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Welcome! 

We are the Lake County Amateur Radio Society (LCARS). Our purpose is to provide help and encouragement to hams and future hams, volunteer communication services for the community, exam sessions for new licenses and upgradesassist all amateurs in abiding by Federal Communications Commission regulations and the Radio Amateur's Code as promulgated by the American Radio Relay League...and have fun!

We have monthly meetings and occasional functions such as family barbeques, Field Day and Operations Day. The club has done volunteer communications for the Davis Double Century, Clear Lake Seaplane Splash-In, Lake County Rodeo, Konocti Challenge, and taught kids about ham radio at the Ely Stagestop Science Camp.                                                                                                     

Fire Info 

This map shows the history of fires and the current hot spots (as current as they get their info). Scroll on the left to the fire you want to see. Use the + in the lower right corner to enlarge the fire areas: S.F. Chronicle Fire Map



The September LCARS Meeting will be held at Kelseyville Pizza (5285 State St., Kelseyville) on Thursday September 27, 2018 at 6:00pm. If you wish to order pizza ahead of time with the group, contact Kristine at ki6yyw@gmail.com well before the meeting. Otherwise you can order individually upon arrival.




Want to learn about SOTA (Summits on the Air)? It's a lot of fun and all hams can participate. You can set up your station on a mountain peak and be an "activator" or communicate from the comfort of your ham shack and be a "chaser!"  When the weather is nice there is a good chance you will hear activators calling CQ from the surrounding peaks. Check out the following links for more info and be ready to join in! And have fun!





Support Your Club! Patches are Here


For Your Information: During disasters and emergencies there are usually hams in the county monitoring the national call frequency 146.520 (simplex). There are also people who monitor the Konocti and Hunter repeaters. The programming info for those can be found on the Local Repeaters and Nets page on this site. You can also try 145.555 (simplex) and 146.550 (simplex)
Local news updates are normally broadcast on listener supported KPFZ 88.1 FM



ARRL News


Current Conditions

Clear Lake Weather


See Clear Lake current water level at: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/uv?11450000


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