Amateur Radio Club of Augusta
The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta serves all amateur radio operators, and those interested in radio communication, in Augusta-Richmond County, and the CSRA, as a resource for education, information, and operating opportunities. We also volunteer our services as radio communicators to the community during public events, emergency situations, and instances of severe weather. The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta is recognized by the ARRL as a Special Service Club.
Each year, the club hosts a number of events which promote our hobby to the public and provide area amateur radio operators with opportunities to get on the air, acquire new skills, and learn new aspects of the hobby. We host the annual Augusta Hamfest, which is quite popular with regional amateurs. We also host an operating event for the annual ARRL Field Day, typically making several hundred contacts. The club also sponsors events each year to participate in several QSO parties, hosts two swap meets in addition to the hamfest, and has a regular meeting every month.
Our meetings are open to all members of the public, whether they are licensed operators or not. While we must conduct club business at each meeting, we also provide at least one presentation which may cover a variety of topics related to amateur radio, general electronics, computers, emergency services, or personal development.
The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta is organized as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Georgia (since 1957) and holds a 501(c)(3) public charity status with the United States IRS. Donations to the Amateur Radio Club of Augusta are tax-deductible and we are happy to provide documentation of your donation upon request.
The Professor’s Archive:
- SWR Meters and Radiated PowerAs W1SUJ recently demonstrated, a low SWR is not an indication of antenna performance. Richard got a 1.2:1 SWR on 2 meters with his new antenna, but could just about make the club repeater. SWR is supposed to tell you if the antenna is matched to the feed line, but the SWR meter is at … Read more
- Bigger is BetterSome of the antenna stuff you hear on the air these days makes you think that 2 plus 2 now equals 5. A few basic facts about radio waves and antennas are therefore needed. If you look around at the radio waves passing by, you will see some strong ones, some weak ones, and some … Read more
Club News & Updates:
- January News & UpdatesAs we begin another year together, it's a good opportunity to share a few updates with you about what to expect from the club in 2020. The Board of Directors has been working hard the past few weeks in order to prepare for 2020, and ensure that we're in the best position, as a club, … Read more
- January 2020 Newsletter PublishedOur new Public Information Officer and Newsletter Editor, David Vine (WA1EAW), recently published the January 2020 edition of The Splatter, our club newsletter. Within it you'll find our annual awards recipients, coverage of the annual Christmas Party, and other neat information. We hope you enjoy reading this edition! Please click the image below to view … Read more