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Welcome to the Livermore Amateur Radio Klub (LARK) web site.

The Livermore Amateur Radio Klub (LARK) was incorporated on July 30, 1959,  as a nonprofit association of persons commonly interested in amateur radio. LARK serves the communities of Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin California, and the surrounding Tri-Valley area. LARK is also affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Membership

Full membership in LARK is open to all persons holding a valid Amateur Radio License issued by the FCC or legal aliens with valid Reciprocal Operating Privileges. An Associate membership is available for all other persons wishing to join LARK who do not hold a valid Amateur Radio License.

Membership inquiries should be made to the current membership chairperson as listed in the Contacts and Membership area of this web site.
 

Test Sessions after the Klub Meetings
LARK conducts testing sessions on an as-needed / as-requested basis immediately following the Klub meetings. To request or determine if there will be a testing session please contact Ron Kane, AD6KV ad6kv02(AD6KV at arrl.net) at least 2 weeks in advance so that arrangements can be made. We can support test sessions nearly every month and will make an effort to accommodate all requests but unfortunately there will be some we are unable to satisfy.  See the Meetings page for directions.

The testing session will begin immediately following the LARK meeting.  The ending time of the meetings varies, so we ask that applicants be at the LARK meeting no later than 10:30 AM.  We encourage attendance for the whole meeting which begins at 9:30 AM.

For other exams in the local area see:
http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session , where you can do a ARRL Exam Session Search.  You can search by state or by ZIP Code and distance you are willing to travel.

Amateur Radio Technician License Training Class
LARK conducts a training class several times each year that will teach you what you need to know to take and pass the "Technician" level licensing test… and you don't need to learn Morse Code for ANY level license.  The next class is not scheduled at this time.
 

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Events we support:
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Cinderella Bicycle Classic      Saturday, March 30, 2019
Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club
Amateur Radio coordinator:  George Moorehead, KG6WIU     kg6wiu104
Sign Up online here:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844aead28a6fa7-cinderella

Devil Mountain Double Century   Saturday, April 27, 2019
Quackcyclists
The Devil Mountain Double Century is a 205 mile, one day bicycle ride with 20,000 feet of climbing that attracts the strongest of riders.  LARK members provide logistics and keep track of the position of riders.   Due to the length of this ride, it travels into more remote areas where cell phones just don't work.  Ham radio provides that vital link in the event of emergencies as well as communicating back to the ride headquarters. The ride starts and finishes in San Ramon. The route includes Mt Diablo, Morgan Territory Rd, Mines Road, Mt. Hamilton, Calaveras Rd, Niles Canyon, and Palomares Canyon.  Some locations can be operated with just an HT, and there are even indoor opportunities at Net Control at the San Ramon Marriott.  LARK has supported this event since its beginning in 1996.
Amateur Radio coordinator:  John Street, WB6ETY  wb6ety04
Sign Up online here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aaa922a57-devil


Wente Vineyards Classic Road Race        Canceled this year.

Devil Mountain Run                      Sunday, May 5, 2019
A 10k run starting and ending in Danville, traveling through San Ramon along the Iron Horse Trail.
Amateur Radio coordinator:     George Moorehead, KG6WIU   kg6wiu104
 Sign Up online here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844aead28a6fa7-devil

Berkeley Hills Road Race                Saturday, May 11, 2019
LARK members are invited to support this event.  The race is around the San Pablo Resevoir area.
For additional information, contact:
Ham Coordinator:  Mark Walsh, KM6XU  mark@km6xu.com
Sign Up online here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844aead28a6fa7-berkeley

Mt. HAMILTON CLASSIC Road Race   Sunday, May 26, 2019
San Jose Bike Club
This 64-mile bicycle race has about 400 riders starting in San Jose and goes over Mt. Hamilton to Livermore via the Mines Road.   The event starts early morning and ends early afternoon. The geography requires about 35+ amateurs.  It's an all hands-on-deck event, we need you!  Remember if the sign up says we're full, contact the ARC directly.  We can always use more operators. 
Radio operators are positioned throughout the regular course and at strategic locations were vigilance is vital.  We also shadow two EMT vehicles, enabling Hams to request helicopter evacuations (when determined appropriate by the EMTs), which has happened in 16 of the last 26 years.  All operators are placed where skills and communication equipment fit best; from HT to portable tower and Yagi antennas.  APRS messaging is also used.  Experience this unique event, its one-of-a-kind.
Amateur Radio Coordinator:  John Street, WB6ETY  wb6ety04
Sign Up online here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aaa922a57-mthamiliton

FIELD DAY  June 22, 23 2019

Alameda County Wheels for Meals Bike Event     Saturday, October 26, 2019
This bicycle event will consist of 3 routes, that are yet to be selected, of 65, 30 and 15 miles in the Livermore Wine Country.  www.wheelsformealsride.com
Amateur Radio Coordinator:   George Moorehead, KG6WIU   kg6wiu104
Sign Up online here:   Sign up available in August

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How to have Amateur Radio support for your event 
If you would like Amateur Radio Communications support for your event and for assistance in planning for better communications and safety concerns and event coordination, we can help. LARK can provide communications support for all areas where the event is taking place as well as in areas where cell phones do not work. We also can provide communications for the SAG/Sweep Vehicles, Rest Stops, Water Stations, etc. Please contact the LARK Events Coordinator listed on the Contacts Page for assistance.
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Last Updated: 03/04/19