YKJ, Chuck Dear
KC0TA, Mike Robinson
KF5FUZ, Kevin McCoy (Red Cross Liaison)
KK2Z, Kirk Kendrick
N5APC, Mike Armatta
W5LOG, Jim Dear




The apparently elusive repeater search

Map Mashup of hams — this is a pretty interesting view

3 thoughts on “Home

  1. For your consideration. I think the front page of the web site should have the club’s and member’s repeaters listed along with any local WinLink (PacLink) nodes and frequencies. Just my $.02 worth.

  2. I am retired and have time on my hands.I have just listened to a program
    on my local radio which included a vast amount of interest direct from Marble Falls..I emailed my station and they had a contact from Marble Falls giving me this link..
    I am 87 now but have rnewed my interest in amateur radio with an old ft101zd and a g5rv homebrew aerial.Louis Varney of the G5 fame lived very near where I am now.I intend to start again on 20m .It will be on phone.Arthritis doesnt like the old key
    de G0IOE amd I am still allowed to use my old class B callsign G6XTG.My local club Crawley
    Amateur Radio Club has a really good web site…….

    • Hello Brian. Thanks for your note. Maybe you will make contact with one of our members on 20M. Interesting to hear of your proximity to Louis Varney as I too have a G5RV antenna design.
      73 from Gil
      de KA5GIL

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