Welcome to Cherokee Amateur Radio Society
Club Website for WX4CAR
Serving Cherokee County, GA and the surrounding communities
February 8, 2020
Learning subject for the February meeting will be "Topics on Operating CW (Morse)".
Wonder if you can learn CW? Wonder what the different types of keys are and why people like them? Maybe get inspired to build a code oscillator of your own? There will be a demonstration of various keys, guidance on learning CW, and lessons learned by the experts. This is a primer for future training on CW. We will have radios and paddles set up for you to try.
Presented by - Bruce German -KK4GEE
Needs: We still need a person to be the focal point for ARRL testing each month. Consider if you can serve the club in this way? Testing is a very important activity for the club and we want to be sure it continues.
Finally, we want to start the 2020 Elmering (Mentoring) program. Posting on this topic was made on groups.io distribution. Watch your email for more details.
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Information about us
Cherokee Amateur Radio Society is an organization of FCC licensed amateur radio operators (also called Hams) that meet and share the hobby, educate people about amateur radio, as well as support our local community in times of disaster. We are located in Cherokee County Georgia and have club call sign WX4CAR.
The club also participates with ARES, and the Cherokee County EOC when severe weather gets close to the area, and we help with local public service projects.
The members of the club also dedicate some of their time to promote and help new hams to develop their skills and knowledge on Amateur communications modes and to be better operators. We are a very active club and participate in ARRL Field Day every year. If you are in the Woodstock, Georgia area and would like to participate, drop us a note and let us know. This website will provide details about the Field Day site.
The menu tabs on the far left will help you navigate to the area of interest.
If you have a question and would like to contact us, use the button at the top to go to the Contact Us page.
Our weekly Net can be found on 145.270 MHz every Thursday evening starting at 8PM Eastern Time. (- offset, PL=100Hz) KG4VUB Repeater - located in Waleska,GA
Testing - Need to test for your license or upgrade? An ARRL Testing session will be held at 2PM the same day. Testing is done at the William G Long Senior Center. Walk-ins are welcome, but we like reservations. Click on the Contact Us button if you want more information or reservation to take an exam.
What would you like see in 2020? The club officers will be looking for your suggestions, ideas, and your participation.
If you have a topic you would like to present to the club, please provide a summary or abstract in writing to any officer. It needs to related in some way to amateur radio.
Elmering Program (ie Mentoring of new or even experienced hams)
We now have a list of Elmers willing to help people in various parts of the hobby. Do you have questions or need some help on a certain topic or topics? We will provide a link to a page where you can see the available people and how to contact them. Ask any officer for the link.
In 2020, Elmers will be available to help people after the regular scheduled meetings each month. Bring a brown bag lunch and we will use the time from noon to 2PM.
Want to present to the group?
We NEED members willing to present on a topic in an upcoming meeting. Per our survey, topics include DIY projects, various aspects of soldering, batteries and solar power, working ham radio satellites, and using microcontrollers in your project. Please contact Marty, Rob, or Joseph about your topic.
What do you want to see presented? Let the leadership team know.
Look for new sessions and all new topics in 2019. Submit your ideas to any club officer.
Slides are still posted for the 2017 and 2018 sessions and from early in the year.
Build It Project
We hope to do the club "build it" project. The Ham Radio Workbench website has a number of DIY projects you may want to try. We are here to help.
We have a list of who is seriously interested in doing projects.
The picture at the left is the Benchduino project from the Ham Radio Workbench crew. Boards should be available for sale on their website in November 2019.
WX4CAR YouTube Channel
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