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Amateur Radio Club

The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit organization of FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators dedicated to serving the public and other Radio Amateurs by assisting in emergencies, disasters, handling radio traffic and facilitating world-wide contacts with other Radio Amateurs.  The Club is located in Orange County, California, in Grid DM13do.

Any resident of Laguna Woods Village with a current FCC issued Amateur Radio license and a willingness to contribute his or her efforts shall be eligible for membership. Associate membership is for non-licensed residents who are studying to get their amateur radio FCC license within 12 months after joining the club.

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Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club

2019 Club Officers:

  • President:  Mike Epstein, KA6VPG, email:
  • Vice-President:  Grace Stencel, KM6JOS
  • Treasurer:  Ian Craig, N6RLT
  • Secretary:  Don Martin, N6LLC

2019 Club Committee Chairs

  • Communication Committee - Don, K6IAA
  • Disaster Committee - Bruce, NH7WG
  • Liaison Committee - Mike, KA6VPG
  • Program Committee - Lloyd, W9LEG
  • Technical Committee - vacant

Associated Activity of the Club:

  • City of Laguna Woods Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES): Bruce Bonbright, NH7WG,
  • Disaster Preparedness Task Force - provide radio support

Next Club Meeting, 4 April 2019, 10:30AM in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3.

        Topic:  Fox Hunt Demonstration & Hands-on Emergency Messaging

        Speaker:  Bruce Bonbright, NH7WG

Club meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 AM in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3. Meetings do not occur in July and August. Meetings are open to Village Residents and their guests.


Club NET

We conduct a weekly Club Net every Thursday evening at 1930 (7:30 PM) on our 2 meter repeater

147.615 MHz - Negative Offset - PL 136.5 Hz 

Any licensed Amateur is invited to join us


The Laguna Woods Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Net is held every Thursday evening immediately after the Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club Net on our 2 meter repeater. RACES members, perspective members and visitors are invited to check in.

Message Practice NET

Join us on the Message Practice Net, right after the RACES net.  Practice your emergency message handling skills by sending and receiving practice messages.  We send the Captain’s Personal Injury and Building Damage Reports used by the Laguna Woods Village Disaster Task Force as well as the ICS-213 Forms.  We look forward to having you join us.

 Social NET

The Laguna Woods Village Social Net is held every Tuesday Evening at 1930 (7:30 PM) on our 2 meter repeater. The purpose of this net is to provide friendship and comaraderie. Any licensed amateur is invited to join.


Every Wednesday evening at 2000 (8:00 PM) the South Orange Amateur Radio Association (SOARA) conducts a D-STAR Net on it's K6SOA.C repeater 146.115 MHz, +600 kHz offset, Module C.  A number of Village hams, who are also SOARA members, are usually on the net, You need D-STAR equipment to access the net. Members  can use the Icom ID 880 transceiver in Clubhouse 1 Radio Room if they have no D-STAR equipment and want to get on the net.


American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

City Of Laguna Woods

Orange County Radio Civil Emergency System (RACES)

South Orange Amateur Radio Association (SOARA) 

Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN)

FCC Universal Licensing System - License Search

Laguna Woods Village Community Map

Club Events


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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.