K5MSK is resigning from the position due to conflicts with work and lack of available time. Anyone can become the editor and K5MSK will train you (via Zoom)! The Editor position currently handles the AARCOVER monthly newsletter and all maintenance of this website. The position could be effectively split or shared between two or more people. If you are interested in helping, please contact the editor at: editor [[at]] austinhams.org (subtitute @ for [[at]]) -- Note: Responses may be slightly delayed due to currently workload.
Welcome to the website of the Austin Amateur Radio Club, an active affiliate club of The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) now in our 101st year!
Our club normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.
Location: Applied Research Laboratories at 10000 Burnet Road
(But check this page to see if a holiday shifts the schedule! Holidays that may occasionally necessitate a change are January 1 and July 4.
Club meetings are open to the public!
Members are active in a number of specialized areas including Field Day, Contesting, QRP, Digital Modes, EMCOMM and ATV. Members can usually be found monitoring the 146.940 repeater ( - /107.2) - especially during morning and afternoon "drive time" hours. Come join us on-the-air!
Note: This is a public website. No login is required to view the public content on this site. AARC members have access to Members Only section and forums upon login. Members can also pay dues online. Yearly invoices are emailed in December, due by January 1st. Also, each of the top menu items are separate pages, in addition to the links below them.
The Austin Amateur Radio Club is affiliated with the Travis County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service). See the Overview here and visit the TCARES website at https://www.tcares.org/ for more information
Don't forget to visit the Meetings & Events page for all the upcoming events. On the go? Download the Wild Apricot for Members app in Google Play Store for Android (or) Apple App Store. for iPhone. The app for members lets you view upcoming events, pay your club dues, edit your profile, change your password, or view other club members (basic info).
Important: Austin and Texas are Hands-Free!
2015 -- Austin, TX is 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!
2017 - The State of Texas enacted House Bill 62 to ban use of wireless communication devices while driving. Fortunately, ham radio is exempted. See https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/85R/billtext/html/HB00062F.htm / Even though you may travel outside of Austin, hands-free laws are state-wide!