Monthly Archives: March 2014

If you would like to become a Skywarn Weather Spotter, now is your chance! The Skywarn Spotter Training class will be held April 12th 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm ET at the Salvation Army Division Headquarters in Charlotte, 501 Archdale Dr, Charlotte NC, 28217.

The class will be conducted in two sessions.  The Basic Class begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 12:15~12:30 PM. There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. The Advance Class will begin at 1:00 PM and end at 2:00~2:30 PM.

Both of these courses are FREE.

If you are interesting in attending the training please send an email to Chris Gay at so he can track number attending. The class is limited to 75 attendees and is filling up fast, so if you plan on attending, sign up now.

We will be having an open house at the CARC radio room Third Saturday at about 9:30 am ET. It is an informal open house where anyone who wants to drop in can do so and operate the station or just shoot the bull. We also open it up after the business meetings. Talk-in will be on the 147.060 (-0.600) repeater. Bring a friend. Click here for a map and directions to the club headquarters.

You are  invited to check in with operators on the Metrolina 2 Meter Emergency Net!

The Metrolina 2 Meter Emergency Net meets each evening 365 days a year at 9:00 PM ET on 146.94 (backups 145.29 or 146.52 simplex). Stay around after the formal check-in for the rag chew session and get to know your fellow hams in the Charlotte metro area.

Dues for 2014 need to be paid by January 31. If you’ve already paid your dues, THANKS! If not, please fill out the printable application for membership and send it in right away to get your membership status up to date. Dues are only $20 per year for an individual and $30 for an entire family! Remember, YOU are an integral part of the club and your dues permit us to finance our activities. We have several recurring bills (liability insurance, autopatch phone, etc.) that are paid for entirely by the club dues. Don’t keep putting it off!

Welcome to the official web site of W4CQ – The Charlotte Amateur Radio Club!

We’ve completely revamped the site for 2014, with all new features and an all-new look! Feel free to look around and explore every page. Don’t forget to leave a comment or two and tell us what you think.

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