Welcome to the Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club
Our goal is to help our members and the public learn more about the hobby through the educational and scientific aspects of Amateur Radio.
Nets, what is a net? A “Net” is an on the air gathering of licensed and unlicensed HAM’ers who share a common interest in the topic at hand of the Net’s theme. If you are UN-licensed, by FCC regulations you are not permitted to transmit during the net but entirely welcome to listen in. By listening hopefully it will inspire you to “go for getting licensed” to be able to participate. Until then you’re entirely welcome to email a question or comment into the club and we’ll be glad to ask or relay your comment on the air for you.
Elmer Net – Thursday Evenings at 1930hr What’s an “Elmer”? An Elmer is a mentor, teacher or at minimum a Ham who has more knowledge than maybe you do. With this said, this net revolves around new and seasoned Hams coming together to ask easy beginner ham questions as well as some very technical questions of the group. This has got to be one of the best ways to start learning about all aspects of ham radio. Toni Hauer – W5RCX, is the weekly host
Weekly Roundup and ARES Net – Sunday Evenings at 2030hr This net starts with an ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) update and brief training session. Training session topics have included, What to do in the event you are being affected by a wildfire, flood, severe weather event, extreme cold or heat, survival, etc. After the portion of the ARES update and training are complete the Net transitions to an Open Topic weekly round up. This is where participants in the Net can tell how their week was and what happened in their lives. There is also a fun Trivia Question asked at the beginning of the Net for all to answer, What’s your favorite Western movie of all time, What’s your favorite dessert, What’s your favorite pet, etc. Tom Hauer – K0YA is the ARES host as well as the rotation of other club members as Net Control.
In 2023 we’ll be introducing a few more exciting nets during the week, stay tuned!