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2024 Harbison 50k – A real test Ham Operators

This year’s Harbison 50k was a true test of preparedness and endurance of the runners and amateur radio operators alike. The Harbison 50k is unlike many other races, is a race through wooded areas, dirt roads, and difficult trails. This year, the weather made this an even harder task for all who were there. There was a soaking rain most of the day along with cold temperatures, as you can see, like the troops they are, runners and our volunteer club members made the best of it. Congratulations to all of the runners and a special thank you to the CARC members who volunteered to make this event a tremendous success.

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Happy New Year from the Columbia Amateur Radio Club

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Merry Christmas !!!

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January 2024 CARC Monthly Club Meeting

Important reminder, The January 2024 Meeting date is January 8th, 2024.

This month’s meeting topics: Big and Exciting News, Winter Field, and SCQSO Party. More details will be updated here by January 1st.

Happy New Year everyone! Join us for some exciting news! We will highlight the Harbison 50k event, discuss Winter Field Day 2024, and much more!!!

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The Columbia Amateur Radio Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Meeting ID: 852 0288 9364
Passcode: 140560

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Winter Field Day 2024

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Happy Thanksgiving to all! 73

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24th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day Saturday 12/2/2023

SKYWARN Storm Spotters are critically important to the National Weather Service’s primary mission: “Protection of life and property, and enhancement of the national economy.”

We want to thank our volunteers for the priceless work you do with an exclusive open house event! This event is not for the public; it’s only for current SKYWARN Spotters and Ham Radio Operators involved with or interested in SKYWARN.

You MUST pre-register.

Where & When:
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 5 PM EST.
NWS Forecast Office Columbia, SC – 2909 Aviation Way, W. Columbia, SC 29170

ALL seminars will be in the Carolina Room in the CAE Airport Terminal – lower level
past baggage claim)


Special Event Amateur Radio Station WX4CAE – operational the entire day.
Want to operate your portable station? Bring it out!

  • 8 AM – Welcome & Orientation Seminar (Carolina Room – CAE Airport Terminal)
  • 8:30 AM – Ask-A-Meteorologist and Office Tours
  • 10 AM – SKYWARN Special Service Awards (Carolina Room)
  • 10:30 AM – SC State Climatology Office Presentation (Carolina Room)
  • 11:30 AM – Lunch Break
  • 12:30 PM – Community Emergency Response Team/Amateur Radio Emergency
    Service (CERT/ARES) – (Carolina Room)
  • 1:30 PM – Advanced SKYWARN Training – Visual Cues (Carolina Room)
  • 2:30 PM – Next Generation GOES Satellite Products – Cool Tools for Spotters
    (Carolina Room)
  • 3:30 PM – Winter Weather Storm Spotting (Carolina Room)
    Planning to Attend? Please let us know!
  • Register online at:
  • If you can’t register online, RSVP to Doug Anderson, W4NWS:
    [email protected].

    Let us know if you are planning to operate the station.

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