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 2020 Meeting Dates

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

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

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 2020 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 GroupsIO files section


LARC QSX Newsletter

April 2019 QSX

May 2019 QSX

June 2019 QSX

September 2019 QSX

October 2019 QSX

November 2019 QSX

December 2019 QSX

January 2020 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.

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AA2VG POTA Activates Multiple Sites!

Peter, AA2VG has been busy activating many sites this year. It seems that portable ops are becoming the thing to do! Peter has activated many sites in the last few weeks. There’s nothing like getting outdoors to chase QSO’s. Join the fun!

Where will you be operating this year?

Send pics!

A number of responses from the email question about an info net resulted in a new net for the club. This is certainly the time to try some new activities... We now have a well functioning repeater system and the beginnings of a well functioning EchoLink set-up.

The new Info Net will be at  8 PM 2000 local on Tuesdays. Net control ops will rotate, if you'd like to give it a go, send Peter, AA2VG and email. You can check in via 2 meters 147.210 or even try EchoLink (WR2ABA-R). Check-in will be on 2 meters first and then explain how we will do it on Echolink. I like the saying that people vote with their feet. In this case we will call it voting with the mic or Echolink. Let's give it a try. 

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It's been a long, long, long time since the 145.430 repeater has seen any upgrades. Rumor has it that it's running on a DOS system, so that will give you an idea of how old the equipment is. Steve N2PQJ, Pat WB2CMF and Bob AC2AZ have been developing plans for upgrading the 145.430 repeaters.

The new repeater would be the same type of equipment used to upgrade .210. We all know how well 210 is working now, so having 430 run just as well would be a welcome change. Stay tuned...


At the last club meeting, the question was asked "What have you been doing in radio in the last month". The answers that came back were astounding! There's a lot of good radio going on in LARC, and it's time to spread the knowledge. Topics from aircraft scanning to Rasberry Pi projects were mentioned. How about you voulunteer to speak for 15 minutes and show the club what you've been up to?

A slice of Pi, anyone???