Minden Amateur Radio Association was begun in 1991 with about 20 members and now has members from all over north Louisiana and the surrounding areas. We have a very active club, holding monthly meetings as well as other activities, notably our annual Hamfest and Field Day. We sponsor the repeater that is the hub of the North LA Link System. As inscribed on our logo, a club dedicated to Public Service through Communications.


Monthly - 3rd Saturday - Exacta Inn, Minden, LA
(just north of I-20 at the Minden/Sibley exit, #47)
Business Meeting 11:30am, Lunch 12:15pm

We welcome all - members, guests, amateurs, and those who are merely interested in the hobby. Please come join us.

Skywarn (K5SHV)

Operation out of Shreveport uses 146.670 as the primary repeater. If weather to the east dictates warnings being issued, the North Louisiana Link System is used.


North Louisiana Link System

147.300, Pl 186.2 (hub) - N5RD, Bryceland
145.430 - KB5PKW, Shreveport

VE Test Schedule
Christus Schumpert Hospital
1 St. Mary's Place, Classroom #1
Shreveport, LA

Jun 20, 2015
Aug 8, 2015 (SARA hamfest)
Oct 17, 2015
Dec 19, 2015 (MARA hamfest)

Search for Hamfests & Conventions

May 2, 2015 Four States ARC Hamfest, Texarkana, AR
more info...

Jun 12-13, 2015 Ham-Com, Irving, TX
more info...

Jun 27-28, 2015 ARRL Field Day
MARA Field Day info...

Aug 8, 2015 Shreveport-Bossier Hamfest, Shreveport, LA
more info...
Swap/Vendor Table Application
Hamfest Flyer

ARRL Louisiana Section