Livermore Amateur Radio Klub
Net Schedule

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).


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 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: , 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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Devil Mountain Double Century      Saturday, April 27, 2024
This event is a 200 mile, one day, bike ride for about 50 riders.  It is a clockwise loop between San Jose and Clayton, starting and finishing in San Jose.  LARK's help is requested for the Mines Road segment (where cell phones don't work), starting just south of Livermore and ending at the summit of Mt. Hamilton.  This is a limited effort compared to past years, but with some less-than-desirable conditions;
1)  Much of LARK's effort will be well after dark,
2)  Mines Rd is a narrow, twisty road with no lighting and no services,
3)  The weather could be miserable,
4)  LARK volunteers' 25-40 mile drive home will likely be starting between 9PM and midnight. 
There is a need for 6 volunteers to cover the three farthest south rest stops on Mines Rd.  Two more volunteers are needed for a close-to-Livermore rest stop. 
Assignment times are likely to be:  Mines Rd/DelValle Rd=2PM to 6PM, The Junction=3PM to 9PM,
Isabel Creek=4PM to 11PM, Mt. Hamilton=3PM to midnight. 
Our prime concern will be to link these remote rest stops so that all riders are accounted for at a given rest stop before it closes.  So, if you're OK with these conditions, please volunteer.  We will be providing a communication service where there is no other option.  The volunteers at The Junction, Isabel Creek, and Mt Hamilton will need to have 2m and 70cm capabilities as we will be using a portable crossband repeater to cover those areas.
Ham Coordinator:  John Street, WB6ETY    wb6ety

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

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
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: 04/02/24