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 2017 Meeting Dates

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

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

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 2016 QSX

January 2017 QSX

February 2017 QSX

March 2017 QSX

April 2017 QSX

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Join The LARC Yahoo Group and Facebook Page!

LARC has it's own Yahoo Group. In order to join the group, you must have a Yahoo Profile. Club members with a Yahoo profile can join the LARC Yahoo Group by sending an email to:

If you do not have a Yahoo profile, go to, create a profile, and then click the link above to request to join the LARC group.

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

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These Hams Did SOTA Before There Ever Was SOTA

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



GSBARC and LARC to Team Up and Install An Amateur Radio Station At Northport VA Hospital

Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club has invited Larkfield to assist in the installation of an amateur radio station at the Northport VA hospital. The station would be used by licensed hospital residents, and also act to encourage other residents to get their ham ticket. This project is in the beginning stages, and much has to be worked out between the two clubs to make the station a reality.

It's just another great example of 2 good ham clubs working together to provide the service our ham priveleges require.

LARC Supplies Race Comms for the Great Cow Harbor Race

Once again, members of LARC heard the cowbells and rose to the occasion! LARC supplied 18 operators to handle race communications for the Great Cow Harbor 10K/2K Run. The crack team of LARC ops did a superb job, and the race went off without a hitch.

LARC wishes to thank the operators from Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC) and Islip ARES who lent a hand and contributed to making this event a succes. Thanks to John - K2ZI, Kevin - AB2ZI, Salli - K2RYD and Lou - NO2C.

Our own Course Runner, Steve - N2PQJ (pictured above), ran the course like a gazelle and finished the run in under 60 minutes, a personal best for him. Congrats, Steve!

We'll have a post-race hotwash at the next LARC meeting to review a couple of places that we need to improve upon. Don't miss the next meeting on October 13!

LARC Works On Huntington Hospital Antenna System 

LARC is lending a hand to the Northwell Health Huntington Hospital group to get their amateur radio communication system up and running. Tests were made on the hospital's current VHF/UHF antenna and the results were positive. In looking at the system, the VHF/UHF antenna really needs replacing, and it is much too close to what appears to be the HF antenna.

The current vertical HF antenna needs replacing. A request has been made to take the HF antenna off the building for testing. Meanwhile, Ed - KD2ADC is in the process of constructing one of his famous KD2ADC Off Center Fed Dipoles to erect at the hospital. Hopefully we can get the hospital moving and on the air with HF before the snow begins to fly.


LARC News From Our Members

Peter - AA2VG reports that he is having a lot of fun with his new Icom 7300. He also reports the XYL got a new stove and oven. Not only is he going to be doing a lot of CW, he'll be well fed in the process.

Scott - AC2FV reports that he's installed an SCS DR-7400 Dragon P4 modem in his station. He's using the modem for faster transmissions with Winlink® email comms.

Bruno - KC2ESI reports that he's spotted some intermod at the site. He has tweeked the system to reduce or eliminate the issue.

Jack - K2JX reports that he has finely tuned the club packet system. Give the packet station a workout, guys!

New ham and club members John - KD2LKN and Chris - KD2LKA made their official ham debuts at the Cow Harbor race. Great job, guys!