The Lenoir Amateur Radio Club (LARC) was founded in 1986 and incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit in 2008. The club meets in Lenoir, NC, and members are active in radio services in Caldwell County and the region.

LARC is devoted to public service and promoting amateur radio and generally participates in QSO parties and other radio contests.

LARC Freqs

Club members can usually be found on the following frequencies:

  • 146.625 -94.8 Club Repeater (N4LNR)
  • 147.330 +141.3 Hibriten Mountain Repeater (KG4BCC)
  • 145.535 Simplex
  • 29.6 Simplex FM
  • 28.374 Simplex USB

LARC Holds Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 26 & 27

Despite modern communications -- Internet, cell phones, and email, every year whole regions of the country find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. In Caldwell County, amateur radio operators provide emergency communications for the Caldwell County Emergency Operations Center, the American Red Cross, and others.

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LARC and Caldwell County NC CERT members pose in front of the club's communication trailer during ARRL Field Day on June 26, 2016. CERT assisted LARC with setup and take down of the club trailer.