Next Regular Meeting

Thursday, July 12
7 p.m.

at the Memorial Medical Center 1st floor meeting room

Updated June 17, 2018

Port Lavaca Amateur Radio Club, Inc.


Port Lavaca Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Recent PLARC Activities and Meetings
About Ham Radio and the ARRL
ARRL Field Day 2011
PLARC Emergency Communications Capabilities
Recollections of PLARC Past Activities
Club Members and Their Interests
The Life and Times of Marsh Canion, W5KTC


for the 2018 ARRL Field Day


Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24 at the Lighthouse
Adjacent to the Bauer Center, enter the front parking lot off Highway 35.
Operations begins 1 p.m. Saturday for 24 hours.
Come join the fun.


Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.

The program will be announced. Please check your e-mail or this site.

Of course, the open exchange of recent amateur radio experiences is always encouraged.


To join the PLARC e-mail list, send your request to


Who we are:

The Port Lavaca Amateur Radio Club (club and repeater call W5KTC) is active on VHF, UHF, and HF.The club meets every second Thursday of the month in the 1st floor meeting room at the (Calhoun County) Memorial Medical Center, 815 North Virginia Street.

In addition to following their own interests, Club members provide valuable services to the community during disasters. W5KTC is headquartered in the Calhoun County Courthouse (Grid EL18QO) and members report directly to the ARES® EC, County Emergency Coordinator and the County Judge.

Find out more about who our members are, their interests and experience at


What we do:

Provide emergency communications to Port Lavaca and Calhoun County officials, as needed, in the event of natural or man-made disasters.

Encourage individuals in obtaining an FCC amateur radio license by sponsoring classes and volunteer examiner testing sessions.

Promote the exchange of information and cooperation between members, further radio communications knowledge, techniques, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and conduct club programs and activities so as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.

And have fun!


For more information, call Tommy, AB5AS, at 361-552-4000
or e-mail to or Ed, K5SBR to



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