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. Our next meeting will be held on ZOOM. Join us on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Check out our groups.io page for directions to our meeting.

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.

September 19

Our Club Building Project is ready to go! Angelo, K3YUN has the parts bagged up and he is passing the kits out now. A number of operators have already reserved their kits.  However, we have a limited number of kits available, so let us know if you would like one.  The kits are only $ 20.00 and the proceeds benefit the Charlotte Amateur Radio Society, Inc.

See the DIY Dummy Load building instructions 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.