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About the KARC

The Kamloops Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Society Act and has been in operation since 1971.

For many years our organization has built and maintained a network of Amateur Radio mountain top repeaters which enable voice and digital communications between a number of interior communities.

A major factor in the establishment of our system has been to have in place a wide ranging Amateur Radio Repeater and Data system in the event of a provincial or national emergency. Our system is open for use by any visiting licensed amateur operators to our area and is also utilized when our members assist the public for various reasons, i.e.: stranded motorists, finding lost hikers, vehicle accidents, etc. We also work closely with Emergency Management BC during disasters and training exercises.

We have repeaters on Greenstone Mountain, Mt. Lolo, and South Forge serving Kamloops, Logan Lake, Merritt, Ashcroft and the Trans-Canada Highway #1 as far south as Lytton and the Yellowhead Highway #5 as far north as Barriere. These repeaters are linked allowing communications throughout a province-wide system. For the most part, the cost of establishing and maintaining this system has been born by the donations of time and equipment from individual Amateur Radio Operators and the club.

Over the years, our members have volunteered many hours assisting various groups. As is frequently the case, the organization being helped by our club was operating in an area or terrain which precluded the use of normal communication channels. We continue to help many other organizations in our community to safely conduct their events.

The club meets on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August) at 7:30pm. Any and all guests are more than welcome.  Please note that due to COVID we have moved our monthly meetings online.  Please use this link to join:

For information on becoming a member please see: Club Membership

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Updated September 2, 2021