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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FIELD DAY  June 24, 25 2023
LARK members will be participating in the 2023 Field Day Operation on June 24 and 25.  This is an opportunity to practice field operations with your equipment and have a good time working with others.  Our normal approach to FD is to meet for set up at about 9 AM Saturday and discuss what we're going to do, usually over coffee, standing in the field north of the Livermore Airport parking area.  Once some basic decisions are made the operators commence with setup and checkout of their stations and await the 11 AM local start of the event.  Most participants in our recent years have not been hardcore operators, rather this is an opportunity for learning and camaraderie.  LARK will provide for a later afternoon BBQ and social event in the tree area east of the operating field.  Members and family are invited and more details on what to bring will be sent out soon.

After the BBQ some members return to operating and demonstrating how their equipment works, some may spend the night participating.  Usually around 9 AM Sunday morning we're ready to dismantle and return our gear to home stations.  This is an opportunity to learn how to prepare for emergency operations as well as have fun making contacts with others around the world. 
Come join us!  Watch for further information in the newsletter, in emails and on our Monday night Net.
Submitted, Ron, AD6KV

Patterson Pass Road Race   Sunday, August 6, 2023
This event takes place in the hills east of Livermore. The races start at 8am and finish about 1pm. The ham radio volunteer are there to provide emergency communications at planned stationary posts from 7am-1pm approx., there will be a radio check-in at 7:45am. The ham radio volunteer should be able to handle this assignment with a handheld.
Amateur Radio coordinator:  George Moorehead, KG6GEM     kg6wiu104
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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: 05/07/23