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W5TQ /W5KA - Welcome to the Austin Amateur Radio Club
"Keeping Austin Wireless since 1919"

Welcome to the website of the Austin Amateur Radio Club, an active affiliate club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) now in our 94th year! Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Waterloo Icehouse 8600 N. Burnet Road, South of 183. 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!

The AARC wants you to be part of the family. Join or renew
your membership today. Member benefits


Club Meeting

The next club meeting October 7th at 7 pm. Meeting Topic- - Solar Weather
Drop by early to get a bite to eat and meet some folks!

Hope to see you there!



Christmas Party 2014!
Click the Christmas Gerbil to find out about this years party!



AARCover Archives Expanded!

I have finally gotten the bug again to start scanning in more of the AARCovers donated by James Robbins, N5OUJ. I have added the years of 1995 and 1996, with more to come in the next few day...weeks...or however long it takes. Check them out HERE!



Field Day 2014 Photos!

Special thanks to John Taylor, KF5CJS and Steven Polunsky, W5SMP for sending in the photos!

Check out the photos here!



AARC T-shirts and Polo Style Shirts - Order Today!



2014 Conferences held in Austin.
The 2014 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference and the 2014 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference will be held in Austin this year!
Click on the picture to be taken to the Website for more information.


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"
NOW ONLINE!!! How to upgrade your mesh node to 1.0 firmware!


Notice a problem with one of the club repeaters?
Report problem here: Report Repeater Problems

Please see our new Community Outreach page
Click here

Membership Dues for 2015 are due.
You can now pay your membership dues online
or see Jay Hoffman, KA5OST at one of the club meetings

AARC is 94 years old!

The Austin Amateur Radio club was first chartered in December of 1919, shortly after ham radio was allowed back on the air after being shut down during WWI.



Nominate someone for Ham-of-the-Month. Know someone you feel exemplifies what Ham Radio is all about or has performed an outstanding service to the club and community? Nominate them here for the AARC Ham of the Month Award. Please provide a description of why you feel they should be nominated in message. Nominate


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