“When All Else Fails”

Did the recent nationwide internet outage cause you to lose contact with your loved ones? “When All Else Fails” Amateur radio operators use their training, skills, and equipment to provide communications during emergencies. Amateur Radio, also known as “Ham Radio,” is both an amateur radio service and a hobby. It is a wireless method of communication connecting individuals from every corner of the globe, regardless of location or circumstance. Hams serve our communities when storms or other disasters damage critical communication infrastructure, including cell towers, and wired and wireless networks. Amateur radio can function completely independently of the internet and phone systems. If you are interested in learning how to communicate without infrastructure, send emails without internet, etc… please feel free to come and visit us at the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club.

Founded in 1962, the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club is one of the oldest continually operating amateur radio clubs in the Southeastern United States. Proudly supporting its community for over 60 years.

To learn more about Cleveland Amateur Radio Club and get acquainted with others who share your interest in emergency communications, make plans to attend an upcoming meeting. Informal gatherings are held at the clubhouse each Saturday, starting around 8:30AM EST. Formal meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM EST at the clubhouse. Also, to learn more about our club or club activities, please visit our webpage at www.carc.cc , visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClevelandAmateurRadioClub/ or email us at info@carc.cc

Join us at the Dalton Hamfest!

This weekend, the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will be fellowshipping with our amateur radio brothers of the Dalton Amateur Radio Club at the Dalton Hamfest, February 24th .

Swing by our table to learn more about the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club, our planned activities, local repeaters or for a good ole’ fashion eyeball QSO with the operators of the KA4J and W4GZX amateur radio stations.

For more information about the Cleveland ARC please visit our website at www.carc.cc, visit us on our Facebook page or swing by the clubhouse (Saturdays 8am till around lunch) located at 560 Johnson Blvd. SE in Cleveland, TN.

For more information about the Dalton Hamfest click here.

Ron Watson, AA4RW – Silent Key

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our friend and fellow Cleveland ARC family member, Ronald E. Watson, AA4RW. Ron was an avid amateur radio operator and a devoted club member who served as an elmer to a majority of our members. Throughout his amateur radio adventure, Ron carried the callsigns: WN4ZXD, WA4ZXD, KD4XJ and AA4RW.

Arrangements are being handled by Companion Funeral Home, Cleveland branch. Details will be announced as soon as they are made available.

2024 Skywarn Training

We are a little over a week away from this years Skywarn training. Pre-registration is not required but recommended. For full details or to RSVP please contact District 3 Skywarn Coordinator Steve Weber, KA4ELN, at: ka4eln@gmail.com

Intro to Ham Radio / Winter Field Day

Interested in amateur radio? Curious how to affordably get into the hobby? Then this program is for you! The Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will be offering an Introduction to Ham Radio program on January 27th. This one-hour tutorial is designed to help individuals understand the fundamentals of amateur radio and help guide them in the licensing process. Program topics will include:

· What is amateur radio

· Different modes/options of amateur radio

· Amateur radio and emergency communications (EmComm)

· How/Where to get started

The Intro to Ham Radio program will begin at 11am. Lunch will be provided after the program. Then, apply some of what you have learned as the Cleveland ARC activates its radio room for Winter Field Day. Winter Field Day is an emergency communications exercise designed to help increase your level of preparedness for disasters and improve your operational skills in subpar winter conditions.

For more details, information and to RSVP please contact CARC President Steve Weber at : ka4eln@gmail.com

For up-to-date information about this program and other CARC sponsored activities and events please follow us on Facebook and visit our website: www.carc.cc