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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).

Membership

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.

When All Else Fails, Amateur Radio Works
Emergency Radio
.... Getting the message through for your family and community.! Click here for more information.

Test Sessions after the Klub Meetings
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 arrl.net) 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.

For other exams in the local area see:
http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session , 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. 

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Events we support:
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Alameda County Meals on Wheels Bike Event     Saturday, October 17, 2015
This bicycle event will consist of 3 routes, that are yet to be selected, of 65, 30 and 15 miles in the Livermore Wine Country.  www.wheelsformealsride.com
Amateur Radio Coordinator:   George Moorehead, KG6WIU    kg6wiu108
Sign Up online here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aaa922a57-meals

Diabetes Association Ride for the Cure Bike Ride    Sunday, October 25th, 2015
Women Series Bicycle Ride Event.  Route Distances: 15 mile, 36 mile, 66 mile
Amateur Radio Coordinator:   George Moorehead, KG6WIU    kg6wiu108
Sign Up online here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aaa922a57-diabetes

Race to the Flagpole    Saturday, November 14, 2015
This morning event includes a 5k run/walk, a 10k run, and a half-marathon.  All events start at Livermore's Independence Park and use the Livermore bike paths.  This event is HT compatible, and only one or two mobile rigs or pole mounted antennas are needed.  The Livermore-Granada Boosters Club sponsors this event to raise funds for scholarships for high school athletes in Livermore
http://www.livermoregranadaboosters.org/
Amateur Radio Coordinator:   John Street, WB6ETY  wb6ety03
Sign Up online here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aaa922a57-race

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Cinderella Bicycle Classic      Saturday, April 9, 2016
Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club
Amateur Radio coordinator: Mike Haas, AD6TA  ad6ta06
or George Moorehead, KG6WIU          kg6wiu104
Sign Up online here: 

Devil Mountain Double Century   Saturday, April ??, 2016
Quackcyclists
This 205 mile one day ride starts and finishes in San Ramon. The route includes Mt Diablo, Morgan Territory Rd, Mines Road, Mt. Hamilton, Calaveras Rd, Niles Canyon, and Palomares Canyon. We support the Livermore Valley and Mines Road sections, up to the Mt. Hamilton summit.
Amateur Radio coordinator:  John Street, WB6ETY  wb6ety03
Sign Up online here: 

Mt. HAMILTON CLASSIC Road Race   Sunday, May 29, 2016
San Jose Bike Club
This 65 mile bike race for about 400 riders starts in San Jose and goes over Mt. Hamilton to Livermore via the Mines Road. It starts early morning and ends early afternoon. We need about 35+ amateurs to support this event.
Amateur Radio coordinator:  John Street, WB6ETY  wb6ety04


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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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