The Deep East Texas Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is a registered 501c3 Charitable Tax Exempt organization, and is Incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas.

DETARC members come from diverse backgrounds and occupations, but all have in common an enjoyment of Amateur Radio and a desire to provide Community Service. Many of our members participate with organizations like the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®), the National Weather Service’s SkyWarn program, and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES).

Local Amateur Operators have assisted the community by providing alternative communications means for events such as the Neches River Rendezvous, the Pineywoods Forest Festival, and the Pineywoods Purgatory Bike Race. Communications assistance was also provided to the community during several hurricanes and the Shuttle Columbia Recovery effort.

Club members enjoy pursuing several of the many facets of Amateur Radio such as FM repeater & digital repeater operations; High frequency voice, Morse code, and digital operations; 6-meter meteor scatter & moon bounce operations, chasing DX stations around the world, operating during contests, and putting special event stations on the air.

In addition to the Club’s and other local Amateur operated repeater systems, emergency Amateur Radio communications equipment is maintained at CHI Memorial Health Systems, Woodland Heights Medical Center, and Angelina County and Cities Health District for our authorized use during times of emergency.


DETARC has an email reflector for sharing Club and Ham information:

To join the DETARC Google Group “DETARC of Lufkin“, go to this URL– (you must first join Google Groups and then apply and be approved by our Group moderator Megan KB5MEG).!forum/DETARCofLufkin

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