Local Clubs

The Piedmont Spotter Group, and Charlotte Regional Skywarn Support our Local Clubs!  On this page we’ll list all that we can or know about to help show our support. We encourage you to join a local Amateur Radio Club. It’s a great place to meet new people, and learn more about this wonderful hobby and service we provide.

Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County Amateur Radio Society

They meet third Monday of every month at 7pm ET. at McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, NC 28027.

Cleveland County

Cleveland County Amateur Radio Society (CCARS)

Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service or CCARS, is located in Shelby, NC. We meet the second Thursday of each Month 7pm at the Shanghai Fire Department located at 1438 Burke Rd, Shelby, NC 28152. We welcome all hams and non hams alike. Our goal is to help those interested in ham radio to get started with whatever their interests are. CCARS meets at the Civil Air Patrol building at the Shelby Airport on the Second Thursday of each Month. Meetings start at 7pm and end around 9pm.

Shelby Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to the Shelby Amateur Radio Club’s, website.  Our club has been setting the pace for Amateur Radio in Cleveland County and Shelby for over 50 years. We hold a net twice a week on 146.880 at 8:30 pm (Monday and Fridays) – Please join us on the net, we’d love to have you check-in with us.  To View our newsletter please click here!

Our meeting place in 2010 is the Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road (HWY 18N – Next to Ingles), Shelby, North Carolina  28150.  Our club president and officers invite you to visit us on the 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm.


Gaston County

Gaston County Amateur Radio Society  (GCARS)

They meet the 1st Monday of every month at 7PM at the Red Cross Building, 190 S. Oakland St. Gastonia, NC, at the corner of E. Franklin Blvd and
S Oakland St. They also offer Amateur Radio Test sessions the 2nd Saturday of every other month, usually held at the Gaston Public Library. Check their website for exact dates and location.

Gastonia Area Amateur Radio Club (GAARC)

We normally meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm At Southminster Presbyterian Church, 1401 Hoffman Road in Gastonia, NC. Click here for directions on the church’s website

Gaston Radio Club

The Gaston Radio Club is a Non-Profit Organization and was founded in 2019. We are ARRL Affiliated. Our mission is to “Promote amateur radio and good will while enhancing fellowship among radio amateurs, provide education to persons with common interests, assist with emergency communications and provide community assistance and partnerships with local organizations.”

Meeting are held the first Saturday of each month at 2:00PM at Zion Baptist Church, 2437 Prospt St, Gastonia, NC 28054.

The Blue Ridge Weather Watch

To alert people in the Blue Ridge and surrounding areas and across the United States of threatening weather conditions, so they can prepare for threatening weather or take immediate safety as to protect lives and property.

Iredell County

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Lincoln County

Carolina Amateur Radio Club

This club meets every Thursday at 6PM in Lincolnton at the N 321 Fire Dept  3769 Maiden Hwy, Lincolnton, NC 28092. They explore many realms of Amateur Radio as well as have a great meet and greet. They also offer Amateur Radio Test sessions every Thursday night except on business meeting nights. So if you’re looking to get your license or an upgrade this is the place to be on Thursday nights. Check out their website for more information. http://www.carolinaradioclub.com

Mecklenburg Co

Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society

Our club’s regular monthly meeting is held on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) beginning at 7:30pm, at St. Giles Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2027 Emerywood Avenue, Charlotte NC.   All visitors are Welcome.

Club meeting’s are where we can all come together to see old friends, make new friends, meet the person that goes with the voice and the callsign, find someone to help with a radio problem, learn other’s experience with a piece of gear, or just plain yak with someone. We tell war stories, encourage new Hams, encourage old Hams, divulge our secret techniques of operating or fixing, discuss current Ham radio events, promote upcoming public service events or remember those we have done. For most meetings, we try to enlist an interesting presentation of a program topic about something in the communications world. We have had some very interesting topics presented. Sometimes we explain what’s required and how to accomplish the best hamfest in the southeast, sometimes we horsetrade radio fleas at a club auction, and when December comes, we get all gussied up for our annual Holiday party.

Charlotte Amateur Radio Club 

The Charlotte Amateur Radio Club -W4CQ is a general interest radio club serving the Charlotte, NC area. We meet the first Saturday of every month at 9:30 AM at the Salvation Army Divisional headquarters, our served agency. We’re located at 501 Archdale Drive in Charlotte, NC. 28217, near I-77 Exit 4 (Nations Ford Road). The W4CQ radio club conducts it’s business meeting on the first Thursday of each month. On other Thursday evenings we host an open house for anyone interested in amateur radio or the club.

Feel free to come by and meet the members. We have a working club station on site with active HF, VHF and UHF equipment. This is a secured facility, please arrive no later than 9:35 to assure access.

If you would like to join, simply fill out the membership application and mail or bring it in to our next meeting!

Rowan County

Rowan Amateur Radio Society

Our club is located in Salisbury NC, the county seat and largest city within Rowan County. We are centrally located between the mountains and the coast of North Carolina in an area known as the Piedmont. The Rowan Amateur Radio Society was founded in 1937, and we have been an ARRL affiliated club since 1968! Meetingsare held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Rowan Rescue Squad Bldg 91, 1140 Julian Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146. Guests and new members are always welcome.

Union County

Union County Amateur Radio Society

The Union County Amateur Radio Society (UCARS) meets at 7:00PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the American Red Cross Building in Monroe, 608 E. Franklin Street, Monroe, North Carolina. Need directions?  Click here.

We host nets on our repeaters most evenings (except Monday) – Check here for times and frequencies.


York County, SC

 York County Amateur Radio Society

For 63 years we have been promoting amateur radio here in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  We are one of the few clubs in the area with our own clubhouse, and would love to have you come visit us at one of our monthly business or program meetings, click here for a schedule and location.  We also host a daily radio net, the annual Rock Hill Hamfest, and numerous events throughout the year.  Please feel free to contact YCARS, listen in on the net, or visit during one of our club meetings. 

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