Jamboree-on-the-air (jota) Oct 18. check the events page for details
For the first time, LARA entered a float (no it doesn't float on water) in the annual Western Days Parade. Our theme was Youth In Amateur Radio and featured two youth "operating" during the parade while other youth on the float threw candy to the crowd. This was a great opportunity to advertise our upcoming Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) event.
All kinds of antennas work in this hobby. Anything from a simple "tape measure" version to "J-Pole" and many others. Periodically we bring groups together and introduce them to the art and science of antenna building.
LARA participated in the 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.
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.
ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. LARA has participated as a club every year since the club's inception.
Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. The goal is to help enhance our skills and ready us for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall and winter. Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services. The event is held annually the last weekend in January. LARA has participated for the past several years.
Every December we come together with family and friends to experience fun and good food. The highlight of the evening is the gift exchange. This is the only place that we condone stealing. In order to understand you must attend. See the Upcoming Events page.