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Keeping Austin Wireless since 1919

The Austin Amateur Radio Club Christmas Party
will be held on December 5, 20177pm-9pm

Location: Buffet King, Party Room in Capital Plaza
Address: 5451 North Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78723-2429
(Just north of 51st and I-35 northbound access road)
* Great food - Chinese, Mongolian, Sushi, American Buffet and all the fixin's! *  512-452-1888

* No door fee for party - just pay for buffet dinner, approx. $12 plus drink
Buy raffle tickets at the door - $1/each or 6 tickets for $5

-PLEASE- RSVP by December 3rd to Lori KM5MQ@ARRL.NET so we'll know how many to expect.

All Hams, Family and Friends are WELCOME!
You do not need to be a Ham or Club member to attend!

Schedule outline:
* Buffet Dinner & AARC 2017 Slideshow *
* Door prizes *
* HOTY (Ham Of The Year) Award Presentation *
* QLF (left foot) Morse Code Contest *
* Tabletop Decoration Contest *

Prizes include:
GRAND PRIZE:  Yaesu 2M FM/C4FM Fusion FTM-3200DR mobile
ARRL Publications
High-power Flashlights
More prizes being added!

Welcome to the website of the Austin Amateur Radio Club, an active affiliate club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) now in our 98th year! Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Applied Research Lab at 10000 Burnet Road.

Members are active in a number of specialized areas including Field Day, Contesting, Digital Modes, EMCOMM and ATV. Members can usually be found monitoring the 146.940 repeater (107.2). Come Join Us!

Note: This is a public website. No login is needed or available at this time. However, in the future (sorry, don't have a specific date yet), AARC members will have access to special, Members Only information upon login.  Also, each of the top menu items are separate pages, in addition to the links below them.

AARC wants you to be a part of the family.

Join or renew your membership today. Check out the Member Benefits!

Upcoming events

Important: Austin Hands-Free Ordinance

Austin, TX has gone hands-free! No portable electronic devices are allowed while operating a vehicle or riding a bicycle. Find out what this means to hams and how we can be exempt. Check it out HERE!


This is our brand new website! The pertinent previous content should all be online now. If there is something missing, email editor [at] with the details and we'll look into it. We're working on adding member registration, but we're not quite ready yet. Your patience is appreciated.

Youtube Channel

The Austin Amateur Radio Club has its own Youtube channel! Check out the link at Be sure to check out our first viral classic, "Transmitter Hunting Basics".

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Austin Amateur Radio Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (community service oriented) organization. PO Box 4739, Austin TX 78765.

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