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TONS of HAM gear at BLOWOUT prices

IF you see something below you want call David 619-306-7260. 

Hamming Around New Mexico

On November 12th we headed to the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center thanks to David MacKenzie. webpage,

Condolences to the Family of


and thanks to the generous donation that KEN wanted the HDARC to have.

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& RODNEY K BABB, SK KC7LS  and Gratitude for the generous donation to our club.


October 19,2022 at the Nuclear Museum for a special event, the club taught HAM to over 100 students from several schools.  Over 25 students GOT ON THE AIR.  We were the hit of the day

Upcoming Events with the HDARC

12-3-22 Christmas dinner, RSVP to David



12-17-22. Meeting at Domingo Baca Center 10am

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We Offer
F  R  E  E

click HERE to register
Free License (VE) Testing  on the 3rd Sat of the month at 12:00 noon after the monthly meeting at 10am.

North Domingo Baca Center
7521 Carmel Ave N.E.
classroom #4 click for map

Albuquerque NM 87113

You can email us at
or call 505 355-6329

Something interesting....

John Cunningham and his son Brandon, offer the extra training course for free as long as you are at least a General and a VE. We can always add you to the Laurel group, and get it gratis.  Here is the info:


HamTestOnline™ - Free Extra Course for Active Volunteer Examiners


HamTestOnline™ - Free Extra Course for Active Volunteer Examiners

Free Extra course for active volunteer examiners!


Pretty sweet....

Examinees are required by the FCC to submit your FRN with your license application form.
 New license applicants must create an FCC user account and register their Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) before attending exam sessions.  Registrants will be assigned an FRN which will be used in all license transactions with the FCC. For instructions on how to register your SSN and receive an FRN from the FCC, visit the CORES Registration page and the FCC's Registration instructions page.
Per FCC rules, a valid email address is also mandatory on the application form.

WE Meet 10am the third SATURDAY at Domingo Baca, map below

Schedule for Hamming Around New Mexico


July 9th, Saturday  Los Alamos  - .    

 Visit the Bradbury Science Museum – No entrance fee click

 Set up for Ham Radio Activation at the local park.

David spotted THESE GUYS posing for a picture click for photos of Los Alamos excursion










August 13th, Saturday Madrid   50 Minute drive from the Denny’s Parking lot near I-25 and Hwy 550.

Visit the Mining Museum click  $5 entrance fee   Lunch at a local restaurant CLICK FOR GREAT VIDEO OF MINING IN THE AREA

Click here for pictures of the fun had by all
















Sept 10th, Saturday  Ice Cave, Grants, NM  90 minute drive from the Route 66 Casino off ramp to Ice Caves.   Visit Ice Caves and Bandera Volcano click.  

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August '22 meeting with boy scout (click for presentation)training by Bill Mader, and Yul Bratcher testing (all passed)  We had move to a new BIGGER room(#4) to hold everyone.


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 Some of the  HDARC new HAMs AND new upgrades 





57 MORE photos click here

FIELD DAY 2022 sponsored by

High Desert Amateur radio club

Was held at Domingo Baca Park  on Saturday June 25th.  A fantastic event with 11 (eleven!) stations set up by members from all local clubs,

Caravan Amateur radio club, ADXA,

BCARES, SCARES, Upper Rio FM society, and Bosque Amateur radio club.    All had a great time!! pictures HERE

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Congratulation JACK on your NEW GENERAL class license 


Another dozen New and Upgrades CONGRATULATIONS!!


100% pass rate for HAMS testing 

All attended the clubs free study courses

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IF you are in or heading to Roswell NM, Please check out the Pecos Valley ARC, here is their website.

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Rob Summerhill activated Rio Grande Nature and Petroglyph National Monument



Parks on The Air (POTA) activity is a great success.  There are only three parks officially registered in the Albuquerque area:

(1.) Petroglyphs National Monument,

  (2.) Rio Grande Nature Center, and

    (3.) Cibola National Forest (Sandia Mountains). After registering yourself on the POTA website, you can become an Activator at any of these “parks” or be a Hunter seeking those Activators. Activators must make contact with at least 10 hunters to be consider an activation…and follow very specific steps, shown on its website, in reporting your contacts. Hunters need not submit anything. 

This year the Club decided to let Kid’s Day be run by kids.

High Desert ARC of NM President David, N6SIK with General Class operators Jack, KI5FGJ and Hailey KI5KAF at the North Domingo Baca Community Center for ARRL’s Kid’s Day. 

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May 14th, 2016, David Ham, N6SIK, operating as W1AW/0 at the 2016 ARRL Rocky Mountian Division Convention, the HamCon in Keystone Colorado.

Photo courtesy of HDARC director,  Ryan KG5MFZ

It is hoped that this web page will serve as a useful resource for the amateur radio community.

Listen to HF radio on line, list of Global sites 

The High Desert Amateur Radio Club of New Mexico Inc.™ is recognized as an active and talented group of amateurs who have been involved in:
* two ARISS school contacts,

* Hamming Around New Mexico™

* demonstrations at the Balloon Fiesta

* S.T.E.M. education in the schools,

* the sponsoring of local contests

Sample Contest Announcement

Outback New Mexico: performing ham radio outdoors at some of the most scenic sites in the State. 

Check out the Photo Albums

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Important Information:

Club Repeaters:
Sandia Crest 442.75 (+) PL 162.2
Mega-Link for Saturday Program
145.29 (-) PL 100 Hz

Club Mailing Address:
5052 Mira Vista Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

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4" stickers to show your membership for motorhomes, trailers, cars, trucks.  Contact Club at above phone or email

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$4.00    each

4 for $12.00

20 or more $2.50 each


If anyone's interested I can do mugs with a person's call sign,  $15.00 each  15 oz mugs.  The mug design is the box BELOW. 




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