2018 MARS (Charlotte) Hamfest

Dates – Times – Location

  • Friday, March 9, 2018:  3:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018:  8:30AM – 4:00PM
  • Location: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • Address: 4551 Old Airport Road, Concord, NC 28025
  • Talk-In: 146.655 (No Tone), Backup on 146.940 (118.8Hz)
  • Minutes from I-85, Concord Mills Mall, and Charlotte Motor Speedway  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Antique Radio Charlotte 2018 – AND – The 4th Biennial International Cryptologic Symposium

March 22 – 23 – 24, 2018 in Charlotte North Carolina, held at the Sheraton Airport off Billy Graham Blvd Our 43rd year!

This year’s meet will be a very special “dual” event with RADIO and CRYPTO tracks and attendees:

Thursday 3/22 – Radio and Crypto presentations all day Friday and Saturday – Crypto presentations continue Friday 3/23 8AM – Radio Flea Market (Outside) Friday 3/23 1 PM – Auction (Inside)

Saturday 3/23 – Equipment Judging

View or download a pdf of the meet brochure at cc-awa.club  


WSJT-X FT-8 Class

Saturday, February 17th,   CDXA & W4BFB, in a joint venture, will be conducting an Introduction class to the new and exciting digital mode, WSJT-X FT-8, and you are invited.

CDXA & W4BFB member, Bill Turner, W4WNT, will be conducting the class, beginning at 10:00AM, until noon at St. Giles Evangelical Presbyterian, 2027 Emerywood Avenue, Charlotte NC, 28210, the site of the W4BFB monthly meetings.

Andy Beary, WA3DQS, will be setting up a live station, so there can be on the air demonstrations.

This class is open to everyone, so please help spread the word.

Please let us know you are coming, by filling out this form.



North Carolina QSO Party

The 2018 North Carolina QSO Party is  on February 25th. This will be day 2 of the Carolina Weekend, following the South Carolina QSO Party on the 24th.

We are anticipating a great event this year. We would like to put your club on our list of participants for this year’s exciting event.

If your club has any special plans for location, modes, expeditions, etc. we are eager to hear about them.  You can list your club’s activation plans here:  http://ncqsoparty.org/map/create.php .

The Club category rules are listed as follows:

Two or more persons using a valid FCC issued club call perform operating and logging functions.  Operation may be from one permanent or portable location only.  The location must remain fixed throughout the event. More than one simultaneous transmitted signal may be on the air in this category only.  Clubs entering the Phone only are limited to Low Power.  If Mixed Mode the entry can be either Low or High Power.

This year’s bonus stations and points are as follows:

50 Points each for working the following bonus stations:

  • NI4BK aboard the battleship North Carolina,
  • W4DW RARS Club station,
  • W1VOA located at Receiving Site “C” of The Voice of America,
  • NC4QP North Carolina QSO Party hallmark station,
  • Any station in Alleghany (ALL) and Columbus (COL) county.

Please visit the new website for NCQP at  http://ncqsoparty.org/  to see new features, including the CAROLINA Spelling Bee.

You can see the county activations here:  http://ncqsoparty.org/map/

You can sign up for the NC QSO Party email reflector here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ncqsoparty


2018  RARSfest  Hamfest

Huge Electronics Flea Market & NC State Convention – Saturday, March 31th

It is all Indoors at the Jim Graham Building on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.

Tickets:  $10 at the door  ($8 advance)

Free Parking – Talk-In  146.64