Los Banos Amateur Radio Club


LBARC has several events upcoming in addition to our monthly club meetings. Following is the currently available information on what is in the works.

Interested individuals are welcome to join us!

You do NOT have to be a licenced ham to join us!

Club Meetings/Activities

Our meetings are on the second Saturday starting at 7:00 PM in the Police Annex, on J Street across from City Hall, between 5th and 6th Streets. Occasionally this changes due to scheduling conflicts, or fox hunts and other activities. Planned meeting dates and major topics to be presented/discussed are provided below.

January 2009: Meeting-
February 2009: Meeting-
February 2009: Radio Fest , Monterey
March 2009: Fox Hunt- Fox Hunt 4pm Pizza @ Mt. Mikes 6pm
April 2009: Meeting-
April 2009: Walk-A-Thon -TARC
April 2009: International DX Convention, Visiala
April to May 2009: May Day Fair Activities
May 2009: Boy Scouts Jamberee on the air... - TARC
May 2009: May Day Fair Parade
June 2009: Meeting-
June 2009: Field Day - See Below for Details
July 2009: Ice Cream Social-
August 2009: Pizza Meeting -
September 2009: Meeting or BBQ (tba)-
October 2009: Meeting-
November 2009: Meeting-
December 04, 2009: Christmas Parade - First Friday
December 19, 2009: Christmas Meeting - Elections

Radio Amateur Field Day Contest

What is Field Day?

Each June the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national non-profit agency representing amateur radio, sponsors Field Day. The purpose of Field Day is to test the emergency preparedness of radio amateurs throughout the United States, its possessions, and Canada.

Where is it held?

Radio Amateurs participating in Field Day set up temporary radio stations away from their homes and operate these stations under emergency electrical power for a 24 hour period. During this time these amateurs attempt to contact as many other Field Day stations as possible.

Amateurs are encouraged to put Field Day stations in areas accessible to the public so people can better understand the value of amateur radio in emergency situations. We were at Pacheco park, on the corner of 7th street and Pacheco Blvd (Highway 152).

The public is always invited to participate and are even be able to communicate via amateur radio because the "Control Operator" will be a FCC licensed amateur radio operator. This event is scheduled for the last full weekend in June each year.

Click HERE to see our Field Day Activities!


AD6AA - Mike Germino, Club President
KG6NUO - Dave Anderson, Webmaster, Club Vice-President
Los Banos Amateur Radio Club


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