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LATEST NEWS
  • Our neighbours in Brunswick have reformed their old club, the Glynn Amateur Radio Association (GARA) under the original call sign of WX4BWK. They have taken over the 145.330 repeater, located about 350ft up on the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick and are holding a net every Thursday evening at 7PM. Because of some damage caused by a recent storm to the repeater's antenna, the signal into Kingsland is not a strong as it used to be, so until repairs can be completed, the net will also be aired on Echolink Node KG4PXG-L (#8346) and the Kingsland 147.195 repeater via the W4ULB-L node.

  • The new W4ULB Echolink node on the Kingsland 147.195 repeater is usually connected full time to the Georgia Conference, but may on occasion be redirected (or disconnected) for local activities. Current plans are to connect directly to the KG4PXG-L link to join the GARA net on Thursday nights, and the Georgia Conference for the Monday and Friday nets.

  • FIELD DAY 2017 - CCARS has agreed to team up with GARA for this year's event. The event will be held at the Blythe Island County Park in Brunswick off highway 303. A Special Event call sign has been applied for and all volunteer operators and visitors are encouraged to drop in. There is plenty of room for antennas and even RV's. Contact W4ULB if you wish to participate as an operator, help setting up/taking down, or cooking. Watch here for updates.

  • IMPORTANT: The Camden County 147.195 Repeater is back on the air under the temporary call sign of KB2ZHJ. The new call is only temporary, while the former licensee retests.

  • A new local club has been formed, named the "South East Georgia Amateur Radio Auxiliary Communications"(SEGARAC) Group, re-establishing an area ARES organization. They have been approved by the ARRL and FCC, and issued the call sign of KN4AFG. As part of their activities, they will most likely work closely with Georgia ARES, the Camden County EOC, and the SE GA Health Systems Camden Hospital. If anyone is interested in volunteering, let us know.

  • There have been more updates made on the Local Repeater page of this site, including additions, deletions, call sign changes, CTCSS tones, and more. Update your radio memories today!

  • Georgia ARES is once again negotiating to install a DStar repeater stack (2m/70cm/1.2GHz) in our area, tied into the state wide DStar system. The major hold up right now is finding a location that has height (100+ feet), power, and internet access.

  • Club Project - CCARS is currently taking suggestions for a simple, inexpensive, educational, and, of course, useful club project that we can start building at a meeting and then have a final project contest. One suggestion was a voltage regulator board that could be used as the basis for a power supply. The PC boards, schematics, and parts lists would be given out by the club, and all the parts, including transformer, pass transistors, and enclosure, would be purchased by the builder (maybe a kit of small parts could be made available at cost?). Other suggestions are welcomed, including commercially available kits. Ideas?

  • If you haven't started playing with the sub-$40 Raspberry Pi micro computer, you are missing out on a lot of fun and inexpensive ham radio uses, like an a homebrew Echolink or APRS node, compact portable digitial mode terminal, satellite tracking, and much more. The list is growing everyday, and with the release of the new, more powerful "RasPi-2", the possibilities are even greater. You can start with the RasPi homepage then visit Adafruit for parts and ideas. Also check our LINKS page for more.

  • In addition to the RasPi, the sub-$50 Arduino family of microprocessors (Uno, Nano, Mega, etc.) has staked its claim to an amazing array of amateur radio related use: Rotor/antenna controllers, APRS, baloon telemetry, satellite tracking, digital displays, and much more. Start here for tutorials and project ideas. There are a number of great books available from the ARRL, as well as parts and kits from numerous sources like Amazon, Sparkfun, and Adafruit. And, of course, check our LINKS page for more.

  • The 2017 CLUB ACTIVITY & HAMFEST CALENDAR has been posted! - If you have an event you would like to see listed, let us know. Check out the 2017 Event Calendar for a complete listing

  • LINKS PAGE The page lists links to dozens of calculators, antenna analysis software, parts and equipment dealers, reference sources, and tons of other radio & electronics related stuff. It even has a dedicated page of links to radio related apps for your Android smart phone. Check it out here: ANDROID APPS



Club Activities
CQ CQ
The planning committee is always looking for new ways to get our club members together to enjoy this great hobby. Field trips, cookouts, special event stations, JOTA, IOTA, Field Day, fox hunts, we love to do it all! You can be part of it too and now is a great time. We are busy planning new events for the upcoming year! Click here for more information and pictures of some of our recent activities.
WEEKLY BREAKFAST
Join us each Saturday at 0915 for breakfast at

Denny's
Hwy 40 W, Kingsland, GA (Just off I-95 Exit 3)

Be sure to check in via
FM 147.195 (118.8t) or DMR (W1KFR Local 2)
so we can have a seat waiting for you!
MONTHLY MEETINGS
FY 2017 Meeting Calendar
***NEW LOCATION***
Conference Room
Camden County Planning and Building Offices

1410 Hwy 40E (Corner of Gross Rd and Hwy 40)
Between the Library and the GBI building
Directions

Our next meeting will be:
THIS MONTH'S DISCUSSIONS:

Field Day 2017

Next Month:
Field Day 2017 / Club Projects

** VISITORS AND NON-HAMS ARE WELCOME **
Contact Glenn (W4ULB) for more information: E-mail

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • This Month
      May 7 Sunday 3:00PM CCARS Monthly Meeting
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF THIS YEAR'S EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR PAGE
Fun Net
Monday 8:00 P.M. [EST}


Worlwide Tech Net
Friday 8:00 P.M. [EST]


Connect by RF:
Kingsland
KB2ZHJ 147.195 MHz

Dover Bluff
KG4PXG 146.685 MHz

or Echolink:
*GEORGIA* Conference #4544
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GARA Net
Thursday 7:00 P.M. [EST]


Connect by RF:
Brunswick
WX4BWK 145.330 MHz

Kingsland
KB2ZHJ 147.195 MHz

or Echolink:
KG4PXG-L #8346
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