The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta


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 1957.

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 Augusta A.R.C. Christmas Dinner

Date: Friday December 12, 2014

Time: 7 pm

Location: H2U building located in back of Doctors hospital

Dinner in the Ball Room

Please contact Chris KK4NXA if you are bringing a

covered dish to the Christmas dinner. E-mail: kk4nxa@arrl.net

This year the Augusta A.R.C. will participate with the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program. We ask that you bring an unwrapped presents to the Christmas party. The presents will be taken to the Marine Corps Reserve drop off point and they distribute the gifts to the needy children in the community.

2014 ARRL 10 Meter Contest

Date: Saturday December 13, 2014

                                      Time: 10 am to 4 pm

                         Location: Gregg Park 119A Trolley Line Road

Graniteville, SC 29829

ARRL10 Meter Contest Link

We have the use of the picnic shelter at Gregg Park during the specified time. While this isn’t for the duration of the contest, we can have some fun setting up our stations, grilling lunch, and working the 10 meter contest. Since the contest occurs in a single band, we’ll take turns operating on 10 meters.  We can certainly operate for fun in other bands while not operating in 10 meters!        I encourage anyone who wants to attend to bring their own rigs and antennas, if they have them.

This will be an excellent opportunity for anyone who hasn’t operated an HF station to gain some experience!

73 Chris KK4NXA

CSRA D-STAR University Workshop

Date: January 17, 2015

Time: 12 noon to 5 pm

Location: University of South Carolina

Aiken campus, 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.