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Austin Amateur Radio Club (AARC) will be participating in Field Day 2018, a demonstration of the skills and technologies used in amateur radio.  Join us at the American Red Cross facilities at 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, Texas. The event runs Saturday, June 23 @ 1:00pm through Sunday, June 24 @ 1:00pm.

Open To The Public

The public is invited and encouraged to stop by and see what we do!  If you've never talked on a radio, that's okay. We will have a "Get On The Air" (GOTA) station for beginners to learn more about radio communications.
If you are interested in helping setup (and learning a lot more about ham radio), feel free to come out early (say 9:00am or so).
For more information, download the June 2018 AARCover Newsletter. Field Day 2018 is the topic of the main article.

Welcome to the website of the Austin Amateur Radio Club, an active affiliate club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) now in our 99th year! Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Applied Research Lab at 10000 Burnet Road. (But check here to see if a holiday shifts the schedule.)

Club meetings are open to the public!

NOTICE:  July 2018 meeting moved to July 10th.

In observance of July 4th and the likelihood that many folks may take time off around the holiday, it was voted and passed that the July meeting will be held one week later - July 10th. Same location - Applied Research Laboratories, 10000 Burnet Road, Austin, TX. The August meeting will return to its normal schedule of first Tuesday (August 7).

Members are active in a number of specialized areas including Field Day, Contesting, Digital Modes, EMCOMM and ATV. Members can usually be found monitoring the 146.940 repeater (107.2). Come Join Us!

Note: This is a public website. No login is required to view the public content on this site. However, in the near future (sorry, don't have a specific date yet), AARC members will have access to special, Members Only information and forums upon login.  Also, each of the top menu items are separate pages, in addition to the links below them. Some logins have been setup to assist with paying dues by credit card. If you haven't received a login yet, don't panic! We're in the process of finding a new treasurer and will get things sorted out as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience.

AARC wants you to be a part of the family.

Join or renew your membership today. Check out the Member Benefits!

Upcoming events

Important: Austin Hands-Free Ordinance

Austin, TX has gone hands-free! No portable electronic devices are allowed while operating a vehicle or riding a bicycle. Find out what this means to hams and how we can be exempt. Check it out HERE!


This is our brand new website! The pertinent previous content should all be online now. If there is something missing, email editor [at] with the details and we'll look into it. We're working on adding member registration, but we're not quite ready yet. Your patience is appreciated.

Youtube Channel

The Austin Amateur Radio Club has its own Youtube channel! Check out the link at Be sure to check out our first viral classic, "Transmitter Hunting Basics".

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