Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Corporation
P.O. Box 51174, Lafayette, Louisiana 70505

AARA is dedicated to serving the Acadiana Region of
Southwest Louisiana

Club Events
(Last updated 1/18/23)

2023 Winter Field Day

January 28, 2023

The AARA will be participating in this years 2023 Winter Field Day event.  This 24 hour event will be held nationwide the weekend of January 28 - 29, 2023.  However, club activities are planned only for Saturday, January 28 at the farm of Steve (AF5VR) and Mel Webre in Church Point, LA.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in the club activities on Saturday as well as from their own station anytime during the 24 hour event.  Additional details on the event can be found at 2023 Winter Field Day.

2023 ARRL Field Day

June 24 - 25, 2023

The AARA plans to conduct 2023 Field Day activities at the farm of Steve AF5VR and Mel Webre in Church Point, LA.  During the 24 hr period of this event, amateur radio operators across the United States and Canada operate from remote stations and attempt to contact as many stations as possible.  The event is open to the public including non-licensed persons interested in learning about amateur radio.  Additional details on the event can be found at W5DDL - 2023 Field Day and ARRL - 2023 Field Day.  A compilation of photos taken by Greg Dolan - K5LFT at last years field day event can be found at W5DDL Facebook - 2022 Field Day and at KN5GRK - AARA 2022 Field Day.   A drone video prepared by Ron Bertucci - KI5AGS is also available at KI5AGS - 2022 Field Day.

2023 Tour du Teche Canoe Race

October 6 - 8, 2023

135 mile three day canoe race

Port Barre, LA to Berwick, LA

The AARA anticipates it will be providing communications support at various checkpoints along the race route for the annual Tour du Teche canoe race.  Additional information will be posted as it is obtained.  Check out details and QSL information at  W5DDL - Tour du Teche.


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