Club Information

Since 1969, The Lake Erie Amateur Radio Association has been serving the greater Cleveland area.  LEARA is an ARRL affiliated club and incorporated in Ohio as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which makes LEARA eligible to accept charitable donations.

Mission Statement

LEARA's Mission is to promote and foster for its members, the enjoyment of Amateur Radio.

The Club will do this by promoting the acquisition of knowledge through continuing education, licensing upgrades, the passion for ownership of Amateur Radio equipment & accessories, for collecting, and most of all, operating Amateur Radio equipment for which they are licensed.

We will accomplish our mission through the sponsorship of:

  • Educational programs and courses.
  • Promoting license upgrades.
  • Continuing education courses for all the above.
  • Club sponsored events.
  • Club sponsored activities.
  • Community service and public service projects.
  • Charity projects.
  • By supporting Hamfests, trade shows and other Amateur Radio events.
  • By designing, installing and maintaining a comprehensive state-of-the-art repeater network.
  • By promoting the training of Amateur Radio operators for emergency and public service, especially during periods of disaster or emergency.


In October of each year, the membership elects a Board of Trustees.  At the November Trustee meeting, the sitting Trustees elect the Club Officers from the Board.


Joining LEARA as a member is easy.  Membership is open to anyone interested in Amateur Radio regardless of license class or interest.  Licensed members of your immediate family (living at your address) share in your membership.

New applicants wishing to join can fill out the Membership Application.


Renewal forms are sent electronically to the head of the household who has an e-mail address on-file.  If no e-mail address is on-file, a renewal form will be mailed along with a Trustee Election Ballot.

Membership renewals can be completed via PayPal or by sending a check to our mailing address.


Dues are required for new or renewing members each calendar year.  Payment can be made in the form of a check made out to "LEARA" or via our PayPal options.

Annually: $25
Monthly (through December): $2.25

ARRL Memberships

Are you thinking of becoming an ARRL member?  Are you about to renew your ARRL membership?  LEARA benefits monetarily if you send your application through the club.  Send ARRL applications and renewals directly to the LEARA mailing address.  Make the check payable to LEARA, not the ARRL.