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.


Monthly - 3rd Saturday Each Month

Nicky's Mex Restaurant, Dixie Inn, LA
(just north of I-20 at the Dixie Inn/Hwy 371 exit, #44)

Lunch 11:30am, Business Meeting 12:15pm

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)

Oct 21, 2017
Dec 16, 2017 (MARA Hamfest - Minden)

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

Oct 21, 2017 - Randy Griffin Memorial Hamfest - Morrilton, AR
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Nov 11, 2017 - Ark-La-Tex Tailgate Sale, Longview, TX
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Dec 16, 2017 - MARA Hamfest - Minden, LA
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