Minden Amateur Radio Association was begun in 1991 with about 20 members and now has members from all over north Louisiana and the surrounding areas. We have a very active club, holding monthly meetings as well as other activities, notably our annual Hamfest and Field Day. We sponsor the repeater that is the hub of the North LA Link System. As inscribed on our logo, a club dedicated to Public Service through Communications.

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We welcome all - members, guests, amateurs, and those who are merely interested in the hobby. Please come join us.

VE Test Schedule

Church of Christ
880 Hwy 80 East
Haughton, LA
(3/4 mi E. of LA Downs, right side of road)
(next to Hilltop Farm & Garden)

Dec 16, 2017 (MARA Hamfest - Minden)
Feb 17, 2018
Apr 21, 2018
Jun 16, 2018
Aug 18, 2018
Oct 20, 2018
Dec 15, 2018

Skywarn (K5SHV)

Operation out of Shreveport uses 146.670 as the primary repeater. If weather to the east dictates warnings being issued, the North Louisiana Link System is used.


North Louisiana Link System

147.300, Pl 186.2 (hub) - N5RD, Bryceland
145.430 - KB5PKW, Shreveport

ARRL Louisiana Section

Search for Hamfests & Conventions

Dec 16, 2017 - MARA Hamfest - Minden, LA
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Jan 20, 2018 - Hammond Hamfest, Hammond, LA
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Jan 19-20, 2018 - Cowtown Hamfest, Forest Hill, TX
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Jan 26-27, 2018 - Capital City Hamfest, Jackson, MS
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Feb 17, 2018 - LCARC's Winterfest, Howie, AR
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Mar 3, 2018 - Russellville Hamfest, Russellville, AR
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