|Membership in the Carteret County Amateur
Society can be an
enjoyable and rewarding experience. We are a diverse radio hobbyist
club that is active in many facets of Amateur Radio. Our
membership boasts over 100 years of combined amateur radio experience,
and our members are always eager to help new hams in the hobby.
Membership in CCARS means involvement in numerous
club activities and enjoying many club benefits including:
Events. We participate in numerous
local and national events to keep our operating skills razor sharp.
Among these is Field Day. This event is where we and other
clubs from around the U.S. take their equipment to the great outdoors.
The idea is to practice setting up and operating under less than ideal
conditions and trying to contact as many other participants as possible in
a 24 hour period.
We currently meet at Cox's Family
Restaurant at 4109 Arendell St, in Morehead City, NC at 8:30
am each fourth Saturday of the month. We have breakfast at
8:00 am followed by our regular business meeting at 8:30 am.
monthly programs which can be interesting videos to guest speakers to
technical demonstrations. All are invited to attend, whether
are a local, a visitor to Down East, a Ham, or interested in becoming a
Service. We serve our local community
by assisting in many public service events. We volunteer to
communications for walk-a-thons, bike races, festivals, and many other community
events such as the NC Seafood Festival in Morehead
City, the Carteret County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), plus many other local events.
County Amateur Radio Society is active in CERT, ARES, and other local
emergency organizations that keep Carteret County connected when the
hurricanes come and the cell service and power grid goes down.
As part of our emergency preparedness, the Carteret County Amateur
Radio Society is active on several
amateur repeaters in the area. We currently meet on three
the K4GRW 2-meter repeater (145.450 MHz), the W3ENK 70-cm
repeater (444.825), and the KF4IXW (53.090) 6-meter repeater all
located on a 300-foot tower near WalMart on
Little Nine Rd in Morehead City. All three repeaters are used
by the Club for
our enjoyment and when necessary for emergency communications.
Morning Breakfast Social. The Carteret County Amateur Radio Society
has a breakfast social each Wednedsay morning at 8:00 am at the Kountry
Kitchen Restaurant at 5380 Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, which serves to
keep our membership informed of current club news, local &
national operating events, national amateur radio news, member
activities plus lots of other great information. Keep
this great member benefit!
Evening Emergency Net / Ragchew. The Carteret
County Amateur Radio Society has our weekly net each Tuesday evening at
7:30 pm. Our Net is on the K4GRW repeater (145.450)
with an offset of - 0.6, tone 100, each first, second, and third
Tuesday, and on the W3ENK repeater (444.825) with an offset of +5, tone
88.5, each fourth and fifth Tuesday. All Ham operators are
invited to check in to our net and enjoy the ragchew with other members
| Membership in the Carteret County Amateur Radio Society is all these things plus more, such
club dinners, outings, amateur radio discussion, emergency communications training,
technical assistance, antenna building and erection assistance, and the
list goes on and on! All persons holding
a current amateur radio license of any class, or non-licensed persons
interested in becoming licensed amateur radio operators are eligible
for membership in our organization. Membership dues are only
$25 per year.
online and pay dues at the next business meeting
(each fourth Saturday at Cox's Restaurant in Morehead City.)
Print out a traditional paper membership
application and mail with your check for $25 to
County Amateur Radio Society
PO Box 1302