Welcome to the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to public service and the promotion of amateur radio. Each month we meet on the 2nd Thursday at the Gamewell Fire Department's meeting room. Hope to see you there!

What is Amateur Radio?
  • Fire Life Safety Festival

    Fire Life Safety Festival

  • Field Day 2013

    Field Day 2013

Emergency Comms

Emergency Comms

Amateur Radio plays a vital role in emergencies. Amateur radio works without a complex infrastructure; making it a valuable resource in a disaster.
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Click here for links to software related to Ham Radio such as programming, radio control, HF digital, and logging.
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Here you will find information about getting licensed and also a collection of video tutorials on different subjects related to ham radio.
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Visit our Facebook page for up to the minute information on band conditions, club information, and other ham radio news.
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Field Day Pics on LARC Facebook Page

I have uploaded all the pictures I have received of Field Day to our Facebook page.  Enjoy
Tom ka4hkk

Trailer Workday Success

Thanks for all who came out to the trailer workday. We had an interesting time clearing the land around the repeater and James sprayed weed killer to keep the vegetation at bay. We stumbled across a bee’s nest or two but had a blast. We also discussed some mast ideas and made some measurements for materials for the trailer. We are looking into an adhesive that James has found to put up the carpet. You will be seeing more information about this and the ideas we came up with in the near future.

Also stay tuned for a report on the blackberry festival. Have a great weekend!

Club Meeting Thursday July 10th

Just a reminder that the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Gamewell Fire Department at 7:00 p.m. Thursday the 10th of July. 
Tom ka4hkk

Field Day Success

Field day is over and I spent a few minutes tonight reflecting on my first field day. It was really amazing to be able to spend time with some good friends and have a great time laughing, eating, and making contacts all around the US and the world. We ended up with over 850 contacts and only missed talking to all the sections in the US by 3 (Northern New York, Alaska, and Wyoming). Below are some pictures of some of the stations, antennas, and in my opinion one of the highlights of the night a hudson police officer making several contacts. I hope you enjoy them and try to make it out next year. Be sure to read the Lenoir News Topic article in last Sunday’s paper.

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Amateur Radio Technician License Class Scheduled

Community Workshop will conduct an Amateur Radio – Technician license prep
class on three consecutive Friday evenings — July 18, July 25, and August 1
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Instruction will use the new question pool and
include regulations, operating methods, station setup, antennas, radio
principles, and basic electronics.  The class is free and open to the public.

 On Friday
August 8, There will be an optional Q&A session on Friday, August 8, from 6:00
to 8:00 PM for anyone wishing clarification on any part of the Technician,
General, or Extra license exam.  This session is not a training class and
will be driven by the needs of those who attend.

 License exams
will be held on Saturday, August 9, starting at 12 noon.  All levels will
be tested and the exam fee is $10.  The exams are open to anyone wishing
to obtain or upgrade an Amateur Radio license.

 FCW is located
in the Old Shuford Mill building in Granite Falls NC.  For directions and
more information refer to http://foothillscommunityworkshop.org or contact Michelle Suddreth at kd4ytu@arrl.net or 828-754-5002.

Field Day 2014

For all who would like to be our guest at FD (specifically) during 6:00 p.m. meal time on Saturday, please let me know if you intend on being there so we can plan for the prober amount of food.  My email is thomasland@msn.com.  If you do plan on coming to the meal, please bring some kind of side item to go with the BBQ and let me know that too.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!
73′s de ka4hkk

Lenoir City Council Proclamation

The Lenoir City Council adopted a proclamation declaring the week of June 23-29 “Amateur Radio Recognition and Appreciation Week” at their June 17 meeting. Thanks, City of Lenoir!

Club Meeting Tonight

Please join us tonight for the club meeting. It is held at 7pm at the Gamewell Fire Department. If you need a ride, please use the contact us form on the website and I will try to help arrange one. We will be talking about Field Day and other things the club is involved in! Come check it out!

Field Day Information

Ro has created an awesome Field Day guide to the newcomer. To find it just click the Field Day Link in the Menu above!


Field Day 2014

On June 28th the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club and Caldwell Amateur Radio Emergency Service will set up radio equipment at Redwood Park in Hudson for the purpose of making contacts around the world with other Amateur Radio operators.  We will be starting around 2:00 p.m. and be there all night and into Sunday afternoon.  Anyone is welcome to come by and see the operation.  Even if you are not a “ham” radio operator, we can help you make a contact.  Certificates will be awarded to anyone who participates.  For more information about Field Day, visit the ARRL website and click on the link for Field Day.  Or visit the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club’s Facebook page.