Upcoming volunteer opportunities

Hi folks, we wanted to bring a few opportunities to your attention. The following organizations have asked for ham radio assistance. We would like to know who is available to work these events before we commit to providing communications. Please e-mail Tammy, N4TAL (n4tal@att.net), with your availability.

JDRF – walk at Finley Park (Downtown Columbia)
Sunday, November 9th
Pre-event meeting – Noon
Event start – 1pm

FRIENDS OF SESQUI – 5k at Sesqui State Park (Northeast Columbia)
Saturday, December 6th
Pre-event meeting – 8am
Event start – 9am

Both of these events will only run a few hours. Volunteers should expect to donate 3-4 hours of their time. You should be prepared with your own hand held radio and have designated frequencies pre-programmed. Each event will conduct a directed net for communications.

Additional information will be posted as we near the day of the events.

Thanks for all you do to support ham radio in our local communities!

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Call for Nominations

It’s time again to call for nominations for Club Officers for the upcoming year. The vote will be held at the November club meeting and all those wishing to vote and those seeking nominations should be current on their club dues. Please use the form below to nominate candidates for the position of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director (2). Please list the Name, Call, and Position for candidates you wish to nominate. Note that you do not have to nominate somebody for every position.

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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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