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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Please note that some of these clubs meet on an irregular basis. Please click on the contact link, if there is one, for the latest information.
Anchorage area radio clubs:
Anchorage Amateur Radio Club (Anchorage ARC) 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. Here is a brief listing:
|Location||Call Sign||Repeater Input||Repeater Output||CTCSS tone|
|Rabbit Creek||KL7AA||146.340||146.940||100.0 Hz|
|Rabbit Creek||KL7AA||444.700||449.700||103.5 Hz|
|Grubstake Peak||WL7CVG||147.930||147.330||103.5 Hz|
|Grubstake Peak||WL7CVG||448.900||443.900||103.5 Hz|
The WL7CVG repeater on Grubstake Peak is a cross-linked system. Input on either VHF or UHF will appear on both VHF and UHF outputs.
The WL7CVG repeater is assigned to ARES emergency service use, which takes priority over normal activities.
This system is available for casual use and drills during non-emergency times.
Anchorage ARC sponsors a hamfest and flea-market most years, 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.
Check the “When and Where to find a Testing Session” link at the bottom of this page for information about amateur radio exams in Anchorage and Palmer-Wasilla.
The Polar Amateur Radio Klub of Alaska
(PARKA), an Anchorage-based club (focus is on women interested in amateur radio, although men are welcome) also sponsors, in cooperation with the AARC, a VHF repeater on Mt. Gordon Lyon, near Anchorage. This repeater operates on 147.300 MHz (repeater output) and 147.900 MHz (repeater input). It requires a CTCSS tone of 103.5 or 141.3 Hz (either choice will work)
South Central Radio Club (SCRC):
This club serves the Anchorage, Palmer-Wasilla, and surrounding area. This club, formed in 1985, is presently in inactive – standby status, and does not hold regular meetings at this time, but may become more active in the future. SCRC holds the club license KL7G. SCRC activities focus on DX operating, contesting, building equipment, experimenting with amateur radio apparatus, and HF based operations in general. For more information about this club, please click on the following link: click here
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 7:00 pm on the first Friday of the month (September – May) at the Hutchison Career Center, 3750 Geist Rd. The club call is KL7KC. This club sponsors several repeaters and also other activities in the Fairbanks area (please see their web site for more info on the Interior Repeater Network). Check the “When and Where to find a Testing Session” link at the bottom of this page for information about amateur radio exams in the Fairbanks / North Pole area.
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.
Bethel Amateur Radio Club (B.A.R.C) Direct Link
The Bethel amateur radio club has meetings from time to time, as issues arise that need discussion. Click on the link above for latest news. Check the “When and Where to find a Testing Session” link at the bottom of this page for information about amateur radio exams in the Bethel area.
Elmendorf ARS (Elmendorf AFB) Direct Link
The Elmendorf Amateur Radio Society (EARS) serves primarily as a military recreation station for military personnel stationed on Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson, but is open to local civilian members as well. The club call sign is KL7AIR. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month at 3:00PM at the EARS club house, located at R1 North in the CAP Alaska Wing HQ building on Elmendorf AFB. EARS sponsors a VHF repeater on 146.67, with a CTCSS (PL) tone of 107.5 Hz required for access. Check the “When and Where to find a Testing Session” link at the bottom of this page for information about amateur radio exams in this area.
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. Check the “When and Where to find a Testing Session” link at the bottom of this page for information about amateur radio exams in the Juneau area.
Juneau area ARES net: Tuesday at 7:00 PM on the 146.820 repeater
Kodiak Amateur Radio Emergency Services (Kodiak) Direct Link
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 surrounding communities.
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 MATSU Borough Emergency Operations Center building, Fire Station 61. Click here for MAP
MARA sponsors a hamfest and flea market every year, usually in the Spring. MARA sponsors a VHF repeater on 146.85 (KL7JFU).
Check the “When and Where to find a Testing Session” link at the bottom of this page for information about amateur radio exams in the Palmer / Wasilla area.
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). Check the “When and Where to find a Testing Session” link at the bottom of this page for information about amateur radio exams in the Kenai / Soldotna area.
Nenana Amateur Radio Club (NARC)
The Nenana ARC serves the central Alaska area in the vicinity of Nenana. The club sponsors a repeater on 147.06 MHz using a 103.5 Hz CTCSS tone.
Petersburg Amateur Radio Club
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.