Amateur Radio often referred to as “Ham Radio” is a hobby enjoyed by many around the world.
The Amateur Radio Operators of Lynchburg Va. area are ready to serve our community with emergency communications at a moments notice.
LARC, Inc. also is available to assist in communications for special events in the area such as The Virginia 10 Miler Race, bike races, walks and the annual Christmas Parade.
Emergency services provided by LARC assist the Police, Rescue Squads and Hospitals with emergency communications. Remote sites at the Hospitals and Police Headquarters along with mobile and home operators and create hundreds of contact points in disaster situations.
The Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club supports many races and events every year. We look to our members and area HAM operators to make this possible.
You can read more about some of the functions we help with every year here: http://k4cq.org/larc-supported-events/
LARC and it’s members also maintain area repeaters in and around the Lynchburg Area.
If you are looking for an affordable hobby then this is it. You can get a radio these days for around $30.00. Sure you can spend more. But You don’t have to do so to get started. After your test you are are looking at under $70.
Read more on some radios here: http://hamgear.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/hand-held-radio-collection-2013/