Welcome to the Online Home of the Ascension Amateur Radio Club (K5ARC)

Meeting reminder The Ascension Amateur Radio Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7pm at the Ascension Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security at the Courthouse Complex in Gonzales, La at the corner of South Irma and Worthy Roads All Ham Radio Operators or anyone interested in Ham Radio are invited to attend.

 AARC/K5ARC will have a table at the SELARC Hamfest in Hammond, La on Saturday, January 19 2019. Stop by and visit our table.  

On Saturday, January 26, 2019 AARC/K5ARC will participate in Winter Field Day.  We will be operating from our Emcom trailer at its’ storage site, the old 7th District Fire Station at 13398 Roddy Road in Gonzales, La.  Currently the plan is to be there before noon, set up the trailer and begin the contest/event at 1pm local time. We plan on operating until about 4:30pm then put the trailer up by sundown. This event is being used as a shakedown of our trailer which we have had to make several repairs on as well as familiarize members with its’ operations.  Everyone is welcome to attend for as long as they wish.  Several of us are planning on visiting the Livingston club trailer which will be set up at the Livingston Parish courthouse the next day on Sunday morning.    To learn more about Winter Field Day go to- https://www.winterfieldday.com/ 


The Ascension Amateur Radio Club is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of people who share a common interest in the advancement of amateur radio, community service, scientific education and emergency communications.

Club meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month at 19:00 local. Meeting dates and locations can change so check the newsletter or our website for more information.    Anyone interested in the amateur radio hobby is welcome to attend.

Club Officers include President Steve Raacke/KC5SAS, Vice President and Webmaster David LeBlanc/N5LEB, Secretary/Treasurer Elmer Tatum/N5EKF.

We operate several repeaters in the Ascension Parish area.  To learn more about our repeaters please visit- http://k5arc.org/main/index.php/k5arc-aarc-repeaters/ .   Check into our informal net at 8pm every Thursday on our 145.31- (107.2pl) repeater either over the air or via Echolink.

Our club Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/k5arc

You can learn more about our recent activities and upcoming events by taking a look at our club newsletter, Ascension Airwaves found below as a PDF.

Ascension Airwaves Jan 2019

Ascension Airwaves Dec 2018

Ascension Airwaves Nov 2018

Ascension Airwaves Oct 2018

Ascension Airwaves Sept 2018

Ascension Airwaves July 2018