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   The Lake County Amateur Radio Association (LCARA) is an organization of FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators and is affiliated with the ARRL as a Special Services Club. Our goal is education and fostering the advancement of the Amateur Radio hobby through mentoring (Elmers) and regular VE licensing exams. We are headquartered at the Lake County History Center where we maintain a fully functional radio room including a display of many ham related artifacts.

   The Association operates three FM repeater systems that cover all of Lake County, Ohio under the call-sign K8BL.

   Operational activities include two weekly VHF Nets, weekly HF Net, QRP Party in the Park, NVIS Day, the annual ARRL Field Day exercise, and the annual Ohio State Parks on the Air event, as well as ARES activations and Public Service events.

   Each month we publish a newsletter called "The Patch". This publication summarizes club news, activities and contains columns from both members and nonmembers on subjects pertaining to the hobby and general interest and is available for download.

   The Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 19:30. The meeting location is listed on this site and is also announced in "The Patch". These meetings allow you to keep updated on club activities, meet new Hams, exchange information, and to get involved with the club's activities and many other aspects of building, operating, maintaining and improving your station.

   Please explore this site and if you have any questions or comments fell free to contact any of the club officers.