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  • We knew it was only a matter of time, but after many years of excellent service to the Camden County area, we sadly report that the tower company finally pulled the plug on the K4QHR 2M repeater (146.895 MHz). CCARS is very grateful to Pete K4QHR for all his years of hard work and dedication in keeping the repeater running for hams to use. He has said there is currently no word on when, or if, it will return.

  • The former WMOG AM 1490 Gates BC-1G 1KW AM transmitter was successfully rescued from scrapping on August 17th, much to the credit of Mel and his lovely wife Angela, without whom this project would have never happened. Of course, we had to move the 500lb monster on the hottest day of the year, but it is now safely stored in a climate controlled location until it can be relocated to a new home. Many thanks to Mel (WE8J), Angie (W8ANG), Ryan (KK4WIC), Scott (W4SGB) and Tim (AK4YW). I will be adding a page of pictures soon.

  • It is with great sadness that we report the loss of two more members of CCARS. On 7/9/14, long time member and current club VP Toby Hoffler KE4JTI passed suddenly. A month later, long time member and local SAR icon Bill Woods K4WAS became a silent key. Now, on 9/7, US Army and Desert Storm veteran Frank Clark AK4LN passed peacefully at a VA hospital in Florida. CCARS send its heartfelt condolences to all their families.

  • The addition of Echolink on the W1KFR 440 MHz repeater has proven to be very popular and is keeping the repeater busy. Aside from plenty of local traffic, the repeater is usually connected to other repeaters and networks. In the evenings Bill will often connect to different conferences, such as the Skywarn Net, the All Star Net (a conglomeration of Echolink, D-Star, IRLP, and other protocols covering most of the Eastern US and spots around the globe), and, of course, on Monday nights at 2020, the KG4PXG Monday Night Fun Net. See note below!

  • Bring back the weekly KB4CC net? - With the addition of Echolink to the W1KFR 70cm repeater and a planned link for the N6EMA 2m repeater, there has been ongoing discussion of reviving the weekly KB4CC net, but changing the date and time to 1930 Monday evenings. We would conclude our net by 2015, then connect up to the KG4PXG repeater (#8345) for the "Monday Night Fun Net" at 2020. Comments and suggestions are appreciated

  • 2014 HAMFEST CALENDAR - Start making plans for the next Hamfest! Check out the 2014 Event Calendar for a complete listing

Club Activities
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 2011! Click here for more information and pictures of some of our recent activities.
Join us each Saturday at 0900 for breakfast at

Cracker Barrel
Hwy 40 W, Kingsland, GA (Just off I-95 Exit 3)

Check in via the
N6EMA (147.195MHz+/118.8t)
W1KFR (444.625+/118.8t)
repeaters so we can have a seat waiting for you!

3PM the 1st Sunday of each month

Kingsland Fire Station #4
750 N. Gross Rd Kingsland, GA

Our next meeting will be:

Sunday, November 9th
3:00 PM

(Delayed for Lawrenceville Hamfest)

- Details of Lawrenceville Hamfest -
- January Picnic & Club Officer Elections -

Next Month:
- Event calendar for 2015 -

Contact Glenn (W4ULB) for more information: E-mail

2M Fun Net
Monday 8:20 P.M.
146.685 MHz[-]

Echolink Node 8345

Local Link: W1KFR 444.625+ 118.8Hz Node#3308
Click for Kingsland, Georgia Forecast

Don't have a Ham Radio License yet? Ready to upgrade your existing license? Not a problem!
We can't take the test for you, but we can point you in the right direction and administer your test when you are ready.

Knowledge of Morse Code is no longer required for ANY class of licenses!

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Who doesn't need more stuff for the shack? Load up the car, plug in the GPS coordinates and show some support for the SE Div hamfests.

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Stone Mountain Hamfest
Lawrenceville, GA
1-2 November, 2014

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