October classes scheduled; VE testing moved

Classes for ham radio licensing will be held at the SC ETV building near downtown Columbia on October 5, 6, and 7, from 6 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m. These are free classes that cover material from all three levels of licensing.

Testing will take place on Saturday, October 8. Be advised the testing location has changed to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. 1541 Lake Murray Blvd. Columbia, SC 29063, to avoid the crowds for the South Carolina football game on that day.

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Nominations for 2017 officers

CARC-LogoIt’s time to select the leadership for the Columbia Amateur Radio Club for 2017.

Use the form below to note your nominations for the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Trustee
  • Director 2017-2018

If you have any issues with the form or have questions regarding the process, please contact us. Nominations are anonymous and nominees will not be posted here during the nominating committee’s deliberations. If you are nominated for a position, the committee will contact you.

Descriptions of the election process and the duties of these elected officers are described in the club’s constitution and bylaws.


Write the name of the club members you’d like to nominate for the respective positions below. You do not have to fill out all the fields. Be sure to hit ‘submit’ when you’re done.

Refer to the roster of 2016 officers for the current line-up.



Qualifications for CARC Officers

All Officers and Directors of the Club shall be voting members, and shall have held  such membership for at least one year prior to election or appointment to office.

All Officers shall not be less than eighteen years of age.

No more than one member of a family household may hold an Office or Director position. Each Officer or Director may serve and continue in office until a successor has been elected or appointed, except as provided in Section 25.

Section 25:

In the event of a vacancy in any elected office, whether by resignation, removal, or lack of a willing nominee, the Executive Committee by a majority vote shall appoint a qualified member to such office. At no time shall any member of the Executive Committee have two or more votes, such as that given him or her by proxy for another member.

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Presentation: Basic SKYWARN Spotter Training


Doug Anderson, W4NWS, presented a basic class on SKYWARN during our Monday evening meeting. You can download the presentation here:

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Gallery: The CARC Picnic

picnic-2016-4The Columbia Amateur Radio Club held their annual picnic on August 20 at Weston Lake Recreation Center near Fort Jackson. More than 30 hams attended and enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, radios and fellowship.

This year’s event was planned and managed by our net manager, Gary, K4GHA. The club thanks him for his hard work and dedication in putting this excellent event together!

Photos by Jim, W4KNI, Hugh, W4DRH, and Andy, KK4DSD.

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