Sioux City Hamfest – Sept 10

Saturday, Sept 10, 2022, 9 am – 2 pm
Morningside Lutheran Church gym
700 So. Martha St.

VE Test Session at 10:30 am

Prizes include:

  • Yaesu FT-2980 2 meter mobile rig
  • Diamond X30A 146/446 base antenna
  • Baofeng UV-5R dual band HT
  • Heil Ham Radio Handbook, 2d Ed., autographed by Bob Heil.

Admission is $5. Flea Market tables are $10. To reserve flea market tables or for more info, contact K0UX at

2021 Club Dues

The LARC Board has reduced Full Membership dues to $15/year beginning with 2021. If you have already paid $20 for your 2021 membership please email with your choice of the following options: receive a $5 refund, receive credit towards your 2022 membership, or donate to a LARC activity/fund of your choice.

The membership form has been updated to reflect the changes. If you haven’t renewed, now is a great time.

Thank you for your continued support of the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club.

Nebraska 150th anniversary

Nebraska 150 logoNebraska hams will help the state celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2017. Throughout the year, hams in the state will sign their calls with WØN special event call sign or add a “/NE150” suffix to their call. The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club is among the first participants in the commemorative. They have been operating station WØN since January 1 and will remain active through the end of March or even longer. In addition, they will operate during special events during the rest of the year, such as field day. WØN has made close to 2,000 QSOs and processed close to 200 QSL requests thus far! We also have a Facebook page set up to follow who is operating when and what modes to help keep track, so no one interferes with one another. The link is for NE150hams

The NE150Hams committee is led by ARRL Midwest Division Vice Director Art Zygielbaum, KØAIZ, and Nebraska Section Manager Matt Anderson, KAØBOJ. Members include Fred Eriksen, KBØLF, John Mardock, KRØP, Larry Frisch, KDØRTK, Dale Douglas KDØWVD, and Kurt Bauer, WBØAEA. Nebraska QCWA and other clubs and organizations have volunteered to provide event support.

The high point will be a Nebraska Sesquicentennial QSO Party for the nine days around the anniversary date, March 1, 2017. The event will start at 1300 UTC on Feb. 25, 2017, and end at 2300 UTC on March 5, 2017. The commemorative is sanctioned as an official state event by the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission.

Nebraska hams are encouraged to activate Nebraska historical and cultural sites. In addition, Nebraska hams may operate in recognition of well-known Nebraskans such as literary or historical figures.

Special commemorative QSL cards will be distributed to Nebraska Hams at no cost (except for postage to ship the cards to them). They can use them to confirm their QSOs.

For QSOs made during the Centennial Week QSO Party, certificates will be issued to out-of-state hams recognizing the number of NE stations worked, and to NE stations recognizing the total number of QSOs made. Participating hams will be asked to submit their logs electronically, if possible, for review. Details will be posted on the commemorative website ( as soon as possible.

Custom QSL Cards Available

As a free service to Lincoln Amateur Radio Club members, we are providing customized QSL card pdf files that can be printed on your own home printer! This is an ideal way for members who do not use enough cards to warrant ordering cards from a commercial QSL card printer, but still want to send out cards they can be proud of.

Visit to request your personalized cards.