President's Articles

Welcome to the home web site for the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club!

The Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club is a club serving the Wilmington, NC area ham radio operators. The club encourages ham radio activity in all the areas open to amateur radio operators and all facets of the hobby. The mission of the club is to help facilitate and encourage ham radio activity in the region in support of the overall mission of amateur radio as well as the pure fun associated with being a ham radio operator.

This web site is here for you the ham radio operator, to help facilitate the enjoyment of the hobby. The site is currently in a state of reorganization to hopefully better serve the needs of the local amateur radio population. While the site is administered by the ACARC, the club welcomes offers and suggestions from both members and non-members of the club. Your ideas and activities will serve to shape the character and content of this site.

Membership in the ACARC is open to all hams in the area regardless of class of license and to those with an interest in ham radio while pursuing their license. The club maintains activities and programs focusing on HF, VHF and UHF, contests, Volunteer Examining, DXing, CW, SSB, digital modes of communication, propagation, emergency communications, operating skills – just to mention a few that quickly come to mind.

The club meets monthly at the North Campus of Cape Fear Community College – an ultra modern facility with all the comforts and resources that make for a good meeting location. Meetings are at 7 PM on the third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise advertised.

The club maintains a net for training and conduction club business and information exchange on the club maintained open repeater input frequency of 147.18 Mhz, +600 (88.5) every Monday evening at 8 PM local time. Everyone in the area is always welcome to check in and participate in the net. The repeater is always open to any ham radio operator in the area regardless of their membership status in the ACARC. The repeater is a totally open repeater - FCC rules do apply.

The members of the ACARC look forward to meeting you and as one of our members always says “Ham it Up!”.

Charlie Vaughan – K4UWH