PO Box 3022
Marble Falls, TX 78654

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.

Join us for Breakfast and rag chew in person in Marble Falls, at 7:30 AM.  See below for details.

Field Day is Our Largest Public Event of the Year!

Field Day is on June 25-26 overnight.  Check the Field Day Page for details.

Our Next Monthly Meeting is: Friday May 27th in person only at 6:30PM

This is a Field Day planning meeting

ARES meeting to precede monthly at 6 PM

Marble Falls EMS, 609 Industrial Blvd, Marble Falls

Map to meeting place 

Monday Breakfast Rag Chews occur in person 7:30am Mondays at

Super Taco (eff. 12/20/21)

2200 Hwy 281 N, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Zoom breakfast meetings have been discontinued. Monthly meetings also end Zoom support


**** NEW ****

ElmerNet 7:30 PM Thursdays (and every week thereafter) Toni Hauer, W5RCX will be net control.

Join us on the 147.020+ 88.5hz Repeater

Topics of discussion vary and are based on needs of the net members participating.

To join HLARC, use the link below. Please mail your application and check to our PO Box as listed on the form.

OR, bring it to breakfast and say hello in person!

  To join or renew click here 


Want to become a Ham? Want to Upgrade?

Our Amateur Radio Club supports training of
new HAMS and encourages license upgrades
click here for more info



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.


HLARC Monthly Calendar

Topic or presenters subject to rescheduling as needed

Date Meeting Type Details
Jan 28, 2022 Zoom only

Details TBD

Feb 25th, 2022 Zoom only

Details TBD

March 25, 2022

In person only

Details TBD, Elmer net starts weekly on Thursdays, repeater problems have delayed first event

April 29, 2022 Details TBD

Details TBD, VE testing Saturday, April 23, 2022

May 27, 2022

Field Day Planning

Updates on recent changes to club trailer, Field Day plans and club business
June 2022 Field Day remote event

Check the Field Day Page for details. Check back often.... We will post changes as they occur

July 2022 Details TBD

Details TBD

August 2022 Details TBD

Details TBD

September 2022 Details TBD

Details TBD

October 2022 Details TBD

Officer election Details TBD

November None

November-December meetings replaced by Christmas Party

December In Person

Christmas Party Details 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.
WinLink Express

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
Al Chitwood
Vice President:
Terry Pardo
Toni Hauer
Lee Kinard

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. (Meetings restart, pot luck 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

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.arrl.org/wedothat-radio-org

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 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)  NOW both packet and VARA capable

Other Repeaters in the area

Chuck (KB5YKJ) 2 meter Repeater

145.290 -  offset

  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 Southgate ARC Great Site for current happenings!

NEW DX Zone The-ham-radio-resource-guide

NEW K9IU Indiana University Website

ARRL_AppropriateUseGuidelines  ARRL   QRZ      Radioamateuronline

Hamwaves  Echoes of Apollo Aviation Communications Humor

Older Links

Last Updated June 12, 2022
Webmaster: NG5V, Rick Kirchhof
© HLARC 2016-2022
Contract the webmaster by email
Serving the Highland Lakes Area including all of Burnet, Llano and Blanco Counties