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  • 07/12/2018 4:13 PM | Michael (Administrator)

    The Austin Amateur Radio Club (AARC) has an emergency communications trailer that will be sold by sealed-bid auction, beginning July 20, 2018. Details for the auction will be available at as soon as possible. Check back soon for more information.

  • 07/01/2018 12:00 AM | Michael (Administrator)

    Sorry... All the food from Field Day is gone. But we do have the July 2018 AARCover newsletter with photos from Field Day to satisfy your appetite for fun. Check out the photos (more coming next month, too!) and the final installment on the University Radio Club. And don't forget, the July meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 10th @ 7:00pm at the Applied Research Laboratories, 10000 Burnet Road. Hope to see you there!

  • 06/01/2018 12:00 AM | Michael (Administrator)

    Read all about it in the June edition of the AARCover! Field Day 2018. Get your free copy today. Did I mention it's FREE! And come to the meeting on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00pm. See the Meetings page for meeting info.

  • 05/19/2018 8:00 PM | Michael (Administrator)

    We've added a new page to the Technical section of this site - Links.  We'll be posting helpful links of a technical nature. So far, we've been adding links to sites that have been a topic of discussion during the Elmer Net. (Saturday, 7:00pm, 146.94 repeater).

  • 04/30/2018 8:40 PM | Michael (Administrator)

    April showers bring May flowers. They also bring the May edition of the AARCover Newsletter! We'd also like to remind you that the May meeting (Tuesday, May 1st) for Austin Amateur Radio Club will be held at 7:00pm at the American Red Cross, 2218 Pershing Dr, Austin, TX.  This location changes is only for the May meeting. Later meetings will return to our usual spot.

  • 04/22/2018 7:08 PM | Michael (Administrator)

    The Austin Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting for May will be held at the American Red Cross facility at 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin Texas 78723. Click here for a Google map of the meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 1st at the normal time of 7:00pm. Meeting topic is a show-and-tell of the TC-ARES Communications trailer. All are invited to attend.

  • 04/02/2018 10:30 PM | Michael (Administrator)

    You heard me.  Come and get it!  Yes - I mean the April 2018 edition of the AARCover newsletter. To tickle your curiosity, there's Part IV of the University Radio Club, photos of the TC-ARES trailer, the latest results for ham radio exams, a new puzzle, and words from the AARC President. Go to the Newsletter page and download yours now!

  • 11/07/2017 10:00 PM | Michael (Administrator)

    At the November 7th meeting (2017), it was proposed to start a new 10-meter net. No specifics were discusses about the focus of the net, so I presume it will be a "social and technical". So get off of that 11-meter CB and join us on 28.410 MHz every Sunday at 3:00pm Central Time!  KE5AL has volunteered to lead the net (Net Coordinator).

  • 07/13/2017 1:45 PM | Michael (Administrator)

    ARRL reported today that the Amateur Radio Parity Act was introduced in the US Senate yesterday, July 12. This is the next step in this landmark and controversial legislation. It is claimed that the measure will supposedly "guarantee all radio amateurs living in deed-restricted communities governed by a homeowner’s association (HOA) or subject to any private land use regulations, the right to erect and maintain effective outdoor antennas at their homes." However, the bill does not make it clear who determines how to measure the effectiveness of an antenna. It leaves much power with the governing entity regarding aesthetics and placement of antennas. The amateur radio operator wanting to erect an antenna will be required to "negotiate with individual HOAs to install antennas that conform to the community's aesthetic interests." Regardless of how you feel about the bill, all licensed operators are encouraged to contact their Senators to voice their opinions. If you do, please remember that you are representing not only yourself, but all amateur radio operators at the same time. Be courteous and professional and speak to the bill and how it would affect you.

    For the full ARRL article, visit

  • 06/20/2017 1:06 AM | Michael (Administrator)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The July 2017 meeting of the Austin Amateur Radio club is moved to July 11th to not conflict with 4th of July, Independence Day plans.

    July 11- usually 1st Tue 7PM- AARC Meeting @ ARL / 10,000 Burnet Rd
    Meeting topic: Jim George (N3BB) Discussion of the book "Contact Sport," and the behind the scenes story of the book and the World Radiosport Team Championship of 2014 in New England.
    Solar WX summary by Lew W5IFQ.

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