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The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta

WHO ARE WE?

The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta is a Special Service Club and is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Our club call is W4DV. Our repeater is located in Trenton, South Carolina and is on a tower height of 700 feet and has wide range coverage.

We have been chartered since 1948.

We participate in numerous club special events and sponsor a local Hamfest annually. We offer assistance for those who are unlicensed and for those wanting to upgrade.

We hold monthly club meetings located at the H2U building in back of Doctors Hospital in Augusta. You do not have to be a member or licensed to attend our meetings. Our meetings are open to everyone and we welcome all visitors.

Our membership consists of many knowledgeable men and woman and have traditional values of radio communications. Our members also have additional interest and participate in ARES, DXing, and Skywarn communications.

We welcome new members and would certainly welcome any suggestions and comments you may have. If you are interested in becoming a member download the membership application  or attend our monthly general meeting and fill out a membership application. 

The Swamp Fox Contest Class

Date: Saturday, April 30th

The Swamp Fox Contest Group is presenting a Basic  Contesting class in Columbia, SC, on Saturday, April 30th. The class is for all amateurs interested in contesting.  Equipment, antennas used for contesting will be discussed and a basic knowledge of amateur radio communications. All amateurs are encouraged to attend.

Basic topics covered:

  1. About contesting

  2. Types of Contests

  3. VHF / UHF

  4. Equipment

  5. N1MM+ (Contest Logging Software)

  6. RTTYT

  7. The contest  overview – Before, During, After

Class starting at 9 am to lunch time, after lunch for more in-depth discussions.

The classroom has limited seating, so PLEASE RSVP to get on the list.

Location:

SC ETV Telecommunications Center

1041 George Rogers Blvd.

Columbia, SC 29201

For more information:   http://www.swampfoxcontestgroup.com/education