W1AW/4 Operations from SC

ARRL LogoFor those of you chasing the ARRL Centennial Challenge and the W1AW portable operations, the final SC activation for W1AW/4 begins tonight at 8 PM Local (0000 UTC). You can find the current schedule at the K4RO site but note that the slots shown may adjust based on demand, operator’s “real life” schedules, and the ever present summer storms.

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Photos & Video: CARC operates 24 hours for Field Day 2014

FD-2014_21Members of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club operated for 24-hours straight during Field Day activities on June 28-29, making two-way contacts with nearly every state on a variety of bands and modes.

Unofficial counts show CARC made more than 860 contacts during the operating period, with five HF stations active on CW, digital and phone modes. This year’s activities were held at the Calhoun County Auxiliary Emergency Operations Center near Sandy Run.

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CARC Field Day operations set for June 28-29

PrintThe Columbia Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual “Field Day” operation at the Calhoun County Emergency Operations Center on June 28-29.

The public is invited to attend this nationwide event, in which radio amateurs across the country will test and show off their emergency communication capabilities. The event begins at 2 p.m. and runs 24 hours. The Calhoun EOC is located at 1736 Old State Road, Gaston, S.C.

The club, along with thousands of radio amateurs across the nation, will attempt to make contacts with other operators, or “hams,” using a variety of emergency communication technology, including Morse code, voice and data transmissions.

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CARC supports Mini Maker Faire 2014

mm_faire_2014_6Members of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club volunteered at this year’s Mini Maker Faire, held at EdVenture on Saturday, June 14.

This marked the second year the club has participated in the event, which celebrates creativity, innovation, learning, and crafting during a one-day, family-friendly festival. Visitors to the club’s display had the opportunity to make Morse code bracelets, design their own QSL card, practice Morse code with real keys and oscillators, check out some home-brew gear, such as antennas and radios, and learn more in general about the hobby of amateur radio.

The event was coordinated by Tammy, N4TAL.

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Photos: Code Practice Oscillator workshop

cpo_11Members of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club gathered at the Calhoun County EOC near Sandy Run Saturday and constructed code practice oscillator kits designed by Bill, W4FSV. The practice oscillators are useful for learning Morse code, and will provide hands-on experience for visitors to the club’s Mini Maker Faire on June 14.

Photos by KK4DSD

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