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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.
 

Pacificon 2018: LARK Information Table Volunteer Signups
      San Ramon Marriott Hotel, Oct 19-21 (Friday-Sunday)

   ** You must buy a Pacificon ticket to volunteer at the booth **

Summary: Need volunteers for staffing the booth at Pacificon Ham Radio Conference.  We'll be signing up new members and informing the Ham Radio community about the great things going on at the LARK club.

Please sign up for a slot, and get more information at the SignUpGenius webpage.

Contact: David Fannin, KK6DF
Sign Up online here:   https://goo.gl/92494m

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Events we support:
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Cycling 4 Veterans    Saturday, October 6, 2018
http://cycling4veterans.com
Hosted by Veterans First Program at Las Positas College and the C4V volunteer group organizers. As a veterans and military supported event, C4V is leading the way in Northern California, and again this year they are featuring three epic rides for 30 miles, 55 miles and 115 miles!  Due to the routes, we have also enlisted the help of Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association.
Radio communications along some of the routes are challenging, and your help is appreciated..
Amateur Radio coordinator:   Chris Quirk, W6CJQ   w6cjq
Sign Up online here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844aead28a6fa7-cycling

Alameda County Wheels for Meals Bike Event     Saturday, October 13, 2018
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:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844aead28a6fa7-alameda

Race to the Flagpole    Saturday, November 10, 2018
This morning event includes a 5k run/walk, a 10k run, and a half-marathon.  All events start at Livermore's Independence Park and use the Livermore bike paths.  This event is HT compatible, and only one or two mobile rigs or pole mounted antennas are needed.  The Livermore-Granada Boosters Club sponsors this event to raise funds for scholarships for high school athletes in Livermore
http://www.livermoregranadaboosters.org/events.html
Amateur Radio Coordinator:   John Street, WB6ETY  wb6ety03
Sign Up online here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aaa922a57-race 

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Livermore Half Marathon     Sunday, March 3, 2019
This 13.1 mile run goes from downtown Livermore to Sycamore Park and returns.  The event should conclude around noon.  http://runliv.com/
Amateur Radio coordinator:    Ian Parker, W6TCP   w6tcp06
Sign Up online here:  

Cinderella Bicycle Classic      Saturday, March 30, 2019
Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club
Amateur Radio coordinator:  George Moorehead, KG6WIU     kg6wiu104

Devil Mountain Double Century   Saturday, April 27, 2019
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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: 

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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: 08/20/18