A.I.R.A Spanish-Speaking Amateur Radio Club

Asociacion Iberoamericana De Radio Aficionados


If you are contemplating joining (A.I.R.A.), you probably would like to know something about the organization.

What follows is a brief description of the make-up of the club and some of its activities.

A.I.R.A. is chartered by the State of Illinois as a non-for-profit corporation; and has been in existence over 21 years.

We are a group of professionals dedicated to technical improvements and public services within our community.

The club is guided by four officers and two directors or Vocales who are elected by the general membership for a one year terms.

The Club supports the KB9PTI repeater which is Located in the North Loop area near La Salle St. & North Ave.

On the frequency 443.975 + 5.  PL tone 114.8. Our repeater Trustee is  Dominador Garcia  KE9PE. Our repeater covers 

the Greater Chicagoland area and it suburbs. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to use our repeater .

General meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 3203 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago; attendance is optional.

Usually an informative program follows the handling of club business.
We also have a weekly information Net on Thursdays on our repeater at 7 Pm Local time.

Public Service and Emergency Preparedness are high on the priority list at A.I.R.A. Our educational committee gives instruction

classes for the entry levels of Amateur radio, and we have several of our members that have volunteered and formed our own

VE team through the ARRL to administer Amateur radio license tests. We also have been active participants in the annual

ARRL-sponsored Field Day event in the last weekend in June. The repeater systems are utilized by the Salvation Army and

American Red Cross for training nets and to provide emergency communications for their organizations.

For detailed information on The A.I.R.A. and its club activities or in joining our club, please contact any one of us on our repeater

or send us e-mail at ke9pe@amsat.org or n9gn@amsat.org