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Columbia Amateur Radio March 2024 Meeting: Go-Box and HAM Car Show Night

The March meeting will focus on Go-Boxs and mobile rigs. An amateur radio go box, also known as a go kit, jump kit, or EMCOMM box, is a box that contains all of the necessary radio equipment. It’s a complete shack in a box with pre-connected equipment, preferably with batteries.

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Lake Murray Ride of Champions

Lake Murray Ride of Champions

Charity Bike

03/16/2024

Support coaches and athletes in Lexington County, SC.

The Columbia Amateur Radio has volunteered to support communications for the Lake Murray Ride of Champions. We are asking CARC members who want to support this effort to contact Tammy Livingston at [email protected] for more information. This is a fantastic opportunity for new HAMS to work with club members and club members to share their knowledge.

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CARC March 2024 Testing and Training

March 2024 Testing and Training

Volunteer to be a trainer and VE!

SCHEART will offer Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in March 2024. This is for Technician, General, and Extra. All classes will run from March 18th through 22nd from 6 pm to 9 pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but finish when all the material is covered. These classes run concurrently. You can only choose one of the classes.

We’re presenting the classes by video conference using Zoom (http://zoom.us ). If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email me at [email protected]. I’ll forward your email to your instructor. They will send you an invitation to the video conference.

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ARRL Special Service Club Award

Congratulations! The SSC status has been approved for the Columbia Amateur Radio Club, W4CAE.

Thank you for being so supportive of amateur radio.

Sincerely,
Mike Walters, W8ZY
Field Services Manager
ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®

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QRZ New Ham Jumpstart Program

QRZ New Ham Jumpstart Program

This program is designed to promote amateur radio to the masses, helping eliminate a possible entry barrier by providing new hams with everything they’ll need to get on the air at a very reasonable price. Jumpstart Packages will be provided to new hams who meet eligibility requirements. 

New hams who have recently obtained their first license from the FCC may apply for a welcome package. Applicants must apply within six months of the license grant date per the FCC records.

The eligible ham must have a QRZ user account and be able to log in and apply for the program. Certain types of identification, including a photo ID, will be required. This information is not shared or exchanged with any party and is used only to validate eligibility under this program. Additional shipping charges may apply when shipped outside of the contiguous 48 states.

This program is available exclusively to USA-licensed amateur radio operators.

Click the link to apply: QRZ New Ham Jumpstart Program

Check out the contents of the Jumpstart package in this unboxing video:

Terms and Conditions apply; click here for details.

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SCQSO Party: Things to know, Get Ready!

2024 South Carolina QSO Party Date
February 24, 2024 @ 1500z

THIS WEEKEND!!!

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February Hams and Eggs: Winter Field Day Results, SCQSO Party, and 10-watt HT!

February Hams and Eggs breakfast will be about Winter Field Day and our Club results, SCQSO Party planning, and a new inexpensive 10-watt HT. See you Saturday at the Lizards Thicket!

Lizard’s Thicket on Two Notch Road on February 17th at 9 am

10170 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29229

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