Welcome to the website of the Carteret County
Amateur Radio Society! Our club callsign is W4YMI.
located on the inner banks of North Carolina's beautiful Crystal Coast,
in Newport, North Carolina. Our club was organized in 1992 as a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization for the purpose of furthering radio
knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency, and to
conduct club programs and activities so as to advance the general
interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the "down east"
Our regularly scheduled business meeting is held on the fourth Saturday
of each month at Cox's Family Restaurant at 4109 Arendell Street in
Morehead City. Everyone is welcome to join us as a guest or as a
member! Click on "Membership Info" under "About Us" on the
menu at the top of this page for a PDF membership application and send
it to us, and we’ll make sure you are added to our membership roster
right away. Our current membership dues are only $25 per year.
All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications are eligible for
membership in the Carteret County Amateur Radio Society. If you
are not currently a licensed amateur radio operator, but would like to
become one, we offer in-person license examinations immediately after
our business meeting and can help you achieve your goal. Our club
boasts over 100 years of combined amateur radio experience, and our
members are eager to share their knowledge and help new members with
all aspects of the amateur radio hobby. Whether your interest in
amateur radio is emergency communication volunteering, CW (morse code),
building and experimenting with radio technology, or just fraternal
comaraderie, Carteret County Amateur Radio Society has you covered.
We invite all licensed Amateur Radio Operators in the down east area to
check into our Tuesday evening Net on our K4GRW (145.450) or W3ENK
(444.825) repeaters in Newport, NC. Guests are always
welcome! Please join in! If you are a new ham, you are
especially invited to check in and ragchew with us and learn more about
our organization and how to become a part of the down east Ham radio
repeater is on the air at 444.975 MHz (+), color code 1.
The area 2-meter analog
repeater (K4GRW) operates on 145.450 MHz with an offset of -
0.6, tone 100.
repeater (W3ENK) operates on 444.825 MHz with an offset of +5, tone
The Stacy repeater
(KD4KTO) operates on 444.000 MHz with an offset of +5, tone 131.8
The area 6-meter repeater
(KF4IXW) operates on 53.090 MHz with an offset of -1, tone
~National Hurricane Net (Day: 14.325, Night 7.268), continuous during active hurricanes~
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The Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered
their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership,
for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
The National Traffic System
(NTS) is a network of licensed amateur radio operators who move
information throughout the United States and other countries during
disasters and other emergencies.
is a amateur radio volunteer program with between trained
severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local
communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe
weather to the National Weather Service.
The Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) program educates amateur radio volunteers
about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area
and trains them in basic disaster response skills.
In memory of
Tim Howland, KC4LRY