Shelby Amateur Radio Club

Setting the Pace for Amateur Radio in Cleveland County & Shelby for over 60 years.
Proud Sponsor of Shelby Hamfest since 1957 & ARES since 2007.
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Shelby Amateur Radio Club
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 local 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 at 7PM (except December) at the Red Cross Building in Shelby, NC.  1333 Fallston Rd, Shelby NC 28150

We're glad you are visiting our website and invite you to our club meetings in 2023.

Dues Information
For Information on how to JOIN - CLICK HERE
$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 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

Todd Vickery, WA4TV - President
Andy Montgomery, KN4FYW - Vice President
Greg Horne, WA4YBP - 2nd Vice President
Russell Hayes, KE4GTQ - Secretary
Chip Workman, N4SOC - Treasurer  

Learn more about our HISTORY & IN MEMORIUM CALLSIGNS (received prior to 2011)
What is Amateur Radio?

Watch the Video

How can I become a ham radio operator? Click here for helpful links on becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.

To join our club, you must first be licensed.  Several members of our club are Volunteer Examiners.  A test session can be arranged, please email with your phone number and we will see that a VE Team Member gets back in touch with you as soon as they can.

For information on our regularly scheduled VE test sessons please click here!

We are involved in ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), Transmitter Hunting, Public Service event communications, Elmering new amateur radio operators; Parks on the Air and many other aspects of amateur radio.
The Shelby Hamfest is held every Labor Day Weekend and is held at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Shelby, NC. Thanks again for visiting our site  and hope to see you at a meeting or Hamfest! The proceeds from the hamfest are used to maintain our multiple repeaters, equipment and are used for donations to local deserving charities in and around the Cleveland, Gaston and Rutherford county area. For More information a pertaining to the Hamfest, CLICK HERE

Annual Shelby Hamfest Sponsor
Donates to local deserving Charities
Volunteers time and equipment to local Emergency Management

Monday & Friday  
146.880 (-)  @ 8:30PM   
4th Monday Traders Net after Reg. Net

Sunday Prayer Net
146.880 (-) @ 8:30 PM

Wednesday Good Ideas Net
147.345 (+) @ 7:00 PM

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

Our Club has six (6) repeaters and a packet station on the air.

146.880 (-)
147.345 (+)
444.325 (+)
224.060 (-)


2 Meter 145.080 (+ 1.4 Mhz) Mode: DSTAR
70 Cm  444.1875 (+) Modes:  DSTAR; DMR (repeater ID 313121) connected to TGIF

If you link one of the repeaters please be kind and unlink when you are finished.  Thank you!

For more information on our DSTAR Repeaters click here

Please feel free to use our repeaters.  

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


Throughout the year, in addition to our annual Shelby Hamfest, we participate in educational, public service events and other activities.  

ARES of Cleveland County is sponsored by our club and participates with the Shelby Amateur Radio Club in Emergency Management Drills; Health Department Drills; Red Cross events; Races and other events.  

We also participate in Parks on the Air - 2 of our club callsigns (W4NYR & K4KUT)  are registered with Parks on the Air for our members to use during their Park Activations.

Transmitter Hunting is also an event our members participate in.  Think of it as High Tech Hide-N-Seek with the purpose of learning to hone in on signals.  

We also demonstrate Amateur Radio to the public through participation in ARRL Field Day each year and when asked by Boy and Girl Scout Troops or schools, we will demonstrate amateur radio for them.

General INFO
Contact us for more Information!

PO Box 2206
Shelby, NC 28151-2206
email for phone number
Host of the Shelby Hamfest!
Sponsor of ARES of Cleveland County
Shelby Hamfest is August 30, 31 & September 1
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