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Hays-Caldwell Amateur Radio Club
The Hays-Caldwell Amateur Radio Club is a two-county club for ham operators. We meet every
third Saturday of each month at the Kyle Public Library
at 10:00 AM.
Our club supports a variety of interests, including emergency communication (ARES, Red Cross, CERT, etc.), hams helping hams (Elmer's),
and occasional social events. We partner with the Austin and Central Texas ARRL and ARES groups.
Our dedicated club members are eager to assist new members with information and a helping hand.
A PDF brochure with more information about the club can be found here
ARRL - American Radio Relay League
ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim
as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs.
ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and
has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs. ARRL’s
underpinnings as Amateur Radio’s witness, partner and forum are defined by five pillars:
Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership. For more information, click
ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Service
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have
voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership,
for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
For more information, click here
Central Texas Ham Council
The Central Texas Ham Council consists of leaders of formal amateur radio organizations
(clubs and groups) within a 100 mile radius of Austin, Texas. This group meets regularly
to discuss and coordinate activities that affect the entire region. The council will assist
with inter-county events such as multi-county bicycle race coordination and to share news
that is of interest beyond the boundaries of a local club or organization.