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W5TQ / W5KA - Welcome to the Austin Amateur Radio Club
"Keeping Austin Wireless since 1919"

Welcome to the website of the Austin Amateur Radio Club, an active affiliate club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) now in our 96th 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!


The AARC wants you to be part of the family.
Join or renew your membership today.
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Club Meeting

The next club meeting is March 7, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Meeting topic: TBD
Solar WX Summary: W5IFQ (Lew)



Important: Austin Hands Free Ordinance

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



Field Day 2014 Photos!

Special thanks to John Taylor, KF5CJS and Steven Polunsky, W5SMP for sending in the photos!

Check out the rest of the photos here!



AARC T-shirts and Polo Style Shirts - Order Today!



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"
NOW ONLINE!!! How to upgrade your mesh node to 1.0 firmware!


Notice a problem with one of the club repeaters?
Report problem here: Report Repeater Problems

Membership Dues for 2017 are due.
You can now pay your membership dues online,
or see Jay Hoffman (KA5OST) at one of the club meetings.


AARC is 96 years old!

The Austin Amateur Radio club was first chartered in December of 1919, shortly after ham radio was allowed back on the air after being shut down during WWI.



Nominate someone for Ham-of-the-Month. Know someone you feel exemplifies what Ham Radio is all about or has performed an outstanding service to the club and community? Nominate them here for the AARC Ham of the Month Award. Please provide a description of why you feel they should be nominated in message. Nominate

Copyright 1919-2017. Austin Amateur Radio Club, PO BOX 4739, AUSTIN TX 78765