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Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL affiliated club. We have regular club meetings
on the third Sunday of each month at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1114 Indiana
Ave at 3pm. 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
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 far away
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