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Founded in 1978, LCARA has deep roots in the community and has dedicated itself to Public Service and advancement of our hobby. We are active in the annual Better in Mentor Days & Parade, Johnnycake Jog, Fairport Mardi Gras Parade, MS walk and The Race for the Cure to mention a few. We also have a dedicated group active in ARES who spend many hours a year underground in the Lake County EOC bunker and assisting the Red Cross and County Emergency Exercises and SKYWARN.

Please visit our Web Site: http://www.LCARA.org

The club call “N8BC” is well known during Field Day and LCARA has taken top honors on a number of occasions. On a local level we took First Place in several Ohio QSO Parties in the Club category with a number of our Members taking top honors in individual categories.

We maintain a Club Station at the Lake County Historical Society Center in Painesville Township where Members provide demonstrations of Amateur Radio for visitors to the Lake County Museum and for numerous Youth and Community Groups. We assist the Society at the Annual Civil War Reenactment and hold our Field Day Operation on the Society Grounds.

We are an ARRL Special Service Club and perform VE Testing the first Saturday of every EVEN numbered month at the Kirtland, OH, Library beginning at 11:45 AM.

Our monthly Membership Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM local time, alternating between the Tri-Point Medical Office Bldg and the Lake County History Center with Ham related programs. We do try to have some outdoor meetings during the Summer months, so please check our web site for the current meeting schedule. See: http://www.LCARA.org/node/14

The LCARA maintains 3 Repeaters (N8BC/r) located near Painesville, Ohio, and cover Lake County on these frequencies:

147.210 +600KHz offset PL-110.9, 444.650 +5.0MHz offset PL-131.8, 224.500 -1.6MHz offset PL-141.3

Our EOC Repeater is in Mentor, OH, on 147.165 +600KHz offset (open) using the Call WA8TWM/r.

If you are visiting or just passing through Lake County please stop by and say HI.

[Trustee for the LCARA Repeaters and N8BC Club Call is K8BL]

NOTE: For a QSL Card, you MUST enclose your SASE since we are a Non-Profit Organization and mailing costs are HIGH.


With the help of many Members of LCARA with several years of Field Day QSOs and Club Call Operations during various Events, we have qualified for the ARRL Triple Play Award seen below. Congratulations to all who worked toward this fine achievement! It will be placed on display in our Club Station Shack at the Lake County History Center.


The Membership of LCARA has also qualified for ARRL DXCC and received the following Certificate through the efforts of several years of operating events and contests:

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K2GAV 2013-11-17 40m SSB FN31lv United States Ted Szypulski
KC0W 2013-11-16 20M SSB DN86px United States THOMAS M CALLAS
KK4NXD 2013-09-07 20m SSB EM84tu United States STEPHEN D HAHN
HB9FIY 2013-09-07 20m SSB JN47gn Switzerland Christopher Astbury
NB8I 2013-09-07 40M SSB EN91cj United States Mark J Baker
NN1L 2013-09-07 20m SSB EM26vc United States ROBERT C SIMPSON
N5DHB 2013-09-07 20m SSB EL49xv United States JOHN MACERA, II
KB8ESY 2013-09-07 20m SSB EL87ow United States Rex W Symonds
KF5TFH 2013-09-07 20m SSB EM15li United States Aaron C Mosley
AF7DA 2013-09-07 20m SSB DM41mo United States Jeffrey S Clarke
KK4EUN 2013-09-07 20m SSB EM60ji United States Robert L Kivell
KJ4KVC 2013-09-07 20m SSB EM65hv United States Charles P Talley
W3GFM 2013-09-07 20m SSB EM86td United States Kenneth l Johnson, II

Book Totals: 236 qso's   230 confirmed

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