Austin Amateur
Radio Club

Club Meetings

1st Tuesday each month -- AARC General Meeting, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Location is usually Applied Research Lab, 10000 Burnet Road, Austin TX. However, due to the current health risk, meetings are held online using Zoom. Email with meeting details is sent to registered AARC members. If you are not a registered member, contact an officer for meeting details.

Meetings are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Please check the Latest News and event info below for any changes to the meeting time or location.

AARC Officers Meeting - generally 1 hour before the general meeting (6:00pm). Contact an officer for details.

2nd Tuesday -- ARES Planning Committee Meeting. 7:00pm. Location: Seton NW Hospital, Conference room D.  -- Currently being held online due to health risks.

4th Tuesday -- Travis County ARES (TCARES) General Meeting. 7:00pm. Location: Applied Research Lab, 10000 Burnet Road, Austin TX -- Currently being held online due to health risks.

Upcoming events

    • 12/01/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • TBD


    No in-person Christmas Party will be held in December. An online meeting will likely be held.

    Activities, if any:  TBD (previous years were usually QLF contest, door prizes, presentation of some sort, etc.)  Do you have ideas for the online Christmas Party?  Decoration contest? Ugly Xmas sweater (webcam required)?!

    Location: Online (Zoom)

    • 04/24/2021
    • 12:01 AM (CDT)
    • 04/26/2021
    • 12:00 AM (CDT)
    • Texas

    Do you need a new generator? How about fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, or first aid kits? The State of Texas has a Sales Tax Holiday for these and many other emergency preparedness supplies. This tax-free weekend is the last weekend of April (48 hours, Saturday 12:01am through Monday 12:00am).

    There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase; however, there are single item price limits (including shipping). For example, the tax-free price limit for generators is $3000. What that means is that the first $3000 is not taxed. If the generator price is below $3000, it is totally tax-free. If the generator price is $4000, tax is paid only on the excess above $3000 ($1000).

    Other restrictions apply, i.e. you must pay for and receive the item during the exemption period OR the customer orders and pays for the item and the seller accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period. This allows for online purchases, even if the item is out of stock or on backorder (per the Comptroller's site).

    Note:  This tax holiday easily applies to "brick-and-mortar" (physical, walk-in) stores. Many (most?) online sellers will not recognize the Texas Sales Tax Holiday. However, you may request a refund of the sales tax. At the seller's discretion, they may grant the refund or provide a form that allows the purchaser to file the refund directly with the Comptroller's office. Visit for more info about Sales Tax Refunds.

    For details and a full list of supplies which qualify, visit:

Past events

11/03/2020 AARC Member Meeting - Online (Zoom)
10/06/2020 AARC Member Meeting - Online (Zoom)
09/01/2020 AARC Member Meeting - Online (Zoom)
08/09/2020 DEFCON 28 - Ham Radio Village
08/08/2020 DEFCON 28 - Ham Radio Village
08/07/2020 DEFCON 28 - Ham Radio Village
08/07/2020 Austin Summerfest 2020 - CANCELED
08/04/2020 AARC Member Meeting
07/07/2020 AARC Member Meeting
06/02/2020 AARC Member Meeting
05/05/2020 AARC Member Meeting
05/02/2020 Texas MS 150 -- CANCELED
04/18/2020 Red Poppy Ride
04/07/2020 AARC Member Meeting
03/21/2020 Annual WCARC Swapfest
03/14/2020 Belton Hamfest (Spring)
03/10/2020 TC ARES Officers Meeting
03/07/2020 Irving Hamfest
03/06/2020 2020 Greater Houston Hamfest (Rosenberg)
03/03/2020 AARC Member Meeting
02/25/2020 TC ARES - Monthly Meeting (February Location Change!)
02/22/2020 Orange Hamfest
02/05/2020 HELP WANTED for CATRAC Drill (TCARES)
02/04/2020 AARC Member Meeting
01/28/2020 TC ARES - Monthly Meeting
01/07/2020 AARC Member Meeting
08/24/2019 AARC 100-year Anniversary Banquet
06/25/2019 Travis County ARES Monthly Meeting
06/22/2019 ARRL Field Day - Austin Amateur Radio Club
06/04/2019 AARC Member Meeting
05/28/2019 Travis County ARES Monthly Meeting
05/25/2019 Ham Radio Breakfast
05/18/2019 Ham Radio Breakfast
05/11/2019 Ham Radio Breakfast
05/07/2019 AARC Member Meeting
05/04/2019 Ham Radio Breakfast
03/26/2019 Travis County ARES Monthly Meeting
02/02/2019 28th Annual Lou Withrow SKYWARN Training
01/12/2019 Paul Hargis (W5KA) Birthday Celebration
01/08/2019 AARC Meeting
12/04/2018 Austin Amateur Radio Club - Christmas Party
11/06/2018 AARC Club Meeting - November 2018
11/06/2018 Austin Amateur Radio Club - Monthly Meeting
07/10/2018 AARC Club Meeting
06/23/2018 Field Day 2018 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
06/05/2018 Austin Amateur Radio Club Meeting
11/07/2017 AARC Club Meeting
07/11/2017 Austin Amateur Radio Club - July Meeting
06/06/2017 AARC General Meeting - June
05/02/2017 AARC General Meeting - May
04/04/2017 AARC General Meeting - April
03/19/2017 TCARES Packet Net
03/19/2017 TCARES Weekly Net
03/07/2017 AARC General Meeting - March
02/07/2017 AARC General Meeting - February 2017

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