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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.
 

LARK Amateur Radio Testing Process
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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Livermore Half Marathon     Sunday, March 3, 2024
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844AEAD28A6FA7-livermore#/

Cinderella Bicycle Classic      Saturday, April 13, 2024
The Cinderella Classic, Challenge and Short rides are 65/100/35-mile recreational bicycle ride (not a race) for women & girls only.  More details in January.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844AEAD28A6FA7-cinderella1#/

Devil Mountain Double Century      Saturday, April 27, 2024
No firm details available at this time. Start & finish is in San Jose, and route has changed from previous years.  It appears the route goes into more areas where cell coverage is zero, so Hams may be of more value to the organizers.  We will determine LARK's involvement as more information becomes available.

Berkeley Hills Road Race                Saturday, April 27, 2024
LARK members are invited to support this event.  The race is around the San Pablo Reservoir area.  This is not a LARK sponsored event; however, we do provide support if you want to participate. This event provides you with good experience in radio operations
For additional information, contact:
Ham Coordinator:  Mark Walsh, KM6XU  mark@km6xu.com

Devil Mountain Run     Sunday, May 19th, 2024

This event takes place in downtown Danville and is a foot race. Each position will be stationary, except for a possible bicycle sweep. Net Control will be in San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Communications Vehicle CS-131 in downtown Danville. Due to the location of the positions you will be able to perform your function with a handheld radio. The week of the event you will receive all necessary information including assignments. This event is a great chance to get out and use your radio and all levels of experience is welcome. Our prime concern is to provide emergency communications along the race routes. Assignment times are from 0700 hrs until released.
Ham Coordinator:  George Moorehead, KG6GEM   kg6wiu104
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844AEAD28A6FA7-devil1#/
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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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