Western Days parade and on-air special event. check the events page for details

western days


September 28, 2019

Lewisville Western Days festival offers two days of great family fun, five stages of live music and western-themed activities for the whole family.

On-air Special Event

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Operators will be on the air for 30 minute to 1 hour blocks calling CQ for the W5LVC special event. Stations will be operating from each individual's QTH so there will be no need to set up equipment or to leave the comfort of your home.

A special QSL card (pictured left) will be available for contacts who request them.

If you would like to operate HF SSB, CW, FT8 or other digital modes or participate in any other manner contact Ron, KF5OMH at w5lvc.club@gmail.com.

Parade Float

Time: 10:00 - 13:00 (approximate)

LARA will have a float in the Western Days parade. We'll have a float in the parade with a simulated operating station. In addition there will be Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts throwing candy to the crowd.

We're in need of some adult people-power to help assemble the float and then to ride through the parade as safety monitors. 

If you can help in any manner contact Mike, W5EVT at w5lvc.club@gmail.com.



62nd Annual Jamboree-on-the-air

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Location: Conner Pavilion at Lake Park on Lake Lewisville

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

We'll be Operating as K2BSA/5 and will be hosting several active radio stations.

All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and adult leaders are welcome to join us for our 4th annual JOTA event. This is your opportunity to explore the science of Amateur Radio. You’ll be able to work with experienced radio operators and talk to other scouts around the country and possibly the world. In addition, there will be Radio Merit Badge counselors on site to work with scouts who wish to obtain the Radio Merit Badge. (Please note that it is not possible to complete all requirements during this event.) Each participant will receive a certificate of participation suitable for framing. 

Contact: Mike Reitz, 214-535-1368 or w5lvc.club@gmail.com.

christmas Party 2019



Saturday, December 14, 2019, 6:30 PM


Korner Cafe, 921 W. Main St., Lewisville


All members, non-members and their guests are invited to come join in this fun family event. We'll order dinner from the regular menu and everyone is responsible for their own check.

There will be a gift exchange so bring a gift for each attendee valued at no more than $20.00. When you arrive, you'll be given a drawing ticket in exchange for your gift which will be placed on the gift table. During the evening there will be drawings from the "hat". When your number is called, you choose a gift from those remaining on the table. Watch out now, because you may not get to keep that gift. Gifts can be stolen from the person holding it in lieu of picking a gift from the table. (Gifts can be stolen three times then they are frozen). If your gift is stolen, you get to choose another from the remaining gifts on the table.

There will also be radio and non-radio related door prizes.

Past Events

Antenna Build


 Club members practice skills involved in making sturdy, reliable antennas, while instructing others that are interested in this craft. 

Fire Department Open House


LARA participated in Lewisville Fire Department's annual open house held at the Central Fire Station. We had several radio stations  operational on different bands manned by members. Our operational readiness to respond and assist in any emergency was well demonstrated in LFD's Mobile Communication Command Center. 

Santa Net for Children of all Ages


Area children are given the opportunity to talk with Santa  Claus over amateur radio waves. From Lewisville Texas, clear to the North Pole, children of all ages spoke with Santa to discuss whether or not they had been naughty or nice and what they wished for at Christmas that old Saint Nick would bring them.