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News Alert: The next Club meeting is April 15th, 2015 at 7pm at the Highland Park Fire station in the basement.  If the front door is locked ring the bell and have the firemen let you in.

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Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska (Formerly Hastings Amateur Radio Club) is a group of dedicated volunteer amateur radio enthusiasts located in central and south central Nebraska.

We work together to help fellow amateur enthusiasts to participate, learn and promote our favorite pastime.

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xx ARAN Tower Removal | 14 Apr 15
14:57:18 by kbasq
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The Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska recently had to move their Ham Shack.  After many years at the Red Cross in Hastings NE, we have had to move.

Luckily the Hastings Fire Department ...

xx Aran March Meeting 2015 | 27 Feb 15
11:59:05 by kd0jcp | Views: 2792 | Comments: 0

As always we will have our March Meeting the third Wednesday (18th, 2015) at 7pm in the basement of Highland Park fire station.  Ring the bell on the front door and have them let you in if the door is...

xx Yahoo Group | 21 Jan 15
12:44:44 by kd0jcp | Views: 2985 | Comments: 0

Hi Everyone.  At our December meeting it was decided to make some changes.  The first being that we wanted to upgrade this website.  The second, and one that is now online, was to move to a Yahoo Grou...

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xx ARAN 600 Watt Solid State Amp Design Challenge | 17 Jul 13
21:15:13 by kbasq
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ARAN has been challenged (by me) to design and build a 600W Solid State Amp.  We are going to do this using this forum and our club meetings.  It is o...

xx 6M Antenna's | 27 Apr 12
19:29:08 by kbasq
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Since we have all talked about starting a 6M net using the GI repeater, I thought I would start a thread on setting up a decent antenna to get into th...

xx Victoria Springs 2012 | 21 Mar 12
17:43:40 by kbasq
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2012 Central Nebraska Amateur
Radio Club WHQE Hamfest and Steak Fry.  

This will be the event's 51st Annivers...

xx Buffalo Co. ARES and MARC Merge | 13 Mar 12
11:11:31 by kbasq
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Just got an email from Jan Parker walst

1) Clubs have merged! Buffalo Co.ARES is now a division of MARC.

2) Jan Parker named EC...

xx March 2012 Tech Training Class | 27 Feb 12
10:00:10 by kbasq
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Classes for the entry level amateur (ham) radio license, the Technician Class license, will begin on Sunday, March 4 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Red Cr...

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* Monthly Meetings
ARAN Monthly Meetings

QTH: Notice Change: Highland Park Fire Station Hastings

1313 N. Hastings Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901

Date: Every Third Wednesday of the Month

Time: 7:00pm

All are welcome to attend.

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  • kd0jcp: Reminder of our meeting coming up March 18th.
    March 02, 2015, 09:11:19 AM
  • K0YNE: Remember, Wednesday 18th Video of w0ap 7:00pm. Paul
    September 16, 2013, 07:19:44 PM
  • K0YNE: Also, photos of him in his work with the FCC, his badge, and photos of his certificates.
    September 02, 2013, 09:35:04 PM
  • K0YNE: Ps  the video was taken in March of 2001. Mac died in November of the same year. He was a CW operator  that could copy 50+ wpm.
    September 02, 2013, 09:32:27 PM
  • K0YNE: Sept 18 , our regular meeting at 7PM we my show the video of w0ap. his life and times. the video will run 1hr 25 min.  Hope to see you there.
    September 02, 2013, 09:27:35 PM
  • kd0six: As of  7/20/13,  N0NEB 146.715- PL103.5  machine is on the air in Alliance, Ne. Box Butte General Hospital was nice to give us space on there tower and radio room. 73,
    July 30, 2013, 06:33:06 PM
  • kbasq: Due to the Wx tonight, we are going to cancel tonights meeting.  Feb. 20th.  See everyone in March
    February 20, 2013, 07:30:31 PM
  • KD7YUW: here is a link you might find interesting  Hams worked with the American Red Cross to bring vital communications to dozens of shelters in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
    December 31, 2012, 12:32:27 PM
  • kbasq: We are going to cancel tonights meeting due to the incoming weather!!!
    December 19, 2012, 12:31:29 PM
  • KCWA: I Have several computers rehab and looking for a good home.
    July 09, 2012, 08:52:46 AM
  • KB0LTT: KB0LTT Clay Center NE Heavy rain, pea size hail winds 10-15 SSW
    June 14, 2012, 06:38:03 PM
  • kbasq: The Nelson Repeater is back in operation.
    June 10, 2012, 07:04:25 PM
  • kbasq: The Nelson Repeater is down.  The receive side is not working right now and we will be working on it.
    June 03, 2012, 08:56:04 PM
  • KADIZ: Is the Nelson 21 repeater down or is there a PL code now?
    May 27, 2012, 02:32:10 PM
  • KC0MWM: Next Monday, March 5 I will be calling the Mid Nebraska ARES 2 meter net via simplex 146.940 MHz. I'll start the net using the repeater, then switch to simplex. Please join us and try a simplex check-in to Grand Island. If you have any questions you can email me at  Rog - KC0MWM
    February 28, 2012, 07:00:52 PM
  • kd0hch: Follow-up reminder with letters sent out about annual club dues. Membership is $10.00. This really helps our club to operate and help keep repeaters in good working order. Also any contributions ( tax deductible) can be mailed to ARAN P. O. BOX 6 hASTINGS ,NE. 68902. thank you !
    February 23, 2012, 09:46:06 PM
  • kd0hch: christmas party is at Plainsman in Juniata Sunday 15th at 6:oo pm.
    January 11, 2012, 07:15:00 AM
  • Vetmike: Where and what time is the Jan 18th meeting. I'm new to ham radio and the ARAN and would like to become involved.
    January 08, 2012, 09:28:04 AM
  • WSTX: Just a reminder, Elections will be November 16th for the 2012 year.  So plan to be there and see if you have been nominated for office!
    November 11, 2011, 05:15:11 PM
  • kd0hch: If any one has or knows of a high lift we could use at the red cross build. to untangle some wires on an ant. let us know. Call 402-463-3214. Thanks.
    October 07, 2011, 05:37:14 AM

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* Area Repeaters
ARAN Repeaters

Hastings 2M
145.130- Tone 123.0

Heartwell 2m
146.820- Tone 123.0

Nelson 2M

Hastings UHF
443.200+ Tone 123.0

Campbell UHF
444.475+ Tone 123.0

GIARS Repeaters

Grand Island, NE
146.940- Tone 123.0
146.665 D-Star (Coming Soon)

Elba, NE
147.24+ Tone 123.0

Aurora, NE
147.18+ Tone 123.0

Midway Amateur Radio Club

North of Kearney KCWZL
145.235- Tone 123.0  

147.390+ Tone 123.0 -or-
Enter 325 DTMF to disable PL Tone

146.625- Tone 123.0  



* Area Nets
LARC / 146.760-
9:00pm CST


GIARC / 146.940-
7:00pm CST

MARC / 147.315 (no pl)
8:30pm CST

Smith Center ARES / 145.130- Link
9:00pm CST

EVARC / 146.730-
9:00pm CST

LARC / 146.760-
9:00pm CST


LARC / 146.760-
9:00pm CST

ARAN / 146.820-
8:30pm CST


GIARC / 146.940-
7:00pm CST

HARA / 147.135+
8:00pm CST

LARC / 146.760-
9:00pm CST


ARAN / 146.820-
8:30pm CST

MARC / 146.625- PL Tone 123.0
9:00pm CST

LARC / 146.760-
9:00pm CST


GIARC / 146.940-
7:00pm CST

LARC / 146.760-
9:00pm CST


LARC / 146.760-
9:00pm CST

* Recent Posts
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[April 14, 2015, 02:57:18 PM]

Re: 25 February, 2015, National Weather Service annual Weather Class by kd0jcp
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Aran March Meeting 2015 by kd0jcp
[February 27, 2015, 11:59:05 AM]

Yahoo Group by kd0jcp
[January 21, 2015, 12:44:44 PM]

January Meeting by kd0jcp
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