Our purpose is to promote amateur radio among members, as well as, the general public, strongly support and encourage active relationships with emergency and disaster relief organizations, and conduct activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in all of Pender County, North Carolina.


Please join us for the Hampstead Hams ragchew net every Friday evening at 8:00 PM on the 443.550 repeater; positive offset, tone of 100.0 Hz, as well as, the Pender County ARES net every Saturday evening at 8:00 PM on the 146.940 repeater; negative offset, tone of 88.5 Hz. All amateurs are invited and encouraged to check-in.



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Monthly Meetings

Remember that meetings are the second Saturday of each  month, 8:30 AM at the Surf City Community Center. Optional breakfast at Sawmill Grill in Hampstead at 7:00 AM  prior to the meeting.

VE Testing

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Amateur Radio licensing exams are held on the 2nd Saturday of odd numbered months at the Surf City Community Center, beginning at 10:00 AM. Additional resources for testing may be obtained through the club or the ARRL website. See "Links" tab.

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ARES — Amateur Radio Emergency Services

AREScolorlogo copyDownload the ARES Registration form so that your station and emergency capabilities are on file. Remember that Pender County is subject to dangerous weather on occasion and a link to the rest of the world can be priceless.



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