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Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club

Alamogordo, New Mexico
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The Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL affiliated club.

 

We have regular club meetings on the third Sunday of each month at The New La Luz Volunteer Fire department located at 51 JJ Henry in La Luz, NM at 3pm. To contact please E-mail:  alamoradioclub@gmail.com

Bridgecom Repeater

The new Bridgecom BCR-50V Repeater is installed and running great.  Glenn and Terry installed the new antenna on 10-26-2014 and the new repeater was installed on 10-27-2014 and seems to be working great. The sesitivity on the new system is very good and it has eliminated the squelch tail that was bothering everyone.We will be installing an echolink node on this site very soon along with the allstar system.The Yaesu DR-1 repeater was moved to the 440 band for further testing. Thanks to Ron at Bridgecom the instalation went very smooth..

                                                     

The new Yaesu Fusion DR-1 Repeater is here and operational. Thanks to Yaesu for letting us test this fine piece of gear. We are also testing the new FTM-400DR Mobile and the FT1DR Handheld. You will be hearing more about this repeater in the near future.

 

Our members are from Alamogordo, Holloman Air Force Base and the Otero County area.

 

The club participates in emergency planning and training with the local officials (city and county) and works with local civic groups to assist whenever communications are required for special events.

 Each year the AARC sponsors the Alamogordo Ham Fest which has become a very popular and well attended gathering for hams from all over New Mexico and Texas.

 

 

 

Interested in Ham Radio?

From the Amateur Radio Relay League web page:

"Here's your invitation to a friendly, high-tech hobby that's got something fun for everyone! You can become an Amateur Radio operator--no matter what age, gender or physical ability. People from all walks of life pass their entry-level exam and earn their Amateur (ham) Radio license. They all share the diverse world of activities you can explore with ham radio."

Amateur radio, also known as "ham radio", is a hobby relating to two-way radio communications. It is a hobby that is enjoyed by many people around the world from all walks of life.

Whether you are interested in remote control models, an occasional chat with an astronaut in orbiting space, amateur television transmissions, bouncing signals off the moon back to another place on earth, a Friday night chat with friends and neighbors, or making contacts with other stations in faraway places, the hobby of amateur radio has something to offer everyone.

Amateur radio is a wide and diverse hobby and amateur radio enthusiasts, affectionately called "hams", can enjoy a variety of activities. Fox hunts (transmitter hunts), balloon launches, contests, making new friends through amateur radio, digital and satellite communications, building equipment or antennas, or even sending and receiving old fashioned Morse code, these are just a few of the many different aspects of the hobby. Each "ham" seems to develop their own favorite mode of communication.
 

Read more about the exciting hobby of ham radio by clicking on this link: ARRL Invitation to Ham Radio