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Two VE Exam Sessions in April!

LARC is sponsoring a VE Exam Session at our LARCFest on Saturday, April 6th, at 9:30 a.m.  This test session will be in the Clover Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 80501.

LARC is also sponsoring our regularly-scheduled VE Exam Session on Saturday, Aprill 27th, at 10:00 am.  This test session will be held at the Niwot Fire Station, 8500 Niwot Road, Niwot, 80503.

See the Licensing/Testing link on the left for more information about the cost and what to bring to your test session.

LARCfest 2019 Volunteer Sign up

The Longmont Amateur Radio Club is looking for your help. We need volunteers to help setup, take down and run the show. Please click on the link below to fill out our volunteer form to choose an volunteer opportunity.

March 16th VE Exam Session Rescheduled to Sat., March 23

Our next LARC-sponsored VE Exam has been rescheduled from March 16th to Saturday, March 23, at 1:00 pm.  Please see the Licensing/Testing link on the left for more information on what to bring to this test session.

ARISS Special SSTV Event Friday 2/15 to Sunday 2/17

ARISS is planning another SSTV event. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb 15 at 8:45 UTC (1:45 am MT) and run through Sunday, Feb 17 at 17:25 UTC (10:25 am MT). Transmissions will consist of eight NOTA images and in additional tour ARISS commemorative images. There will be a special award. You can find more information about this special event in the links at the bottom of the Tuesday Night Hamlet Net page on the left.  (

Six Seats Still Available in the General License Class Starting Feb.18th!

A General License Preparation Class will be starting on Monday, February 18th.  It will be held at the Niwot Fire Station.  Thisi class runs for four weeks, and will give you the knowledge and practice to pass your General Class exam.  The class follows with a VE Session on the last day, March 16th, to take the test.  For more information, go to, or click on the Education link on the left, then on the General Class link.

BARCFest - 2018

BARCFest - 2018

Click Here to view the flyer and Table Reservation Form.

Come to our General Meeting, Wed. 8/15

Our next Club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 8/15, at 7:00 pm at the Clover Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, in Longmont.

Join us to learn how to build a high-power mag loop and auto-tuner.  Hopefully a number of us will be undertaking a build project and you can be one of the happy builders.  We will overview some technical options for the antenna and auto-tuner, and also the costs for the projects.  Depending on your preferences, the loop antenna can handle 10W or up to hundreds of watts.  This is a great option for club members with HOA or other location restrictions.  We will order parts for these projects in the near future, so be sure to come and express your interest in this project.

Certificate of Appreciation - Kiwanis 2018

The Kiwanis Club of Longmont has awarded LARC a Certificate of Appreciation for our support of the Boulder County Fair Parade

Come to Field Day on Sat. 6/23 & Sun. 6/24!

Join Us on Field Day!

  • Where:  Isaac Walton Park Clubhouse at 18 Sunset Street, Longmont, 80501 
  • When:   Begins Saturday, 6/23, at 12:00 noon thru Sunday 6/24 noon
  • Why:     Get experience on HF Radios, make friends, get contacts, have fun!
  • How:     Come to the Clubhouse, and bring your family & friends!

Highlights of Field Day:

  • Digital Mode operation will be demonstrated through out the day Saturday.  Don, KE0EE will demonstrate JT65 operation.  He will show you the automated software on his laptop, and how two stations exchange information.  Don has made over 1200 contacts JT65 on the HF bands.
  • A High-End Software Defined Radio will be demonstrated also during the day Saturday.  The Flex Radio is 90% computer software and 10% hardware (very small black box).
  • One of our radio set ups will be in a really nice GO BOX.  It contains two radios and capability for multiple antennas and power sources.  A Solar Power Source will be used part of the time.
  • We will have a CW station for those who want to try their hand at this digital mode during the contest. Bring your own key, bug, or keyer.
  • There will be a radio set up just for newer hams to use, with an elmer (trainer) right there beside you to help you learn how to use the HF Radio and to get some contacts.
  • Bring your own radio if you would like.  Remember to bring your own power supply to connect with 110 volts. 
  • There is wifi in the building.
  • Snacks will be provided.
  • We will have a variety of antennas from 6 meters to 40 meters.
  • We will have an excellent exhibit of what HAM radio is all about.  Bring a friend and introduce them to HAM Radio too!

If you would like to help set up the antennas and the clubhouse, feel free to come by at 9:30 am on Saturday.People are also needed for take-down just after 12:00 noon on Sunday.Hope to see you there!




New LARC "Hamlet Net"

New to Ham Radio, not sure where to start?

Join us on Tuesday nghts starting at 7PM on the LARC repeaters. See repeater page for info on tone and frequency.

This net is for new hams to get on the air and talk about subjects to help you stay on the air and learn new things. 

Come join in and see what it is all about.

Want to be Net Control on one (or more) of our nights? Contact me at and I'll get you the info and sign you up for one of the nets.



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