Watauga Amateur Radio Club

WA4J (147.36/103.5 Hz and WA4NC (444.575/151.4 Hz) are linked repeaters covering the High Country around Boone, North Carolina.

View from the WA4NC DMR Sugar Mt. Repeater site. In the distance is Rich Mt. and Howard’s Knob near Boone – Rich Mt. Is the home of the WA4J repeater and the other WA4NC DMR repeater.

Last updated June 15, 2024 at 0915 EDT.

Welcome to new WARC member! Joe Velk – KQ4QXF.

We’re planning to have a picnic and then get on the air for Field Day on Saturday, June 22.  The location is Green Valley Community Park, on Big Hill Rd. near Todd.

The Field Day team will be on site for set-up by 11:00am latest.  The picnic is scheduled for 1:00pm.  The club will furnish hamburgers, hotdogs, and the appropriate condiments for the same.  Everything beyond that will be pot-luck.  Somebody please bring some deviled eggs!

We can get on the air for ARRL Field Day at 2:00pm.  We’ll have 3, or more, stations in place.  You can get on the air, or you can hang out, visit, and watch some pros at work.  Either way, it should be a fine afternoon of radio and camaraderie.  We hope to see everyone there.

Coming Events

DateTimeEvent
Jun 17, 20248:00 amCoffee at Cracker Barrel
Jun 22, 202410:00 amARRL FIELD DAY & PICNIC
July 1, 20247:00 pmWARC ZOOM Meeting
July 15, 20248:00 amCoffee at Cracker Barrel
Aug 5, 2024 6:00 pmWARC IN-PERSON Meeting
Aug 19, 20248:00Coffee at Cracker Barrel

WATAUGA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NETS

NET NAMEDAY/TIMEREPEATERNOTES
WARC 2-METER NETEACH THURSDAY
8:00 pm
WA4J
147.36 103.5 Hz
WIDE AREA
COVERAGE
HIGH COUNTRY
DMR NET
EACH TUESDAY
8:00 PM
WA4NC
443.0375 DMR
ALSO ON
MANY
OTHER AREA
DMR REPEATERS
WATAUGA
SKYWARN
INFORMATION
NET
FIRST
SUNDAY OF THE
MONTH

8:00 pm
WA4J
147.36 103.5 Hz
PROVIDES TRAINING
AND
INFORMATION FOR
WATAUGA COUNTY
SKYWARN MEMBERS

Our club meets on the first Monday of the month. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled.

Beginning in 2024, we will have our business meetings every other month (the even-numbered months starting in Feb) and ZOOM presentations in the alternate months.  The Presentation Committee will offer a presentation on ZOOM every odd-numbered month starting in March.  We are testing this meeting sequence in 2024 and re-evaluate at the end of the year.
Summary: in person business meetings in the even months, ZOOM presentations in the odd months.
Our business meetings will continue to be at ECR Software offices in the industrial park.


Matt Mellon K9MJM has arranged for us to use a conference room at ECR Software for our Business meetings.  This is an excellent, state of the art facility with built in teleconferencing capabilities.  Those who prefer to attend remotely will be able to do so via Microsoft TEAMS.

Please note new meeting location0: ECR Software Corp. has a new facility in the Boone Industrial Park and this will now be our meeting location. The address is: 474 Industrial Park Drive See map at bottom of this page.

If you want to get involved in Ham Radio in the High country, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY. If you would like to attend remotely, please email k2sd@arrl.net

WARC 2024 OFFICERS

President Mark Ashley KX4IK

Vice-President Danny Horney KE4AAP

Secretary Jessica Horney KM4NCM

Treasurer George Bartholomew, Jr. K2ODV

NEW WARC HAT, SHIRTS, AND JACKET NOW AVAILABLE – ORDER TODAY!!

WARC members may now order custom, hats, shirts, and jackets from JSE Custom Embroidery. These very stylish and affordable items feature the new WARC logo. No amateurs wardrobe is complete without one of these items. Visit https://www.jse-repair.com/product-category/club-apparel/watauga-arc-wa4j/

WARC MONTHLY COFFEE – JOIN US!

We gather at 8:00 AM on the third Monday of the month at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Boone. No business is conducted, just a chance to talk about any and all topics related to Amateur Radio. Everyone is welcome!

WARC MENTOR PROGRAM

If you are a newly-licensed Ham, or perhaps returning to the hobby after a number of years, WARC has a Mentor program just for you. A number of our members have volunteered to assist others needing help getting on the air or learning more about other aspects of Amateur Radio. For more information, email Scott Douglass, k2sd@arrl.net.

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE FOR 2023 MEETINGS

Watch this space for the 2024 presentation schedule, available soon.

MAP TO WARC MEETING PLACE
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