MDARC provides a wide variety of programs and activities for its members. These include hosting and staffing our Campout and Field Day each June, PACIFICON (ARRL Pacific Division convention since 1920) each October, public service events, great monthly meeting speakers, newsletter, ham radio classes, license testing, vehicle deployments, ATV and weekly on the air nets. Our annual holiday party and radio equipment auction are all enjoyable events!

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Upcoming License Testing

Friday, July 19, 2024 @ 5:30 PM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette


Licensed for six months or less?

QRZ Jumpstart offer


Join/Renew your Membership in 2024


June 22 & 23, 2024 was Field Day at

Olympic High School

2730 Salvio Street, Concord, CA


North Peak WX

real time weather


We held three Auxiliary Classes in 2023.

Why Does Ham Radio Work
"When all else fails"?
by Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, ARRL Pacific Division Director

Phones, Fires, and Failures
by Alan Thompson, W6WNU

EMCOMM:  Preparation and Training (An Overview)
by Bill Shaffer N6SGT

See Class Details for videos.


Third Fri 7PM Meetings

Fri, July 19

A Fun and New Way to Learn Morse Code

by Mike N1CC, Jim W6JIM & Howard WB2UZE

See the details on our
Speakers page.

Please see our COVID-19 statement before attending any Club in-person meeting or event.

Hybrid Meeting!

Both In-Person and on Zoom

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

1035 Carol Lane

Lafayette CA

We meet upstairs in Oak View 3. Park in the Upper Parking Lot. Testing is also upstairs. Ask anyone when you arrive.

See our PACIFICON site for details on the best ham radio convention in the Western United States since 1920!

Oct 18-20, 2024

Special Service Club


MDARC Membership supports our voice & ATV repeaters (W6CX), Packet / APRS,

Education & Testing, Public Service, Activities and is

tax deductible.

Update Member Directory listings on the Member Portal

Register for our last
Technician class of the year

and Auxiliary


W6CX Repeaters

Atop Mt Diablo our repeater systems are among the best in Northern California! Talk to us on 147.060 MHz + / PL 100Hz. Radio nets occur on our systems and other systems.

Support our repeaters!

Join us and/or Donate

We accept donations to the club via PayPal. Please click this link to make a donation.

Note: MDARC is a 501(c)3 organization.

Amateur Radio Event Support

MDARC can help provide Amateur Radio communications support for your event and assistance planning better event communications, event safety and event coordination. We can support all event areas including areas where cell phones do not work, SAG/Sweep Vehicles, Rest Stops, Water Stations, etc. Contact the MDARC Public Service Coordinator listed on the Public Service Page for assistance.

Join our Club Groups.io email list to stay up to date on what's happening in the Club, meeting announcements, etc. For details see Communicating With You

Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club

The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC) was founded in 1947. Today it has a membership of over 300 dedicated hams and is one of the largest amateur radio clubs in California. MDARC's purpose is to encourage innovation in amateur radio, provide public service and educational opportunities, foster goodwill within our community, and have fun in the process.