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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.

CSRA D-STAR University Workshop

Date: January 17, 2015

Time: 12 noon to 5 pm

Location: University of South Carolina

Penland Center Rooms 106 and 110

451 University Parkway, Aiken South Carolina

CSRA D-STAR University Link

The Aiken SC D-STAR Club will hold a one day CSRA D-STAR University.

This one-day D-STAR workshop will provide information and training on all levels of D-STAR, the Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio.  Classes will be organized to allow participants on all levels from new users to repeater system administrators gain knowledge about D-STAR’s digital voice and data technology.

The class will be given by the experienced instructors from the Georgia D-STAR group. The cost for the D-STAR University is free, light refreshments will be served. You may register for this course by sending an email to Kent, kq4kk@aikenradio.org.

Hamfest Calendar

Greenwood Hamfest

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015

                                 Time: Doors Open at 9 am

Piedmont Technical College

James Medford Family Event Center

                      620 North Emerald Road Greenwood, SC

                      Tickets $8.00 Tables $10.00 Electricity $10.00

                     VE Exams are “Walk In Basis” starting at 10:30 am

            Talk-in; 147.165 (+) PL: 107.2 / ALT 443.900 (+) PL: 107.2

Website: w4gwd.org

 

State Wide ARES Meeting

Date: January 24, 2015

Time: 9:30 to 4 pm

Location: Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive Forsyth, Georgia 3102

Website: gaares.org

 

Upcoming events to serve the community

Klondike Camp, December 27th & 28th

This is to teach the Radio Merit Badge to Boy Scouts at Camp Barstow. You don’t have to be a badge councilor to teach the course but you do have to know the requirements and be able to teach them to younger folks. I anticipate it will take 3 hams to get through all the material and it will take several others on the air to help them get their 10 minutes of talk time requirement.

Harbison State Forest 50K, January 6th

We need volunteers to provide communications for this event for various positions on the trail. Some positions are accessible via vehicle, others require that the hams bring their gear to their position and set-up fully prepared. You will have to bring your own drinks, snacks, and meals. Anything you may need for comfort or warmth has to be brought.

Please contact me for either or both of the events.

Tammy’s e-mail: n4tal@att.net