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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, also ARES and SkyWarn for Lake County. Our goal is education and fostering the advancement of Amateur Radio through mentoring (Elmers), licensing and regular VE testing exams. We are headquartered at the Lake County History Center where we maintain a fully functional radio station including a display of many ham related artifacts.   The Association operates three FM repeaters that cover all of Lake County, Ohio, under the call-sign N8BC.   Operational activities Read More


ARRL International Grid Chase 2018

The objective of the ARRL International Grid Chase is simple: Work stations in as many grid squares as possible and upload your log data to ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW). If you are not currently registered with Logbook of The World, this is a good reason to get started. Go to https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/getting-started/. Registration and uploading are free. When registering and setting up your Station Location, be sure your TQSL Station Location includes your Grid Square! Every new grid square contact confirmed through LoTW counts toward your monthly total, so you have an incentive to start the chase as soon Read More


Amateur Radio Parity Act

Urge the U.S. Senate to Support the Amateur Radio Parity Act – S 1534 The Amateur Radio Parity Act was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives in January as H.R. 555. It provides a mutually satisfactory compromise reached between the American Radio Relay League (ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio) and the Community Associations Institute (CAI, which represents home owners associations). The Senate Bill, S. 1534, allows for effective outdoor Amateur Radio antennas for public service and emergency communications while protecting the prerogative of community associations. Please take action and urge your Senators to pass S. 1534. https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-us-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act



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