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Upcoming Hamfests

08/05/2023 – Roanoke Hamfest 
Location: Vinton, VA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club

08/06/2023 – 72nd Annual Berryville Hamfest 
Location: Berryville , VA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club,Inc

08/12/2023 – Tidewater Hamfest and Swap Meet 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: TRCI

For more information see:

Upcoming Meeting Programs

Woody White – KZ4AK, who is our Vice-Chairman, is responsible for our Meeting Programs. He reports that the latest on our program schedule is as follows:

June – Field Day –  Geep, WA4RTS & David, KD4EMU.

July – NanoVNA –  Brian, WA1ZMS.

August –  Yagi Antennas –  Bubba, WW4GW.

September – Wire antennas & modeling – Mike, W8PQ.

More info. will follow as it becomes available.

Upcoming LARC Events in 2023

Hal DeVuyst – K4YNO is reporting that we have the following events coming up in 2023 where LARC will be providing communications assistance:

Grindstone 100 mile – Sept 22 & 23, 2023.
Virginia 10 miler – Sept 30, 2023.
Mountain Masochist Trail Run 50 mile – Nov 4, 2023.
HellGate 100k – Dec 9, 2023.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, contact Hal DeVuyst at or

Next LARC Meeting

The next meeting of The Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club is at 7:30 PM on June 9, 2023 at the Lynchburg Fire Training Center. Read more about the meeting location on the lower right of this webpage.

2023 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25, 2023

Field Day is an annual operating event always held on the fourth full weekend in June over a 24 hour period to test operating skills and abilities to respond to disasters and emergencies. LARC will be back at Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg again this year for this event.  Izaak Walton is located at 210 Izaak Walton Park Road Amherst, VA 24521.  For more information contact our Field Day Chairmen:
Geep Howell – WA4RTS –
Dave Mears – KD4EMU –