About the Chatham-Kent Amateur Radio Club
Membership in the CKARC is open to anyone who has an interest in amateur radio. Activities include providing communications to community events, weekly nets, CANWARN weather observation, and monthly meetings - where various aspects of amateur radio will be discussed and demonstrated.
The annual ARRL Field Day event allows the club to deploy our communication trailer and operate for 24 hours on emergency power. There are also Simulated Emergency Tests during the year. Members and guests are encouraged to participate.
Our Weekly Net
The Chatham-Kent Amateur Radio Club has one of the longest-running nets in Southern Ontario. Every Wednesday night at 21:00 local, join us on the VE3KCR repeater (147.120+) for on-the-air fellowship. This net is often international, thanks to our repeater's wide footprint. Keep up to date with our regular reading of the Ontario Bulletin Service. Buy, sell or trade your ham gear during the new swap shop portion of the net. Don't forget to pick up your mic and give us a call. Use a 100 Hz PL to ensure the closest remote site hears you.
Club meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month (except July and August), starting at 19:00 local. Come to the Scout Shack, off Lansdown Drive, behind Victoria Park Public School.
Full Membership $20.00
Includes all privileges and access codes on all repeaters, and voting privileges. Available to any residents of Chatham-Kent with a valid amateur licence.
Repeater User $20.00
Includes all privileges and access codes on all repeaters, but not voting privileges. This membership is for those living outside Chatham-Kent. Upon request, members who are active or intend to be active in club activity can apply to the Board of Directors for voting privileges.
Family Membership $25.00
Includes all privileges of Full or Repeater User membership, where there is more than one licenced member in a family, including children under age 18.
Associate Membership $15.00
For non-amateurs (such as short wave listeners), students, or amateurs distant from the local area who want to maintain contact with the club. No voting privileges.
Membership fees and general inquiries may be sent to:
Chatham-Kent Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 284
Chatham ON N7M 5K4