• October Meeting and KARC Picnic on September 30

    The meeting for October will be at the Marietta Fire Station Number 1, 112 Haynes Street, Marietta, GA 30060 on Tuesday evening, October 3 at 1900 hours (that’s 7PM to you Technicians)

    For the persons who would like to join us for supper we will be meeting at the Piccadilly Restaurant, 536  Cobb Parkway, SE, Marietta, GA 30060  starting at 1730 hours. (that’s 5:30 PM to you Technicians)


    Don’t forget, the KARC Picnic will be held this coming Saturday, September 30 starting at 11:00 AM at Hollydale United Methodist Chruch, 2364 Powder Springs Road, SW, Marietta, GA 30064.

    Please park behind the main church building.

  • 2017 Atlanta/ Kennehoochee Hamfest

    Friends, remember that the annual hamfest is coming up on June 3, 2017. This day relies on all of us to make it happen successfully. If you haven’t stepped up to the plate yet to volunteer a few hours, it is not too late. There are still plenty of open slots that need workers.


    To help out filling a position, please contact Anthony Gaito, KC0CSG by e-mail at KC0CSG(at)yahoo.com.


    We can report for duty at 6:00 am and the gates open at 8:00 am. Entry fee is $8.00. We also need help on Friday afternoon setting up.

  • The Annual Club Picnic

    This is to remind everyone that the annual club outing is this Saturday October 1st at 12 noon.

    The location is the same as the last two years at  the pavilion at lake Acworth . The club is bringing

    Turkey and Dressing with Giblet gravy, cranberry sauce  Soft drinks and all the utensils , and home made ice cream

    So bring your favorite covered plate and maybe some deserts.

    As always all are welcome come one come all you do not have to be a member and the kids too.

    Let’s all have some fun and fellowship.

    ps no charge for anything

    – Joe Grimes, WD4FGB


  • It’s HAMFEST time!

    That’s right!  It’s HAMFEST time again!  The KARC and the ARC has teamed up again to host the annual hamfest at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Georgia.  There will be the boneyard, vendors, testing session, prizes, food, a merit badge class, a GeoCache event, antenna launcher contest and live entertaiment!  Don’t forget the grand prize!

    All of this happens June 4th and the gates open at 8am.  Visit http://atlantahamfest.org/ for more information.

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  • Has anyone used the 146.880 repeater lately?

    tower1If you have been on the air lately, you may have heard some improvements with the 146.880 repeater!  Our repeater guru’s have done it again!  The KARC 2 meter repeater is now back on the air!  So far, the signal reports have been coming in with promising data.

    If you have a signal report that you would like to submit, go to the Repeater Signal Report Page and submit your information!  We’d love to hear from you!

    For those who may have never accessed our repeater, program the following information into your radio and get on the air!

    You want to know where to find the repeater???  Right here!

    146.880 (-) 100.0 PL  Also available via EchoLink node 755017

    See you on the air!



  • Assistance Needed! Can you help?

    On Saturday, January 2. 2016, we will need to move some club equipment from a site in Cherokee County down to another location in Cobb County.  We will need a few extra hands with the move.  If you are available on the morning of Jan 2nd, email Joe Grimes at wd4fgb@yahoo.com.  We will be leaving from the Golden Corral (Kennesaw) after our regular weekly breakfast and heading to Cherokee County.  The more people that we have pitch in, the quicker this will go!

    Thank you for taking some time from your schedule and helping out!

    Joe Grimes, WD4FGB
    Repeater Committee Chairman

  • Annual Christmas Party


    We will be having our annual Christmas Party on December 8, 2015  The doors will open at 1830 hrs.  We should be eating by 1900 hrs.  The club will provide the meat and dressing.  Susan will supply the mashed potatoes.  Bring your favorite dish or dessert!

    Location:  St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30068

    Please RSVP so the club knows how much meat to buy.



    Anthony Gaito, KC0CSG
    KARC Chairman 2015

  • 2015 Field Day

    Posted on by K4NHW

    KARC will be operating as W4BTI at Dallas Landing Park (Acworth Parks & Recreation).  We will be operating Saturday June 27th through Sunday June 28th, with setup beginning on Friday the 26th.  We will operate for 24 hours (continuous) from 2:00 p.m. Saturday to 2:00 p.m. Sunday local (EDT) (1800-1800 UTC).  W4BTI will operate as a 4A group (4 transceivers, emergency power – 1 digital, 2 voice, 1 cw – plus a GOTA).  You do not have to have an amateur radio license in order to operate the GOTA station!

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