Detroit Lakes Amateur Radio Club

WØEMZ

Welcome!

The Detroit Lakes Amateur Radio Club (DLARC) is a ham radio club in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota serving the beautiful Lakes Country and surrounding areas in Becker County.

The club meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Ice House Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes. The meeting starts around 0900 Hrs (1500Z) and usually wraps up with an informative presentation. We invite anyone with an interest in amateur radio or public service to visit us. 

The club owns and operates the WØEMZ repeater (147.195+ MHz, No Tone). A club net is held every Sunday night at 8 pm local time.  Find more information and volunteer to be a net control operator on this page. The net is open to any and all amateur radio operators in the area. 

The club also offers local license testing!  Please visit our license testing page for more information and to be included in an upcoming testing session.

Next Club Meeting

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at 9:00 AM (Central time)

Where: Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn, Ice House Restaurant Meeting Room (Directions)

Presentation Topic: Derek Oldenburger K9FQO will give a presentation titled "The Heathkit Lunch Box series of VHF Transceivers"

Video Link: Click here to Join! (Hosted on Zoom this month)


What is Ham Radio?

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

Follow this link to learn more about amateur radio...

Get Licensed!

Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and know the rules to operate legally. US licenses are good for 10 years before renewal and anyone may hold one except a representative of a foreign government. In the US there are three license classes—Technician, General and Extra. 

Follow this link to learn more about getting licensed...

Local Testing Available!

The Detroit Lakes Amateur Radio Club offers periodic amateur radio license testing.  We typically schedule sessions as needed following our business meetings on the 3rd Saturday of every month.  Please visit our license testing page for more information and to request a testing session.