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The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta

P.O. Box 3072 Augusta, GA 30914-3072

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The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta is a Special Service Club and is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Our club call is W4DV. Our repeater is located in Trenton, South Carolina and is on a tower height of 700 feet and has wide range coverage. We have been chartered since 1948. We participate in numerous club special events and sponsor a local Hamfest annually. We offer assistance for those who are unlicensed and for those wanting to upgrade. We hold monthly club meetings located at the POB-1 building in back of Doctors Hospital in Augusta. You do not have to be a member or licensed to attend our meetings. Our meetings are open to everyone and we welcome all visitors. Our membership consists of many knowledgeable men and woman and have traditional values of radio communications. Our members also have additional interest and participate in ARES, DXing, and Skywarn communications. We welcome new members and would certainly welcome any suggestions and comments you may have. If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out the membership application found at the bottom of our Home Page and submit or attend our monthly general meeting and fill out a membership application there.

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.