Welcome to the
DeSoto Amateur Radio Club!
The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit service
organization offering information, fellowship and technical knowledge for Amateur Radio (Ham) enthusiasts and providing emergency communications for DeSoto County, Florida .
The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL Affiliated Club and is a part of the
West Central Florida Section.
Inside our web site, you'll find general information pertaining to Amateur Radio and the DeSoto Amateur Radio Club. We hope you will add our site to your favorites and
visit us often .
Arcadia's 2015 Hamfest will be
here soon Click Here for more information.
Click here to see the 2014 Field day Pictures!
The DARC IRLP
Node #8612 is up and running!
for more info on the IRLP Node and how to make calls.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
Up Coming Hamfest's
Click Here for information on Hamfest's in our area.
Day of the monthly meeting has changed
from the third Thursday to the
third Monday of every
The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets the third
Monday of each month
6:30pm in the DeSoto County EOC (Emergency Operations Center). The EOC is located at 2200 NE Roan Street in Arcadia, Fl.
For additional information about the club or other upcoming club event or meeting, contact Doug Christ at
W4MIN Repeater System
The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club supports three repeaters within DeSoto County, Florida.
The frequencies are 147.075+ , 147.180+ and 444.200+ pl 100 Hz
is needed to access.
Please feel free to use them while your visiting Desoto County.
Here is the latest Weather Information from Live weather stations throughout DeSoto County Florida
The Key to Disaster Preparedness is
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
DeSoto County ARES
It's not CODE that makes the Ham, It's the ELMER!
Become an ELMER!