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Serving the community for over sixty years!

Next meeting: Monday, August 28, 2017
Presentation: ARRL by Jay Urish, W5GM, North Texas Section Manager
Doors open at 7pm; meeting begins at 7:30
See you there!     Visitors always welcome!

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News & Updates:

  • Join us for our weekly Crony Lunch every Thursday, except holidays.
  • The July 2017 ARCLITE is available
  • Next General Meeting to be held Monday, 28 August (see above for details)
  • Interested in getting your amateur radio license?
    Technician class instruction begins Tuesday, 22 August; learn more.
  • Please read our updated repeater use guidelines prior to use of the K5QHD machine(s).


  • Download a copy of the presentation on APRS presented by John Galvin, N5TIM.
  • Download a copy of the presentation on Digital Television presented by Wayne Kube, N5WMK.
  • Download a copy of the presentation on QIKCOM-2 Satellites presented by Frank Krizan, K5HS.
  • Information about antenna design and theory presented by Dick Sander, K5QY, visit his website.

 Who We Are and Meeting Information

The Garland Amateur Radio Club, Inc., formed in 1957, offers a program of educational and civic activities in the second largest city in Dallas County. We are an ARRL Special Services Club supporting a full complement of activities including Field Day participation, license classes, and active support of public service events. The club also maintains the Emergency Communications Center, located in downtown Garland.  Here are our articles of incorporation and club bylaws.

map to meeting locationWe hold our meetings on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Garland Women's Activity Building at 713 Austin Street at Glenbrook, just west of the Garland Public Library.

A short social meeting starts at 7:00 p.m., followed by programs of interest to the amateur community. If you would like to join the GARC, or obtain more information, drop by any club meeting. Visitors are always welcome!

We actively support education to help get your first amateur radio license or to upgrade it. Classes are offered during the year for theory, code, and in practical applications (home-brew). You need not be a GARC member to attend. Here is the current training schedule and additional details. Then, see the Ham Exams page for information on taking an amateur radio exam from the Garland area ARRL VE team or to get help in finding other exam locations and dates.

There are also other activities for the Garland area ham that are not part of the GARC. Many of our club members participate in these additional activities (such as public service events, RACES, and the VE program); links and additional information is provided on this site for your convenience and we encourage your participation.

The Garland Amateur Radio Club is a 501(c)3 organization.
All donations will be acknowledged in writing with a charitable receipt.