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 10:00 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 Calendar of Events 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.

My son, Jaxon (K1FFF) and myself (KK1LL) are so lucky as to have Glen (W7GS) as an elmer.

I met Glen on 80m about 4 years ago while ragchewing with my 5am group and the rest is history.

Glen has been tied up in radio starting with his time serving in the US Navy. After the Navy, his career has placed him in IL, WY, IN, and NC spanning decades of work in the industrial electronic industry. Glen has worked for the railway systems, building massive DC substations, and had two different career paths at Harris Computer at the University of Chicago. “Building Superpower Medium Wave Transmitters” was how Glen described his work at Harris. I understand that to mean transmitters starting at the 600KW mark. Glen went on to be a contract broadcast engineer for many stations, eight at once at one point. WIBC in Indianapolis was one of these stations, and provided coverage of the Indianapolis 500.

The past 17 years has had Glen at the Voice Of America here in North Carolina.

Anyhow, here is a shorted version video tour of what we saw during our visit.



750KW Amp

Power Supply

Transmitters Coax Balun

Circuit Breakers

Audio Amplifier

Amplifier Tuning Tank

Water Pump / Heat Exchanger

Control Room

Log Perodic

Curtain Antenna

440′ Tall Curtain

W4CQ is proud to welcome the Carolina Storm Spotters.

CSS will conduct a monthly net at 8pm on the first Friday of the month.

They will also take over the 444.450 repeater during severe weather.

Many of you know John WX4CSS (President) and David AK4FD (Vice-President) from rag-chew on the 450.

John and David have a huge network of spotters across many online platforms, and a great deal of knowledge and enthusiasm.

If you would like to know more about the Carolina Storm Spotters, you can learn more about them at…

Facebook Messenger Chat room: CSS Messenger Chat ( (Must be a FB Group member to join)
Zello walkie-talkie app real-time chat: CSS Zello Channel ( (We use to talk during live storm chases)

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Monthly Club Meeting

Monthly Club Meeting

From 10:00am until 12:00pm

At W4CQ Radio Room @ Salvation Army Community Services Bldg.

501 Archdale Dr Charlotte NC 28217

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License Testing

From 11:00am until 3:00pm

At Must Make Reservation!

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W4CQ Trader Net

W4CQ Trader Net

From 7:30pm until 8:30pm

At W4CQ Repeater 444.450mhz +5 / 82.5 tone

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