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!

Winter Field Day 2020 is just around the corner! The date is January 25th and 26th of 2020.

We will operate from the Club station from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, and 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday.  We will not be onsite overnight.

Current plans are to have an SSB station and a digital station.  We will work in one hour shifts, but you can sign up multiple times if you like.  For the SSB station, we’ll try to have an operator and a logger.  The digital station will typically have only one person operating and logging.

A sign-up sheet is available online if you are interested Go to https://w4cq.org/signups2020

Note:  You do not have to be signed into the website to sign up for Winter Field Day.  Ignore the message on the SignUp page that mentions that.

Dues for 2020 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 $30 per year for an individual, or $35 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 (website, liability insurance, phone, etc.) that are paid for entirely by the club dues. Don’t keep putting it off!

Please mail your dues to Joe Ducar, KJ4QFV, 9519 Edwards Place, Mint Hill, NC 28227. Do not mail anything to 501 Archdale Dr., The Salvation Army HQ!! Send it to Joe!!

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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25Jan2020

Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day - See their website for details

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26Jan2020

Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day - See their website for details

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01Feb2020

Club Meeting

Monthly Club meeting

From 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

At Salvation Army HQ

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