Area Clubs

Those clubs with active Public Service arms are noted. If you’d like to have your club listed here please contact us.


  The Alamance Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL Special Services Club with an active ARES, Skywarn and Public Service operations.
  The Albemarle ARS is active in ARES, Skywarn, Emergency Management, and a variety of Public Service activities.
  The Ashe County ARC group is active in Simulated Emergency Tests (SETs), The Brutal 100 Bicycle Event, and ARRL Field Day.
  The Azalea Amateur Radio Club is active in ARES, SETs, and also sponsors the NI4BK Memorial Radio Station on the Battleship USS North Carolina BB-55.
  The Blue Ridge ARC Supports the a repeater on Stone Mt.., and is also very active in Field Day and ARES activities.
  The Brightleaf ARC is an ARRL Special Services Club located in Greenville NC. They are active in a variety of areas VE Testing and Emergency Communications.
  The Carteret County ARC is very active in ARES operations in the Newport NC area.
  The Cary Club is involved with Foxhunting, ARES, Skywarn, Public Service and Field Day Operations.
The Central Carolina Amateur Radio Team in Sanford NC serves the Lee County area.
  The Charlotte ARC Supports several repeaters in the Mecklenberg County area. They are also extremely active in ARES operations.

Castalia Island DX

The Castalia Island DX Club promotes DX ‘peditions worldwide.
  The Durham FM Club Sponsors several repeaters in the Durham NC area, along with a local hamfest and Field Day Operations
  The Falls Lake ARC is active in ARES operations within the 4 county region.
The Forsyth Amateur Radio Society is one of the oldest clubs in the state.

The Franklin County Amateur Radio Club serves Franklin, NC and Western NC

The Gaston County Amateur Radio Society heavily supports Radio in our National Parks.
  The Wayne County Amateur Radio Association  maintains several repeaters around the Goldsboro area. Active with Skywarn.
  The Greensboro Amateur Radio Association is a Public Service oriented organization (our kind of folks!). Involved in all aspects of Public Service, with interesting monthly programs.
  The High Point ARC is an ARRL Special Services Club.
  The Johnston Amateur Radio Society (JARS) have their own repeater, in addition to supporting ARES, Skywarn, and Public Service operations in Johnston County. The friendliest group of HAMs you’d ever want to meet.
  The Lenoir ARC is dedicated to Public Service, and operates a club repeater on 147.195.
  The McDowell Amateur Radio Club is located in McDowell County, Marion, NC. The Mayland ARC merged with MARA back in 2006.
  Based in Charlotte, the Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society serves hams in Mecklenburg county and the surrounding area. The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society sponsors the annual Charlotte Hamfest and Computerfair, which is the largest indoor hamfest in the southeast.
 Charlotte Metrolina UHF Group The Metrolina UHF Group sponsors several repeaters, along with two microwave repeaters 1292.0 and 927.7125 on Crowders Mt. Listen in via EchoLink on 1291.4 and 443.85.
  NC STARS has been a campus institution for many years. They support their own IRLC – linked repeater, in addition to providing support for ARES and Public Service operations in the RDU area.
  The New Bern Amateur Radio Club supports both ARES and Public Service operations in eastern NC.
  The Orange County Radio Amateurs are an ARRL Special Services Club with a strong emphasis on ARES operations. They also support a large group of repeaters (5) in the Orange County/Chapel Hill area.
  The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society is an ARRL Special Services Club that supports several repeaters along with having an active Public Service operation. They also provide the core support for Wake County ARES and Skywarn activities.

The Robeson County ARS supports a very active ARES organization in Robeson County. They also support several repeaters.
  The Rowan Amateur Radio Society was founded in 1937, and has been an ARRL affiliated club since 1968
  The Tar River Amateur Radio Club supports a club repeater, in addition to being active in ARES and Skywarn operations in the Rocky Mount, NC area.
  The South Wake ARC is focused on Public Service events and activities with NC CERT.

The Tri-County ARC serves Guilford, Randolph and Davidson counties in central North Carolina. They have a dedicated club shack from where they host several special event operations.
  The Triangle East ARC supports a bunch of repeaters (11) in addition to special event stations and Field Day operations.

Special-Interest Associations

  The Newport District Skywarn covers a fifteen-county area in Eastern North Carolina.
   ARES is the umbrella group for coordinating amateur radio during disasters at the Federal, State, and local level.
  The Central Carolina Skywarn group serves 18 counties in the coastal plain and eastern piedmont.  They activate for any of those 18 counties, day or night. 
  The Charlotte Area Skywarn page is the focal point for Skywarn activities in and around Mecklenburg county. They also have several nice resource links.

The Coastal Carolina Emergency Net meets nightly at 7:00 PM on 3907kc. CCEN is available to pass traffic in the event of an emergency.
  North Carolina Mars handles Health and Welfare traffic for Service Men and Women around the World.

Repeater Associations

(Please note that all of these repeater associations operate exclusively on volunteer donations. Please contribute your time or resources to these worthy organizations if you can.)


The Columbia Emergency Repeater Association operates several repeaters serving eastern NC
  The K4JDR/KD4RAA Carolina 440 Repeater System has the ability to link across NC. A great set of machines that CHH relies on for many of our Public Service Events. They also support a 10-meter beacon.
  The Piedmont Coastal Repeater Network is the largest 2-meter repeater network in NC. You can talk from the seashore to the mountains with this linked system.
  The Outer Banks Repeater Association.

Stony Creek
Repeater Assoc.

The Stony Creek Repeater Association supports several linked repeaters in Eastern NC. All repeaters are open, and are linked together. Contact the trustee for linking codes.

Odds and Ends

  The Possum Trot Net is the oldest VHF net in the area. Started in 1977, it averages over 50,000 check-ins per year. One cannot be a Ham from North Carolina and *not* be a member. You can find the trotters every morning on the 147.225 repeater. The official closing is down-home Zen at its finest.
NC ARRL page lists several area traffic and ragchew nets.

Those clubs with active Public Service arms are noted. If you’d like to have your club listed here please contact us.