2020 Shelby Amateu Radio Club - Cleveland County, Shelby, North Carolina - Shelby Amateur Radio Club

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Welcome to the Shelby Amateur Radio Club's Official Website.  We are an ARRL Affiliated Club.  Our club has been promoting Amateur Radio in Cleveland County, Shelby, NC and the surrounding area since 1957.  We host one of the largest hamfest (Amateur Radio Convention) in the South, The Shelby Hamfest.  The proceeds from this event go towards upkeep of our six repeaters and donations to local and deserving charities.  We also sponsor the Cleveland County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Group.  This group provides aid to the local Emergency Management officials and to the Red Cross and other served agencies.

If you are an amateur radio operator, we hope you will come out and join us at our club meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except December) at the Red Cross Building in Shelby, NC.

We're glad you are visiting our website and invite you to our club meetings in 2020.

Dues Information

$10.00 Initiation - $20.00 yearly dues ($10.00 Discount for ARRL Members) $10.00 Family ($5.00 Discount for ARRL Members)

** A new dues structure was voted on at the November 2017 meeting, please contact secretary@shelbyhamfest.org for more information regarding this dues structure **

If you have a 10-20 minute program you would like to present during one of our club meetings please email secretary@shelbyhamfest.org.

June Melvin, WA4JNJ - President
Lynn Winkelman, KK4DT - Vice President
Greg Horne, WA4YBP - 2nd Vice President
Susan Ledford, K4ZXN - Secretary
Wanda Horne, KI4ZEI - Treasurer  
NET Information

We would love for you to visit us at club meetings & check into our net!

Monday & Friday
146.880 (-)
@ 8:30PM

145.080 (+1.4Mhz)
& REF54C
@ 9:00PM

4th Monday (Following regular net)
Traders Net

If you would like
to call a net contact
Al Whatley, N4HAW - Net Manager

Repeater Information

Our Club has six (6) repeaters and a packet station on the air.  
We have (2) 2 Meter analog repeaters 146.880 (-) & 147.345 (+), (1) 440 mhz analog repeater 444.325 (+), (1) 220 mhz analog repeater 224.060 (-), (1) 2 meter D-Star repeater 145.080 (+ 1.4 Mhz), (1) 440 mhz D-Star repeater 444.1875 (+).  Please feel free to use our repeaters.  

Connect to 146.880 via Echo-link by connect to KM4C-R

Members please support our nets by blessing us with your participation int he Nets listed above.   We would also love to have any amateur radio operator check in with us !
Important Dates
We would love to have you visit our meetings!  
If you are interested in taking a ham radio exam after our club meeting, please contact us at secretary@shelbyhamfest.org!
We offer testing at our club meeting through WCARS VE.  $10.00

2020 Meeting Schedule

2nd Tuesday of Each month at the Red Cross Building in Shelby, NC
(except December)

January 14 2020 @ 7PM
February 11, 2020 @ 7PM
March 10, 2020 @ 7PM
April 14, 2020 @ 7PM (Virtual Meeting)

May 12, 2020 @ 7PM (Virtual Meeting) -

June 9, 2020 @ 7PM (Virtual Meeting) - Due to Governor's Phase 2

If you are a member and have not received

an invite to the meeting, please email

There will be no VE Test Session until
The Stay At Home Order is cancelled.

July 14, 2020 @ 7PM
ZOOM Meeting - for information on how to connect email secretary@shelbyhamfest.org

August 11, 2020 @ 7PM
September 8, 2020 @ 7PM
October 13, 2020 @ 7PM
November 10, 2020 @ 7PM
Other Important Dates

June 27-28, 2020 - ARRL Field Day (Working from Home - Collective Score)
September 4-6, 2020  - Shelby Hamfest (Labor Day Weekend) - Cancelled due to COVID-19 (http://www.shelbyhamfest.org)
Holding an on-the-air special event - see info on link at top.

Members of Shelby Amateur Radio Club are not eligible to buy Shelby Hamfest tickets or to win any Shelby Hamfest Prizes.

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