This page lists each local Amateur Radio Club (ARC) in Alaska that we are aware of, together with a brief description of their activities. If a link is shown, click on the appropriate area for a direct link to each club's individual web page.
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Anchorage ARC (Anchorage) Direct Link
The Anchorage ARC serves Anchorage and the surrounding area. The club call is KL7AA. Meetings: 7:00 PM, 1st Friday, every month, in the Carr-Gottstein building, Alaska Pacific University campus. Anchorage ARC sponsors or supports several repeater systems in the area. Among these are systems on 146.94 (KL7AA), 147.300 (KL7ION), 223.94 (KL7AA) and 449.7(KL7AA). The KL7AA repeaters require a CTCSS (PL) of 100.0. A new UHF fast-scan TV repeater is scheduled to be on-air shortly. Anchorage ARC sponsors a hamfest and flea-market every Fall, usually in mid to late September. Anchorage ARC helps with support for ham radio activities throughout Alaska, including ARES (the Amateur Radio Emergency Service) and local public service events, including the annual World Championship Sled Dog races in Anchorage and the Iditarod Race. Principal interests are VHF/UHF activities, packet and other digital modes, satellites, and public service events. Club president is John Lynn, KL0CY (337-1091)
Arctic ARC (Fairbanks) Direct Link
The Arctic Amateur Radio Club Inc.(AARC) is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Alaska's first Amateur radio club was formed in 1939 and incorporated in 1966. Today there are over 250 members. They meet at 7:30 pm on the first Friday of the month (September - May) at the Geophysical Institute, which is located at the University of Alaska. The club call is KL7KC. This club sponsors several repeaters and also other activities in the Fairbanks area (please see their web wite for more info on the Interior Repeater Network). Club president is Jim Movius, KL7JM (452-6347).
ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Direct Link
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service is dedicated to providing communications assistance to public agencies and individuals during time of emergency. ARES operates throughout Alaska via several "regions". All Amateur Radio operators are eligible to join ARES. ARES members take part in emergency preparedness drills at various times, and assist with local public service events, such as sled dog races, various foot races and "walks" for charity, and similar events.
Ares nets: Anchorage area: Thursday at 8:00 PM on the 147.270 repeater Juneau area: Tuesday at 7:00 PM on the 146.82 repeater
Elmendorf ARS (Elmendorf AFB) Direct Link
The Elmendorf Amateur Radio Society (EARS) serves primarily military personnel on Elmendorf and Fort Richardson. but is open to local civilian members as well. Club call sign is KL7AIR. Meetings: 6:30 PM on the first Tuesday, every month (except during the Summer), at the EARS club house, (NW corner of Fighter Drive and Fairchild Avenue) on Elmendorf AFB. EARS sponsors a VHF repeater on 146.67, with a CTCSS (PL) tone of 107.5 Hz required for access. Club President is Don Koehler, KLØXK
Juneau ARC (Juneau) Direct Link
The Juneau ARC (JARC) serves the Juneau - Douglas - Auke Bay areas. Meetings: 7:30 PM, Wednesday's (except during Summer months), at the offices of KTOO, 360 Egan Drive. JARC sponsors repeaters at Lena Point (147.00), covering Auke Bay and Mendenhall Valley, and Mt. Roberts (146.82), covering downtown Juneau and surrounding area. Club President is Greg Griffin, KL0MW.
Kodiak Amateur Radio Emergency Services (Kodiak) (No web site at this time)
The primary mission of KARES is to support the community through the augmentation of communications for local, regional and governmental entities and community groups during times of emergency and non-emergency events when normal communications fail or require enhancement to achieve the desired goal. KARES is primarily an ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) group serving the city of Kodiak and and surrounding communities. President: Mike Dolph, KL7JBV. Meetings are last Tuesday every month, held at 7:00 PM in the Bayside Fire Hall, 4606 Rezanof Drive E. Contact names: Mike Dolph, KL7JBV (486-5833) or Curt Law, AL7LQ (486-4700). Send email inquires to the club at: firstname.lastname@example.org
No information on Kodiak area repeaters, if any, at this time.
Matanuska ARA (Palmer-Wasilla) Direct Link
The Matanuska Amateur Radio Association (MARA) serves the Palmer-Wasilla-Sutton-Willow area. Meetings: 7:00 PM, on the last Friday of each month, at the MTA Office Building, 480 Commercial Drive, in Palmer. MARA sponsors a hamfest and flea market every year, usually in the Spring. MARA sponsors a VHF repeater on 146.85 (KL7JFU). Club president is Dan O'Barr, WL7BD (373-2569)
Moosehorn ARC (Kenai-Soldotna) Direct Link
The Moosehorn ARC serves the Kenai-Soldotna-Sterling area. Club call is AL7LE. Meetings: 7:00 PM, alternate Thursdays, at the Kenai Peninsula Borough building. The club sponsors a VHF repeater (146.88).
Nenana Amateur Radio Club (NARC) Direct Link
The Nenana ARC serves the central Alaska area in the vicinityof Nenana. The club sponsors a repeater on 147.06 MHz using a 103.5 Hz CTCSS tone.
Petersbug Amateur Radio Club Direct Link
The Petersburg ARC serves portions of Southeastern Alaska, along the "inside passage". Petersburg is located on Mitkof Island. The club also sponsors a VHF repeater (KL7FFP) on 146.96 MHz.
Seward Peninsula ARC (Nome) Direct Link
The Seward Peninsula ARC (SPARC) serves Nome and surrounding communities in Western Alaska. Meetings: 7:00 PM, last Monday of each month, at the Nome Fire Hall. The club sponsors several repeaters and links, among them systems on VHF at 146.30+, and on UHF at 442.00+. A special wide area repeater is available, using a non-standard split. It is on 147.21/144.51. Additional remote base links are available on 145.00, 145.30, 145.45, and 146.30. Most require a CTCSS (PL) of 100.0 Hz.
South Central Radio Club (Anchorage) Direct Link
The South Central Radio Club (SCRC) is also based in Anchorage, but serves the entire state via it's associate membership program. Club call is KL7G. Meetings: 7:00 PM, 2nd Friday every month, at the Denny's restaurant, near the corner of DeBarr and Bragaw streets. SCRC sponsors repeaters on 146.97 (KL7CC), PL 103.5 Hz required, and 449.65 (KL7G), in addition to the DX packet cluster on 145.300 MHz (KL7G). SCRC members are frequent participants in various international contests, usually from KL7Y's superb contest station. The annual ARRL sponsored Field Day exercise is a major club event. SCRC activities are oriented toward HF, Contesting, DX chasing, QRP operations, Building and Experimentation, and helping newcomers. Club president is Jim Wiley, KL7CC (338-0662)