Welcome to the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club (ACARC)
serving the greater Wilmington 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 further the exchange of
information and cooperation between members to (1)
promote radio knowledge, individual operating
efficiency, and sociality, (2) provide a service to
the community at large, (3) conduct club programs
and activities to advance the general interest and
welfare of amateur radio in the community and (4)
provide enjoyment through amateur radio.
The club participates in events and contests throughout
the year that allow members, prospective members,
and those interested in pursuing licensed amateur
radio activities, an opportunity 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 and Winter Field Day -Battleship USS NC operating events -NC OSO party
-Opportunities for communications
support for local events such as the Iron Man
Triathlon, Wilmington Marathon, MS Walk, and
Veterans Day Parade.
The club maintains and operates the 147.180 MHz repeater
(+0.6 MHz offset and 88.5 access tone) and the 442.500 MHz repeater (+5.0 MHz offset and 88.5 access tone) under the club callsign AC4RC. These are open repeaters and do not require club membership for use.
The repeaters are located on the Novant Health New Hanover Regional
Medical Hospital on 17th Street and provides general local coverage.
Club dues are $20 per year for
an individual or all family members living at the
same home address. Club dues are used to support the club activities and
maintain the club equipment. Dues are to be
paid at the first of each new year.
Regular club meeting are held
the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the
Wilmington Fire Department: Station 3 at 114
Cinema Drive. Elmers are available at 6pm before the regular
meeting to answer any questions. Any changes
to or special meetings will be announced. Club
members are also invited to the informal Friday
Lunch Bunch that meets around 11:30am at a different
restaurant each week. Announcements for
meeting locations are posted weekly prior to Friday
via email to the club’s ACARC reflector and on the website calendar.
-Announcements, information, and an
e-newsletter are published to all club members who
have a valid e-mail address.
-Keep in routine contact with the club
website at http://www.ac4rc.org for up-to-date information regarding the club and
ham radio in general.
-We encourage and welcome all hams to
participate in our weekly net Monday nights at 9:00
PM on the 147.180 repeater.
Club meetings and activities are open to everyone.
Club membership is not required however only
members may vote on club matters.
The officers of the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club
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 repeaters.
· 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 website. 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 transmission 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 operational d use of the repeater.
Please help to insure that no illegal or
offensive transmission occur on the repeater so that
the repeater experience is a good one for everyone.
· All operators making use of the repeater are expected to
be courteous and adhere to FCC rules and
AZALEA COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
P.O. Box 4044
Wilmington, NC 28406