Welcome to the Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club


The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club is affiliated or partnered with the following organizations:

American Radio Relay League – This is the national association of Amateur Radio. The KARC is an affiliate club.
R.A.C.E.S. This stands for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service. Kalamazoo County Races operates under the Kalamazoo County Sherriff’s Office of Emergency Management.
A.R.E.S. This stands for Amateur Radio Emergency Service. While this sounds similar to R.A.C.E.S. their functions are specifically different. Visiting the A.R.E.S. Michigan website provides more information.
The Kalamazoo Hamfest is an annual convention that is sponsored in a partnership with the Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team. It is normally the third weekend of October.
The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club works the the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross provides a facility for the W8VY club station as well as a location for meetings and projects. The Radio Club assists the Red Cross with communication needs and provides annual financial support.