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Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club

The official website of the Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club

The Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club, call sign W5YL, draws members primarily from the Assumption, Lafourche, St Mary, and Terrebonne parish area of south Louisiana.

Our club currently boasts 45+ member amateur radio operators located in areas from Alexandria to Baton Rouge, New Iberia to New Orleans, and along the Gulf Coast.

The club also has many friends across the southern United States and many points beyond.

In addition to intensive local radio communications conducted through the W5YL repeater system, Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club hobbyists share a passion for long range radio communications and an abiding desire to assist local radio responders during hurricane recovery operations and during other incidents when immediate and reliable communications are required.

Bayou Region Amateur Radio Society

 The Bayou Region Amateur Radio Society, a 501c3 corporation, is the fundraising arm of our umbrella organization, the Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club.

One of our main objectives is to support emergency communication operations and provide communication infrastructure after hurricanes and other disasters in the bayou region of southeast Louisiana, as well as promote the art and science of amateur radio to our local communities and around the world.

Every year we attempt to participate in the GiveNOLA.org one day online fundraiser with other 501c3 groups in our bayou region area.

You can also donate a tax deductible gift to the Society below using your credit card, debit card, or PayPal using the DONATE button below. Donations cannot be credited toward membership dues.

 

Support for Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) after disasters

  • Through our on-going support for the ARRL organization known as ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) in Louisiana Region 3, we facilitate the operators and repeater infrastructure used in post hurricane and disaster recovery.
  • We also support Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, and many other NGOs in disaster situations
  • Other outside groups assisting in post disaster personal location and message traffic also benefit from our repeaters and operators.

ARRL ARES Region3

Our fundraising non-profit arm, BRARS, participates in the GiveNOLA.org fundraiser annually.

A donation to the Society is tax deductible and is appreciated by all the folks that benefit from the Bayou Region of southeast Louisiana.

To make a donation, use the DONATE button to the left on this page.

Donations cannot be credited toward Membership DUES.