NEW MEMBER INFORMATION
Welcome to the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club (ACARC)
The club participates in events and contests throughout the year that allow members, prospective members and those interested in pursuing licensed amateur radio activities a chance to learn, improve communications skills and otherwise have fun. Some of these include:
Programs at regular club meetings
Special training programs
VE test sessions
ARRL Field Day
Battleship USS NC operating events
International Lighthouse Weekend
NC QSO Party
Communications support for Wilmington Air Show, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, Diabetes Walk, MS Walk, etc.
The club maintains and operates the 147.180 Mhz repeater (+600 offset and 88.5 access tone). This is an open repeater and does not require
club membership for use. The repeater is
located on the top of the
147.180 Repeater control information:
* activates auto-patch (10 minute timeout) - *5551234 dials 555 – 1234
# deactivates auto-patch * during call extends timeout 10 minutes
Club dues are $20 per year for an individual or family member living at the same home address. Club dues are used to support the club activities and maintain the club equipment.
Regular club meetings
are held the third Tuesday of each month beginning at at the North Campus of
Announcements, information and an e-newsletter are published to all club members that have a valid e-mail address. Club members and other interested parties should keep in routine contact with the club web site at http://www.ac4rc.org for up-to-date information regarding the club and ham radio in general. Club members should also make every attempt possible to check-in to the Monday evening club net to stay up-to-date.
The officers of the ACARC encourage you to become active in the club and its activities so that you receive maximum benefit. We welcome you and hope that your experience with the club is a good one.
General Guidelines for use of the Club Repeater – The Repeater Trustee
· All FCC Rules are to be strictly followed
· Repeater Trustee and Transmissions Responsibility
The TRUSTEE is the person responsible for the operation and maintenance of the repeater including being responsible for the information that passes over the repeater. The current club trustees are listed on the club web site. Anyone making illegal or offensive transmissions will be held responsible and accountable for what they transmit. Because of this responsibility, control operators monitor the repeater. If in the opinion of a control operator there are transmissions that are illegal or offensive in nature, the control operator will shut down the repeater until such time as the transmissions have ceased. Illegal transmissions include any business discussion or discussion that is otherwise illegal or offensive in nature. Offensive transmissions include controversial subjects. Control operators are not to be challenged and the Trustee has final undisputed authority with regard to the operation and use of the repeater. Please help to insure that no illegal or offensive transmissions occur on the repeater so that the repeater experience is a good one for everyone.
· Repeater Etiquette
The club would like to request that you limit your use of the repeater auto-patch. Please use the auto-patch only when it is not convenient to use a traditional telephone or cellular phone. In addition please limit the amount of time you remain in conversation on the repeater, as there may be others who would also like to use the repeater or who may need to make an emergency call. If you hear anyone breaking into your conversation with the intent of an emergency, please clear the frequency and attempt to help the person in need. During routine use of the repeater, be sensitive to the needs of others and be as accommodating and polite as possible.