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Getting the Most from Your Ham Radio Experience

If you want to be involved in Amateur Radio, you’ll want to get the most out of your Ham Radio Experience. You’ll want to join a Radio Club that is involved in activities, projects, and fun! Why not join the Raytown Amateur Radio Club?

Membership Application - mail to address on the form or bring to our monthly meeting.

Here’s what Raytown Amateur Radio Club (RARC) has to offer:

Meet an “Elmer”

RARC has members experienced in the many diverse aspects of Amateur Radio who are there to assist YOU:
  • Antenna Theory and Design
  • Radio Contesting
  • High Frequency DX (Long Distance) Communication - more info
  • VHF and UHF DX (Long Distance) Communication - more info
  • Packet Radio
  • Amateur Radio Satellite Communication - more info
  • EME ⁄ Moon Bounce Communication
  • CW (Morse Code) Communication
  • Radio “Fox Hunting”
  • Low Power (QRP) Communication - more info
  • Kit Building
  • Amateur Testing (VE) - more info
  • Public Service

Get Involved!

  • Annual Field Day Activities
  • Weekly Social
  • Weekly 2m Net
  • Weekly 440 UHF Net
  • Weekly UHF Fusion Digital Net
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Project Activities
  • Summer Picnics
  • Holiday Gatherings
  • Special Radio Events

Get on the Air!

One of the Most Active 2 Meter Radio Repeaters in the Region: 145.170 MHz, Minus Offset
  • Morning and Evening Commute “Rag-Chew”
  • Sunday Evening 2 Meter Net
  • SWAP Night Net
Key in on our 440 UHF Repeater: 442.400, Plus Offset, CTCSS Tone 151.4
  • Wednesday Night UHF Fusion Digital Net
  • Thursday Evening Net at 7pm

Make Friends! Have Fun!

Get on the air with like minded individuals who have a passion for Amateur Radio. Join an activity or participate in a radio contest. Locate a hidden radio during a Fox Hunt. Make contacts via satellite. Learn new skills. Have Fun!

Club Details

The Raytown Amateur Radio Club is headquartered in the City of Raytown, Missouri, a suburb of about 30,000 inhabitants, located on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri, and is considered to be part of the Metropolitan Kansas City area.

The Raytown Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (as it is officially known,) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation organized under the laws of the State of Missouri, and is governed by its Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member at Large. To review our By-Laws, Click Here.

Raytown ARC has recently grown to a membership of over 70 members. As one of the most active organizations of its kind in the region, we have come to be known as a Radio Club that “Gets out and does things!” The Raytown Amateur Radio Club has consistently placed among the top five amateur radio clubs in its class nationwide at the annual ARRL Field Day Event.

National Affiliation

The Raytown Amateur Radio Club is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) The National Association for Amateur Radio.