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Welcome to The Livonia Amateur Radio Club Website

We hope you enjoy your visit here. Please join or login if you have joined before.

Please note that the location of the Saturday morning club breakfast has changed. Beginning Saturday, October 10, we will meet at: 

Senate Coney Island
34359 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Please see the Club Breakfast page
HERE for a map.

LARC Members:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our members, Richard Gibson K6VEM, in early August. Richard will be laid to rest with his late wife in upstate New York. There will be no funeral service locally.


Club Meetings

When:  4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm (no meetings in July, August and December).

Where:  The Livonia Civic Center Library in the meeting rooms on the east wing off the foyer.

Club meetings follow a standard format and last about an hour and a half. Often a presentation is given by a club member on a current or relevant topic to amateur radio.

Refreshments are offered during a short break. As a courtesy to our members and speakers, we ask that you arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • General Club Meeting - You don't need to be a member to attend our General Club Meetings. The public is welcome to join us!

    • Where: Livonia Civic Center Library

    • When: November 23, 2015

    • Contact: for more information

    • Presentation: Arduino Projects In Amateur Radio
      John Hopkins, K8YYZ, continues his look at the Arduino microcontroller platform and what you can do with it in relation to amateur radio. He'll demonstrate several amateur radio projects built with Arduinos, including the 3 Arduino-based systems that flew on board LARC's high-altitude balloon, launched June 7, 2014.
  • Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event Station

    • Where: Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle, Detroit

    • When: November 14, 2015

      LARC will once again operate the W8F Special Event Station commemorating the November 10, 1975 sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald during a severe storm on Lake Superior. See the LARC in the Park page here for more information.
  • LARC Slow speed CW net
    • The LARC slow speed CW net immediately precedes the LARC 2m net each Thursday evening at 7:30PM on the 10m band @ 28.150MHz.
      LARC members can find all the details and information HERE in our forum!
  • LARC in the Park
    • LARC members gather on the second Saturday of each month to spend a bit of time outdoors enjoying various aspects of our hobby (with the exception of the winter months when we meet indoors). See our LARC in the Park page HERE for more information.
  • LARC Online Store
    • We are pleased to be able to offer our club members, guests and vendors the option to purchase memberships, event tickets, vending tables and more using our online store.  You can get to the store HERE !!

LARC Monthly Newsletter

If you somehow have missed reading our newsletters, then you're definitely missing out!  Our editor, Sandy Allen KD8UTR, does a remarkable job each and every month compiling local information, interesting and useful stories as well as tons of data on current and upcoming events, trainings, contests and hamfests.  They're all online HERE for your reading pleasure.

LARC 2-Meter Net

Every Thursday at 8:00pm local time on the Livonia repeater - K8UNS. 145.35, 100Hz PL Tone or via Echolink @ W8WQU-R. Members are encouraged to sign up for net control operator, contact 2-meter Net Manager Jodie Harris, N8LSA or sign up directly on the Calendar.

LARC 440 Mhz Repeater

Our second club repeater - operating at 444.875, 123Hz PL Tone is up and running.  Contact our repeater manager, Dan, K8PLW ( for additional information or if you have any questions.