Author Archives: AKØA

Next Club Meeting: Oct. 11, 2023

Meetings are always held on the second Wednesday of the month. The next in-person meeting will be at Wayne and Larry’s Sports Bar and Grill (933 Iowa Street in Lawrence). Meetings are open to both members and non-members. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Presentation and business meeting follow at 7:00 p.m. Join the club’s electronic mailing list for additional meeting details and updates.

Additional Tentative Future Meeting Dates:

  • November 8, 2023
  • December 13, 2023

Amateur Radio Field Day 2022

The annual ham radio open house, also known as ARRL Ham Radio Field Day is almost here and the DCARC will be holding the event on June 25-26 at Centennial Park, near the intersection of 9th and Iowa streets, in Lawrence. We are planning to meet at the East Shelter House, right off of 9th street and directly behind Biemers BBQ, at around 11:00 a.m. Saturday the 25th, and planning to run till noon Sunday. The radios, antennas and most equipment have been figured out, but if anyone has equipment they want to bring please do so. Better to have and not need than need and not have. Please join us, the event should be a good time and help us be better prepared in case of an emergency.

DCARC Technician Class Q&A Review | Test Session: Technician, General, Extra: Postponed until Feb. 5

The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring a Technician Class question review and test session for all elements on Saturday, February 5, 2022, in Lawrence, Kansas. The recommended study guide is the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual (4th Edition), which students must purchase on their own via the ARRL website or from other sources such as Amazon. We will take a morning break, lunch, and afternoon break. A test session will be conducted toward the end of the review session, at around 5:00 pm.

You must pre-register for this event by sending an E-Mail to Please also review the list of items you must bring to the test session.

Technician Class Q&A Review

Test Session: Technician, General and Extra

  • Time: Approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-registration required:
  • Exam fee is $15 (cash only)

We will break a few times in the morning, break for lunch, and a few breaks in the afternoon.

Next General Meeting: Christmas Dinner on Dec. 8, 2021

In-Person Option: Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill (933 Iowa Street in Lawrence).
Zoom Option: To be announced.
Time: 6:30 PM for social and 7:00 for dinner/meeting.
Additional details about the dinner will be posted on the club’s e-mail reflector, prior to the event.

Nominations for 2022 club officers, so far:

  • President: Kevin Augustus, AEØMO
  • Vice President: Justin Graham, KFØDAB
  • Treasurer:  John Harris, N6UOP
  • Secretary: Ken Kopp, AKØA

Proposed appointments to club manager positions, so far:

  • Emergency Coordinator: Kevin Oneslager, KSØEGL
  • Activities Manager: Matt Hilt, KØTOY
  • Program Manager: Kevin Augustus, AEØMO
  • Training Managers: Jim Cessna, ACØKN and Dean Dunlap, KEØFFA
  • Field Day Manager(s): Vacant
  • Repeater Trustee: Ken Filardo, KAØTHK
  • Website Manager: Ken Kopp, AKØA
  • Repeater Manager(s): John Harris, N6UOP and Skyler Huffman, KUØJHK

Additional nominations may be presented up until the December meeting. If you wish to volunteer for any of the manager positions or have additional nominations, please send an email to