Next Regular Meeting

Thursday, July 13
7 p.m.

at the First National Bank
Community Room

Updated June 13, 2017

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 2017 ARRL Field Day

Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25





Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m.

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

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


Always with free coffee and soft-drinks!
We wish to thank the officers and shareholders of First National Bank for allowing us the use of their facilities.

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

A five-band trap vertical outside the bank made several of the past programs on-the-air demonstrations. Go to "Recent Activities" for more.


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 at the First National Bank located on Highway 35 at Half-League Road.

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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