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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 95th year! Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Baby Acapulco's(Baby A's)near the Arboretum, 9505-B Stonelake Blvd.
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 is December 1st, 6pm See below!

Meeting Topic: Christmas Party



AARC Christmas Party! Tuesday December 1st!

All are Hams WELCOME – You need not be a club member!
AARC Christmas Party
Dec 1, 2015 – 6:00 PM
MC - Lori Schmidt!
Abel's North Grill and Tap House
4001 Parmer Ln, Austin, Texas 78727
Italian Buffet with Chicken Marsala

Live Entertainment from Austin Harmony Chorus
· Door Prizes
· HOTY (Ham of the Year) Award Presentation
· Door Prizes· Great Food – Italian Buffet!
· Door Prizes
· QLF (left foot) Morse Code Contest
· Cash Bar
· Free DIY parking
· Tabletop Decoration Contest - Enter you own ham-themed centerpiece.

Tickets now $30 per person includes: Dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, tip, door prize ticket,
Space is limited


Important: Austin Hands Free Ordinance

Austin has gone hands free! No portable electronic devices allowed while operating a vehicle.
Find out what this means to hams and how we can be exempt. Check it 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!



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


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 95 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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