The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club is New York State Not-For-Profit 501c3 broad based ARRL club located in western Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. We support a host of amateur radio activities including multiple amateur radio repeaters, ARES/RACES, public service, weekly nets, monthly meetings and much more. 


LARC 2018 Meeting Dates

Unless shown otherwise, club meetings are the second Thursday of each month.

May 10

June 14

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13

LARC Repeater System

WR2ABA Huntington

147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Hauppauge

145.430 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Huntington APRS

144.390 MHz out/in

WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network

(0-15) Nodes, 145.070 MHz

(-4) Node, 145.070 MHz BBs


Huntington – Monday Nights, 7:00 PM, 1900 local on 147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL 

Smithtown – Monday Nights, 7:30 PM, 1930 local on 145.43 MHz, 136.5 PL

LARC 2017 VE Sessions

LARC VE Examiners hold VE sessions on the second Saturday of every even month.


 LARC Member Roster

Can be downloaded from the LARC Yahoo Group files section


LARC QSX Newsletter

December 2017 QSX

January 2018 QSX

February 2018 QSX

March 2018 QSX

April 2018 QSX

May 2018 QSX

June 2018 QSX

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Join The LARC Groups IO and Facebook Page!

LARC has it's own Facebook and Groups IO page. In order to join the group, you must have a Groups IO and Facebook profile. Club members with a Groups IO account can go to and request to join the group.

To join the LARC Facebook page, go to and search for "Larkfield Amateur Radio Club", and "like" the page.

To join the LARC Facebook page, go to facebook.comand search for "Larkfield Amateur Radio Club", and "like" the page.

This Commercial from Africa May Be The Best Promotion for Amateur Radio That Was Ever Made.

Watch on YouTube.

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These Hams Did SOTA Before There Ever Was SOTA

Go here to check out Wes Hayward, W7ZOI's web page


2018 ARRL Field Day is June 23-24

LARC will earnestly continue with making plans for Field Day (FD) at the May meeting. Don't miss the opportunity to get in on the fun from the get-go. There will be the usual Phone and CW stations, along with digital in the mix. This year there is also plans for a NVIS antenna experiment with the Hudson Division Emcomm group. Quuens and NYC have already signed on for the test.

Don't miss the May meeting!

Warm Weather is Here, and
So Are The Ticks

After a hard winter of cold temps and snow, warmer weather is finally arriving. Many of us like to operate outdoors, whether it be from a park bench or high atop a mountain top. SOTA has become a fun addition to our radio hobby. Hiking up wooded trails to get to a favorite spot to operate appeals to the adventure in many of us. But with the adventure comes the danger of tick bites, or other health issues from pests in the woods.

Below is a website that's packed with good tips on how to stay safe on the trails.

Best Lyme and Zika Prevention for Hiking - Adventure Alan

May 10, 2018 Meeting


LARC Club Members Make Plans for Summer SOTA Expedition

Plans are underway for a summer SOTA expedition to North South Lake in the Catskills. Peter - AA2VG, John - K9IPO and Scott - AC2FV will be operating at various times August 19-20, 2018. Frequencies, modes and operating times are TBD. Stay tuned for more information. Spotters will be needed!