Get on the Air

With the Sunshine Net

Join us every morning at 8:30 am for the Sunshine Net.  This very popular net receives check-ins from across southwest and west-central Florida and is one of the oldest nets still operating in Florida.  You can find us on the WX4E repeater system, which is located in Punta Gorda, Florida and is hosted by the Charlotte Amateur Radio Society.  This linked pair of repeaters operate on 146.745 (-) and 444.975 (+), both with a PL tone of 136.50.

Get Together

Come to Club Meetings

Currently, we have suspended our face-to-face meetings until our facility reopens. We are holding our club meetings “On-the-Air”. Join us on the WX4E repeater system on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Hopefully, we can resume our club meetings in July.

Join CARS-FL@groups.io

You can also join us on our groups.io page by visiting CARS-FL@groups.io. This a great resource and a place to ask questions and exchange ideas.


Get Active

The Charlotte Amateur Radio Society always has an activity to help you get involved in amateur radio.

May 30th

Don’t miss our UHF Simplex Challenge on Saturday, May 30th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about your UHF equipment and practice basic radio skills. Learn more here.

Learn More About Amateur Radio

Are you interested in learning more about amateur radio and its technology? The Charlotte Amateur Radio Society (CARS) host club projects to help you get hands-on experience. CARS holds operating events to help you get on the air and experience the different operating modes and procedures. Maybe you are interested in getting your FCC operating license? We can help with this too! There are hams in our area that host training classes and they also hold exams on a monthly basis.

Membership dues are only $ 20.00 per year for an individual and $ 25.00 for a family.

Next Steps…

If you would like to join the Charlotte Amateur Radio Society, simply complete the membership form by clicking the button to the right.