Due to COVID-19, we are meeting ONLY via Zoom approximately every two weeks on Fridays at 7 PM. Contact Jeff Blythe via KA4WYC@gmail.com to receive a Zoom invitation. You may reach him by phone at 704-577-3619.

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 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.

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

Your Club Officers have been looking for a tool that would allow them to more easily handle rosters, attendance, new members, and renewals.

Club members have been looking for a way to update their skills, capabilities, and certain roster data themselves.

We were all looking for a means of paying Club dues electronically, securely, and easily via PayPal.  How do we track those updates?

We’ve found it in HamClubOnline!

You can get to W4CQ’s area on the site by going here.

You’ll have to get on the site by using your callsign.  If you’ve never been on HamClubOnline, go to the site.  You’ll see a prompt for your callsign and password.

Enter your callsign and click on the “Forgot Password” link.  If you already have an account, you’ll be prompted for a callsign or email address.  A temporary password may be emailed to you, or you may be prompted for your FRN and an email address.

After you sign-on, you can select CARC and go to the W4CQ area.  You’ll be able to view your roster data, renew your membership, view the roster (members can opt out of being visible on the roster), view your attendance (although we have not entered old attendance data), and more.

It’s important to note that HamClubOnline does not replace the Club website at w4cq.org.  It is simply another tool, just like this website, Facebook, and groups.io.

If you have any questions, contact the Club officers.  We’ll try to answer all questions!

 

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

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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05Mar2021

W4CQ Zoom Meeting

W4CQ Club Meeting Via Zoom

From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

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19Mar2021

W4CQ Zoom Meeting

W4CQ Club Meeting Via Zoom

From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

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02Apr2021

W4CQ Zoom Meeting

W4CQ Club Meeting Via Zoom

From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

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