Welcome to Cherokee Amateur Radio Society Club Website
Serving Cherokee County, GA and the surrounding communities
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 as well as educate people about amateur radio, and 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 or we can help with 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.
The tabs on the left will help you navigate to the area of interest.
If you have a question and would like to contact us, use the button here 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)
We operate under the club call sign WX4CAR for our club sponsored events.
Our next meeting on March 10, 2018 at the William G. Long Senior Center, 223 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, Georgia 30188
The March meeting will feature a presentation by Matt Pesch (KK4NLK) on a low cost antenna analyzer you too can build. The discussion will center around the RigExpert Zero.
This dovetails nicely with the presentation on antenna modeling and would be a nice addition to any shack and at Field Day.
Click on the Meetings & Organization menu for time and detailed location information for upcoming meetings.
Thanks goes out to Wendell N4VLK for his presentation on FT-8 in February. We will get the slides posted as soon as possible.
Bob Cheek N4RFC did a great session in January on antenna modeling. For those who missed it, it was recorded, which is posted on the Technical Programs page.
Marty Buehring - KB4MG Club President presented the 2018 plan. Slides can be found on the meetings page.
HAM CRAM - February 10th - Results
We had 6 people take the Ham Cram class and 5 of them passed the Technician Class Exam. Congratulations to the 5 who passed. Hope to see you at our next meeting
Matt (KK4NLK) will be talking about a low cost antenna analyzer. Marty will be organizing the building of the power control module and other projects, and Stephen will present on EMCOMM topics. Don't miss a meeting, or you will be missing some great stuff.
Special Events for Hams - Year long special events by NASA, as well as the ARRL - 2018 Grid Square Chase.
I think Wendell (N4VLK) is leading for our club! Check out his results by searching his call sign.
Check out the External Events Page for more details.
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.
Let us know your comments about the club, programs or whatever is on your mind, on the Yahoo group email reflector or Contact Us form on this website.
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, Jim, or Joseph Ladd about your topic.
What do you want to see presented? Let the leadership team know.
Look for new sessions and all new topics in 2018. Submit your ideas to Marty Buehring or Joseph Ladd.
Slides are still posted for the 2017 sessions from early in the year.
Build It Project
We hope to do the club "build it" project in February/March 2018. The Ham Radio Workbench Podcast team should have circuit boards available in late February. Projected cost of the bare board is $20.
We will need to know who is seriously interested in doing this project.
Plan is to have a "build it session" following the March meeting. We will have to order the parts and circuit boards prior to then.
The design has changed a bit, and parts cost will go down. The updated design is being finalized by George Zifiropoulos (KJ6VU) in January and new boards expected early February.He will have to test the new design and let us know it is ready to go. The new design eliminated the hard to solder microSOC device and the Arduino for a Microchip PIC processor we can solder directly to the board. Yes, it can be programmed in-circuit.
WX4CAR YouTube Channel
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