Founded in 1978, the Lake County Amateur Radio Association (LCARA) is a group of FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators. Our mission is to foster the advancement of Amateur Radio through education, mentoring, testing, and public service. We are affiliated with the American Radio Relay League and are a Special Service Club and sponsor ARES and Sky Warn activities serving Lake County, Ohio and the surrounding area. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit charitable organization.
We own, operate and maintain three FM repeaters that cover the Lake County area, using our club call-sign N8BC. On air activities include weekly VHF and HF Nets, annual operating events such as NVIS Day, ARRL Field Day, OSPOTA, and other public service events.
Our ARES team works with the Emergency Management Agency of Lake County, and is available to assist in the event of disaster, emergency or with other public service needs when asked but does not self deploy.
Our monthly newsletter summarizes club news, upcoming events and other items pertaining to the hobby, or of general interest to the ham community. Copies are available for viewing and download.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Locations vary by season. You do not have to be a member or even a licensed ham to attend.
Should you wish to join our club, an application form is available for download from this site.
If you have any questions or comments, use the “Contact Us” tab.