Welcome to the online home of the Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service.
Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service or CCARS, is located in Shelby, NC. 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. Most new hams are lost when it comes to all the different aspects of our hobby and we are here to help.
We have members who are very active in the emergency services aspect of amateur radio including ARES and SKYWARN as well as Fox Hunting. Maybe your interest lies in the Digital Modes such as PSK31. There is also the National Traffic System that uses hams to route information worldwide. Maybe you just need help understanding what all these things are and what all is available in this great hobby.
Recently our club has been encouraging the youth that are members of the Boy Scouts through JOTA or Jamboree On The Air. Participating scouts get to experience ham radio hands on.
This has turned out to be a lot of fun for all who participate and will hopefully lead to some future hams.
Bring your interest and questions with you and join us at our next meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.