Christmas Dinner Signup Form

ChristmasThe CARC Christmas dinner will be held on Dec. 1 at The Flight Deck at 6 PM. If you’re planning to attend, please use the form below to RSVP. 73 and hope to see you there!

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Congratulations to our 2015 officers

The Columbia Amateur Radio Club held elections Monday, Nov. 3, and voted on board members for 2015. Those elected were:

  • President: Ronnie, W4RWL
  • Vice President: Ron, K1TCB
  • Secretary: Steve, KI4VGA
  • Treasurer: Andy, KK4DSD
  • Director: Tom, W1TEF
  • Director: Todd, KN4QD

Appointed positions will be selected at the beginning of the year.

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Upcoming volunteer opportunity: Friends of Sesqui 5K

Hi folks, we wanted to bring a volunteer opportunity to your attention. Please e-mail Tammy, N4TAL (, with your availability.

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

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 event.

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

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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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