The Charlotte Amateur Radio Club - W4CQ is a general interest radio club serving the Charlotte, NC area. We generally meet on the first Saturday of every month at 9:30 AM at the Salvation Army Divisional headquarters, our served agency. We're located at 501 Archdale Drive in Charlotte, NC. 28217, near I-77 Exit 4 (Nations Ford Road).

Check our Events Calendar on the Club home page for changes and additions to the meeting schedules.

Feel free to come by and meet the members. We have a working club station on site with active HF, VHF and UHF equipment. This is a secured facility, please arrive no later than 9:35 AM to assure access.

If you would like to join, simply fill out the membership application and mail or bring it in to our next meeting!

Our Club treasurer for the last five years, Joe Ducar, KJ4QFV, has decided to resign his office for personal reasons, effective immediately.

The Club thanks Joe for his years of service as Treasurer.

in accordance with the Club bylaws, a special election was held on June 19, 2020 via a Zoom meeting to elect a treasurer to fill in for the rest of the year.

Ed Prentice, K4EGP, was elected to fill the remainder of Joe’s term. Thanks, Ed! Ed Prentice, K4EGP

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN re-scheduled, for now…..!! The attentive date is Sept. 12th.

The Mint Hill Lions Club is sponsoring a 5K Loop race on Saturday Sept. 12th, from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. This 5K will be a loop course. We are going to use SIMPLEX on your HT’s or mobile radio.

We will monitor turns and Loop-backs and the Start/Finish Line. We are only going to be about 1 1/2 miles at the furthest point along the course.

Set your radios to 146.550 SIMPLEX.

If You have any questions contact Jeff KA4WYC

Keep an eye out for this space for a Sign-up Sheet. Tnx Jeff KA4WYC

The 2019 W4CQ Christmas Party was held on December 12, 2019 at the Salvation Army.  We had a good turnout, enjoyed some great fellowship, and had some great dishes to devour.

To view a slide show of photos from the party, click here.  All photos by Barbara Jones-Goodin.

 

You can now listen to the 444.4500 repeater on Broadcastify or via the Scanner Radio app on iPhone or Android devices.

Click here to listen on Broadcastify, or click on the play button below.

The Club now has a group on Facebook for anyone interested in amateur radio in the Charlotte area. It’s not just for Club members – if you are interested in amateur radio and need help with anything, such as how to get your license, how to set up an antenna or radio, or want to share something with the group, please join the W4CQ Facebook group.

We’ll try to respond to your join request ASAP, but it could be delayed a day or two.

To get to the Facebook group, click here.

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Firecracker Hamfest - CANCELED

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Shelby Hamfest - CANCELED

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