Sign-up for the CARC Picnic


The CARC Net Picnic will be at the Weston Lake Recreational Area on Fort Jackson on August 20. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the picnic at this beautiful facility!

Directions: Take Garners Ferry Road to Leesburg Road, go 8.3 miles and turn left at Weston Lake sign, then follow “CARC” signs. We are in Picnic Area #5.

Come anytime after 10 a.m. We’ll eat at 1 p.m. and will need to be out of the facility by 6 p.m. In addition to some great ham fellowship and food (hamburgers and hot dogs), there is also swimming ($3), boat rental ($3-$10), walking and fishing (you need a fishing license). Bring your favorite chair and perhaps a side dish!

CARC will provide:

  • Hot dogs and hamburgers
  • Cheese
  • Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup
  • Ice
  • Utensils, cups, paper plates

if you’d like to bring some food items, consider these:

  • Lettuce, tomato, onion (sliced)
  • Hamburger (60), Hot dog (30) buns
  • Your favorite side dish
  • You favorite drinks

Please use the sign-up form below so we can get a head count.

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Net contest: Win a DMR radio!

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 11.19.12 AMThe Columbia Amateur Radio Club is having a NET CONTEST starting July 17 and running through August. The winner will be announced during our Sept. 5 meeting (Labor Day). The winner does not have to be present to win.

The contest will award points for net participation for the nets that take place on 147.330 at 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays. Each point earned will result in a chance to win in a drawing that will award a new Tytera MD-380 handheld DMR radio.

The rules are easy:

  • Each time you check into a net, you earn one point.
  • If you check into the net and are not short-time (i.e., stay for comments), you get an additional point.
  • If you are a new ham and check in for the FIRST TIME and stay for comments, you get three points.
  • Net controllers will be automatically awarded 2 points for running the nets
  • Each point earns a ticket to be put into a bowl for a random drawing which will take place at the September 5 meeting of the club.
  • The more points you accumulate, the better your chances of winning are.

So tune into, check into, and hang around for discussion on the Columbia Amateur Radio Club’s Sunday and Wednesday 8:30 p.m. nets.

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Presentation: Stealth Antennas by Marty, AG3EK

Marty, AG3EK, presents "Stealth Antennas" during CARC's July 11 meeting.

Marty Allred, AG3EK, gave a presentation on stealth antennas at the Columbia Amateur Radio Club’s July 11 meeting.

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Gallery: Field Day 2016

fd-2016-22The Columbia Amateur Radio Club enjoyed Field Day from the S.C. State Guard Armory on Saturday. More than 30 amateurs and some visiting non-hams came out and enjoyed food and fellowship. CARC thanks the state guard for the use of their facility and radios.

Please visit our Facebook page for more photos from the event.

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