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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. 

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LARC 2019 Meeting Dates

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

  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

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

RACES Net
huntingtonnyaresraces.org

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 2019 VE Sessions

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

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 LARC Member Roster

Can be downloaded from the LARC GroupsIO files section

 

LARC QSX Newsletter

 

November 2018 QSX

December 2018 QSX

January 2019 QSX

February 2019 QSX

March 2019 QSX

April 2019 QSX

May 2019 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

https://groups.io/g/larkfieldarc and request to join the group.

To join the LARC Facebook page, go to facebook.com 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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Field Day for 2019 will be scaled back from previous years due to low participation by members. In past years, it took several members to set up tents, antennas, tables and generators. At the March club meeting, Field Day was discussed, and the general consensus was not to get the permit for West Hills (a savings of $140), and to look for another way to have Field Day that was much less labor intensive. Stay tuned for futher developments.

LARC Makes the ARRL Homepage!

LARC was mentioned in an article relating to the Cow Harbor Race. Look for it also in the ARRL E-News later this month.

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Are You a Digital Expert?
Do You Use Digital in Your Ham Hobby?

Club members have expressed an interest in learning more about digital in amateur radio. LARC is looking for someone who has digital experiance to make a presentation to the club.

 

Nothing extravagant, just a simple presentation to get a discussion going. 

 

Interested? Jump on the LARC Groups.io page and volunteer!

.210 Needs a Workout!

The .210 repeater has never sounded better! After months of hard work and new hardware, LARC has a comms system that is one of the best on Long Island. Now what is needed is for our members to get on the air and use it! .210 is waaaaay too quiet. Have a mobile rig? Shout out! Have a HT? Stick it on your belt and work the airwaves.

 

Let's make .210 sweat!!!

Huntington Withdraws from ARES Program

 

Per Steven Hines (N2PQJ) - ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC), in a letter to RACES Regional Coordinator Region 1, ARRL ARES NLI SEC, and NLI Section Manager...

 

"In a majority vote, the Huntington group has decided to be a NY State RACES only organization as of April 1, 2019.

Effective that date also will be my resignation as ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC).  I will remain the Town’s RACES Radio Officer.

Operationally our group will function the same, our withdraw is purely administrative in nature.

Our group is displeased with the current guidelines of the new ARRL ARES Plan, regardless if these requirements are or are not being enforced by our NLI Section..."